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Capital Legal Services

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Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg

Vladislav Zabrodin

Work +7 (812) 346 79 90
Capital Legal Services

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Investments; Real Estate; Corporate Law / M&A; Project Financing and PPP; Antitrust Law; Anticorruption


Vladislav Zabrodin is the founder and Managing Partner of Capital Legal Services. Vladislav is one of the leading lawyers in Russia.


As a lawyer, over the last 20 years Vladislav has devoted his practice to advising business clients on corporate and commercial law, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and public-private partnership, as well as other aspects of business in Russia. Prior to establishing Capital Legal Services, Mr. Zabrodin headed the representative office of McDermott, Will & Emery, LLC. From 1995 to 1998 he headed the CIS legal group at OTIS Elevator Company. Vladislav has extensive experience of successful work as a member of the board of directors of major international companies. Vladislav Zabrodin is experienced in managing investment projects for market leaders in such industries as global retail, food production, manufacturing, hi-tech production and services, construction materials, personal hygiene products and forestry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Vladislav has represented the interests of both investors and government authorities in first-of-a-kind and first-in-the-country public-private partnership projects in Russia.


Russian and English


Vladislav is Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers Russian Liaison Committee, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers European Advisory Board, and a member of the ICSC EAB Executive Committee. He is a member of the St. Petersburg International Business Association Executive Committee. Vladislav plays an active role in projects related to development of the legal profession and the judicial system in Russia.


St. Petersburg State University Law School (1991, law degree with highest honors); St. Petersburg State University Post-Graduate Law School (International Law); Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, USA (1995, L.L.M.).


Vladislav has published a number of articles in various international and Russian periodicals.


PPP and infrastructure projects

Within: PPP and infrastructure projects

Capital Legal Services’ team ‘has solid experience in PPP projects and a profound knowledge of all related legislation’. Managing partner Vladislav Zabrodin and Pavel Karpunin are the key names; the latter advised the government of Khabarovsk on issues pertaining to toll road construction.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Vladislav Zabrodin is the key practitioner at Capital Legal Services, which has a strong client base in the retail sector. The group assisted Leroy Merlin with due diligence on several dozen land plots.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

St Petersburg and elsewhere

Within: St Petersburg and elsewhere

Vladislav Zabrodin heads the practice at Capital Legal Services, where other key figures include the ‘proactive and supportiveDmitry Churin, and Pavel Karpunin, who is ‘a good contact for Russian deals’. Kraft Heinz, retailer Next and Sodexo Russia are clients.

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