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Baker & McKenzie cuts jobs in Kiev and Moscow

Feb 26, 2009 Baker & McKenzie has laid off eight staff members in its Kiev office, including three associates. Three associates were also made redundant in Baker's Moscow office. Baker & McKenzie follows other firms like German…

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Sacked 'sexpat' associate to sue Allen & Overy

Feb 4, 2009 Allen & Overy Moscow senior associate Deidre Dare, who was sacked without prior notice last week after publishing an erotic novel online, plans to appeal the sacking. The Lawyer reports that the author of the novel…

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Berwin Leighton Paisner to launch in Russia

Dec 19, 2008 Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is in advanced discussions with Moscow's Andrey Goltsblat to take a number of partners from the Russian firm as part of the new launch, with an announcement of the full details imminent.

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Ex-Yukos lawyer gives birth in state custody

Nov 30, 2008 Svetlana Bakhminam, a lawyer convicted of embezzlement as part of a government investigation of her employer, the Yukos oil company, and its then-top executive, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, gave birth today at an undisclosed…

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Moscow law firms feel the credit crunch

Sep 25, 2008 The impact of the credit crunch finally hit Russian law firms. Capital markets practices are taking the biggest hit after the Russian Government was last week forced to inject $20bn to support the country’s financial…

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Hermitage and HSBC's law firms raided in Moscow

Aug 25, 2008 Leading law firms representing HSBC and Hermitage Capital Management have been raided by Russian Interior Ministry officials in an attempt to link senior lawyers with an alleged tax fraud, , including Firestone Duncan, a…

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CMS to integrate Moscow offices

Jun 23, 2008 CMS Cameron McKenna and its European network have begun integrating operations in Russia and are on track to operate as a fully merged firm in Moscow by the end of the year. The firms confirmed that work towards a…

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Firms Hungry for More Lawyers in Russia

Jan 6, 2008 Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has been in Moscow since 1992, its office in the Russian capital is still rather modest. Around 30 attorneys handle a typical Skadden diet of high-end corporate finance work.…

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