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Allen & Overy has nearly 40 years’ experience advising on transactions in the CIS and has been particularly active in the region since 1991.

To service multinational companies and investment banks in this market effectively, Allen & Overy has developed a multi-location team of 150 Russia experts, all with expertise in areas ranging from major bank financings (including acquisition, structured, trade, real estate and project finance), securitisation, bond issues and IPOs to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and international arbitration. This team works in all the most important industry sectors including energy, oil, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate, communications, media and technology, life sciences and leisure.

Our offices in Moscow, London, New York, Frankfurt, Milan, Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Tokyo, New York and Central and Eastern Europe all have Russian and CIS experience and work closely together to provide clients with the advice and deal execution skills for achieving their commercial goals.


Countries covered

  • Armenia 
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia 
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan 
  • Moldova 
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan 
  • Turkmenistan 
  • Ukraine 
  • Uzbekistan 

Global Head of Russia/CIS practice group

Our global coverage

Click on the regions in the map below to find out more about the jurisdictions we cover across the world.

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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Global Experts and Markets

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Our Global Experts and Markets bring together lawyers from across Allen & Overy with significant experience of working on deals in key regions and markets – they support our clients with their business needs across any region by mobilising international teams as well as selecting and maintaining our ties with our chosen relationship law firms. As our network of relationship law firms has grown, we have committed to build an enduring bond that will bring value to them, us and ultimately to our clients.