Sberbank CIB
The Corporate and Investment Banking Business of Sberbank

Client Information

Thanks to its own offices and the possibilities provided by the Sberbank Group, Sberbank CIB has a wide presence in Russia, the CIS, and also the UK, USA, Cyprus, Central and Eastern Europe (In the countries where Sberbank Europe is present), Switzerland and Turkey.

To open an account with Sberbank CIB, please contact a client manager and arrange a meeting.

Clients must provide the following documents to open an account with Sberbank CIB:

For non-resident legal entities in the Russian Federation 

Important: please note that all the copies indicated below shall be apostilled and bound together with notarized translation into Russian*.

  • Certificate of Incorporation and any Change of Name Certificate.
  • Latest version of Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Certificate of Shareholders.
  • Certificate of legal address.
  • Latest Register/Certificate of Directors OR each appointment of Directors.
  • Clients with more than one Director are to provide a resolution enabling the Directors to act independently (notarized, apostilled and signed by a quorum). Alternatively, any document signed by Director must be signed by a quorum.
  • Copy of passport of Authorized persons**.
  • If the Client was incorporated more than three years ago, Certificate of Good Standing issued not earlier than 12 months from the current date.
  • Tax Certificate (for the current year) in a country that is party to a double tax treaty with the Russian Federation. This should be issued or certified by a competent authority in the Client’s country of incorporation.
  • Certificate of registration with the relevant tax authorities in the Russian Federation, issued not earlier than in the previous year (applicable to representations/branches of foreign corporate entities).
  • Copy of passport of each Ultimate Beneficial Owner persons.

“Authorized person” means an individual authorized to act on behalf of and in favor of the Client due to Client’s internal documents (M&A, appointment, etc.- for example, directors) or on the basis of the Power of Attorney duly issued by the Client.

If the Authorized person acts on behalf of the Client due to the Power of Attorney issued by the Client, please provide us with:

  • Original or a copy of Power of Attorney in favor of Authorized person; and
  • Copy of passport of Authorized person**;

If an incorporated director/attorney signs any of the above documents, please provide us with the document empowering the Authorized person to act on behalf of such incorporated director/attorney and sample of the signature of the Authorized person (as indicated above).

Please note that if necessary, Sberbank CIB may request additional documents from the client that are not included in the above list.


*Documents, executed by state body (officer)/notary/foreign country lawyer, i.e. contain their signature and/or stamp, or which verify any signatures should be legalized or apostilled, unless otherwise provided by international agreements of the Russian Federation. Any other documents are to be provided in original/copy certified by the Authorized person of the Client. All documents provided in other than the Russian language are to be translated into Russian duly notarized.

**Regular passport of the Authorized person – RF citizen is to be provided in copy (first and second pages).
Passport of the Authorized person – foreign country citizen is to be provided in duly certified form (pages contain personal data and signature sample).

For non-resident individuals 

All documents that are in foreign languages shall be accompanied by a notarized Russian translation.

  • Copy of passport (all pages).
  • Copy of confirmation of client’s residence address.
  • Copy of foreign passport (all pages) (if applicable).
  • Copy of document on registration in the Russian Federation (if applicable).
  • Copy of residence permit (if applicable).
  • Other documents that confirm the residence status of client in the Russian Federation.
  • Power of Attorney for the Authorized person* (if applicable) (notarized original).
  • Copy of passport of the Authorized person** (if applicable).

Please note that if necessary, Sberbank CIB may request additional documents from the client that are not included in the above list.


* “Authorized person” means an individual authorized to act on behalf of and in favor of the Client on the basis of the Power of Attorney duly issued by the Client.

**Regular passport of the Authorized person – RF citizen is to be provided in copy (first and second pages). Passport of the Authorized person – foreign country citizen is to be provided in duly certified form (pages contain personal data and signature sample).