Firm Profile > Noerr > Moscow , Russia

125047 MOSCOW

Employment Tier 3

With ‘a deep understanding of the Russian legal system and substantial knowledge of both German and Russian laws’, Noerr ‘performs excellently’ in advising multiple German clients, such as Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The team is assisting IT company Advanced Micro Devices with matters concerning internal compliance regulations, redundancies and employment dismissals, among others issues. Practice head Alexander Titov is ‘extremely experienced, knowledgeable and responsive’. Counsel Olga Mokhonko ‘provides quick and pragmatic advice, tailored exclusively to what the client needs’.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Noerr’s ‘excellent, responsible and professional’ team ‘quickly provides straightforward clarifications to clients’ including the Volvo Group, Shell and the Swatch Group. Jointly headed by the ‘exceptionalVyacheslav Khayryuzov and ‘excellent lawyer’ Dr Viktor Gerbutov, the practice is recommended for its high-quality assistance concerning unlawful uses and infringements of trade marks, parallel imports and counterfeiting of products. ‘Impressive’ senior associate Dr Natalya Babenkova is also highly regarded.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

The real estate team at Noerr handles general corporate and regulatory matters, transactions, investments, EPC contracts and other agreements. Practice head Dr Thomas Mundry and senior associate Ekaterina Kalinina are key contacts.

Tax Tier 3

At Noerr, 'professional, reliable and experienced' partners Maxim Vladimirov and Alexander Silakov have notable expertise in transfer pricing, due diligence, international structuring and transactional tax matters. The team advises Porsche on the tax aspects of a car purchase financing programme and the preparation of transfer pricing documentation.

TMT Tier 3

Praised for its 'excellence and precision', Noerr advises TMT companies on personal data, privacy and general corporate issues. Practice head Vyacheslav Khayryuzov is ‘smart, responsive, and pragmatic’ and provides ‘helpful answers informed by the particular characteristics of the company’.

White-collar crime Tier 3

Noerr’s expertise in white-collar criminal defence work attracts foreign companies and their Russian subsidiaries as well as private investors, The group handles investigations, compliance with various domestic and international legislation and advice relating to running operations within Russia. Hannes Lubitzsch is assisting multinational companies with conducting internal investigations concerning allegations of bribery.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Noerr’s wide-ranging banking practice spans acquisition, project and structured finance, syndicated and single bank financings and restructurings. Stefan Wolfgang Weber is the key figure for project finance and ECA-covered and pre-export facilities, and Dr Vladislav Skvortsov advises on the English law aspects of financings.

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 4

At Noerr, banking and finance specialist Dr Vladislav Skvortsov advised VTB Bank on the project financing for Energo Effect - the Russian subsidiary of Core Value Capital, an Austrian private equity fund - intended for the construction of two solar power stations in Astrakhan. Other areas of activity include acquisition and syndicated financings, asset finance and restructurings.

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

Notable highlights for Noerr’s corporate practice include Björn Paulsen and Olga Mokhonko advising Bombardier on the sale of a 26% stake in its St Petersburg's October Car Repair Plant to Transmashholding. The team is also active in in-bound cross-border deals, acquisitions by foreign entities and joint venture structuring between foreign investors and Russian partners. Finance specialist Dr Vladislav SkvortsovHannes Lubitzsch and Dr Thomas Mundry are the other names to note.

Competition Tier 4

Noerr has considerable expertise in merger control and strategic investment filings and has built a ‘solid’ reputation for ‘always offering diligently prepared solutions’. Head of the department Stefan Weber has ‘an attentive, client-focused attitude’. Associates Tatiana Dovgan and Artem Kara are also recommended.

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Noerr’s ‘excellent knowledge of court practice and intellectual property procedures’ saw the team, led by Dr Viktor Gerbutov, represent the Volvo Group in various trade mark and copyright infringement actions in multiple-jurisdictions. The team is also active in insolvency and corporate disputes.


The firm

Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm.

Entrepreneurial thinking: Noerr’s advisors make their clients’ challenges their own and are always thinking one step ahead. In doing so, they assume responsibility and are at liberty to make their own decisions. The firm is committed to always going the extra mile for its clients and to resolving complex matters with the perfect mix of experience, excellence and sound judgement.

Innovative solutions: in complex and dynamic markets new approaches are regularly required – and delivered by experts who bring both the know-how and the necessary passion. This is precisely what Noerr excels at: implementing integrated and innovative solutions in the most efficient way.

Global reach: as one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally. With offices in 11 countries and a global network of top-ranked ‘best friends’ law firms, Noerr is able to offer its clients truly cross-border advice. In addition, Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe: Noerr has long had its own offices in all major Central and Eastern European capitals. The firm regularly advises on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments in Central and Eastern Europe by investors from all over the world. With around 100 professionals, Noerr is one of the leading law firms in the region.

Firm in Russia: since the Moscow office opened in 1994, Noerr has established a strong reputation for highly complex corporate and commercial work in Russia. A strong team of 30+ Russian and international experts provides a multitude of corporate clients with premium full-service advice on all legal and tax matters of their Russian businesses.


Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Stefan Weber
Banking and finance Vladislav Skvortsov
Banking and finance Stefan Weber
Corporate/mergers and acquisitions Björn Paulsen
Corporate/mergers and acquisitions Hannes Lubitzsch
Employment and pensions Olga Mokhonko
Intellectual property Vyacheslav Khayryuzov
Intellectual property Viktor Gerbutov
Litigation, arbitration and ADR Viktor Gerbutov
Regulatory and governmental affairs Björn Paulsen
Tax and private clients Maxim Vladimirov
Digital business and data privacy Vyacheslav Khayryuzov
Compliance and investigations Hannes Lubitzsch
Healthcare Björn Paulsen
Healthcare Hannes Lubitzsch
Corporate/mergers and acquisitions Vyacheslav Yugai
Corporate/mergers and acquisitions Olga Mokhonko
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Anna Fufurina  photo Ms Anna Fufurina
 Polina Galtsova  photo Polina Galtsova
Dr Viktor Gerbutov  photo Dr Viktor Gerbutov
Mr Vyacheslav Khayryuzov  photo Mr Vyacheslav Khayryuzov
Mr Hannes Lubitzsch  photo Mr Hannes Lubitzsch
Ms Olga Mokhonko  photo Ms Olga Mokhonko
Mr Björn Paulsen  photo Mr Björn Paulsen
Mrs Maria Pozhnikova  photo Mrs Maria Pozhnikova
Dr Vladislav Skvortsov  photo Dr Vladislav Skvortsov
Mr Maxim Vladimirov  photo Mr Maxim Vladimirov
Mr Stefan Weber  photo Mr Stefan Weber
Mr Vyacheslav Yugai  photo Mr Vyacheslav Yugai
Number of lawyers : 520
at this office : 30
Association of European Lawyers
ICC Russia
Association of European Businesses
American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Russian-German Chamber of Commerce
Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Contacts : Björn Paulsen (office managing partner)
Contacts : Stefan Wolfgang Weber (office managing partner)
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