Experienced Representation of Investors in Complex Investments and Disputes
Russia has one of the most important and dynamic economies in the world. Despite the recent global recession, it has experienced substantial growth and stabilization over the last decade. During this time, internal growth within Russia has been strong and it has been an attractive destination for international investment. Russia is a market of more than 140 million people with a high level of education, quickly developing infrastructure and huge natural resources reserves.
Throughout this exciting period, King & Spalding has been representing clients making investments in Russia and the other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries across a number of industries. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with international clients in Russia on a wide variety of transactions and disputes.
Moscow Office and Russian Practice
King & Spalding has continued to expand its global footprint with the opening of an office in Moscow. While a new office for King & Spalding, our resident partners have considerable experience practicing in the Moscow market. In addition, King & Spalding has a long history of representing clients doing business in Russia and the other CIS countries across a number of industries. Our Moscow office enables the firm to serve our clients doing business in the region more effectively and efficiently. Complementing a broad-based transactional practice, our Moscow office offers particular expertise in the energy & natural resources, real estate, life sciences, financial services, automotive, and telecommunications/media/technology industries.
The 2012 edition of Chambers Global recognized 28 of the firm’s practice areas, including projects and energy, construction, international arbitration, international trade, corporate/commercial, investment funds, capital markets, and real estate.
King & Spalding represents half of the Fortune 100 and, according to a 2011 Corporate Counsel survey, ranks among the top 20 law firms for total number of representations of those companies.
We represent Russian and international clients on transactions and disputes relating to investments in Russia and the other CIS countries, as well as Russian investors on transactions and disputes around the world. Our Moscow office serves our clients across a full range of legal services, including mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate, construction, life sciences, finance, international arbitration, intellectual property, international trade, antitrust, privacy and information security, government investigations, and anti-corruption.
Our Russia practice combines Russian, U.S., English and European law advice and draws its strengths from the firm’s expertise in advising clients on cross-border transactions, disputes and investigations. The lawyers in our Russia practice, which is led out of our Moscow and London offices, integrate an understanding of international deal making, politics and cultures with sophisticated legal skills. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the complexities involved with Russia-related matters as well as the particular issues that face investors in Russia. Through our fully integrated practice, we combine our Russian, English, European and U.S. capabilities and experience to deliver high-value, sophisticated legal advice to enable our clients to feel that they fully understand the legal opportunities and risks of Russian investments.
Recognized as one of the best in the world, the King & Spalding disputes and international arbitration practice is highly experienced in handling cases in London and U.S. courts and before major arbitral institutions such as ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and AAA, as well as under the UNCITRAL and other ad hoc rules. We have particular experience in representing clients in disputes with respect to Russian matters, as well as representing Russian clients in disputes around the world. Our lawyers have acted as counsel in a number of large-scale Russian disputes arising from a diverse range of industries, including energy, extractive industries, financial services, construction, utilities, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, data processing and water services, among others. Our experience covers both arbitration before the leading arbitral institutes as well as litigation before the national courts of over 25 jurisdictions. We act for leading Russian and CIS companies as well as multinationals. The firm’s cases have included projects and parties across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and North America. With a multi-cultural group of international lawyers who are trained in some of the world’s most complex legal systems and who are fluent in many of the most widely spoken languages, we are able to effectively and efficiently resolved disputes anywhere in the world.