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Why choose Eversheds Sutherland in Russia

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How can we help?

Addressing legal issues in Russia is often made more difficult by clichés: stereotypes about the way things are done in Russia, overly legalistic advice and an outmoded conception of what a lawyer’s role should be. At Eversheds Sutherland, we reject those clichés entirely. Instead, we apply global best practice in a Russian context; we make practical and commercially-sensitive advice; and, we act as a trusted advisor to business.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full spectrum of corporate law services in Russia through our offices in Moscow and St Petersburg. With a proven track record of more than 25 years, our team of lawyers advises numerous medium and large Russian and international clients. Many of these clients are publicly listed companies who have operated in Russia for many years, while others are start-ups or newcomers to the market.

Our offices in Russia form part of a truly global firm. Eversheds Sutherland has more than 60 offices in 32 countries. Our Russian and international clients benefit from seamless cross-jurisdictional advice across Russia, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

In Russia and all around the world, Eversheds Sutherland understands how the theory of the law is applied to the reality of modern business. We seek innovative and ethical ways to leverage that insight for your benefit, and at all times we exemplify the values that we are renowned for: Client Commitment. Innovative Solutions. Global Service.

Why work with us?

Quality and Expediency. Because, above all, this is most important. Your business requires this, why shouldn’t you require it from us? One conversation with us, and you will feel the difference.

Dedicated, experienced lawyers you can trust. Our team has represented clients from over 25 jurisdictions in Russia, some of them for over 25 years. Managing Partner Victoria Goldman is recognised as an “eminent practitioner” by Chambers.

Commitment to you and your business. We believe that you will find that we not only advise you, but we will also become and remain your partners for years to come. Take, for example, Anu Mattila, Finnish qualified, who “is acknowledged for her Russia expertise…[and has] worked on Russia-related projects for over 20 years” (Chambers). That is commitment.

Global minds with local results. Our core Russian team has a vast diversity of backgrounds, languages and qualifications. Over 20 lawyers are entitled to practice in the Russian Federation, 4 of whom are admitted as Russian Advokats with rights of audience in civil and criminal courts, including the “creative and proactive” (Legal 500) Luke Wochensky, Partner, an American national.

Innovative approaches. We use networked law and innovative IT tools to assure quality, increase accuracy and cut legal costs. We offer alternative billing arrangements.

Responsible risk management. We maintain the highest professional standards around conflicts, confidentiality and quality.

What can we do?

As a full-service law firm, we provide legal advice and support on all fields of corporate law, including:
  • cross-border transactions in almost any jurisdiction and almost any industry
  • complex disputes requiring unconventional solutions on an international (or local) level
  • solutions for your local employment needs – even when something goes wrong
  • full coverage to protect and defend your well-earned intellectual property rights
  • navigation through the red tape – especially in investments and construction
  • local support to your business at a quality you expect and deserve
  • chasing down and getting back your receivables
  • tax advice for your company that utilizes our full global network
  • full compliance with your local jurisdiction – advice you can trust and rely on
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Anu Mattila, Partner

Yury Pugach, Partner

Mikhail Timonov, Partner

Andrey Grachev, Counsel