The Moscow office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is home to a team of highly experienced Russian and U.S. lawyers who have been active in significant transactions throughout the region for more than a decade. We have represented Russian enterprises in groundbreaking transactions necessary to achieve their business objectives and in legal disputes critical to the future of their success. Our clients have included several of the largest Russian oil companies, the leading Russian electric utility, one of the largest Russian telecommunications companies and several leading Russian financial institutions. In addition, we have advised large Western enterprises with respect to their entry into the Russian market through acquisitions and start-up activities.
Attorneys from our Moscow office work closely with the lawyers and policy advisors in our other offices around the world to provide innovative solutions and strategies to capital markets transactions in the international and Russian markets; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; bank, vendor and industry financings; privatizations and other transactions in Russia and the CIS; arbitration and litigation in Russia and other venues; large-scale project development; corporate governance; investment funds; and complex public law and policy matters in Russia and the United States. As one of the few law firms in the world with a former U.S. ambassador to Russia in residence — Robert S. Strauss, the last U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and the first U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation — our understanding of how business is conducted in Russia, and how that business interrelates with national, regional and international geopolitical issues, is exceptional, positioning us to deliver comprehensive, high-quality service to our clients in this dynamic market.