For the last two decades, Rimon attorneys have been representing clients based and/or doing business in Russia, the Baltics, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and other post-Soviet countries.* Many of our group’s attorneys are Russian natives and are qualified to practice Russian law, and intimately understand the unique set of considerations that banks, investment funds, companies, and individuals must take into account when doing business in the region.
We represent clients in connection with major cross-border mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolutions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, real estate transactions, regulatory matters and government negotiations, and other matters. Our clients, which include Russian state-owned and private banks and companies as well as multinationals doing business in Russia, operate across a wide variety of industries, including technology, financial services, real estate, energy, infrastructure, construction, and others.
* Many of these countries are members of a regional intergovernmental organization – the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), currently comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, while Ukraine, Georgia and Turkmenistan are no longer members.
Doing Business in the Region
A deep understanding of the civil law system, cultural differences, and nuances of business customs in the countries of the former USSR allows our lawyers to help clients to navigate complex legal issues and find creative solutions to their challenges. In addition, decades of practicing in the region has invested our attorneys with strong working relationships with many solo practitioners, and law firms located across Russia and CIS countries. This means that, in addition to our expertise, our clients can rely on a network of knowledgeable and well-networked local firms and practitioners for advice in specialized areas of law or when doing projects in remote areas of Russia or the CIS.