We continue to be horrified by the war in Ukraine and the growing devastation and suffering it is causing. We stand with the people of Ukraine and those across the world in condemning Russia’s military aggression. And we stand with our legal community and the wider business community calling for an immediate end to hostilities and a withdrawal of all Russian forces from Ukraine.
We have determined that we can no longer continue to operate in Russia and we will be progressing with an orderly wind down of our operations in Moscow. We deeply care about and value our colleagues in Russia and our focus is on their safety and wellbeing. Working with them, we will transition the business and wind down our operations in compliance with our legal, regulatory, and professional obligations.
— An excerpt from a memo sent to all employees from the leaders of Hogan Lovells, concerning the firm’s decision to close its Moscow office in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. More than a dozen firms have also announced plans to make exits from Moscow.
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