Firm Profile > CIS London & Partners LLP > London, England

CIS London & Partners LLP

European firms in London: Russia Tier 1

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. Svetlana London is the firm's managing partner and senior associate Valeria Ivasikh's practice includes  IP, corporate governance and venture deals.

Practice head(s):

Svetlana London

Other key lawyers:


Svetlana London is very straightforward and her explanations are always very simple and easy to understand‘.


Since opening in London in 2007 the firm has established itself as a niche firm specialising in providing clients with comprehensive advice across all key areas of Russian law and law of the CIS countries.

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

The London-based team of senior lawyers and advocates are qualified in Russia and/or the CIS, and work closely with colleagues in Moscow and the CIS, comprising a strong network of 30 lawyers and tax advisers. 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 & Partners LLP advises businesses and individuals on all key aspects of Russian and CIS region law 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, Russian and CIS companies and financial institutions, with established and developing interests in the CIS region.

CIS London & Partners is particularly experienced working across the real estate, tourism, infrastructure, natural resources, finance (debt and equity) and telecommunications sectors.

Other offices: Moscow


Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Svetlana London
Contact Anna Plotnikova (
Photo Name Position Profile
 Andriy Byelka  photo Andriy Byelka
Ms Anastasia Didenko  photo Ms Anastasia Didenko
Mr Anton Didenko  photo Mr Anton Didenko
 Angelina Golosova  photo Angelina Golosova
Ms Valeria Ivasikh  photo Ms Valeria Ivasikh
 Mikhail Khlystov  photo Mikhail Khlystov
Mrs Svetlana London  photo Mrs Svetlana London
 Tatiana Titova  photo Tatiana Titova
Mrs Gulmira Tleubaeva  photo Mrs Gulmira Tleubaeva
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of lawyers : 17