Securities & Corporate Governance in Russia

Debevoise Works with Some of the Biggest, Most Established Companies in Russia and the CIS on Corporate Governance Matters


In Russia and the CIS, the firm has developed solutions for the full range of corporate governance issues faced by such companies. The team has first-hand experience of domestic corporate governance issues, in addition to international requirements as clients become active on the world stage.

Today, the team represents public and private companies in Russia and the CIS, as well as their directors and officers, in connection with all aspects of corporate governance. The practice includes senior lawyers from the firm’s Moscow office, as well as partners from the international team, most notably in London, with a strong track record advising companies in the region.

The breadth of experience within the team means clients benefit from high-quality advice in all areas. This can begin with working with clients to establish a corporate governance structure, and extends to matters such as advising boards on their fiduciary duties during M&A and securities transactions, the full range of domestic and international disclosure requirements, and D&O insurance and indemnification.

The team is also particularly adept in advising clients on associated contentious issues. Working closely with the firm’s market-leading Litigation practice, the team regularly advises Russian and CIS clients on issues such as internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, class actions, derivative litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings.