Jobs in Russia

M&As, Corporate - 3-6yrs PQE - UK (Common law) qualified - US Firm - Moscow Legal vacancy


One of the most reputable US law firms wishes to engage a bright, mid-to-senior UK qualified (or with another common law jurisdiction qualification), Corporate-M&A lawyer to its Moscow office. 3-6 years of PQE, gained at reputable law firms, strictly with "big M&A" transactional experience, client-oriented, with good sense of business and excellent leadership skills. Russian language and interest in the countryCIS region is an advantage. Ideally the firm needs someone able to build up to a "Star partner" status. At the earliest stage local partnership is negotiable, but will depend on past results and business development skills. This law firm is well known for its high salary and bonus packages.


Energy/Oil & Gas lawyer - Global US Law firm


One of our key US clients, a top global law firm, we are searching for specialist Energy lawyers with minimum 1-4 years post university experience in energy, gas & oil and corporate law. Candidates with a foreign LLM and international law firm experience are preferred. The client offer six to twelve months secondments to either their London or New York office to the right candidates. Please contact us for details:


Capital Markets-Securitisation - 3-7yrs PQE - Expats also welcome! (Moscow)


One of top US law firms wishes to appoint to its Moscow office two securities-Capital Markets specialists - a Mid-level Associate and a Senior/Managing Associate. This firm has an already well developed Capital Markets practice in Russia and is renown for being one of the top ranked firms in ICM globally. The Client now wishes to further expand its successful Moscow CM team.

For the more junior position, preference is for a Russian qualified lawyer with an experience in debt and/or equity capital markets and securitisation work. Additional experience in Banking and Structured Finance is an advantage. A foreign LLM will also be an advantage, and experience at another prominent international law firm is preferred. However, native English lawyers with a UK, Australian, Canadian or New Zealand Bar admission are very welcome to apply, provided you intend to settle in Moscow for at least two years.

For the more senior of the two vacancies, the ideal candidate will be a Russian qualified lawyer who has already developed a reputation for his/her expertise in Capital Markets, and has been involved in prominent IPOs in Russia/CIS. You will have at least five years of professional experience in securitisation/funds/cross border transactions and Capital Markets (post university graduation). The firm will fully support you in developing your personal professional reputation by allowing you to avail yourself of the firm's professional marketing support and by supporting your further education aimed at your career development in Capital Markets.

Fluent English is an absolute must. For expat lawyers, Russian language skills are welcome but not essential. Salary dependent strictly on your level of experience and additional qualifications, estimated between US$60K to US$280K pa plus performance bonus, insurance, expat repatriation and accommodation costs - if applicable.


Banking - 2-4yrs PQE - UK qualified - Magic Circle UK Firm - (Moscow)


One of UK's Magic Circle law firms wishes to appoint a junior to mid-level UK qualified Associate to its elite Moscow Banking & Finance team. Ideally an English native speaker with 2-4 years of PQE, gained at another First Tier international law firm in the UK. Experience in cross-border Banking and/or Project Finance transactions desirable. International Capital Markets, Derivatives and securitizations experience will be seen as a plus.
Fluency in Russian is an advantage, but not critical. Compensation on offer is comparable to London range for Magic Circle lawyers, plus additional benefits and possibly relocation costs, depending on the candidate's experience and current location.


Senior IP litigation lawyer - International Law firm - Moscow


A reputable international law firm with strong Intellectual Property background is willing to employ a senior (up to the Partner level) Litigation lawyer for their IP Enforcement practice. Russian qualified, from 5 years of PQE in IP Litigation, gained at another reputable international or Russian law firm. Pharma/Life Sciences and/or TMT background as advantage. Full fluency in English is an absolute must.
Candidates with portable business are particularly welcome.


Senior Lawyer - Major Banking Group - Moscow


The investment business division of a major banking group seeks a Chief Lawyer for their Moscow office. From 4 years of PQE, from an international law firm, investment or commercial bank. Expected experience in both Finance and Corporate M&As. Experience in Capital Markets and particularly in Derivatives as a strong advantage. Fluent English.


Mid-Level Lawyer - Investment Bank - Moscow


A leading investment company is looking for a Mid-level lawyer for the support of it's Investment Banking and Financing Group. From 4-5 years of PQE, from another investment company or a reputable international law firm.
Extensive experience with legal aspects of banking and investment transactions, international capital markets and securities. Experience in corporate M&As is an advantage. Fluent English as an absolute must.


Senior IP & IT - Pharnaceutical Lawyer (2-6 years PQE) - UK Law Firm - (Moscow)


Prestigious UK international law firm that has a uniquely reputable Commercial practice throughout the CEE region wishes to appoint a senior lawyer to further develop their IP, IT and Pharmaceutical clientbase. The ideal candidate will be an associate or senior associate currently working at another international law firm. You will have at least 2 years experience as a registered Russian lawyer or patent attorney, with good client development and business skills. The firm in question provides a very friendly, enjoyable work environment plus a fast track to local partnership. Fluent English is a must. Compensation based on experience, estimated at around USD80K-140K for a lawyer with 2-3 years of PQE. Local partnership for an outstanding candidate can be negotiated to take effect after a 6-12 months trial period.


Senior Litigation & Arbitration lawyer - Russian qualified - 7+yrs PQE - (Moscow)


Our client, a major UK international law firm with a well established Moscow office and a dominant presence throughout CIS and the CEE region, now wishes to appoint an experienced commercial litigator. The ideal candidate will be Senior Russian qualified lawyer with at least seven years of professional experience in litigation, international commercial arbitration and general dispute resolution, gained at another international law firm or at a respected independent Russian law firm dealing wiith multinational clients. Fluent English is an absolute must. This could be a good opportunity for Senior Associates interested in a Fast track to local partnership. Salary dependent on your level of experience, between US$200K to US$360K pa plus performance bonus.


Junior Trademark/IP lawyer - International Law firm - Moscow


A reputable international Intellectual Property boutique looks for a Junior Trademark lawyer for their IP Prosecution practice. Russian law degree, one or two years experience in filing TM applications in Russia and the CIS are required. Ability to work on a small team. Fluent English is a must.
The firm offers excellent opportunities for career growth and a decent compensation package.


M&As, Corporate - 3-5yrs PQE - UK qualified - Magic Circle UK Firm - (Moscow)


One of London's Magic Circle law firms wishes to appoint to its Moscow office an exceptional junior to mid-level UK qualified Corporate Associate of between 3-5 years PQE. Ambitious and motivated, with good academic credentials and solid corporate/M&A experience, good business judgement and interpersonal skills. Strong drafting and negotiation skills (especially experience in sale and purchase agreements, and shareholders' agreements), and the ability to manage transactions effectively, are the core requirements. This role offers a high degree of independence at work and a good level of client contacts, thus excellent client handling and communication skills are also essential. A supportive, enjoyable work environment is characteristic of this particular law firm, and the compensation range is well above the Moscow market average.


Partner level Banking Finance lawyer - US Law Firm - Moscow


A major US international law firm with a top notch Finance practice would consider a very senior Banking lawyer with a substantial book of portable business. From 9 years of PQE: secured and unsecured financing, project financing transactions, real estate financing transactions, PPP projects. From another reputable ILF or a major bank.
Expats with fluent Russian and experience in the region are also welcome!


Senior Patent Attorney - International Law firm - Moscow


A reputable international law firm with strong Intellectual Property background is willing to employ a Senior Patent Attorney for their IP Prosecution practice. From 7 years of pure professional experience, gained at another law firm (Russian or international) or a patent bureau. Technical education (Engineering or Chemistry/Biotechnology) is a must, diploma in law is an advantage. Good English.


Corporate/M&A - Mid-Level to Senior Dual-qualified Associate - UK & US Law firms (Moscow)


Two of our clients, a UK and an US international law firms wish to appoint mid-level to senior level dual-qualified lawyers. Preferance is for senior/managing associates or local Moscow based partners with strong corporate, commercial and cross border transactional (M&As) background and some established client base. Ideal candidates will be dual UK or US and Russian qualified lawyers whose total experience includes at least three to five years of professional experience gained at another international law firm abroad or in Moscow. Fluent/native English is an absolute must. Russian lawyers lacking the stated 3 yrs international law firm experience will not be considered for these particular vacancies. Compensation strictly depends on experience but is envisaged from US$120-300Kpa plus bonus.For the local partners there is a great career path towards equity partnership on offer.


Snr Corporate/M&As Lawyer - UK Law Firm - (Russian or UK qualfied)


Our Client, the Moscow office of a "Magic Circle" UK international law firm, wishes to appoint a Senior aAssociate to its Corporate Department. Our client's requirements are: WITH FOCUS ON MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, AND TRANSACTIONAL CORPORATE or PRIVATE EQUITY WORK. A UK LLM is an advantage, fully fluent English is a must. UK or other Common Law qualified solicitors interested to move to Moscow are also welcome to apply. Interested candidates are invited to send teir CVs directly to SOURCE Executive Recruitment's Moscow office. Compensation on offer is within the upper range of market rates in line with that on offer at the firm's London office. To apply, please send your CV directly to: quoting: " RU12C01".


Capital Markets - UK & US qualified lawyers - Global US Law firm (Moscow)


Our client, a top global US law firm, withes to appoint one or two expat Capital Markets (Debt or Equity) lawyers to its Moscow office. Native English speakers, who would ideally be settled in Russia for several years and familiar with the language and culture.
UK (Common law) or US qualified, from 3-5 years of pure professional experience gained at reputable international law firms (top tier Banking & Finance law firms preferred). Exceptional quality Senior candidates of over 6 yrs of PQE can also be considered.
The firm is one of the recognised leaders in ICM in Russia and worldwide and therefore offers outstanding career prospects and excellent remuneration package.


Professional Support Lawyer/Practice Development Director - US LAw Firm - Moscow


We require a Russian or US qualified lawyer with experience in assisting with the professional development of their junior colleagues at any international law firm for our client, a top US law firm in Mosocow. You will be responsible for the developemnt of the firm's IT based knowledge systems, support and development of the professional skills and practice of the firm's lawyers at the Moscow office as well as, to a lesser extent, lawyers working at the firm's other CIS offices. You must have an affinity for teaching and leadership skills. Reporting directly to the Moscow office managing partner, you will be given key responsibility for updating and maintaining the knowledge systems by monitoring and reporting on all fresh legal developments and closely following all relevant source materials: case reports, press releases, draft legislation, etc. You must have perfect coneyancing and writing skills both in Russian as well as in English. This is an ideal position for a mid-level lawyer who wishes to work on a more flexible basis that's more suitable for a person juggling a busy family life with his or her career development. Compensation includes a salary from US6K to US10K gross per month, depending on experience.


Business Development Coordinator for Corporate & Energy Dept - UK Law Firm (Moscow)


One of London's Magic Circle law firms wishes to appoint to its Moscow office a Business Development specialist. The main purpose of this position is to provide business development assistance and support to partners and lawyers and general administrative support to Business Development team. The ideal candidate will be a Russian professional experienced in Marketing/Business Development with relevant university qualifications. You will have to have excellent inter-personal skills and a proactive approach and ability to prioritise work in view of tight deadlines. Fluent English, both written and spoken is an absolute must. Salary dependent strictly on your level of experience and additional qualifications. .


Mid to Senior Labour Lawyer - International Law Firm - Moscow


Our Client, the Moscow office of a top international law firm, wishes to appoint a mid-level or senior associate for its Labour practice. 4-8 years of work experience in an International law firm or top Russian law firm, or as an in-house lawyer in a major company. Focus on labour and employment law matters, experience in respective litigations and dispute resolution.
Additional experience in general corporate and commercial law is a substantial advantage. Fluent English is absolute must, other EU languages as a plus.


Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - Mid-Level to Senior - Russian qualified (Moscow)


Prestigious UK international law firm is looking for Russian qualified lawyers, ideally one Senior (7+ PQE) an one Mid-Level (3-5 PQE), who would have strong experience in Construction and Infrastructure projects. Reputable ILF experience and full fluency in English are required. Experience in the Project Finance, Concessions and/or PPPs as an advantage.
The position implies fast track to local partnership.