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KIAP has announced its intention to expand its service by launching an International Commercial Arbitration practice to take advantage of what the firm describes as “the increase in the number of projects involving client representation in international commercial arbitration in Russia and abroad.”

The Mishcon de Reya law firm announced that it has successfully defended a EUR 50 million claim bought by an American businessman against a Russian oligarch in the English Commercial Court, in a case that addressed the issue of when contracts should be governed by English law.

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Dentons has announced that Dominic Pellew, formerly a partner with Baker Botts, has joined the firm as a Partner in the International Arbitration Group, sharing his time between the London and Moscow offices.

Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has provided legal advice to the Knightsbridge Group in connection with the foundation of INALCA EURASIA Holdings, a joint venture with Inalca (a subsidiary of the Cremonini Group), which will manage various food distribution and meat production activities developed by The Cremonini Group in Russia, and eventually to other Eurasian markets. 

Morgan Lewis has announced that its client, the Credit Bank of Moscow was awarded the Best Financial Institution Bond Award at the 2013 EMEA Finance Achievements Awards in London for its USD 500 million subordinated Tier II Eurobond issue.

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Morgan Lewis announced that it has advised Sberbank Europe, the Austria-based subsidiary of Sberbank of Russia, in the signing of its debut syndicated term loan facility for EUR 350 million equivalent. The loan has a tenor of 364 days with bullet repayment and carries a margin of 60 points over EURIBOR.

Magnusson has announced it has opened an office in St. Petersburg together with Russian firm Kachkin & Partners. The office launch will be effective as of April 4, 2014.

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that Corporate lawyer Matvey Kaploukhiy is one of eight Senior Associates promoted to Partner, effective as of May 1, 2014.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) has announced that former Liniya Prava Managing Partner Dmitriy Glazounov and his team have agreed to join the firm. Glazounov will head EPAM's Moscow Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices.

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