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Expertise > Regional Expertise > Russia

For more than three decades, Harneys has been the leader in advising on offshore law in Russia.

Overview

While our BVI law practice in Russia is the most established, we have continued to expand by adding Cayman and Cyprus law advice to our Russian client offerings, providing a greater array of cost-effective, seamless offshore legal solutions. Our Russia and CEE experts frequently advise on a wide range of commercial matters including all types of syndicated and bilateral lending, joint ventures, international listings and trust creation.
 
We have advised on numerous complex, high value deals in Russia and CEE and our clients include a significant number of the region’s leading law firms, banks, financial institutions and corporations. Additionally our tax treaty experts are able to advise on the Cyprus Russia DTT. Our client list includes Rosneft, TNK-BP Limited, Finstar Group, GTS Central European Holding B.V. and Credit Suisse.
 
With Russian-speaking capability in our London and Cyprus offices, Harneys ensures quick and effective service around the clock. We also have a dedicated Client Relationship Manager exclusively for our Russian clients.
 

Our services include

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Litigation
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Private Wealth and Trusts
  • Investment Funds
  • Tax and Regulatory
  • Property and Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance

Contacts

Simon Hudd
Simon Hudd

Head of Corporate
Bermuda
Peter Tarn
Peter Tarn

Chairman
British Virgin Islands
Pavlos Aristodemou
Pavlos Aristodemou

Managing Partner
Cyprus
Indira Birkwood
Indira Birkwood

Partner
London
Nancy Erotocritou
Nancy Erotocritou

Partner
Cyprus
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord

Partner
London
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp

Partner
British Virgin Islands
Emily Yiolitis
Emily Yiolitis

Partner
Cyprus
Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

Counsel
London
Theodoros Zafiropoulos
Theodoros Zafiropoulos

Counsel
Cyprus
Panos Ioannou
Panos Ioannou

Associate
Cyprus
Svetlana Ivanova
Svetlana Ivanova

Consultant
London
Publications

Articles & Updates

At what costs? Court of Appeal ruling raises questions about BVI Legal Profession Act 
Three key facts about International Financial Centres 
The BVI: Corporate evolution serving global commerce 
EU implements new sanctions on Ukraine and Russia 
Update: Impact of Sanctions in Ukraine and Russia Under the Laws of Cyprus, the BVI and the Cayman Islands  
The Impact of Sanctions in Ukraine and Russia Under the Laws of Cyprus, BVI and Cayman 

Guides

Guide to the Russian Deoffshorization Law 

Recent Experience

​Harneys advises on investment in Southern Russia Irrigated Farming Project 
Harneys advises on landmark US$2 billion mining transaction 
Harneys advises Borets International on major debt and equity transaction 
Harneys advises on $55 billion Rosneft takeover of TNK-BP 
Harneys advises on $1.2 billion Euroset transaction 
Harneys advises APM Terminals in acquisition of stake in Global Ports Investments Plc