Moscow is the ‘heart’ of Russia and offers a unique opportunity to work in an international city with a rich and varied history combined with rapid modernisation as the Soviet past embraces the future of capitalism. Moscow is the country’s financial and political capital and a barometer for the changes happening in Russia.

Practicing & The Market

As an international economic centre leading international law firms dominate the legal market. The market for legal services continues to grow in parallel with Russia’s economy. For corporate matters, the international nature of many Russian transactions and the fact that most transactions are governed by English law means that the majority of domestic firms cannot compete, as they have limited international presence. The following are the largest growing areas of practice at present:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate M & A /Securities
  • Capital Markets
  • Projects
  • Commercial Property
  • Energy and Resources
  • Telco/ Media and Information Technology

Russian language skills are definitely advantageous but not always necessary


Top Firms


  • Akin Gump Strauss Hasuer & Feld LLP
  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Herbert Smith CIS LLP
  • Lamb, Greene & MacRae
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • LeBoeuf
  • Linklaters CIS
  • Lovells
  • Norton Rose
  • Salans
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • White & Case LLC


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