Careers

Senior associate on Family law in Private client practice

Qualifications:

  • Russian law qualified with leading Russian law schools (MSU, MSAL, MGIMO, HSE);
  • 5+ PQE, of which at least 3 in the private client practice. Family office or private banking background as a plus;;
  • sound knowledge of Russian family, succession, tax and civil law, case law and implementation practice;
  • litigation experience;
  • fluent legal English;
  • knowledge and understanding of international banking, commonly used investment products, compliance requirements, key principles of taxation and tax planning;
  • practical experience in liaising with banks, counsels, trustees, tax advisers and auditors in various jurisdictions, coordination of their work;
  • Soft skills: self-management, client-oriented mindset, proactive approach, able to lead a team and manage projects on turn key basis;

Key Responsibilities:

  • senior associate role with opportunity to lead private client practice;
  • advising Clients on family, succession and tax law matters, compliance, marital, succession and tax planning;
  • foreseeing legal, tax and compliance implications in relevant jurisdictions for global Client, running initial research on open source data;
  • setting scope of assignment for external counsels in various jurisdictions, search, screening, collecting fee proposals, monitoring and managing their work;
  • representing domestic and global Clients in Russian courts, coordination and supporting litigation in non Russian courts;
  • personally handling private Clients of affluent / HNWI level, revealing and identifying Client’s needs and goals, articulating and with the Client scope of assignments;
  • Client care and practice development, representing the Firm at industry events, press and media presence.

Mid-level associate in corporate and M&A practice

Qualifications:

  • Russian law qualified with leading Russian law schools (MSU, MSAL, MGIMO, HSE) with merits or higher;
  • sound knowledge of Russian civil law with proven track record of 3+ PQE, of which at least two shall be with a law firm;;
  • first hand practical experience on common law governed transactions, advising and communicating with cross border businesses;
  • understanding key principles of how M&A transaction are structured and formalized, practical drafting and negotiating skills in this area, including on Russian-law governed transactions (post 2015);
  • practical experience in conveying legal due diligence reviews, drafting DD reports and memoranda in Russian and English;
  • Soft skills: commercial awareness, goal-oriented approach, analytical mindset, self-management, multitasking, attention to details, resilience to high workload;

Key Responsibilities:

  • mid-level associate role in the corporate practice working on domestic and cross-border projects with opportunities to be involved in other practices;
  • drafting contracts formalizing M&A transactions in English and Russian, review, analysis and participating in negotiations on the same;
  • turn key support of corporate governance proceedings in Russian companies, coordination of governance proceedings in non Russian companies;
  • advising on corporate and contract law matters, transaction structuring, financing, corporate governance and compliance;
  • coordination and control of service providers and external counsels work;
  • liaising with state bodies’ officers, regulators and notaries;
  • representing domestic and cross border Clients in litigation and arbitration (courts of general jurisdiction, arbitrazh courts, arbitration tribunals).

Paralegal in a law firm

Qualifications:

  • Russian law qualified with leading Russian law schools (MSU, MSAL, MGIMO, HSE) or a 4-5 year student able to devote substantial time to work;
  • superior academic credentials backed up with sound knowledge and understanding of the syllabus material;;
  • ability to apply academic knowledge to real life situations and produce advice bearing practical value for the Client;
  • advanced command of English, legal English inclusive, translation skills both to and from Russian;
  • Analytical skills, research skills, ability to provide structured summaries, including running case law review and producing case briefs;
  • ability to work under pressure, attention to details, proactive and ambitious approach, perfect spoken and written Russian, excellent interpersonal skills, resilience to high workload.

Key Responsibilities:

  • paralegal role with opportunities to be involved in various practices of the Firm;
  • case law research and analysis, composing notes and summaries for internal use, drafting contracts and memoranda;
  • participation in legal due diligence, review and analysis of documents, proofreading and cross-checking contracts and reports;
  • case file review in courts, composing and maintaining case files, attending court hearings;
  • liaising with notaries, court clerks, state bodies’ officers;
  • Translation from and to Russian of various legal documents.

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