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Herbert Smith Freehills has worked in Russia and the CIS since 1992, opening its Moscow office in 1999. Our Moscow office offers advice on Russian, English and US law issues, providing a cross-border legal service to clients through circa 60 lawyers, including 8 partners. We are one of the only international law firms with a local corporate, disputes, employment, IP, real estate and tax capability as well as experience in dealing with regulators when setting up and doing operations in Russia. Making English and Russian law work together has become an art form in itself. Our team works full-time on transactions involving both English and Russian law. The English lawyers are used to working within the local legal framework and the Russian lawyers are used to working with English law. We ensure our advice and solutions have been tested thoroughly from both English and Russian law perspectives.


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