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Svetlana London

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CIS London & Partners LLP


Managing Partner


Svetlana is a dual qualified Russian Advocate and English solicitor. She is the Managing Partner of the firm and practices Russian law at CIS LONDON. Svetlana specialises in advising clients on a range Russian legal issues and cross-border transactions with a Russian element. Over the years, she has been selected as a Russian law expert and as a legal advisor for several High Court of Justice cases.


Russian, English


Svetlana is a member of the Moscow Regional Bar (register No. 50/6665 at the Moscow Region Register of Advocates). Svetlana also is an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member of The LCIA Users' Councils and a member of STEP’s International Client group.


Svetlana has graduated as a Russian qualified lawyer from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2006. In addition, Svetlana has obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law and passed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in the UK. Svetlana’s legal education also includes the Regensburg University summer law school and Pacific/McGeorge School of Law international law course at the University of Salzburg, Austria.Svetlana has qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2012.

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CIS London & Partners LLP 'has good strength and depth'. The London office provides specialised advice on Russian law and the laws of other CIS countries; its typical work includes M&A deals, joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Managing partner Svetlana London is 'a very capable lawyer who understands what Russian law advice is needed for the purposes of an English Court and provides that advice'. Senior associate Valeria Ivasikh specialises in venture capital investments and corporate governance.

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