Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

A&O Shearman has been helping clients do business in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for more than 30 years. 

We support our clients through our CIS desk in Dubai, which comprises lawyers qualified in Russian, English and U.S. law who have extensive experience of the region.  

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We handle complex financings (including acquisition, asset, trade, real estate and project finance); securitizations, bond issuances, IPOs, and derivatives transactions; cross-border M&A deals; restructuring and insolvency matters; and major disputes and international arbitrations.  

We serve international and domestic financial institutions, investment funds and corporates across a range of industries including industrials, infrastructure and transport, technology, telecoms, media, energy, and mining, and have extensive experience handling matters across Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. 

Our CIS desk is backed by lawyers across our international network and we have strong relationships with the leading regional firms, enabling us to support our clients wherever they operate. 

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