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Events

Events

April 2016

Information session on MBA (Legal Services), Almaty, Kazakhstan

CIS London & Partners run an information session on MBA (Legal Services) within the Education and Career exhibition in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 8 April 2016.

Svetlana London, managing partner of CIS London & Partners, gave a talk on the main aspects of the MBA programme and answered the questions of potential students.

Guest Lecture in KAZGUU University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Svetlana London was invited as a guest speaker to KAZGUU University, one of the leading law universities in Kazakhstan. The two day joint event was held for the staff, professors, Ph.D. candidates and postgraduate students of the University. Svetlana gave a talk on English law and career development and had very positive feedback from the audience.

March 2016

RMBC seminar ‘Success in Russia’, Birmingham, UK

Svetlana London and Valeria Ivasikh of CIS London & Partners LLP have attended Russian Midlands Business Club's "Success in Russia" seminar on 23 March in Birmingham, where Svetlana addressed the audience with an overview of Russia and other CIS countries' legal framework.

In particular, Svetlana touched on Russia's recent data protection and media ownership restrictions, as well as the more general matters of ongoing civil law reform and legal due diligence of Russian companies.

Advising International Russian Clients seminar, London, UK

Svetlana London gave a talk on ‘Technical updates: Advising Internationally Mobile Russian Clients’ within STEP’s Advising International Russian Clients seminar, kindly hosted by KPMG in London.

East Ukrainian Legal Forum of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Kharkov, Ukraine

CIS London & Partners team attended the Eastern Ukrainian forum of the Ukrainian Bar association that took place on 11-12 March 2016 in Kharkov. The forum consisted of several panel discussions and a business breakfast where Svetlana London presented the unique MBA (Legal Services) program. It was a delight to see the audience being genuinely interested in the topic.

February 2016

Asset Protection - Safeguarding business & family capital seminar, Moscow, Russia

CIS London & Partners ran a joint seminar with Mishcon de Reya on asset protection and wealth planning. Our colleagues from MdR have shared their experience in setting up the structures for safeguarding business & family capital. CIS London team has given the Russian law perspective, namely, the possible consequences and taxation issues of setting up international structures for Russian residents (including the application of the CFC rules).

December 2015

Skolkovo’s Venture Capital Course, Moscow region, Russia

Svetlana London was invited to speak within Skolkovo business school course for venture capitalists and business angels, covering the topic of structuring of venture deal.

Information session on QLTS and MBA (Legal Services), Tbilisi, Georgia

CIS London & Partners gave a talk on the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme followed by a joint presentation with BPP University on MBA (Legal Services) in Tbilisi, Georgia on 15 December 2015.

The seminar has “introduced” the MBA (Legal Services) programme to the Georgian market widening international career perspectives for Georgian lawyers and giving insight into the QLTS .

November 2015

CIS London has provided legal support to Impulse VC in acquisition of a stake in a cloud video surveillance service, Ivideon.

Impulse VC, one of Russia's top-tier venture funds, has signed an investment agreement to acquire a stake in a breakthrough cloud video surveillance service, Ivideon.

Ivideon offers convenient video surveillance solutions that work on a wide range of devices. With as little as a webcam, users are empowered to monitor their premises remotely using laptops, computers and even smartphones.

Since its launch in late 2013, Impulse VC has been investing extensively in Internet markets and is one of Russia's top-tier venture funds. In a recent deal, it has signed a $4 million investment agreement to acquire a stake in a breakthrough cloud video surveillance service, Ivideon.

CIS London & Partners has successfully assisted Impulse VC in both rounds of the deal.

International conference on implementation of certain provisions of the common law in the national legislation of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan

Managing Partner of CIS London & Partners LLP Svetlana London talked on various issues and methods of implementation of certain provisions of English law in the law of Republic of Kazakhstan. The conference were organised by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

October 2015

Getting the deal through Right of publicity 2016

CIS London contributes to the Getting the Deal Through series on the Right of Publicity 2016 in Russia.

The edition provides expert analysis in relevant areas of law and regulation for corporate counsels, cross-border legal practitioners and company directors. The publication covers the topics on existence of the right, ownership of the right, infringement of the right and remedies.

You can download a PDF version of our chapter. The chapter is also available as an e-book or via the GTDT iPad app.

The Legal 500 Award 2015 lists Cis London as a Top Tier Firm

In 2015 The Legal 500 for the third consecutive year recognised CIS London & Partners LLP as a Tier 1 Foreign Law Firm in London for Russia. The Legal 500 in their UK edition referred to our firm as follows:

CIS London & Partners LLP’s clients include banks, financial institutions, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. The highly regarded managing partner Svetlana London advises on Russian law, and the law of other CIS countries, in respect of M&A deals, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. The team also handles multi-jurisdictional disputes and advises on compliance and regulatory issues.

September 2015

Information session on MBA (Legal Services), Moscow 29th September 2015

CIS London & Partners and BPP University run an information session on MBA (Legal Services) at the Moscow office of CIS London & Partners on 29 September 2015.

The seminar has become an "opening" event for the recently launched MBA (Legal Services) programme. Svetlana London, managing partner of CIS London & Partners, and Stuart Ansell, director of faculty and operation of BPP Business School, gave a talk on the main aspects of the MBA programme and answered the questions of potential students.

MBA (LEGAL SERVICES) announcement

Press Release

3 September 2015

CIS London & Partners is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with BPP University to offer senior legal managers based in or focused at Russia & the CIS the unique opportunity to study MBA (Legal Services).

The MBA Legal Services programme will be delivered by BPP University, who exclusively trains over 45 leading UK and global law firms’ trainees and delivers programmes to leading companies in the UK.

And as well as improving their knowledge of business and management, a much sought-after training scheme at CIS London & Partners will be offered to top 10 performers.

Managing Partner Svetlana London said, ‘Until recently, the MBA Legal Services was only available to trainees for one of the top law firms in London. However, having worked hard with BPP University on developing the idea, I'm really proud this innovative programme is now accessible to lawyers based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.’

For further information please contact: mba@cislondon.com.

July 2015

Practical & legal aspects of investments in IT start-ups

We run a seminar in Moscow for IT businesses and business incubators and accelerators. We have covered the legal aspects of investments in IT start-ups and our guest speaker Maria Liberman covered the practical and commercial issues.

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