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Allen & Overy Legal Services provides a comprehensive service to clients wishing to do business in the Russian Federation, combining international experience with local expertise.

Allen & Overy’s Moscow office is the headquarters of the firm’s Global Russia Practice Group, which comprises some 150 lawyers (both Russian and internationally qualified) based in Moscow, London, New York, Continental Europe and Asia. The Global Russia Practice Group operates as an integrated team, able to draw on resources throughout the Group as necessary.

We have over 40 years of experience of advising on transactions concerning the former Soviet Union and we have been particularly active in Russia since 1993, when Allen & Overy Legal Services opened its Moscow office. Allen & Overy Legal Services in Moscow has the team of lawyers who are capable of advising on all aspects of English, Russian and U.S. law, with a particular focus on banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, real estate and dispute resolution.

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Blog Post: 22 March 2022

Ukraine - Impact of Russian invasion and sanctions on English law contracts: frustration, illegality, force majeure & MAC

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to the U.S., the EU and the UK imposing wide-ranging sanctions and to significant retaliatory measures by Russia. The immediate priority for those who have…

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Publications: 21 March 2022

International Law considerations for foreign investors with business interests in Russia

International law considerations for foreign investors with business interests in Russia As a result of international sanctions and reputational concerns, many foreign investors with interests in…

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Blog Post: 17 March 2022

2018 U.S. Russian sanctions found to be force majeure event in English law agreement

In a judgment concerning the 2018 U.S. Russian sanctions, a force majeure clause in an English law agreement which required the use of “reasonable endeavours” did not require a party to “sacrifice…

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Publications: 17 March 2022

Webinar recordings: International sanctions – what next?

Updated 1 April 2022: Sanctions remain at the top of the agenda following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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