Gide's CIS group, operating from Moscow, provides legal services in all countries of the CIS region in which Gide does not have offices, namely in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) as well as in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine. Our local team can also rely on a Central and Eastern Europe Desk, and a network of local partner firms.
Building on 20 years’ experience in the emerging and fast-expanding markets of CIS countries thanks mainly to our local office in Russia, our CIS group has developed unique expertise in providing tax and legal advice to international and domestic investors and institutions alike in all areas of business and financial law.
Where Gide has no direct presence, our lawyers work with a network of correspondent law firms that enjoy excellent local reputation and that have a solid understanding of the legal and commercial specifics of the respective countries in which they operate.
Our CIS group offers a "one-stop-shop" service representing international as well as regional clients in their cross-border transactions and foreign investments in the region. Our tailored expertise is based on the areas of law which we have identified as being the most commonly requested by our clients, including:
Our local correspondents have developed close ties with government departments and agencies and are therefore in an ideal position to guide our clients through all their administrative procedures and formalities and to afford them the benefit of their longstanding contacts.
By way of illustration, the CIS group has long been very active in one of the most dynamic former Soviet republics, Kazakhstan, where we regularly advise international investors, financial institutions and public authorities on a wide range of local law matters (corporate, finance, tax, etc.) and sectors (transport, energy, health, etc.).