Andrei Gusev
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 938 29 90, +34 695 043 424, +376 692 1714
St. Petersburg, Barcelona, Almaty
  • IRDPO, Accredited Mediator (Russia), Dispute Resolution, 2018, Russia
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Mediator Skills Training programme, Accredited Mediator, 2017, UK
  • Harvard Law School, Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms, 2015, USA
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dispute Resolution, Member (MCIArb), 2003, UK
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Hans Rausing Programme, 2000, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law, 1994, Russia
  • Russian, English, Swedish
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority, England and Wales: entitled to practice as a registered foreign lawyer
  • Club First, member
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Officer at Anti-Corruption Committee, 2020 – 2023
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg

Andrei Gusev is the Managing Partner at Nordic Star Law Offices.

Andrei has many years of experience in the following fields:

  • Strategic advice to business owners
  • Resolving business conflicts
  • Asset tracing & recovery
  • Crisis management and crisis negotiations
  • Corporate investigations
  • Handling cases relating to “white-collar” crimes
  • Conducting and settling disputes using ADR procedures, including mediation
  • International tax structuring and planning
  • Immigration law

For many clients Andrei has for many years been a trusted adviser on the widest range of issues, including in interacting with lawyers from different countries.

Throughout his many years of practice, Andrei has made, and maintains, business contacts with hundreds of qualified lawyers from dozens of countries.

In Russia, Andrei has created one of the most experienced and well-known teams of lawyers who supply services across all key business sectors.


Chambers Europe

  • General Business Law: St. Petersburg (Band 1: 2007 – 2021)

Chambers Europe | 2021

“Andrei Gusev is a well-established figure on the market and is widely acknowledged for his marked skill in corporate restructuring matters. One client notes that he takes “a strategic approach to the client’s questions” in order to “get the results.””

Chambers Europe | 2020

“Andrei Gusev advises international and domestic corporates on M&A and corporate restructuring projects. Sources appreciate his enthusiasm, reporting: “He is always ready to help.” He is further cited for his client care and market insight. One source explains: “He understands the expectations and needs of a Western client.”

Chambers Europe | 2019

“Managing partner Andrei Gusev advises international clients on corporate structuring projects as well as high-value transactional mandates. One interviewee characterises him as “experienced and smart.””

The Best Lawyers

  • Tax Law (2013 – 2022)
  • Corporate Law (2009 – 2022)
  • International Arbitration (2022)
  • M&A (2009 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2014 – 2015)
  • Arbitration and Mediation (2010 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2017)
  • Litigation (2010 – 2022)
  • Real Estate Law (2021-2022)

The Legal 500

  • Corporate / M&A (Outstanding lawyer: 2009 – 2021)
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2021)

The Legal 500 | 2021

“Andrey Gusev has vast experience, legal wisdom and many connections with legal experts abroad, which is important for the implementation of our projects. Andrey offers non-standard ways to solve problems.”

The Legal 500 | 2020

“Managing partner Andrei Gusev has extensive expertise in investments and acquisitions made by foreign entities.”

IFLR 1000

“Younger team, quick response time and is completely trusted.”

Who’s Who Legal

  • Mining – 300

  • Corporate / M&A (High Market), federal rating (2020 - 2021, 2023)
  • Corporate / M&A (Mid-market), federal rating (2022)
  • Private Capital, federal rating (2021)
  • Corporate / M&A, regional rating (2020 - 2023)
  • Criminal Law, federal rating (2022)
  • Criminal law, regional rating (2023)


  • International Commercial Arbitration, Federal rating (2022)
  • Corporate law / M&A, Federal rating, Band 2 (2023)
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Nordic Star Law Offices2022 – Present
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Borenius Russia2013 – 2022
Partner, Head of St. Petersburg office
Mannheimer Swartling, St. Petersburg2006 – 2013
Senior Associate
Mannheimer Swartling, St. Petersburg and Stockholm1999 – 2006
Head of Legal and Tax
Ernst and Young, St. Petersburg1996 – 1999, worked in New York, 1998
Tax Associate
Arthur Andersen, St. Petersburg and Moscow1994 – 1996
Internship at court and prosecutor’s office, various positions in Russian law firms and companies, St. Petersburg
1992 – 1994