DLA Piper said the deal, which its equity partners approved June 21, marks the largest ever transaction in the legal market of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The deal will propel DLA Piper’s small existing practice in Russia into the top three law firms by head count as well as provide it with offices in Georgia and Ukraine.

EY Law CIS, previously associated with Ernst & Young, said its expertise in mergers and acquisitions, tax, finance, real estate, intellectual property and energy offers the “perfect match” for DLA Piper.

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