As the Middle East economy rapidly develops, KPMG Lower Gulf has taken measures to strengthen its Middle East business support network, which comprises, among others, local and Russian/ CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) professionals in accounting, tax and advisory. The volume of activity and investment between Russian/ CIS companies and the Middle East suggests a need for professionals with a shared culture, who are familiar with local requirements. Recognizing this, KPMG Lower Gulf has established the Russia/ CIS desk to provide tailored services to Russian-speaking decision-makers in the region. It has a multi-disciplinary team of over 10 people in the UAE, and its work is coordinated with the KPMG Russia and CIS firm. By collaborating with teams of experts specializing in the business operations of their respective countries, KPMG Lower Gulf has established a cohesive structure to support the expansion and enhancement of our clients’ functions. We endeavor to become a trusted business partner and “the clear choice” of our clients.