Russia, Ukraine & CIS Desk

Ronald Fletcher Baker’s Russia, Ukraine & CIS Desk specialises in advising Russian, Ukrainian and CIS companies and individuals.

Our Russia, Ukraine & CIS Desk team comprises enthusiastic lawyers with extensive experience in advising clients on a broad range of matters, including transactions, disputes and other matters relating to the Russian, Ukrainian and CIS markets.

Our lawyers speak Russian, and have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of these markets, as well as a real appreciation of the business culture and mentality of Russian, Ukrainian and CIS clients.

For local advice, Ronald Fletcher Baker’s established relationships with leading independent law firms allow us to assist with Russian, Ukrainian and CIS law and provide a cost-effective and flexible solution to transactions and matters involving Russia, Ukraine and CIS.

With particular reference to matters originating from Russia and CIS countries, the firm is recommended in the Legal 500 2014 in the area of Fraud and White Collar Crime with the publication noting that:
“Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s team ... is best known for its experience in high-value, complex cross-border disputes.”

Jonathan Roberts’ experience of CIS work includes cross border litigation involving the delivery of steel billets from a major international steel mill in a CIS country to Turkey. The case involved issues concerning a force majeure defence and the complex methodology of valuing steel.

Our Istanbul office also has extensive experience of CIS related work, particularly with matters involving Turkish law. Our Istanbul office, headed by Deniz Oguzkanli, has experience including acting for a Russian company in relation to a litigation matter in Istanbul worth 7.5m USD and a share purchase by a CIS entity of a Turkish company in the value of 255m USD.

For further information, please call our offices and ask to speak to a member of our team.

City office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR

020 7613 1402

020 7613 2711  


West End office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
77A Baker Street
London W1U 6RF
DX: 42722 Oxford Circus North

020 7467 5757

020 7467 5758

Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

0161 694 4404

0161 638 0930

Exeter office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
3rd Floor
The Senate
Southernhay Gardens
Exeter EX1 1UG

01392 715311

020 7613 2711

Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker
Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi

Hakki Yeten Caddesii
Selenium Plaza, No:10 C
K:16, Fulya Sokak
Sisli, Istanbul.

07736 364222

Emergency number

07538 490647

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

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