Russia & CIS

Zaiwalla & Co has been representing clients from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries of the Former Soviet Union region for decades.

Companies and individuals can rely on the expertise and experience of lawyers qualified both in the FSU region and England. Our team knows not only legislation and case law of jurisdictions in question, but also understands cultural and historic background of the clients and, therefore, is able to provide them with in-depth understanding of disputes and matters that they are seeking advice on.  

We have experience in dealing with complex commercial, family, investment, banking and shipping matters originating from the FSU region. Our team is able to advise on a wide range of issues from corporate hostile takeovers of companies (“reiderstvo”) to sanctions regimes imposed against companies and individuals.  

Lawyers of Zaiwalla & Co have previously successfully represented FSU clients in the English Courts and Arbitration Tribunals, and advised the clients on the settlements of such types of disputes. We have fluent Russian and Ukrainian speakers and work closely with sister law firms in Moscow, St Petersburg, Kiev and L’viv, and in association with a leading Ukrainian law firm, for clients throughout the CIS. Our clients enjoy a seamless service whether their legal needs are local, cross-border or London-based. 

We advised the Claimant in the matter of OJSC Rosneft Oil Company v Her Majesty’s Treasury, which was featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 global disputes litigated in the English courts 2015. 

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