Update on Linklaters’ Russia-related work
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is reprehensible and it is right that we stand together in condemning it. After careful consideration of our Russia-related work, our firm has now made the following decisions:
- We will wind down our operations in Russia and close our Moscow office. We will continue supporting our people there in the process, doing all we can to help them transfer to new roles within Linklaters or otherwise. We are grateful to our Moscow team for all their contributions and friendship since we opened the office in 1992.
- We will not act for individuals or entities that are controlled by, or under the influence of, the Russian state, or connected with the current Russian regime, wherever they are in the world.
- We will wind down existing work in accordance with our legal and professional obligations.
- We will continue to assist international clients in dealing with the implications of the current crisis and in unwinding their Russian business interests.
As the appalling war in Ukraine continues, our immediate thoughts remain with the Ukrainian people. We continue working to ensure that our colleagues and their families who are impacted are safe and have all the support they need.