Russia Desk

GvW has a team of Russian speaking lawyers who support projects involving Russia and the CIS countries. We have combined our extensive expertise in the Russia Desk.

Our clients are companies who implement or plan projects in Russia and the CIS countries or conclude contracts with contracting partners from Russia or CIS countries.

We also advise companies and entrepreneurs from Russia and the CIS countries on their projects in Germany and throughout Europe, as well as on their contractual relations with German and European partners.

Our clients benefit from the experience and knowledge of our Russian and CIS specialists, who are familiar with both German and Russian law, speak Russian and have gained experience working for long periods in Russia.

Although we do not have our own law office in Russia, we can provide the best possible support to our clients because we maintain an effective network of experienced law firms which cooperate with us, and we utilize and coordinate them as needed for the specific requirements of our clients. If necessary, our personnel travel to Russia themselves to manage projects.

Our areas of specialization:
  • Incorporation of companies
  • Acquisition of companies and equity interests, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital
  • IPOs
  • Purchase and sale of real estate assets, Project finance
  • Investment tax planning and design, International tax
  • Negotiating and drafting of cross-border supply and service agreements
  • Advice in trade and customs: customs, WTO, trade embargos
  • Litigation and international arbitration
  • Employment including collective bargaining law
  • Brands, patents, design patents: registration and protection throughout Europe
  • Immigration: visas, residence permits, other residence permits for investors