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Freshfields’ presence in Russia

Further to our decision on Russia-related work, we are announcing today that we will close our office in Moscow.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We have been present in Moscow for 30 years and we are very conscious of the impact this news will have on our valued colleagues in Russia. However, in light of the Russian government’s actions in Ukraine, and the clear stance we have taken on Russia-related work, we believe that this is the right course of action.

The safety and wellbeing of our colleagues in Russia has remained one of our key priorities as we respond to this unprecedented crisis, and that continues to be the case. We will be taking steps to ensure an orderly transition, in line with our legal, regulatory and professional obligations.

We are extremely grateful to our Moscow colleagues for their friendship and hard work over many years, and we will do all we can to support them during this difficult period. 

Our thoughts continue to be with all those affected by this crisis.