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Russia and CIS

Bivonas Law has a history of advising Russian and CIS based clients as well as clients with interests in these states.

We have forged an alliance with Pen & Paper, a pre-eminent law firm specialising in white-collar crime and commercial litigation, with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The combination of our independent resources provides access to international and domestic expertise and the high level connections of both practices. Our firms have established a high level of trust and mutual understanding and our close communication enhances the service we can provide for our clients.

Bivonas Law and Pen & Paper’s services can be provided seamlessly when assisting clients facing parallel criminal and civil proceedings in both the English and Russian jurisdictions.

Our many years of international experience enable us to offer clients the highest level of advice in all areas of white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions, and commercial disputes involving fraud and defending assets from confiscation and seizure in the UK, Russia and CIS.

We act for businesses of all sizes and for private individuals, involving matters carrying significant reputational and financial risk. We have a global network of specialist lawyers and high level advisors, which allows us to meet the most complex of challenges and succeed for our clients.

Examples of our work include:

  • Shareholder dispute involving a major Russian manufacturer and an offshore subsidiary.
  • Defending an extradition request.
  • Advising in relation to an Interpol Red Notice.
  • Acting for a business owner accused of fraudulently obtaining bank loans.
  • Advising a victim of corporate raiding.
  • Representing an employee of a major IT company accused of theft of intellectual property.
  • Assisting an investment fund in relation to asset recovery involving fraud by a shareholder.

The two firms work closely together on a day to day basis, ensuring both Russian and English speakers are always available to our clients in London, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Bivonas Law is ranked by The Legal 500 for white-collar crime, financial services, civil fraud and corporate crime.

For more information please contact our Russian desk.


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Antony Brown

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