From the opening of our Moscow office in 1991, Cleary Gottlieb has pioneered and established a leading Russian practice.

Since it established the award in 2003, the International Financial Law Review has named Cleary its “Russian Law Firm of the Year” eight times over the award’s eight-year history, including in each year since 2013.

Notable Experience

  • Capital markets. We have consistently worked on the largest and most complex Russian capital markets and financing transactions, to date advising on more than 20 Russian IPOs and more than 70 Russian Eurobonds. 

  • Mergers and acquisitions. We have advised on many cross-border M&A deals, including multinational corporations and private equity firms pursuing Russian assets, Russian companies pursuing foreign opportunities, as well as on Russian domestic transactions.

  • Finance. Our Moscow lawyers have acted as borrower’s counsel in many of the largest syndicated loans and project financings extended to Russian companies. 

  • Antitrust. We regularly advise our global clients on Russian competition law and also advise our Russian clients on EU and U.S. competition issues and filings. 

  • Dispute resolution. We have successfully represented Russian clients in international arbitrations and in U.S., UK and European litigations. 

  • Sovereign matters. Cleary has represented the Russian Government on a wide range of financial matters, including its relations with the London and Paris Clubs.

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