With 20 lawyers qualified to practice Russian, US and English law, Latham’s Moscow team advises clients doing business in the country on a wide range of transactional matters across all industry sectors. Clients turn to the Moscow office for its experienced counsel on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and finance. The office also has wide experience beyond Russia, and has acted on transactions throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Key Practice Areas
The Moscow office has a leading capital markets team regularly advising issuers, investment banks and other Russian capital markets participants on international and domestic securities offerings.
The firm’s M&A team in Moscow advises Russian and international financial and strategic investors on the structuring, financing and implementation of single country and cross-border inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, and corporate governance and regulatory/antitrust matters.
The finance team in Moscow advises on all types of financing transactions, from regular bilateral loan to complex syndicated financings with extensive security packages. The team also has significant experience acting on financial restructuring transactions in Russia and the CIS.
Latham’s Russian team is ideally placed to assist international and local clients with all aspects of their day-to-day operations in Russia. The team can advise on set-up of local presence through branches or subsidiaries, assist with obtaining relevant licences and approvals, advise on commercial contracts, real estate matters, currency control and other aspects of local regulatory environment.
Awards & Rankings
Latham won praise in the Financial Times' European Innovative Lawyers 2011 report, and was “Highly Commended” in the report’s Corporate Law category for the firm’s work advising New York-listed client MTS on its merger with London-listed Comstar and parallel voluntary tender offer. The Financial Times also honored the firm for “combining Russian law mechanisms for the first time, and synchronizing Russian, UK and US aspects of the deal."