About Our Moscow Office

Skadden’s Moscow office opened in 1992 and focuses primarily on corporate and finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets and project finance, as well as international arbitration and litigation. Our transactional and regulatory practices cover a variety of industries, including: financial services and banking, natural resources, communications, media and entertainment, retail and consumer goods. Our Moscow lawyers work in conjunction with our other European offices, to provide integrated Russian, English and U.S. law advice.

Skadden is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Russia. We are ranked in the top tiers for Russia corporate, M&A and capital markets in The Legal 500: EMEA, IFLR1000 and Chambers Europe. According to Chambers Global: “The expertise on the ground in Moscow is the Firm’s trump card; whilst sources say there is ‘excellent partner coverage on a deal, bringing consistent quality, thoroughness and low risk.’” In the last several years, Skadden’s Russia practice has received top honors from the legal and business press:

  • Firm of the Year in the Capital Markets and Corporate Law categories by Best Lawyers in Russia 2018
  • Firm of the Year in the Mergers & Acquisitions category, Best Lawyers in Russia 2017
  • M&A Deal of the Year, Mergers.ru 2014
  • M&A Deal of the Year, IFLR European Awards 2014
  • The Best International Legal Adviser, Mergers.ru 2013
  • Global M&A Deal of the Year: Russia, The American Lawyer Global Awards 2013
  • M&A Firm of the Year for Russia & CIS, Financial Times/mergermarket European Awards 2012
  • M&A Team of the Year, IFLR European Awards 2012