Mr Vladislav Zabrodin > Capital Legal Services > St Petersburg, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Capital Legal Services
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Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Real estate and construction

Elena Stepanova and Vladislav Zabrodin head up the real estate and construction team at Capital Legal Services, which acts for a mix of Russian and international clients. The team excels in assisting clients with developing real estate investment strategies in the local market, and is increasingly active in issues in the Russian regions. The team has sector-specific expertise across multiple industries, and has been recently active in the retail sector.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere

The St. Petersburg-based corporate practice at Capital Legal Services works closely with its office in Moscow; the group is spearheaded by Vladislav Zabrodin in Moscow and Pavel Karpunin and Dmitry Churin in St. Petersburg. Clients also single out the expertise of associate Vadim Kovalyov. The group advises on a wide range of issues including M&A deals, company reorganisations, audits and corporate governance mandates. The team is also increasingly handling instructions relating to corporate law and issues concerning the applicable sanctions regime.