Stepanov & Aksuk

General Business Law Department

Russia Regions
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What the team is known for

Based in Rostov-on-Don, the firm maintains its highly regarded position in Southern Russia. Boasts a well-established maritime law practice alongside a more traditional contentious offering. Construction, real estate and contractual disputes are all areas of expertise. Increasingly active in bankruptcy disputes. Represents both domestic and international clients on local mandates. Part of the GRATA International network.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the firm's tailored approach, with one explaining: "They know what they're doing; they chose the best strategy, examine all the risks and find the most successful path for the client."

Work highlights

Represented Rassvet in a real estate dispute against the Ministry of Defence regarding defence facilities that were built on a land plot owned by Rassvet.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Igor Stepanov has extensive experience in handling real estate and construction disputes. He acts for contractors, land owners and residents forming class action suits. Sources are full of praise, with one reporting him to be "very creative" and "very dedicated."