Jones Day's Moscow Office opened in 2004, following the Firm's introduction to the Russian market through our representation of Alfa Group and Access/Renova Group in the formation of TNK-BP, the largest M&A transaction in Russian history at the time.
Today our Moscow Office team combines cross-border transactional capability with in-depth knowledge of Russian law and industry experience in such sectors as oil and gas, telecommunications, financial services, mining and metals, aviation, manufacturing, and retail. We are fully integrated into our global organization of more than 2,500 lawyers in offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. This affords our clients not only a global reach, but also seamless access to substantial legal resources of the Firm's practices, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Disputes, Banking & Finance, Energy, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Antitrust & Competition Law, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, and Capital Markets. A significant number of the Firm's lawyers assigned to these practices have substantial experience handling matters related to Russia.
Despite the Firm's relatively recent presence in Moscow, we have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile cross-border M&A, finance, and capital markets transactions in the region. We have also represented clients in many high profile domestic and cross-border disputes and investigations.