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Events

Events

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.

Getting the deal through Copyright 2015

We have once again contributed to Getting the Deal Through series of annual reports on Copyright 2015 volume that was published in July 2015.

The chapter Copyright: Russia prepared by our experts Valeria Ivasikh and Alexander Yurchik addresses the key issues that are of concern to rights holders and their counsel, covering such areas as: legislation and enforcement, agencies, subject matter and scope of copyright, copyright formalities, ownership and copyright, duration of copyright, copyright infringements and remedies and relationship to international copyright conventions.

You can download a PDF version of our chapter here. The chapter is also available in eBook format.

May 2015

HNWI Russian Clients: CFC rules - practical approach, Luxembourg

Svetlana London presented on the CFC rules at the conference held in Luxembourg for private bankers, tax lawyers, compliance officers, fiduciaries, life insurers, independent wealth managers and trust specialists. Svetlana briefly described recent trends and discussed the practical issues. She also acted as the moderator for the conference.

February 2015

The Russian legislation on personal data protection is currently changing

The amendments to the law on personal data are coming into force from 01 September 2015, one year earlier than expected. It imposes heavy requirements on Russian and foreign companies working with personal data. CIS London team has prepared a short briefing note on the main changes that can be downloaded here.

Webinar on Russian sanctions

Svetlana London took part in a web conference that was organised by Cordery. The webinar covered the scope of sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia. Svetlana gave the Russian perspective on the sanctions and also provided the participants with a brief overview of the Russian sanctions against other countries.

October 2014

Seasonal Meeting of International Section of the New York State Bar Association, Vienna, Austria

Svetlana London presented at the Anti-Corruption Statutes Panel organised by the New York State Bar Association at the International section’s seasonal meeting "Rebuilding the Transatlantic Marketplace: Austria and Central Europe as Catalysts for Entrepreneurship and Innovation".

The Legal 500 Awards 2014 lists CIS LONDON as a top tier firm

In 2014 The Legal 500 for the second 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:

… ‘outstanding' team provides advice on M&A, joint ventures and other cross-border transactions with a Russian element. The office also handles multi-jurisdictional disputes and advises on compliance and regulatory issues. The highly regarded Svetlana London and Victoria Truffaut are recommended.’.

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