The recent surge in Russian IPOs has fueled considerable growth at the established international firms in Moscow. Clifford Chance has gone from around 40 lawyers in 2002 to more than 130. White & Case has seen its office boom from around 10 lawyers in 1998 to almost 100 today. And Skadden Arps has Russian visas for every one of its 115 lawyers in London, to avoid the usual overnight delay in visa processing whenever extra English- and U.S.-qualified lawyers are needed to help their Moscow office.
Firms Hungry for More Lawyers in Russia
The American Lawyer
January 7, 2008