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Baker Botts to Wind Down Moscow Office


Following our prior announcement condemning the invasion of Ukraine, we have decided that the firm will conclude any relationships with state-affiliated entities in Russia. We will withdraw from such engagements in an orderly manner, taking steps to ensure an appropriate transition in accordance with our legal and professional obligations.

We have also decided to close our Moscow office and wind down our operations there. While this is the right choice for us as a firm, we recognize the impact this will have on our valued colleagues in Russia, with whom we have been privileged to practice for many years. However, in light of the situation in Ukraine, we see no alternative to winding down our operations.

We are grateful to our entire Moscow team for their friendship and years of dedication to the firm, and it is important to recognize that this situation has been forced upon all of us. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people in Ukraine and in surrounding countries who are most acutely affected by this tragedy.

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