Legal Business

A question of confidence – Russians strive to keep high stakes disputes at home

Domestic court reforms have improved the legal infrastructure within Russia and the CIS. Legal Business assesses their impact on a disputes market where the biggest cases continue to go abroad

Given that domestic litigators in Russia and the CIS regularly see their clients’ largest commercial disputes go abroad, usually to be resolved under English law, they treat the outflow of work with unexpectedly good grace. This is mostly based on the realisation that this exodus of high-value litigation not only reflects what clients want, but also what they need. But what’s best for clients isn’t always best for advisers’ bottom lines.