CMS Russia

Every day the world is changing – presenting new challenges, new risks – but also new opportunities. CMS’ more than 4500 law and tax experts in 74 international offices help organisations thrive in changing times. Through our technical rigour, strategic expertise and deep focus on building long-term partnerships, we are committed to putting our clients and their business success first.

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, our revenues totalled EUR 1,3 bn in 2017.

CMS has been supporting many of our clients in the rapidly developing and challenging Russian economy since 1992. We provide a full range of legal and tax services across expert and sector areas including Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Tax and others.

CMS’ Energy Efficiency and Renewables group in Russia has successfully built up unique experience in applying Russian legislation. Our lawyers have worked with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and EBRD to develop draft legislation setting out the main terms and conditions of energy-service contracts concluded in Russia. Additionally, along with the state authorities, investment and various other companies, our lawyers worked to improve the legislative framework in relation to dealing with standardisation and energy efficiency programmes, introducing and using energy efficient technology. We also work to expose factors hindering the development of plans and projects for green investment.

We advise both international clients on every aspect of business in Russia, as well as assist Russian clients in Europe and beyond.

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