Sarah Carey leads the firm’s CIS practice. Ms. Carey has been named for many years as a corporate and merger and acquisition expert (CIS; Russia) by European Legal Experts. She also has been listed in Who’s Who in America as well, as other Who’s Who directories, for the past 12 years. Ms. Carey provides legal counsel to a broad range of multinational and other companies on matters such as the structuring of complex investments, mergers and acquisitions, and compliance with local regulatory regimes. She is often called upon to advise regarding investment strategies and to structure creative collaborations between industry and government, particularly in regard to large investment projects. Ms. Carey was instrumental in the implementation of many of the business forms and procedures now available in the CIS including joint ventures, joint stock companies, holding companies, production sharing arrangements and others. She is also called upon by government officials to advise regarding policies that affect foreign investment. Ms. Carey is the presidentially appointed chair of the board of directors of the Eurasia Foundation and served as a director of Yukos Oil Company from 2001 to 2004. She serves on the board of Akbars Bank (Russia) and serves on numerous other boards and advisory committees. Ms. Carey also writes and speaks frequently on US-CIS relations.