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Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited

The firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. Its unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires its people to: understand local markets and customs; navigate multiple jurisdictions; work together as trusted colleagues and friends; and instil confidence in its clients.

Amid the economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation, clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look decades ahead to help them navigate a changing world. This requires technical legal skills and a deep understanding of each client’s industry and business.

Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders, the firm forges close personal relationships among its professionals to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers – admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions – and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations, including in 36 of the world’s 40 largest economies.

Areas of practice

Baker McKenzie advises clients on some of the most complex, pioneering legal matters in Russia. With more than 130 lawyers in its Moscow and St Petersburg offices, Baker McKenzie is the go-to firm for Russia’s largest companies and major foreign investors seeking innovative advice on cross-border, multijurisdictional transactions.

The firm is ranked Tier 1 by The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe for the quality, responsiveness and commercial approach of its dispute resolution, mining, employment, intellectual property, life sciences, real estate and construction, telecommunications, media and technology, and tax practices. Chambers Europe likewise top-ranks the firm’s St Petersburg office in general business law in the local market.

These rankings reflect the firm’s commitment to client service, with more than half of its revenue coming from longstanding clients. From project finance to white-collar investigations, Baker McKenzie’s Russia office acts as a one-stop firm advising clients on all aspects of their business. It collaborates with colleagues across all Baker McKenzie offices to help clients achieve their cross-border objectives and succeed in Russia’s rapidly evolving market.

  • Contacts

  • Sergei Voitishkin (CIS managing partner)

  • Irina Minulina (CIS BD director)

  • Maxim Kalinin (managing partner, St Petersburg)

  • Anna Kruglova (operating officer, St Petersburg)

  • Other offices

  • St Petersburg

  • Number of lawyers: 6,000+
  • at this office: 118
  • Languages
  • English
  • Russian

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