Where bright
minds meet


As a single, fully-integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable way of working

We work with clients on complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. With over 25 years of experience in Russia, we have a broad understanding of the local and European markets. Our team is made up of six partners and around 60 fee-earners, and includes lawyers qualified in Russian, English, and German law.

Our office is committed to improving and further developing the service we offer to our clients. Our focus is on the core areas of commercial activity.

Corporate and M&A

Our market-leading corporate team applies our significant local and international experience to a broad range of corporate activities, including the most complex M&A transactions, equity offerings, joint ventures and partnership structures in Russia.

Banking and Finance

Our Russian practice is well-balanced between borrower and lender mandates, enabling us to offer constructive advice in the following areas:

  • secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans
  • leveraged and acquisition finance
  • asset finance
  • debt restructuring

Capital Markets

We have the leading Capital Markets practice in the region, with expertise in:

  • equity offerings and listings, including initial and secondary public offerings and private placements of shares and depository receipts including UK (London) and Russian listings and standalone notes issues
  • EMTN and ECP programmes
  • CLNs
  • securitisation
  • subordinated offerings
  • other structured products and derivatives

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We help our clients in resolving disputes in major international arbitration centres and state courts, both in Russia and abroad, in investigations and proceedings by regulators and law-enforcement authorities of various jurisdictions, and generally in risk-prevention, identification and management.

Tax, Pensions & Employment

We provide strategic, practical and timely advice on a full range of tax and regulatory issues. This is backed by our understanding of domestic rules, of how different tax systems operate in practice and how they interlink. This ensures that we add real value.

An insight into our work

Here, Thierry Schoen, an M&A partner in Paris, talks about his role in the financial rescue of Peugeot by Dongfeng Motor Group. The deal was multi-faceted and required expertise from Clifford Chance offices around the world including lawyers from China, the U.S. and Australia.

Innovation & Best Delivery

Our clients' evolving needs means that we continuously challenge ourselves to deliver a service that is ever more robust, consistent, efficient and innovative both now and into the future.

By using the firm's extensive knowledge capability and smart technology our aim is to transform legal services globally. Our best delivery and innovation teams are growing and evolving to meet this challenge.

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