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02 May 2015

New regulations for foreigners working in Turkmenistan


01 May 2015

Chambers Global 2015 - Ranking of Vladimir Dolzhikov


30 April 2015

CIS Leading Counsel Network is top-ranked by Chambers 2015



30 September 2011

International Financial Law Review - Supplement to Foreign Investment Guide


07 September 2011

The CIS LCN members present the first edition of CIS: Tax Compass


07 August 2011

The CIS LCN members present the second edition of Comparative Summary of Anti-Corruption Laws



Nine leading law firms from the countries of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) economic region has launched The CIS Leading Counsel Network aiming to transcend the national boundaries and offer clients a seamless advice across these fast developing markets.

The CIS Leading Counsel Network (LCN) brings together the following prominent law firms: in Armenia - Ameria, in Azerbaijan - FINA, in Belarus - Vlasova Mikhel & Partners, in Kazakhstan - Aequitas, in Kyrgyzstan - Kalikova & Associates, in Moldova - Turcan & Turcan, in Russia - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, in Turkmenistan - ACT and in Ukraine - RULG – Ukrainian Legal Group. The network, chaired by a rotating chairperson from participating firms, aims to combine the highest international professional standards with a unique local insight in these regions, which are increasingly attracting international investments.

LCN Members

ACT is one of the leading law firm in Turkmenistan. The firm provides advice on legal, financial, business and taxation issues. ACT has substantial transactional and corporate practice with extensive client base. It consistently advises national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and government organizations, and maintains leading clients from a number of industries and business sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, telecommunications, shipping, oil and construction.

Aequitas was founded in January 1993 with offices in Almaty, Astana and Atyrau. This leading Kazakh firm advises some of the biggest international corporations working in Kazakhstan and major national companies and provides a full range of legal services from support on complex new ventures to obtaining licences or representation in the court of any level. Partners of Aequitas directly participated in the development and improvement of the most important acts of civil and economy legislation of Kazakhstan.

Founded in 1998, Ameria is a leading advisory firm in Armenia. It acts as a financial, legal and strategic development counsel and partner to the public and private sectors, as well as to international organizations in Armenia and the South Caucasus. Ameria advises its clients through an effective structure of five advisory units comprising Management Advisory Services, Legal Practice, Assurance and Taxation, and Investment Banking. Ameria Group of Companies includes Ameriabank cjsc and Ameria Invest cjsc.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading national law firm in Russia with offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and an associated office in London. Founded in 1993, the firm combines extensive emerging markets experience with international professional standards. It regularly represents international companies doing business in Russia and Russian companies abroad. The firm regularly acts for the Russian Federation in transactions and litigation matters and serves as Russian counsel to leading international law firms. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was named Law Firm of the Year in Russia and CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2009. Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is Co-Chair of CIS Local Counsel Forum, an informal network of managing and senior partners of CIS and international law firms, meeting annually in different venues chosen by the Delegates.

FINA LLP was founded in 2002 in Baku and offers a variety of domestic and international business and commercial legal services in Azerbaijan. This leading Azeri firm seeks to establish long-term relationships with its clients, and to provide effective solutions to their problems based upon a clear understanding of their needs. All attorneys of FINA LLP maintain the same standards of professional responsibility and performance that clients would expect from them practicing in the world's leading commercial centers.

Founded in 2002, Kalikova & Associates has rapidly grown into one of the leading law firms in Kyrgyzstan specializing in Business Law. The firm has proudly built a strong reputation as a reliable partner to many leading foreign companies, international organizations and diplomatic missions. Kalikova & Associates’ strength lies in thorough analysis of current law in combination with economic, political and cultural trends in Kyrgyzstan and a bespoke approach to every client project.

The RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A. (Washington, D.C.), and its affiliate, the Ukrainian Legal Group, L.L.C. (Kiev, Ukraine), provide comprehensive legal support to large and medium international corporate clients considering or engaged in business and investment activity in Ukraine, Russia, and other CIS countries. RULG is the only Ukrainian law firm with offices in the United States allowing it to deliver effective, timely and practical legal service across a number of jurisdictions. This leading Ukrainian firm also frequently serves as local counsel to international law firms and maintains close professional contacts with local law firms throughout the CIS.

Founded in 1999, the Moldovan law firm Turcan Cazac is widely considered by clients, peers and legal market researchers as the leading legal practice for business and investment in its home jurisdiction. Over the last decade the firm has built an impressive list of predominantly E.U./U.S.-based clients doing business in this country and is the preferred Moldovan counsel for most of global law firms. The firm has permanently been involved in the most complex Moldovan projects on behalf of international financial institutions, agencies of foreign governments, international corporations, regional investors and various global non-profits. The firm is an active member of the Moldovan business community and maintains a permanent involvement in legislative reform.

Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners was created in 1991. For the last three years the company was recognized as the best law firm of the country by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus. For the five years in a raw Global Chambers recognized law firm Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners as the leading Belarusian consultant in commercial law. Partners of the firm are on the top of the list of best Belarusian lawyers. The company has more than 20 lawyers who ensure legal support of businesses of both national and foreign companies in Belarus. Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners has been selected as local counsel by many international law firms.