Geoffrey Smith is a British national who studied law at Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor with Norton Rose. He has been a b2b consultant for over 20 years, specializing in marketing, business development, due diligence and the formation of international JV’s and partnerships. He has successfully completed over 100 international assignments for a range of clients including Intercontinental Hotels Group, Savola Group, Abdul Lateef Jameel Group, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Russian Gold, and numerous SME’s from the UK, Russia, and the Middle East. He is a fluent Russian speaker and co-author of Hugo’s Russian Phrase Book.  

Ekaterina Loginov is a Russian national who studied at Kiev Institute of Modern Languages, before moving to the UK where she has worked as a consultant, interpreter and language coach/teacher for a range of clients including Mitsubishi, International Distillers and Vintners, Coopers & Lybrand, Amnesty International, Baker & McKenzie and the London Court of International Arbitration. After teaching Russian at the School of Slavonic & East European Studies, London University for 5 years she started giving Russian language courses for businessmen and private students at beginner and intermediate level. She is co-author of Hugo’s Russian Phrase Book. In addition to her other work, Ekaterina is a teacher of Russian at Regent’s College, and a teacher of English and Russian at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in South Kensington.

Smith & Loginov has an extensive international network of researchers, lawyers, accountants, academics, staff in Chambers of Commerce and professional associations, as well as contacts in the business community in the UK as well as Russia and the Middle East. We maintain excellent relations with our network members who are frequently the most cost-effective way of getting work done overseas, particularly if only limited field research is required or a small one-off job is required by way of practical support.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you to succeed in today's global market contact us by email or telephone Geoffrey Smith on +44 (0) 779 470 9546


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