Stradling the Eurasian continent, and with nearly 40 special economic zones, Russia has long attracted international investment into the country through increased access, reforms of the economy and relaxed tax regime.
Its vast territory and geographic location make Russian transport network a crucial link between Asia and Europe, with much of the existing infrastructure requiring significant investment to ensure the country and its neighbors can continue to capitalize on economic opportunities of international trade and investment. Russia’s key industrial sectors of machinery, metallurgy, oil, gas, coal and chemicals, are all critical to the construction of major infrastructure projects in the region.
Our team members have worked in the region for over 20 years, providing a one-stop service for Russia, Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) clients with their international legal requirements. Our lawyers have worked on projects across Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Armenia and other CIS states.
The establishment of the King & Wood Mallesons Russia CloudOffice leverages the firm’s experience, language capabilities and local networks obtained by working on a large number of cross-border projects involving Russia. We advise on a wide range of inbound and outbound Russia/CIS related matters including energy and infrastructure projects, M&A, corporate, finance, financial services, private equity fund formation and investment, venture capital fundraising, equity and debt capital markets, commercial, litigation, arbitration and tax. We focus on a number of sectors including oil & gas and natural resources, energy and infrastructure, transportation, TMT, FinTech, commodities, consumer goods/retail, industrials, healthcare and financial markets.