Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) can present lucrative opportunities to Western companies. However, engaging in the opportunities requires intimate knowledge of local laws, customs and traditions. Attorneys in Arnall Golden Gregory’s Russia and CIS practice have been working in the region for over two decades. They have advised clients in numerous international trade and financing transactions, joint ventures, international shipping and logistics, and mergers and acquisitions. They also have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings in and involving the CIS. The attorneys in the group include native Russian and Ukrainian speakers, a co-chair of the ABA Section of International Law Russia/Eurasia Committee, a former DOJ attorney stationed in a US embassy in the region, a representative of the American Bar Association to the Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law and other experienced professionals.