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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.

We have nearly 40 years’ experience advising on transactions concerning the former Soviet Union and have been active in Russia and the CIS since 1991.

Allen & Overy’s Moscow office, which opened in 1993, is the headquarters of the global Russia practice group, which comprises some 150 lawyers (both Russian and internationally qualified) based in Moscow, London, New York, Continental Europe and Asia Pacific.

We have also established a dedicated Luxembourg-Russia desk, which is focussing on growing client demand for investment into and out of Russia.

The depth of our practice enables our lawyers to understand the approach various parties take to the legal and commercial issues common in finance and corporate deals, and the quality and reach of the work we undertake ensure that our lawyers have continuous access to the most creative solutions the marketplace has to offer. 

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News: 16 DECEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy significantly strengthens its Dispute Resolution practice: Andrey Panov joins the team as counsel

Andrey Panov joins Allen & Overy’s Dispute Resolution practice as Counsel in Moscow on 16 December 2019. He is a litigation and arbitration specialist, who has practiced at Norton Rose Fulbright in Moscow since 2012. Prior to that, Andrey worked at several leading Russian and international law firms in Moscow.

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2019

Analysing the impact of the AIFM Directive

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have a major impact on the asset management sector as it regulates alternative investment fund managers who market or manage funds in Europe targeted at professional investors. With the rapid growth in alternative investment funds focussed on a wider range of asset classes the AIFMD heralds increased regulatory scrutiny on the sector.

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Publications: 13 DECEMBER 2018

Loan documentation and sanctions - Russia: developments at the forefront

Banks and borrowers active in the Russian loan market have been remarkably adept in dealing with the challenges posed by sanctions and, having been at the forefront of the only major world economy subject to U.S. and EU sanctions, in developing sophisticated contractual protections with respect to sanctions. Indeed, many of the contractual protections developed in the Russian loan market are now commonly cited as best practice and rolled out on loan transactions in others parts of the world.

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