Russia

Working with Some of the Region’s Largest Blue-Chip Companies, Domestically and Globally


The firm also advises a number of international corporates with interests in Russia and the CIS.

Debevoise’s team in Russia has particularly strong knowledge of energy and natural resources, including mining, power, utilities, oil and gas. It works regularly with the region’s most established companies in these sectors in areas such as finance, capital markets, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, international dispute resolution, real estate and infrastructure. This work has earned the Moscow team consistently high marks in the major legal directories over a number of years. Chambers Europe notes the office “has strong relationships with Russian clients in energy and natural resources.”

Debevoise’s Moscow office also has a strong transport practice, with particular experience in the aviation and automotive sectors. The team works regularly on internationally significant financings, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust and general compliance matters for major clients in these areas. It continues to be a sector in which the team is highly ranked in the major legal directories. Chambers Europe notes the team is “capable of handling some highly complex transactions” in these sectors.

Other key sector specialties in the Moscow office include natural resources, financial institutions, health care and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, media and technology.

Members of the Moscow team are qualified in multiple jurisdictions and work closely with the firm’s other international offices on a variety of cross-border matters. The Moscow office is also highly active in emerging markets, such as Latin America and Asia, as major Russian clients increasingly engage in opportunities in those regions.