Firm Profile > Lidings > Moscow, Russia

Imperia Tower
6 Presnenskaya Emb., Block 2
Moscow, 123112

Russia > Intellectual property Tier 3

Highly sensitive patent, copyright and trade mark disputes for multinational corporates, particularly those from the life sciences, IT and manufacturing sectors, form the cornerstone of the practice at Lidings. Key contacts include team lead Boris Malakhov and managing partner Andrey Zelenin. The firm is active across Russia and the CIS region.

Practice head(s):

Boris Malakhov

Other key lawyers:

Andrey Zelenin


‘Lidings employees are distinguished by their high, I would say, the highest professionalism, and their attentive attitude to the client.’

‘Boris Malakhov is a highly educated lawyer with a good grip on the relevant issues. He is precise and attentive.’

‘Support is provided throughout the entire process. The company offers a variety of strategies for solving issues, which allows for flexibility in solving complexities.’

Key clients


Merck & Co

Nanopharma Development



Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Singled out for its ‘excellent collaboration with clients’, Lidings represents a well-balanced mix of longstanding and newly attracted Russian and international corporate clients in general commercial disputes, debt recovery proceedings and corporate conflicts. The recent experience of ‘thoughtful and quick’ practice head Alexander Popelyuk stands out in the pharmaceutical space, where he counts Vademecum among his clients. Stepan Guzey is a key contact for criminal defence work.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Popelyuk

Other key lawyers:

Stepan Guzey; Elizaveta Fursova; Alexey Belykh


‘Excellent collaboration with clients.’

‘Alexander Popelyuk is thoughtful and quick.’

‘Ability to find non-standard solutions and the ability to reconcile the interests of different persons, which is especially important in bankruptcy cases, where numerous creditors are involved.’

‘Alexander Popelyuk has both impressive successful experience and an inexhaustible supply of new ideas that are valuable for strengthening the legal position in the most complex cases.’

Key clients

Bridgestone Tyre Manufacturing


Santen Pharmaceuticals


RK Media

Park Huaming


Lata Track

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 5


Practice head(s):

Andrey Zelenin

Other key lawyers:

Polina Vodogreeva; Julia Kuzmenko


‘The team is diligent, accessible and dependable. Their immediate response during late hours and professionalism have been an asset to our company.’

‘Lidings is a great partner to foreign companies doing business in Russia; they are able to relate and translate the legal complexities in a way that is easy for us to understand.’ 

‘Andrey Zelenin and Polina Vodogreeva provide invaluable support when it comes to protecting our company’s needs. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. We would highly recommend them.’

‘Julia Kuzmenko and Andrey Zelenin are very knowledgeable individuals, approachable and reliable.’

Key clients





Ashok Leyland

Interglobe Aviation

Hydroscand Group

Naton Medical Group



Lidings is a leading independent national law firm advising Russian and international companies with different industrial backgrounds 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)