Corporate Law

Lawyers from the Transactions and Corporate Law Practice provide advice to clients on a wide range of legal matters associated with the reorganization of legal entities, development of various internal documents, and building of an optimal corporate structure and management structure that form parts of the business.

Areas of Expertise

  • The establishment, reorganization and liquidation of legal entities
  • The accreditation and closing of representative offices and branches of foreign legal entities
  • Drafting constituent and corporate documents
  • Developing corporate contracts
  • Corporate compliance
  • Developing internal company documents

Recent Cases

  • Provided legal assistance to Konecranes in Russia when it was integrating with Demag after the latter’s acquisition by Konecranes
  • Provided legal support to Espersen, the world leader in the production of frozen fish and fish products, with respect to launching and developing a Russian enterprise, including the preparation of all the necessary documents
  • Provided legal support to a number of IT companies from the USA in creating a software development business in Russia. The project presupposes building relationships with our client’s current partners in Russia, including the transfer of employees, opening of offices, preparation of infrastructure, and securing the client’s right to intellectual property
  • Provided legal support to MariCap with entering the Russian market with the project ‘Automated systems for collecting solid waste’ and establishing a corporate presence in Russia, including the creation of a joint venture for performing engineering works
  • Provided legal support to the Norebo holding, a major private company in the fishing industry in solving complex matters of corporate governance in the holding structure, including: provided legal assistance with the entry into a corporate agreement with major system creditors of the holding; introduced the Board of Directors to the holding’s management structure and organized its activity; and developed recommendations on how to mitigate risks of loss of corporate control owing to hostile acts.



The Legal 500

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: St Petersburg and elsewhere (Tier 2: 2016 – 2021)

The Legal 500 | 2020

‘A diligent and reactive team which delivers legal advice to the point and does so in a timely manner.‘
‘The team provides pragmatic, practical and clear advice whilst explaining the Russian legal framework and the requirements applicable locally.‘
‘The team is able to work to tight deadlines and provide practical solutions even when matters do not initially go according to plan.‘

The Legal 500 | 2021

“They counsel with a high degree of certainty, which is much appreciated when you know as little about Russian law as I do. ”

“The firm’s practice is distinguished by a flexible approach and efficiency in the provision of legal services. I would also like to note the depth of expertise of the team members, they have unique experience and knowledge.”

Pravo – 300

  • Corporate / M&A, Federal ranking (Group 3: 2018, Group 2: 2019 – 2020, Group 3(High market): 2021, Group 2 (Mid-market): 2022. Group 2 (High-market): 2023)
  • Corporate / M&A, Regional ranking (Group 1: 2018 – 2020, Group 2: 2021 – 2023)

The Best Lawyers

  • Corporate Law: Andrei Gusev, Artem Zhavoronkov, Andrew Bezhan


  • Corporate law. M&A of Russian assets. Federal ranking (High-end, Band 2: 2022-2023)
  • Corporate law. M&A of Russian assets. Regional ranking (Band 1: 2022)

Russian Arbitration Association

  • Corporate and M&A. Group 1 (Leading Practice)

Additional information

Andrei Gusev
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 938 29 90, +34 695 043 424, +376 692 1714
St. Petersburg, Barcelona, Almaty
Artem Zhavoronkov
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 905 47 66
St. Petersburg
Anton Borisyuk
+7 921 593 68 90
St. Petersburg