Working in Russia

Join our Moscow office and you will experience at first hand one of the fastest moving of the world’s emerging economies.

As Moscow is set to play a leading role as a financial centre, the opportunities for our lawyers are becoming ever more exciting, whether joining as a Russian trainee or moving here from elsewhere in the world.

We recognise that working here presents unique opportunities and challenges, whether you are a Russian lawyer choosing a global firm or an expatriate lawyer moving to this dynamic and fascinating city for a secondment or a longer period of time. You will immediately be struck by a working culture in which hierarchies count for little, but where sharing knowledge is central to how we work together as a team. Knowledge sharing and professional development are key components in Linklaters’ global strategy. Open, two-way discussions between trainees, associates and partners are part of the fabric of each day and ensure that communication and dialogue are strong. This is integral to our morale as a team and vital to our success in meeting our clients’ needs.

Our collaborative knowledge-sharing culture is key to your training too. This collegiate approach to learning is one part of a broad spectrum of training opportunities open to you including global training programmes, as well as practice and other retreats.

If you are a non-Russian speaker you will value the Russian language tuition on offer. For Russian lawyers, the chance to further develop your commercial English through language lessons, as well as on the job, is an added benefit as over 90% of the work we do is in English.