Dmitry A Pentsov > MLL Legal > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
MLL Legal Offices
65 rue du Rhône
PO Box 3199
1211 Geneva 3
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Dmitry A Pentsov
Aviation, Aerospace & Shipping, Charity & mission-driven Organisations, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Immigration, Banking & Finance, Financial Services Regulation, Insolvency & Restructuring, Private Client, Real Estate, Construction & Environment, Sport, Media & Entertainment
Dmitry Pentsov’s specialisms include banking and finance, international arbitration (with a particular focus on Russia and other republics of the former USSR), corporate and commercial (especially international joint ventures and cross-border transactions governed by Swiss law) and international private client law (wealth transfer and structuring, including trusts, acquisition of aircraft and real estate and relocation to Switzerland).
He has been an associate in our Geneva office since 2006 and became a Partner in 2016. He has extensive legal experience in Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union. He has represented foreign investors in joint-venture projects with local companies (banking, oil, gas and other natural resources, transportation, real estate, telecoms), as well as domestic and foreign purchasers, sellers and brokers in connection with the purchase and sale of securities, custodial relationships, creation of investment funds and institutions, and brokerage contracts. He acted as a counsel in international arbitration (ICC, Swiss Rules, VIAC, amongst others) in various disputes, arising out of the international sale of goods, joint venture agreements as well as distribution agreements. He also acted as counsel in the CAS arbitration.
Russian, English, French and Spanish
Geneva Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
St Petersburg City Bar Association
Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (2013)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
University of Geneva (MLaw)
Admitted to the New York State Bar (2001)
Admitted to the St. Petersburg Bar (2001)
Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University
MLL Legal was formed by the merger of legacy firms Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and Froriep and the combined teams have strength in advising clients from the retail, pharmaceutical and energy sectors as well as clients with a technology background, including engineering and software companies. Serge Calame, Frédéric Cottier, Philippe Prost and Bernard Lachenal are adept at handling private client matters, as is Julie Wynne. Jean Marguerat is well versed in dispute resolution and Dmitry Pentsov specialises in banking and finance advice. Mona Stephenson, Maud Udry-Alhanko and Jean-Luc Herbez are also noted.
MLL Legal provides ‘top-quality service‘ and is ‘client-focused‘ when advising private clients and their families. The team, which is ‘chock full with talented layers‘, advises high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, such as entrepreneurs, heirs and investors on sensitive and personal tax and legal issues pertaining to wealth and asset structuring, protection, estate planning, family governance and philanthropy. The department is headed by Serge Calame and Patricia Guerra, whose ‘grasp of clients’ needs and understanding of complex situations is outstanding‘. Maud Udry-Alhanko focuses on relocations of international clients to Switzerland, Julie Wynne specialises in estate planning, inheritance law and philanthropy, and the ‘highly knowledgeable‘ Oliver Arter specialises in wealth planning. The unit further includes Dmitry Pentsov and Julien Tron. Annaïg Vogt left the firm in February 2022.
The team at MLL Legal is experienced in acting for team owners, individual athletes and sports organisations from a wide range of sports, such as football, horse racing, cycling, ice hockey, tennis, beach volleyball, gymnastics and motor racing. Covering contentious and non-contentious matters, the group advises on IP, brand management, disciplinary cases and negotiations. Dispute resolution expert Jean Marguerat and trade mark and designs specialist Peter Schramm lead the practice. Dmitry Pentsov is a key contact for Russia-related matters.
MLL Legal‘s client portfolio includes financial institutions, funds, investors, and individuals. On the regulatory side, the firm handles licence requests for banks and issues involving the recognition of specific financial products in Switzerland. It further covers asset lending, corporate lending, real estate financing and acquisition financing as well as banking litigation. Dmitry Pentsov is a key contact especially for the latter; he leads the practice together with transaction specialist Mona Stephenson.
- Private client - Switzerland
- Banking and finance: Geneva - Switzerland
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland - Switzerland
- Sports law - Switzerland
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Private client
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Sports law
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Regulatory, compliance and investigations