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Global legal advice for businesses from the CIS

Global expansion is high on the agenda of many companies from the CIS. If you are looking to expand outside your national territory, you need a law firm that can help you maximise profits, operate legally and ethically and ensure your interests are protected at all times.

Eversheds Sutherland is a leading international law firm that advises corporations and financial institutions from the CIS as they establish and expand their activities worldwide. We have offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg and over fifty offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa and alliances across Latin America, India and Japan.

With a dedicated CIS team, we can help you operate successfully anywhere in the world. Our lawyers have extensive experience of advising clients on business all aspects of business operations outside the region including:

establishing business: acquisition of businesses, establishment of representative offices, incorporation of subsidiary companies, formation of joint ventures, due diligence, acquiring and leasing real estate

expanding activities and realising assets: capital raising, share issues to outside investors, licensing technology, floatation and initial public offerings on international exchanges and platforms

trading and partnering with regional companies: outsourcing, franchising, technology transfer, capital financing, commodities trading, supply agreements, international trade agreements

realising and restructuring investment: de-offshoring, asset disposal, 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

Experienced outward investment lawyers in the CIS

Our clients are drawn from the IT, financial services, manufacturing, aviation, retail, agricultural, asset management, pharmaceuticals and other sectors. Often, our clients are referred to us by leading independent law firms in the CIS. In those cases, we work collaboratively with our clients’ counsel to achieve seamless case management.

Examples of our recent work includes advising:

  • a Ukrainian company on the establishment of a subsidiary in the People’s Republic of China and the employment of permanent employees in compliance with local law
  • an Azerbaijan company on a commercial dispute in Latvia
  • a Ukrainian industrial company to acquire and develop real estate in Estonia
  • on due diligence on entities registered in the United Kingdom that owned shares in a company domiciled in Kazakhstan
  • a Ukraine-based logistics company on sublease of ships under English law
  • on the construction of a private medical care facility in Kazakhstan under the law of England and Wales
  • a Russian financial institution on enforcement of a judgement of a court of the Russian Federation against assets in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • a Ukrainian real estate company on the formation of a loan agreement governed by the law of England and Wales
  • numerous Russian, Kazakhstan and Ukrainian companies on litigation, arbitration and the resolution of disputes in international courts and fora
  • numerous Russian, Kazakhstan and Ukrainian companies and directors on instigating and responding to regulatory and law enforcement investigations and proceedings