Allen & Overy is one of the largest and most innovative international legal practices with approximately 5,400 staff including some 554 partners worldwide. Since opening its first office in London in 1930, A&O has grown into a global organisation with 44 offices in 31 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, the U.S., South America, Africa and the Middle East. Allen & Overy has the size, depth of resources, legal and industry expertise and market standing to provide clients with efficient and consistent legal services of the highest quality. Allen & Overy’s Moscow office is the headquarters of the firm’s global Russia practice group, which comprises some 150 lawyers (both Russian and internationally qualified) based in Moscow, London, New York, Continental Europe and Asia. The global Russia practice group operates as an integrated team, and is able to draw on resources throughout the Group as necessary. Allen & Overy has over 40 years of experience advising on transactions concerning the former Soviet Union and has been particularly active in Russia since 1993, when Allen & Overy Legal Services opened its Moscow office. Allen & Overy Legal Services in Moscow has four partners and some twenty lawyers who are capable of advising on all aspects of English, Russian and U.S. law, focusing in particular, on banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, competition, capital markets and real estate.