General Business Law Department

St Petersburg
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What the team is known for Top-tier corporate team providing transactional, corporate governance and daily business support as well as regulatory services to blue-chip international and domestic corporates based in the North-West region. Additionally houses a market-leading real estate team advising on commercial, industrial and residential construction and development projects. The Russian eSports Federation, AmRest and Etalon Group are new additions to its growing client roster.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's solution-oriented style: "This is a proactive team that wants to find the best legal solution for your deal by being one step ahead of you."

Other sources echo this sentiment, reporting: "They offer innovative solutions, find ways around bureaucracy and drive projects."

Work highlights Advised Link Development on the sale of its telecom tower business to Service-Telecom.

Notable practitioners

Karina Chichkanova is a highly revered construction-focused practitioner. A market observer describes her as "very intelligent, business-oriented and really creative," adding: "She does very interesting work." She recently assisted Eurochem with the construction of a potash facility.

Managing partner Victor Naumov focuses on IP and TMT-related mandates. A market commentator calls him "one of the best IP lawyers in Russia," while another enthuses: "He is an IT guru."