Artem Zhavoronkov
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 905 47 66
St. Petersburg
  • Heidelberg University and Regensburg University, Legal training courses on comparative criminal and civil law, 1992, Germany
  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law, 1992, Russia

  • Russian, English

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority, England and Wales: entitled to practice as a registered foreign lawyer
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg, AmCham Executive Committee member (2014-2016)

Artem Zhavoronkov is a Partner at Nordic Star Law Offices. Artem specialises in corporate, antitrust, banking and financial law, as well as cross-border M&A transactions. Over the past 31 years, Artem has taken a hands-on role in providing legal support for international transactions, representing a wide range of foreign and Russian clients from various business sectors. These have included social networks, software development, telecommunications, direct investments, financial institutions, the motor industry, oil & gas, the iron & steel industry, food products, as well as development and construction. 

Artem has advised certain major investment and international banking institutions on the structuring of complex transactions. He was engaged in drawing up draft legal documents and undertook general management of the entire process of transaction support.

In 2014, Artem was one of the pioneers in Russia who became closely involved in compliance and sanctions regulation. In the context of this practice, he advises Russian and international companies on corporate governance, as well as the structuring of beneficial ownership and contractual relationships with foreign counterparties in order to identify and mitigate risks from sanctions.


Chambers Europe

  • General Business Law: St. Petersburg (Band 2: 2011 – 2021)

Chambers Europe | 2021

“Artem Zhavoronkov assists international corporates with Russia-related transactions. He also acts on corporate restructuring mandates.”

Chambers Europe | 2020

“He has been extremely responsive and his turnaround time is impressive. You can always trust urgent matters to him.

The Best Lawyers

  • Banking and Finance Law (2014 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2018)
  • Corporate Law (2009 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2014-15)
  • Litigation (2010 – 2022)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2009 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2016)
  • Real Estate Law (2010 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2010)

The Legal 500

  • Corporate / M&A: St. Petersburg and elsewhere (2011-2021) – 300

  • Corporate / M&A (High-Market), federal rating (2020 - 2021)
  • Corporate / M&A (Mid-Market), federal rating (2022)
  • Corporate / M&A, regional rating (2020 - 2022)
  • Sanctions Law, federal rating (2021 - 2022)


  • Sanctions law, Federal rating, Band 2 (2023)
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Head of Legal Department
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In-house Lawyer
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