Debevoise’s Response to the Situation in Ukraine

11 March 2022

Based on a careful review, we have decided to wind down our Moscow office.

Our firm opened a Moscow office in 1997, and we have provided legal services in Russia for many years. Our Debevoise community includes many long-serving and dedicated employees in Moscow. Nonetheless, current circumstances have led us to conclude it is no longer tenable for us to operate in Russia.

We will wind down in an orderly manner consistent with legal requirements and our professional obligations, and with the safety and security of our Moscow colleagues as our top priority.

We continue to hope for peace and an end to the violence in Ukraine.