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Capital Legal Services

BOUTIQUE OFFICE CENTER, 17 ITALIANSKAYA STREET, 191186 ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
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Work +7 812 346 7990
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Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg
Capital Legal Services, Vladislav Zabrodin, St Petersburg, RUSSIA

Vladislav Zabrodin

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Capital Legal Services

Work Department

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

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

Russian and English

Member

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.

Education

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.).

Leisure

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

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