International Banking and Finance

BGP Litigation's International Banking and Finance practice provides advice on all issues related to structuring international settlements and making international payments, organising stable payment infrastructure in foreign banks, taking into account currency control legislation, currency regulation and current sanctions restrictions. The practice's lawyers have extensive experience in advising on the application of financial market protection measures, including compliance with currency control legislation, implementing operational risk management, structuring foreign assets and supporting the organisation of securities issuance in Russia and abroad given the current business environment.


The practice's clients include large Russian and international companies from a variety of industries. BGP Litigation's competitive edge is a wide range of practices and services, which allows for a comprehensive approach to resolving a client's legal and business issue when working on a particular project. The practice involves experts in compliance and sanctions law, international taxation, asset finance, competition law and others.


What we do:

International banking support

  • Opening accounts with foreign banks and brokers
  • Organisation of client's own banking infrastructure
  • Work with individual banking products (Cash Management, Trade Finance, FX, Capital Markets).

Financial market protection measures

  • Practical application of certain decrees of the President of Russia
  • Advice on currency control legislation
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals (Pravkomissiya, Central Bank, AP)

Structuring of foreign assets

  • Establishment of legal entities in foreign jurisdictions
  • Corporate governance issues of foreign legal entities

Organising the issuing of securities in Russia and abroad

  • Working out a system of dividend payments to foreign shareholders
  • Establishment of foreign funds
  • Providing access to foreign securities markets