Russia and C.I.S.

Magnusson’s Russia and C.I.S. practice covers a wide spectrum of legal services both in non-contentious and contentious commercial matters with respect to Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union that now comprise the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The lawyers of the practice have represented international and domestic clients in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and other jurisdictions in relation to the region in transactions, disputes, and regulatory matters in the following areas: corporate and M&A; banking and finance; capital markets; commercial; space and aviation; energy and infrastructure; natural resources; environment; dispute resolution; international arbitration; real estate; construction; employment; industrials; public procurement/public sector; telecommunications; intellectual property; technology; life sciences; media, sports and entertainment; retail and consumers; tax; transport; international trade including sanctions and other trade restrictions; privatizations; agriculture; food manufacturing and catering industry; and anti-bribery and other government and corporate investigations.

Magnusson’s Moscow office, which has been in operation since 1994, is a flagship of our Russia and C.I.S. practice. A 7-lawyer Moscow-based team is well-equipped to handle most sophisticated and complex tasks on the ground in Russia and the neighbouring countries.

Among the clients that have been represented by the lawyers of Magnusson Moscow are FIS Global, the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Russian Rocket and Space Corporation “Energia”, LSG Chefs Rus, REMS, Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, Sony Mobile Communications, Tomra Sorting, Väderstad, Vagabond, VF CIS and Wabtec Group.

In addition, Magnusson’s Russia-qualified and Russian-speaking foreign lawyers work in the Firm’s European offices, including Denmark, Poland, Sweden, and the Baltic States.

We have well-established professional contacts with top local lawyers in all major Russian cities and commercially significant regions, including Saint Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Sochi, Tyumen, and Vladivostok, so we can attend to our clients’ needs in the most effective and efficient manner, anywhere within the vast territory of Russia.

Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in other C.I.S. countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, where we maintain correspondent relations with major law firms.



Igor Porokhin
Advocate / Managing Partner Moscow T: +7 495 800 15 40
M: +7 985 768 17 62


Levon Grigorian
Senior Counsel T: +7 495 800 15 40
M: +7 985 433 7543