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Capital Legal Services

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Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg

Vladislav Zabrodin

Work +7 (812) 346 79 90
Capital Legal Services

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.


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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere

Capital Legal Services is distinguished by its ‘practical and flexible client-focused approach’, ‘taking into account all the specific circumstances of the matter’. The department is led by Dmitry Churin, who ‘is deeply involved in all aspects’ and ‘sets out recommendations to include all the fine points in a very organised, clear and convincing manner’. Highlights included advising Perm Concession Company on corporate issues and shareholders agreements concerning a major transportation project in Perm. Pavel Karpunin has extensive expertise in investments and acquisitions made by foreign entities. Managing partner Vladislav Zabrodin is also of note.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Capital Legal Services' ' results-driven team' has 'a rigorous approach and in-depth knowledge' of private wealth matters, the creation of personal holding structures using trusts, asset protection and immigration issues. 'Responsive and client-oriented' Anastasia Kuzmina is 'very experienced in tax and private wealth'; she is handling a number of cases involving corporate restructuring, protection of assets and tax compliance for high-net-worth clients. St Petersburg–based Vladislav Zabrodin advises on tax compliance and residency matters in multiple jurisdictions.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Jointly headed by Elena Stepanova and Vladislav Zabrodin, Capital Legal Services’ ‘highly qualified and trustworthy specialists’ provide ‘great advice in a timely manner’ and ‘offer the most effective, up-to-date solutions to clients’ problems’. The firm supported retail company Leroy Merlin during the $200m acquisition of multiple shopping locations from Kesko. Associate Alexander Rumyantsev is also highly recommended.

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