Noerr’s Moscow office to continue as a cooperation office


Noerr’s office in Russia will continue as a cooperation office in future: from 19 January 2022, the firm’s office in Moscow will be run independently by a team comprising Stefan Weber, Viktor Gerbutov, Vyacheslav Khayryuzov, Olga Mokhonko and Maxim Vladimirov under the name of Arno Legal. The new entity will work closely with Noerr going forward.

Little will change for Noerr’s clients: “The close cooperation with Noerr guarantees seamless continuation of client work,” says Björn Paulsen, the Noerr partner responsible for the Moscow office since 2011. “The new partners of Arno Legal have all worked for Noerr in Moscow for over ten years, are well integrated into the cross-border teams, and have extensive experience with major projects in Russia and the CIS countries,” adds Stefan Weber, head of Noerr’s Moscow office to date. Björn Paulsen will now head up the firm’s new Russia Desk from Hamburg and Berlin and ensure smooth collaboration with the new cooperation partner.

Among the leading international law firms, Noerr maintains one of the largest networks in Central and Eastern Europe, with offices in Poland (Warsaw), Romania (Bucharest), Slovakia (Bratislava), the Czech Republic (Prague) and Hungary (Budapest).

“Our positioning in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe will be a clear competitive advantage in future as well,” says Alexander Ritvay, co-managing partner of the firm. “We support major companies, especially those listed on the DAX, with investments in the region on a regular basis.”

“In Russia, we concluded that due to the altered market conditions, a cooperation makes the most sense going forward,” adds co-managing partner Torsten Fett. “The continuation of the office by the former Noerr team will still guarantee a high standard of service and quality.”