Firm Profile > Andrey Gorodissky & Partners > Moscow, Russia

Andrey Gorodissky & Partners
119019 MOSCOW

Employment Tier 2

The expertise of the practitioners at Andrey Gorodissky & Partners extends across a wide range of employment mandates, including issues of contract termination of both employees and top managers, personnel restructuring, disputes, and audits by government authorities. The team is well versed in the 'subtleties and peculiarities of law enforcement and judicial practice', and is able to 'look wider than the immediate question' to 'consider the task from all points of view'. Practice head Marina Abramova  has a proven track record of representing clients in labour disputes before the courts. Kristina Timoshenko is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Marina Abramova

Other key lawyers:

Kristina Timoshenko


‘Knowledgeable, flexible, solution-oriented, cost-effective, build long-term relationships.’

‘Marina Abramova shows the highest professionalism, benevolence, respect, and faith in the law.’

‘Practitioners obviously have vast experience in all areas of labour law, they know not only the norms of the law, but also the subtleties and peculiarities of law enforcement and judicial practice. They answer questions very quickly and clearly.’

‘Marina Abramova has vast experience, gives very valuable practical advice and recommendations. If nothing can be done, then she speaks directly about it, and at the same time advises how it will be possible to reduce losses or fines, and what to change for the future.’

‘High-level professionals with multifaceted expertise that allows you to consider the task from all points of view.’

‘Marina Abramova shows exceptional attentiveness, provides an extremely prompt and quick response, has deep professional expertise.’

‘Always look wider than the immediate question they’ve been asked; they can understand the company processes and peculiarities and then offer the optimal solutions for each client.’

‘A full and measured approach to the work rather than just an ‘express’ service.’

Key clients


Ascensia Diabetes Care


AO CB Citibank



Chevron Neftegaz



Mistral Trading

Roust Russia

Fiba Retail

Eskalibur, LLC

Intellectual property Tier 3

Patent and trade mark registration forms the cornerstone of the practice at Andrey Gorodissky & Partners. The team is also extremely active in representing clients before law enforcement agencies and the Federal Antimonopoly Service in the full gamut of intellectual property disputes. The team, which is led by Elena Gorodisskaya, also includes registered Russian and Eurasian patent attorney Anatoly Sherstin and trade mark specialist Anna Velichko.

Practice head(s):

Elena Gorodisskaya

Other key lawyers:

Anatoly Sherstin; Anna Velichko


‘The team is highly competent and helpful.’

‘Anatoly is eager to find solutions to problems.’

Key clients

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH


Noustique Perfumes, S.L.



New Dimension Fund Variable Capital Investment

Citibank N.A.


General Electric

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A.

Saint-Gobain RUS

Kronos International, Inc.

Saipem S.p.A.

Bauer, Alberto, CEO of Green Seas Ventures Ltd

OJSC Moscow factory of processed cheese “Karat”

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

Andrey Gorodissky & Partners’ strength is in its ability to assist clients with complex due diligence projects, strategic planning issues relating to the contractual structuring of corporate transactions, and negotiating and drafting transactional documentation. The group’s recent work is particularly prominent in the financial services sector. Dmitri Lubomudrov and Alexey Gorodissky jointly lead the practice, where Jose Tobar is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Dmitri Lubomudrov; Alexey Gorodissky

Other key lawyers:

Jose Tobar


‘They are very client-oriented, ready to find non-standard solutions to problems, to help with both legal and practical and technical issues.’

‘Jose Tobar is a lawyer with whom we have worked closely on three transactions. He is always friendly, responsible, ready to answer any questions that arise, has excellent legal knowledge, is ready to consider and implement non-standard solutions.’

Key clients

Sberbank Investments LLC

AV Group

Tax Tier 5

Andrey Gorodissky & Partners benefits from its close relationship with international firms; its recent work demonstrates its ability to handle referrals concerning the tax aspects of M&A transactions and corporate restructuring. Valentin Moiseev leads the practice; senior associate Evgeny Kalinin is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Valentin Moiseev

Other key lawyers:

Evgeny Kalinin

Key clients

Nord Terminal

Luxe Hotel

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Otkritie Management



Vardanyan, Broitman and Partners

Quinta Capital



The firm: Andrey Gorodissky & Partners was founded in 1992 and is recognised as one of the leading Russian law firms for business lawyers. The firm is highly specialised in the provision of comprehensive services to foreign companies and financial institutions doing business in Russia. The firm has a global client base, and its partners have the status of advocates under Russian law. The firm has unparalleled experience in handling complicated cross-border transactions and investment projects involving participants and counsel located in various jurisdictions. The lawyers of the firm have in-depth knowledge of Russian law and the practice of its application, as well as a profound understanding of the country’s economic, political and social environment, combined with a good command of western standards and rules of doing business.

Areas of practice
Corporate/M&A: AGP lawyers are committed to working with clients to help them create a stable legal framework for relations between business owners and for their companies’ contractual relations with business partners. AGP provides its clients with a full range of services in corporate matters, including advice on corporate structure, setting up companies, drafting corporate documents and representation of clients in equity investment transactions. AGP has represented international and domestic clients in M&A transactions, with a total value of over $30bn.

Civil and commercial litigation/international commercial arbitration: AGP lawyers represent clients in commercial and general jurisdiction courts in various regions of the Russian Federation and at all levels, as well as in international arbitration forums. Moreover, AGP assists clients in resolving disputes through out-of-court resolution or concluding amicable agreements.

IP: AGP lawyers serve major international brand holders in connection with registration and protection of their trade marks in Russia, including representation before courts, anti-monopoly service, customs, local manufacture of counterfeit products, challenges of trade mark registrations, and illegal use of similar trade marks.

Taxation/tax disputes: AGP provides clients with comprehensive advice on tax implications of their commercial transactions, including issues of transfer pricing and tax aspects of corporate restructuring.

Antitrust: AGP has solid experience representing clients before the Russian antitrust authorities, both during discovery request and antitrust compliance audits, and in antitrust litigation. Furthermore, APG lawyers take an active role in Competition Promotion, a public association of legal practitioners who work closely together with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service to review and approve new antimonopoly regulations.

Construction and real estate: AGP lawyers have been involved in various construction projects including industrial facilities, business centres, residential and shopping complexes. APG represents the investors of Europe’s biggest construction project in Moscow City, worth over $3bn.

Capital markets: in recent years AGP has participated in 17 IPO and Eurobond projects, totalling $9.5bn. This included structuring of a leading Russian industrial company’s most complicated IPO of shares on the London Stock Exchange and the Russian stock market.

Employment law: AGP regularly advises corporate employers on labour law matters, represents them in various lawsuits lodged by their current and former employees, and also has a good record of out-of-court settlements of labour disputes.

Business aviation: AGP represents clients in negotiations on purchase of various types of business jets, and has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating management and operating agreements with aircraft operators from Europe and Russia.

Mineral resources management: AGP specialises in subsoil use, especially for the purpose of exploration and development of oil and gas field, extraction and sale of oil and gas. AGP gives clients advice regarding licensing, tenders and auctions, relations with local authorities, rational use of natural resources and environment-related issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Dmitry Lubomudrov
Corporate/M&A Alexey Gorodissky
IP Elena Gorodissky
IP Alexey Gorodissky
Civil and commercial litigation Olga Glazkova
Project financing/business financing Andrey Gorodissky
Project financing/business financing Dmitry Lubomudrov
Taxation/tax disputes Valentin Moiseev
Antitrust Marina Abramova
Antitrust Irina Orlova
Construction and real estate Marina Abramova
Construction and real estate Olga Glazkova
International commercial arbitration Ivan Zykin
International commercial arbitration Alexey Gorodissky
Capital markets Andrey Gorodissky
Employment law Christina Timoshenko
Employment law Marina Abramova
Bankruptcy Olga Glazkova
Bankruptcy Dmitry Yakushev
Business aviation Alexey Gorodissky
Mineral resources management Yuri Tsvetkov
Criminal proceedings Ludmila Kucherova
Product liability Olga Glazkova
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms MARINA Abramova  photo Ms MARINA Abramova Partner, Attorney, Head of Employment Law Areas of practice: Antimonopoly Regulation, Civil…
Ms OLGA Glazkova  photo Ms OLGA Glazkova Partner, Attorney, Head of Civil & Commercial Litigation / International Commercial Arbitration…
Dr ELENA Gorodisskaya  photo Dr ELENA Gorodisskaya Partner, Attorney-at-Law and Trademark Attorney, PhD (Law), Head of Trademarks & Other…
Mr ALEXEY Gorodissky  photo Mr ALEXEY Gorodissky Partner, Attorney-at-Law and Trademark Attorney, Head of Corporate Law /M&A Areas of…
Dr ANDREY Gorodissky  photo Dr ANDREY Gorodissky Chairman of AGP partnership, Attorney, PhD (Law), Head of Capital Markets Areas…
Ms LUDMILA Kucherova  photo Ms LUDMILA Kucherova Partner, Attorney Areas of practice: Civil & Commercial Litigation / International Commercial…
Mr DMITRI Lubomudrov  photo Mr DMITRI Lubomudrov Managing partner | Attorney | Practice leader Project Finance Areas of practice: Corporate Law…
Mr VALENTIN Moiseev  photo Mr VALENTIN Moiseev Partner, Attorney, PhD (Law), Head of Taxation / Tax Disputes Areas of…
Ms IRINA Orlova  photo Ms IRINA Orlova Partner, Attorney Areas of practice: Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions, Antimonopoly…
Mr Anatoly Sherstin  photo Mr Anatoly Sherstin Lawyer, RF Patent Attorney, licence No 1583; Eurasian Patent Attorney, licence No…
Ms KRISTINA Timoshenko  photo Ms KRISTINA Timoshenko Partner, Attorney Areas of practice: Civil & Commercial Litigation / International Commercial…
Mr JOSE Tobar Kirillov  photo Mr JOSE Tobar Kirillov AttorneyAreas of practice: Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions Trademarks & Other…
Mr YURI Tsvetkov  photo Mr YURI Tsvetkov Partner Areas of practice: Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions, Civil &…
Dr IVAN Zykin  photo Dr IVAN Zykin Partner, ScD (Law), Professor Areas of practice: Civil & Commercial Litigation /…
Number of lawyers : 27
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