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

White Gardens
7 Lesnaya Street
125196 Moscow

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Arbitration


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 corporate disputes. He has led high profile transactions in a wide range of sectors, including technology, media and telecom, energy, FMCG, retail, real estate and construction and financial institutions and has a focus on Russia and CIS, the Nordics and Europe. Richard is consistently ranked by legal directories.


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

Dentons relies upon its strength across the CIS region to handle complex cross-border issues relating to the enforcement of arbitral awards and parallel proceedings in Russia; Richard Cowie and dual-qualified Konstantin Kroll are key contacts for multi-jurisdictional matters. The team regularly acts for clients in commercial arbitration initiated in relation to breaches of contracts and corporate disputes. St. Petersburg-based Mikhail Ivanov heads up the national department, while Roman Zaitsev leads the team in Moscow.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Widely recognised as one of the largest teams in the Russian market, Dentons provides the full range of corporate and M&A advice across a variety of sectors, including the pharmaceuticals and healthcare, retail, financial services, and energy and natural resources industries. The group has been involved in multiple significant cross-border investment transactions; managing partner Alexei Zakharko regularly leads the work and acts for clients including VTB Asset Management. The group is also prominent in the private equity arena, where it advises a number of private equity houses; UK-qualified Richard Cowie and Christopher Rose, who splits time between Moscow and Dubai, are the key contacts in this space. Konstantin Kroll took over as practice head in early 2021 from Mathieu Fabre-Magnan, who is the global co-head of the firm’s retail group. Clients also recommend life sciences practice head Sergey Klimenko and Vladimir Sokov.