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Pepeliaev Group

Life Sciences

Band 3RussiaEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advises pharmaceutical and medical device companies on pricing, compliance and distribution contracts issues. Also handles regulatory matters for international clients, with further expertise in antitrust investigations. Assists with localisation projects as well as transactional mandates, and acts on clinical trial cases. Represents clients in cases of criminal liability.


A client says the team have a "very good understanding of the practice and our business," and further shares: "They understand our goals, assess the pros and the cons of a certain approach and evaluate the risks, finding a solution together with us."

Work highlights

Assisted the Russian government with the development of an experimental legal regime that would provide for the development and use of AI tools and other technologies in medicine.

Notable practitioners

Ilya Bolotnov and Maria Nikonova are key contacts for the practice.

Department Information

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The lawyers of the practice have worked over many years with manufacturers, distributors, professional associations and regulators in medicine and pharmaceuticals, providing high-quality legal advice and helping companies to improve their performance and mitigate risks.

Our team is well known for its capability to handle the industry projects across the spectrum: from day-to-day advice on advertising products to multibillion dollar special investment contracts. The team is becoming increasingly popular for its unique experience in developing innovative public procurement models that increase the accessibility of expensive new-generation drugs to Russian patients. The practice is also renowned for its track record in clinical trials of medicinal products (extremely complicated legal cases, non-standard situations, etc.).

The practice offers legal services in such areas as:

    • the development of medicines, medical devices and BAA;
    • clinical research and trials;
    • localising manufacturing;
    • advising on registration issues;
    • wholesale and retail;
    • advertising and working with the professional comminity;
    • state control and supervision, interacting with consumers;
    • public procurement;
    • M&A.


Bolotnov, Ilya

Nikonova, Maria


Actellion Pharmaceuticals


Becton Dickinson


F. Hoffmann La Roche


Paul Hartmann


Varian Medical Systems



Consumer Product Manufacturing


Health Care

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences


Life Sciences

Pepeliaev Group


Building 1, 39 3rd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street





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