Private Clients

We provide full-fledged advisory services to individuals on a wide range of legal and associated matters, including, among other things, marital and family relationships, inheritance and the international structuring of private and family assets, taking account of the ever-changing regulatory framework such as applicable tax legislation in different countries, migration rules and the compliance requirements of financial institutions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Structuring foreign assets based on the requirements of tax and banking legislation
  • International tax optimization, tax planning and compliance
  • Providing assistance with migration matters, including obtaining an investment residence permit and citizenship
  • Providing assistance with the legal transfer of monetary funds from the home jurisdiction and placing such funds in investment products in developed countries
  • Setting up foreign investment structures
  • Advising on family and inheritance law
  • Undertaking other confidential and sensitive assignments

Recent Cases

  • Represented a Danish national who lives in the UK with respect to his inheritance of property of his deceased mother in St Petersburg, including within the context of an inheritance dispute in Russian courts
  • Represented, at all stages of the court proceedings, a senior manager of a Swiss subsidiary bank in Moscow in a lawsuit seeking to have him reinstated to his employment position and to have his dismissal invalidated
  • Represented a Russian national who was a UK resident in a dispute over the payment of dividends. The case was complicated by the cross-border transfer from Russia to the UK, which was governed by applicable bank policies and foreign currency control
  • Represented and advised the former general director of a Russian carmaker throughout the entire process of the termination of employment and corporate relationships with the company, including in criminal proceedings (participated in an interrogation and devised the client’s position, among other things)
  • Mediated during the divorce and division of property of a married couple with considerable assets in Russia, the EU and the UK, and provided, among other things, assistance with settling guardianship with respect to a minor son and obtaining an investment residence permit in a developed country
  • Completed dozens of engagements in international law and international tax planning from a leading European multi-family office
  • Comprehensively explored the relocation of a client’s family into a country in western Europe


Pravo – 300

  • Family and inheritance law, Federal ranking (Group 2: 2021, 2023)
  • Private capital, Federal ranking (Group 2: 2021)


  • Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction. Disputes on property relations, disputes on protection of honor, dignity and business reputation. Regional rating (Band 2: 2022)
  • Family and inheritance law. Disputes about divorce, division of property and inherited assets. Federal rating (Band 2: 2023)

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
Anna Zabrotskaya
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 951 39 18
St. Petersburg