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CIS London & Partners LLP

Over the past 15 years, CIS London & Partners LLP has established itself as a niche firm specialising in providing clients with comprehensive advice across all key areas of law across the CIS countries, Ukraine and Georgia.

The firm: CIS London & Partners LLP is a uniquely positioned independent law firm providing legal advice across the CIS region countries, Ukraine and Georgia.

CIS London team of senior lawyers and advocates are qualified to advise on Russian law and the laws of CIS countries, Ukraine and Georgia, and are based in London. This innovative approach allows CIS London & Partners to access the best available local expertise across each CIS jurisdiction in order to meet the specific requirements of international clients.

CIS London & Partners’ lawyers provide legal advice on CIS-related projects of all sizes, delivering work to the highest professional and ethical standard. The firm works to European quality standards and has a deep understanding of the relevant areas, based on local expertise, knowledge of the CIS markets, and a good understanding of Eastern and Western culture and ways of doing business in the region.

Types of work undertaken: CIS London advises businesses and individuals on all key aspects of laws in the CIS region with particular expertise in commercial, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment and immigration, financial services, IP and TMT, real estate and taxation. The firm’s areas of expertise for private clients are not-for-profit and philanthropy, family, tax and wealth structuring.

The firm’s typical clients are international or CIS-based companies and financial institutions, with established and developing interests across the CIS region.

The Legal 500 UK 2020 edition, Tier 1 Foreign Law Firm in London for Russia: CIS London & Partners LLP ‘provides very detailed analyses’. The London office offers specialised advice to international and domestic companies, financial institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and high-net-worth individuals on cross-border projects with a Russian or CIS element. Representative work includes M&As, joint ventures, multi-jurisdictional disputes, and compliance and regulatory issues. 

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Svetlana London +44 207 242 0484
Contact Anna Plotnikova
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of lawyers : 17

At CIS LONDON, we are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and fair treatment of all employees. It is, therefore, our mission to create the conditions which will help our people thrive through ensuring gender equality, cultural diversity, equal opportunities, wellbeing and career progression. This approach allows us to achieve tangible business results and create a friendly and positive working environment.

Gender Equality and Cultural Diversity

The commitment to gender equality serves as the foundation of our principles and values. We are proactive in promoting equal opportunities for women and men and tackling discrimination. It is our aim to improve the gender balance and we are proud to have women occupying senior positions in our firm and taking leadership roles.

The firm is also committed to multicultural inclusion and welcomes employees from various backgrounds. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce allows for positive change and helps achieve equality.

We celebrate diversity and gender equality through our day-to-day business activities by providing training and offering career development opportunities to our staff members. This way we aim to empower our employees and achieve cultural balance.


We care about the wellbeing of our employees and appreciate the importance of mental health and personal resilience. With this in mind we aim to create a friendly and supportive work environment and encourage and welcome open and honest discussion. The personal input of all employees is of great value to us and we are committed to treating each member of the team with respect.

We equally acknowledge the importance of a friendly and collaborative working environment and making connections on a personal level. We, therefore, encourage teambuilding by means of organising corporate events, lunches and social activities.

Work-Life Balance

At CIS LONDON, we also appreciate the importance of family and private life. We believe that having a work-life balance allows individuals to achieve personal and career fulfilment. With this is mind we offer our employees flexible work hours and, where appropriate, hybrid working.

Next Generation

We are taking positive steps by providing support and career opportunities to the next generation as we encourage recent graduates to apply. We are proud to provide training and to help the next generation to gain key skills and to help creativity flourish. We hope to shape a better future by empowering younger team members and ensuring their career progression and personal growth.