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Legal advice for international businesses investing in the CIS

There are many business opportunities in the CIS. To exploit them successfully, you need a legal partner that understands the region and can ensure your operate legally and ethically whilst maximising your return on investment and ensuring your interests are protected at all times.

With a dedicated CIS team and with our offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Eversheds Sutherland can help you operate successfully across Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and beyond. Our lawyers have extensive experience of advising clients on all aspects of business operations in the region including:

  • establishing and expanding business: acquisition of businesses, establishment of representative offices, incorporation of subsidiary companies, formation of joint ventures, due diligence, acquiring and leasing real estate
  • trading and partnering with regional companies: outsourcing, franchising, technology transfer, capital financing, commodities trading, supply agreements, international trade agreements
  • realising and restructuring investment: asset disposal, floatation and initial public offerings, restructuring debt, workforce redundancy and terminations, real estate transactions, insolvency and restructuring
  • operating legally and ethically: dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), regulatory compliance, privacy and data protection, anti-corruption and anti-fraud, internal investigations, disciplinary proceedings etc

Providing advice for international businesses in the CIS

Our clients in the CIS include internationally-renowned corporations, financial institutions and asset management companies. They invest in and trade with the machine engineering, retail, financial services, energy services, aviation, natural resources and IT sectors in the region.

Examples of our recent work includes advising:

  • a food and drink company on distribution agreements for its products in Russia and the CIS
  • numerous companies on the establishment and operation of subsidiaries in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to distribute and service their products on the local market
  • a Central European company on the transfer and protection of trademarks in Ukraine
  • a global agribusiness corporation on a series of contentious employment decisions in Russia
  • a Chinese state-owned industrial corporation on the formation of a joint venture in Kazakhstan
  • a North American pharmaceuticals company comply with regulatory requirements in Ukraine
  • a European supplier of components to the automobile industry on upgrading its presence in Russia
  • an Indian conglomerate to incorporate a subsidiary in Ukraine and recruit permanent employees in compliance with local law
  • a global glass manufacturer on Russian competition law and preparation for potential dawn raids
  • an oil services company on compliance and regulatory issues in Azerbaijan
  • numerous international corporations on the registration and protection of their intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS
  • an international investor on compliance with export control, sanctions and anti-bribery law in Ukraine and Azerbaijan

For more information please contact:

Simon Gamlin

Simon Gamlin

Partner
Tel: +44 20 7919 4689
simongamlin@eversheds-sutherland.com
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Vesa Turkki

Vesa Turkki

Partner
Tel: +358 10 684 1525
vesa.turkki@eversheds.fi
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Tatjana Tscherevko

Tatjana Tscherevko

Senior Associate
Tel: +49 89 545 65 0
tatjana.tscherevko@eversheds-sutherland.de
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Viv Jones

Viv Jones

Senior Associate
Tel: +44 20 7919 4765
vivjones@eversheds-sutherland.com
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