Herbert Smith

Pre-eminent in dispute resolution and with an outstanding reputation for high-value transactional advice, Herbert Smith LLP is a leading international law firm with a network of offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We have focused on deals, disputes and projects in Russia and the CIS since 1992 and opened our Moscow office in 1999. Today our 70+ legal staff in Moscow advise clients on Russian, English and US law issues. We were named International Law Firm of the Year in Russia at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010.

Our derivatives lawyers advise clients on both stand-alone products (including credit, equity and commodity derivatives) and derivatives integrated in structured financings, for example, CDOs, synthetic securitisations and structured notes with embedded derivatives. We also assist in developing template Russian law master agreements for derivative transactions. We focus on complex derivatives work using derivatives technology to provide solutions to, for example, balance sheet or regulatory issues.