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Luxury Retail Consulting joins AstapovLawyers

April 2016

Moscow, April 18th – We are pleased to announce that AstapovLawyers International Law Group is extending the range of services offered to clients. Luxury Retail Consulting, a luxury brands focused agency, joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group on April 11th, 2016.  Daria Goulko, the agency’s Managing Partner and CEO, joined AstapovLawyers as Partner and Head of Luxury Retail Practice that will operate under the brand name of AstapovLawyers.

Moscow, April 18th â€“ We are pleased to announce that AstapovLawyers International Law Group is extending the range of services offered to clients. Luxury Retail Consulting, a luxury brands focused agency, joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group on April 11th, 2016.  Daria Goulko, the agency’s Managing Partner and CEO, joined AstapovLawyers as Partner and Head of Luxury Retail Practice that will operate under the brand name of AstapovLawyers.

Luxury Retail Consulting was founded as a firm of advisers offering overall support to luxury retail brands entering or already operating in Russian and CIS markets.  LRC boasts unique expertise in setting up businesses, creating and implementing all key policies and procedures, launching local legal processes, negotiating and formalising boutique, office and storeroom leases, pursuing brand’s interests in boutique construction and pre-opening phases, protecting brands from illegal use, generating efficient document base to serve brand’s interests in employer-employee relations, training staff on laws and regulations, assisting in resolving employer-employee conflicts, and representing brands during government-initiated audits and legal actions and in other matters.

Daria has more than 12 years of experience of being a trustful adviser for various luxury brands and five years of in-house work as Head of Legal and HR at Christian Dior Couture Russia &CIS. Daria’s duties included strategic planning, legal and HR support for all Russia and CIS-based operations, including brand start-ups, large-scale marketing and PR support, and efficient representation of brands before state authorities, courts and key business partners.

Before joining Christian Dior Couture, Daria was one of the leading lawyers at Swiss legal bureau Eckstein & Partner and, before that, Managing Partner at legal company Trust Contact.

Ms Goulko graduated from O.E. Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy and Maurice Thorez Moscow State Linguistic University.

Ms Goulko is currently writing her thesis on the development of luxury brands market in Russia.

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is in TOP-25 biggest Russian companies, according to “Kommersant-2016”, and is recognised by various international and Russian publications, such as:

  • Commercial and Litigation Law Firm in Russia in 2016 by ACQ5
  • Tier 2 Law Firm in Litigation by Pravo-ru 2016
  • Recommended in Corporate and M&A, Litigation, Tax, Energy, Real Estate and IP by Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • Firm of the year in Intellectual Property by Deal Makers 2015
  • Tier 2 Law Firm in Corporate & M&A by Pravo.ru 2015

The transaction is the first of its kind in the company’s history. We have created a unique strategic opportunity by combining Luxury Retail Consulting’s multiple years of tailored expertise with the extensive capabilities of AstapovLawyers in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. 

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