General Business Law Department

Russia Regions
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What the team is known for Remarkable firm with a head office in Ekaterinburg. Benefits from a presence in several major cities across Russia, including Moscow. Best recognised for its focus and experience in IP, including registration and representation in contentious cases. Acts on bankruptcy, debt recovery and contractual disputes as well as transactional mandates for international and regional clients from a wide range of industries. Also advises on licensing issues and regulatory disputes.

Strengths Sources regularly single out the team for its client service. One explains: "They are prepared to listen, think things through, go through all the details and then suggest several ways to solve the issue."

Sources also highlight the firm's presence across Russia as a particular strength. "They are one of the leaders of the regional law market," says one interviewee.

Work highlights Defended regional telecoms manufacturer Multiobrabotka in a defamation case against two competitors as well as in an interrelated patent infringement dispute.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Evgeny Shestakov oversees the practice, assisting clients with complex intellectual property disputes. Sources report that "he's very effective and he very quickly gets a grip on the issues and gives us good answers."