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Castren & Snellman's Russian Offices Join Capital Legal Services

Castren & Snellman's Russian Offices Join Capital Legal Services

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Finland's Castren & Snellman law firm has closed its Moscow and St Petersburg offices and withdrawn from Russia.

Castren & Snellman established its St Petersburg office in 1994 and expanded its operations to Moscow in 2007. Those teams will now join Russia's Capital Legal Services law firm. Going forward, the firm reports, it is "continuing to support its clients by deepening cooperation with ... Capital Legal Services. C&S will remain a strong Russian expert and advisor in commercial law in Finland."

‘We are happy to have found a respected partner in Russia with the drive and excellent plans to develop local client work even further," said Heidi Paalanen-Koev, Castren & Snellman’s Partner in Charge of the Russian offices. "Client service will continue seamlessly despite the change as our key personnel transfer to CLS. We are confident that we will be able to offer our clients as good, if not even better, service through the extensive services and expertise of this strong local firm."

We are very happy to welcome new colleagues to our team, with their many years of experience in providing reliable support to Finnish and other foreign companies doing business in Russia," said Capital Legal Services's Managing Partner Vladislav Zabrodin. "By combining the strengths of our firms, we can offer clients top grade service, allowing all clients to continue doing successful business on the Russian market, which can sometimes be a challenge indeed."

"Our experience is that our clients value the partnerships we have with top-tier local law firms and the high quality of our own work," said Sakari Lukinmaa, Managing Partner of Castren & Snellman. "Our international business strategy has proven highly successful, and our cooperation with CLS will support this strategy."

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Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.

We advise its clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, antitrust issues, project finance and PPP, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys that enables thus providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

All News about, and Legal Analysis by, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners can be found here.

Firm's website: www.epam.ru


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