Castrén & Snellman to Deepen Cooperation with Capital Legal Services in Russia and Close Offices in St Petersburg and Moscow

Castrén & Snellman Attorneys is closing its offices in Russia and continuing to support its clients by deepening cooperation with Russian law firm Capital Legal Services (CLS). C&S will remain a strong Russian expert and advisor in commercial law in Finland.

‘We are happy to have found a respected partner in Russia with the drive and excellent plans to develop local client work even further. Client service will continue seamlessly despite the change as our key personnel transfer to CLS. We are confident that we will be able to offer our clients as good, if not even better, service through the extensive services and expertise of this strong local firm’, said Heidi Paalanen-Koev, Castrén & Snellman´s partner in charge of the Russian desk.

‘We are very happy to welcome new colleagues to our team, with their many years of experience in providing reliable support to Finnish and other foreign companies doing business in Russia. By combining the strengths of our firms, we can offer clients top grade service, allowing all clients to continue doing successful business on the Russian market, which can sometimes be a challenge indeed’, said Capital Legal Services LLC’s Managing Partner Vladislav Zabrodin.

‘Our experience is that our clients value the partnerships we have with top-tier local law firms and the high quality of our own work. Our international business strategy has proven highly successful, and our cooperation with CLS will support this strategy’, said Sakari Lukinmaa, Managing Partner of Castrén & Snellman.

C&S established its St Petersburg office in 1994 and expanded its operations to Moscow 2007 as its clients’ businesses grew. C&S particularly distinguished itself advising clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in Russia.

For more information, please contact:

Sakari Lukinmaa, Managing Partner, Castrén & Snellman, +358 20 7765 391

Heidi Paalanen-Koev, Partner in charge of Russian desk, Castrén & Snellman, +358 20 7765 358

Vladislav Zabrodin, Managing Partner, Capital Legal Services, +7 921 962 79 74