Mr Richard Cowie > Dentons > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

White Gardens
7 Lesnaya Street
125196 Moscow

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Russian Corporate/M&A Practice


Richard Cowie is a partner and a member of Dentons Corporate and Arbitration practices. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, as well as corporate disputes. He has led high-profile transactions in a wide range of sectors including retail, technology, media and telecom, FMCG, real estate and construction and financial institutions and has a focus on Russia and the CIS, the Nordic countries and Europe. Richard is consistently ranked by legal directories as a leading lawyer in Russia.


English Russian


The College of Law, London, 1998, Postgraduate degree; University of Glasgow, 1996, M.A. (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

At Dentons, the dispute resolution group acts for national and international clients in matters involving Russian law. The practice’s work encompasses international arbitration, the enforcement of arbitral awards domestically and parallel proceedings. Benefitting significantly from the firm’s European network, the department cooperates closely with the London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin groups. In Russia, the practice is split between St. Petersburg and Moscow, with Mikhail Ivanov and Roman Zaitsev leading the teams respectively. Richard Cowie  is also a key name to note and focuses on arbitration involving corporate and commercial issues. In mid-2019, the Moscow-based practice expanded its cross-border capacity with the arrival of corporate and financial law specialist Konstantin Kroll from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s London office.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Dentons handles corporate and M&A transactions for a variety of clients spanning French, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese companies. Clients praise the group’s market-leading expertise across multiple sectors, with particular emphasis on the pharmaceuticals industry; Richard Cowie stands out in this arena. Managing partner Alexei Zakharko focuses his practice on energy sector transactions. The team also recently expanded its M&A department following Konstantin Kroll‘s recruitment from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s office in London. Mathieu Fabre-Magnan heads up the department, where Vladimir Sokov and Maria Oleinik are also noted.