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Russia & CEE

Harneys has been the leading provider of BVI legal advice to Russia and CEE for more than three decades. With the addition of our Cayman Islands and Cyprus practices we are able to provide a greater array of cost-effective, seamless offshore legal solutions to clients in this region.

Key Contacts

Simon Hudd


Junko Shiokawa

Hong Kong
"They have really hit the ground running."
Chambers Global, Cayman

Meet the team

Latest Deals

Harneys acted as BVI counsel for Vladimir Melnichenko and Valentin Petrovich Bukhtoyarov, the majority shareholders on the US$2 billion sale of their interests in the Sibuglemet group of companies, which was a significant transaction in the natural... read more


As the crisis over Ukrainian sovereignty has deepened, notably following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has sought to increase punitive measures on rebel groups within Ukraine and targets within Russia. The recent key measures increase... read more

We have advised on numerous complex, high value deals in Russia and CEE and our clients include a significant number of the region's leading law firms, banks, financial institutions and corporations. Our Russia and CEE experts frequently advise on a wide range of commercial matters including all types of syndicated and bilateral lending, joint ventures, international listings, and the creation of trusts.

We have Russian-speaking capability in our London and Cyprus offices as well as a dedicated Client Relationship Manager for Russia.

Examples of our recent work include: