Firm Profile > Lidings > Moscow, Russia

MOSCOW, 123100

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

The dispute resolution team at Lidings focuses on commercial disputes, debt recovery and bankruptcy-related proceedings and tax litigation; the department is also attracting a growing number of contentious corporate mandates. Key areas of sector expertise for team members include the fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, financial services, manufacturing and construction industries. Clients single out department head Alexander Popelyuk alongside managing partner and corporate law specialist Andrey Zelenin.

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We value team members’ good command of the English language, the availability of partners, as well as the speedy response.

Lidings’ department stands out for its positive attitude, its in-depth knowledge of regional enforcement practices, and its ability to suggest practical solutions.

Alexaner Popelyuk is flexible and result-oriented.

Andrey Zelenin has a broader vision and excellent presentation skills.

Key clients

Bridgestone Tyre Manufacturing



Santen Pharmaceuticals


Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 5


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Lidings has been our legal advisor for several years, mostly taking care of our corporate matters. They handle each task with an amazing accuracy and always provide us with valuable feedback. We know we are guided by real professionals.

The team is headed by Mr. Andrey Zelenin. He is a major professional and great project manager. In particular, I would like to mention a bright lawyer Julia Kuzmenko, with whom we frequently contact. She is remarkably thorough in her communications, doesn’t play hard to get, meaning she is available on the phone and replies to email promptly. Besides that, she is an open person, reliable and trustworthy.

Andrey Zelenin’s inputs were insightful. He and his team were always available to provide us with the advice/clarifications we required. 

Key clients



Kingsoft Cloud Corporation Limited

Mylan (ex.Meda)

Santen Pharmaceutical

Sea Vision



Lidings is a leading independent national law firm advising Russian and international companies with different industrial background on all legislative aspects of doing business in Russia and CIS.

We advise market leaders, international investors, representatives of medium and large global businesses interested in entering the Russian and CIS market and in actively implementing a variety of business and commercial projects in Russia.

Our lawyers are highly skilled, multilingual legal experts who hold degrees from the best legal institutions in Russia and abroad. Their expert knowledge of Russian legislation and of the intricacies of Russia’s unique business culture has built up Lidings reputation as one of the top law firms in the nation.

Lidings is a member of a number of leading professional associations and networks of independent law firms giving our clients direct access to legal experts in almost every jurisdiction in the world: International Lawyers Network, Global Business Lawyer Alliance, The European Criminal Bar Association, British Russian Law Association and Biolegis (Network of lawyers in Life Sciences).

For over a decade, Lidings has been a leader in all major areas of law, boasting an expert knowledge of regulatory framework. Our reputation for excellent client service is a key factor in the firm’s success and the reason for its impeccable reputation in the Russian market. It has also been successful in establishing sector expertise in certain industries where global investors play an important part, such as pharmaceuticals and life sciences, automotive, FMCG, energy and aviation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property Boris Malakhov
Dispute Resolution Boris Malakhov
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Stepan Guzey
Tax and customs Stepan Guzey
Criminal Defense Stepan Guzey
Dispute Resolution Andrey Zelenin
Corporate and M&A Andrey Zelenin
Intellectual Property Andrey Zelenin
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Alexander Popelyuk
Dispute Resolution Alexander Popelyuk
Employment Alexander Popelyuk
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Dmitry Gravin  photo Mr Dmitry Gravin Partner
Mr Stepan Guzey  photo Mr Stepan Guzey Partner
Mr Boris Malakhov  photo Mr Boris Malakhov Partner
Mr Alexander Popelyuk  photo Mr Alexander Popelyuk Partner
Mr Andrey Zelenin  photo Mr Andrey Zelenin Managing Partner
Number of lawyers : 35+
International Lawyers Network
Global Business Lawyer Alliance - GBL Alliance
The European Criminal Bar Association
British Russian Law Association
Biolegis (Network of lawyers in Life Sciences)