Why join

Set the pace

For Russian lawyers joining the firm, Moscow will need no introduction. For expats, life in the Russian capital presents a heady, edgy mix of the familiar and the new.

The growing international business community is attracted not just by the commercial landscape, but by the frontier spirit. The rapid pace of Russia’s economic activity, and the fact that life here is simply less homogenised than much of the expat circuit elsewhere. Moscow is set to be a global financial centre, offering ever more exciting opportunities to trainees, whether joining as a Russian trainee or moving here from elsewhere in the world. Joining our Moscow office is a chance to experience one of the fastest moving emerging economies, first hand.

We lead the market across the board, in Corporate, Banking, Capital markets and Projects practices. As we support Russian clients to grow, and global clients to invest in the region, you'll find big responsibility is a daily reality, with exposure to high-profile deals, that will see you working directly with clients. Closely engaged with our other global offices, you'll work on complex, cross-border transactions. Above all, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your work make headlines in the national and international media. And you'll know that only here in Moscow could you have access to this type and scale of transaction so early in your career.

Looking beyond work, there's plenty on offer here that you won't find in the more well-travelled regions. With more bars and restaurants than New York and an incredibly rich, unique culture, a career here is rewarding in the broadest sense.

We recognise though, that working here presents unique challenges, whether you're a Russian lawyer or an expatriate lawyer moving to this fascinating city for a secondment or longer period. It's why we're so supportive.

You'll immediately be struck by our working culture, where hierarchies count for little, but sharing knowledge and helping each other develop is central to how we work together as a team. Open, two-way discussion between trainees, associates and partners is the standard here. It's integral to team morale and vital to satisfying clients. Our knowledge-sharing culture shapes your training too. A broad spectrum of opportunities are open to you, including global training programmes, as well as practice specific training and other retreats.

If you're a non-Russian speaker, fear not, Russian language tuition is available. And as more than 90% of the work we do is in English, we offer language lessons for Russian lawyers.

You can browse all our vacancies across the world, sign up for email alerts and apply online.

For other enquiries please email us at Moscow HR.