We specialize in providing diversified corporate legal services to foreign and Russian entrepreneurs in all major areas of business law in Russia. Our lawyers can assist you in the following:

Incorporations, reorganizations, liquidations

  • Consulting on all types of Russian legal formations;
  • Drafting customized foundation documents;
  • Formation of LLC or JSC (ООО or АО);
  • Accreditation of representative and branch offices;
  • Registration of foundation documents with all necessary state bodies;
  • Registering share issues with Securities Commission;
  • Opening bank accounts;
  • Corporate compliance.


Corporate (re-)structuring

  • corporate formation, structuring, and regulatory compliance (including the formation and structuring of holding companies and other special purpose vehicles);
  • inbound investment advice: assisting foreign clients in performing due diligence on potential Russian companies to be acquired;
  • pre-acquisition legal and tax due diligence on behalf of both vendors and purchasers;
  • drafting and analyzing share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and other related transactional documents.


Corporate governance

  • board composition and regulations;
  • management structure & proceedings;
  • deadlock provisions;
  • directors/officers responsibilities;
  • provision of temporary directors.



  • competition, anti-trust and consumer protection;
  • competition law compliance of contracts and corporate actions;
  • government procurement;
  • advertising;
  • natural monopolies;
  • foreign investments;
  • consumer protection legislation compliance;
  • international sale of goods and services (import and export transactions);
  • international product distribution (building a distribution network, developing distribution agreements, exclusivity and pricing);
  • cross-border logistics (freight-forwarding agreements, agreements on international goods carriage, storage);
  • agency, franchising and marketing;
  • public procurement (tender documentation);
  • leasing transactions (structuring, concluding, amending or terminating leasing contracts);
  • licensing/certification;
  • E-commerce (online stores, electronic payment systems).


In addition, we can help you in some individual cases (by special appointment) involving:

  • matrimonial relations (marriage contracts, divorce, division of property, alimony, child care);
  • landlord-tenant relations (rent collection, eviction);
  • wills & inheritance, etc. (preparing & execution of wills, opposing wills).


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