Firm Profile > Pepeliaev Group > Moscow, Russia

Pepeliaev Group

Russia > Tax Tier 1

Historically known for its unsurpassed tax law capabilities, Pepeliaev Group houses a large, full-service team, offering a mix of diversified tax services concerning both personal and corporate taxation issues. The group is an excellent proposition for clients seeking defence in tax litigation proceedings; managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev and senior partner Rustem Ahmetshin are stalwarts in Moscow’s taxation market, with multiple high-profile court appearances including Russian Supreme Court cases. The team is equally adept at handling the pre-trial stage of tax disputes, where Natalia Kovalenko’s recent work particularly stands out. On the non-contentious side, the department handles all types of regulatory and tax accounting issues, international taxation mandates, and tax risks and overpayments. Its broad industry-specific expertise spans telecoms, media, consumer goods, transport and pharmaceuticals, among other sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Sergey Pepeliaev; Natalia Kovalenko; Rustem Ahmetshin; Andrey Tereschenko

Key clients



Brunswick Rail Group


Kinross Group

Knauf Insulation

Onexim Group

Pfizer LLC

Sodruzhestvo Group

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere Tier 2

Pepeliaev Group is adept at handling contentious corporate issues, corporate governance matters, due diligence assignments and investment projects. The department has also acted on multiple recent mandates in the oil and gas industry. Sergey Spasennov leads the practice; tax practice head Sergey Sosnovsky and real estate specialist Elena Krestyantseva are also key figures in the team.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Spasennov

Other key lawyers:

Ksenia Kulikova; Sergey Sosnovsky; Elena Krestyantseva


‘All lawyers were very professional, prompt, responsive and polite in communicating with us.’

‘Excellent adherence to deadlines; a full-fledged immersion of the firm in the client’s issue; a thorough study of all nuances of the project.’

Key clients

Procter & Gamble

SNF Vostok

Container Terminal St. Petersburg

SCA Hygiene Products Russia

Ursa Eurasia



Russia > Employment Tier 2

The employment and migration practice at Pepeliaev Group is split into two teams, one headed up by Julia Borozdna, and one under the leadership of Anna Berlina. Borozdna has over 20 years' experience advising multinational and notable domestic companies on the full range of non-contentious labour law matters, and also frequently handles litigious work. Berlina is particularly known for assisting with employee dismissals, including on a large scale, and representing clients in their dealings with the State Labour Inspectorate and the Public Prosecutor's Office. Senior associate Dmitry Zykov is noted for his expertise in issues relating to data privacy.

Practice head(s):

Julia Borozdna; Anna Berlina; Dmitry Zykov

Key clients

Becton Dickinson


Boehringer Ingelheim



Harry’s / Barilla


Lindt & Sprüngli LLC (Russia)


Roche Diabetes Care Rus

Russia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Transactional specialist Valentina Orlova leads the team at Pepeliaev Group, and focuses on advising clients on entry into agreements regarding the use of IP and the disposal of exclusive rights, as well as assisting with e-commerce and advertising matters. For contentious work, senior associate Nikolay Medvedev is the key contact; he has significant experience protecting intellectual property rights before administrative and judicial authorities, including the Supreme Court and the Intellectual Property Court. Areas of recent growth for the firm include software licensing issues and disputes concerning violations of right to fonts.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Orlova

Other key lawyers:

Nikolay Medvedev

Key clients

Barilla Rus LLC


F. Uhrenholt Holding A/S

Gazprom PJSC

Jaguar Land Rover

Japan Tobacco International



Procter & Gamble

Richter Gedeon Nyrt

Science and Innovation (ROSATOM)

SKOLKOVO Foundation

Russia > Private client Tier 2

Pepeliaev Group is distinguished by its highly specialised team, which comprises a large number of experts. Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev brings a wealth of experience in handling contentious and advisory taxation issues to the group, as does Rustem Ahmetshin, who heads up the tax practice. For family and inheritance law mandates, Julia Borozdna and Olga Puchkova are the names to note. On the litigious side, the key contacts are Yuri Vorobyev and Yulia Litovtseva; the latter is particularly active in bankruptcy proceedings and is frequently appointed as a mediator at both the pre-trial and trial stages.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Pepeliaev; Julia Borozdna; Rustem Ahmetshin; Yuri Vorobyev; Yulia Litovtseva

Other key lawyers:

Olga Puchkova

Russia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Jointly led by Natalia Stenina and Alexey Konevsky, Pepeliaev Group’s real estate and construction practice is a key adviser for high-value domestic real estate transactions, due diligence projects and contractual arrangements. The department often acts alongside the firm's corporate and tax groups on transactional work, particularly in the energy and retail sectors. Praised for its ‘accuracy in details’ and ‘ability to work under tight deadlines’, the team also has significant experience advising on land law issues and construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Natalia Stenina; Alexey Konevsky

Other key lawyers:

Vladislav Ivanov


‘We are very impressed by the fact that the team, with equal attention and thoroughness, works through both rather routine and complex and contradictory issues of project implementation. We appreciate the commitment that the team showed at every stage of the project. Sometimes it is difficult for consultants to focus on long-term projects, as this requires a wide variety of skills and approaches to emerging issues. But for Pepeliaev Group, this was definitely not a problem.’

‘Natalia Stenina, our key contact, has a high level of professional knowledge, as well as the ability to quickly acquire new skills as required by the project. She showed herself very well in a number of difficult and contradictory situations and managed to coordinate the work in such a way that the lawyers from her team also adhered to this line.’

‘High professionalism, accuracy in details, client focus, high level of responsibility, ability to work under tight deadlines and multitask.’

‘We work exclusively with class A office real estate and are convinced that activities in this area should be based on two main principles – a clear corporate governance structure and adherence to transparent practices in daily work. We try to strictly follow these principles and expect external consultants not only to apply this approach when preparing legal advice and opinions on our requests, but also to use similar principles in our activities. We consider cooperation with the real estate and construction practice of Pepeliaev Group very comfortable, both in terms of the level of professional training of experts, and in terms of the general principles of building work processes.’

‘Our projects at Pepeliaev Group are managed by Natalia Stenina. In cases where support is provided to us directly by her, we receive highly professional advice on a wide range of issues that are fully consistent with both our needs and existing legislation. If Natalia acts as the head of a team of lawyers of different specialisations, we are always confident in the optimal selection of team members and clear coordination of their work.’

Key clients

Agroholding Taman

Atrium European Real Estate

Gazprom Zakupki PJSC

Harry’s CIS LLC / Barilla Group

Mercedes Benz Rus

Moet Hennessy Distribution Rus LLC

Rosshelf CJSC

Salym Petroleum Development N.V.

Socar Energoresource LLC


Weichai Holding Group

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zarubezhneft JSC

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Delivering services which are ‘excellent in terms of quality and professionalism’, Pepeliaev Group prides itself on prevailing in the majority of the insolvency cases it handles in court. This litigation strength is mirrored in the expertise of practice head Yulia Litovtseva, a former bankruptcy judge in a regional commercial court, who is ‘very attentive to the interests of the client’. Senior associate Leonid Barkov is particularly well-versed in acting on the side of Russian and foreign corporate defendants.

Practice head(s):

Yulia Litovtseva

Other key lawyers:

Leonid Barkov


‘Yulia Litovtseva is a highly qualified specialist, who knows to support the client and search for a way out of difficult situations. She is very attentive to the interests of the client; open-minded to all issuesl as a head of the team, she contributes a lot to create a positive, efficient working atmosphere. Yulia possesses great human and professional qualities.’

‘Competent lawyers with high analytical skills and experience in many aspects of the profession. They are highly qualified specialists who professionally evaluate legal risks and have the ability to find the right solution in difficult situations. They have rapid response and efficiency in the preparation of documents. The priority of the team is always the successful solution of customer problems.’

‘Professionalism, high quality of products, excellent service, accessibility and quick response times are the main advantages of the firm. Highly recommended for those wishing legal assistance from a reputable reliable professional partner in the Russian Federation.’

‘Yulia Litovtseva has deep knowledge and extensive experience in Russian bankruptcy law; she was accessible 24/7. The work conducted by the team, which involved also court work, was excellent in terms of quality and professionalism. The advice on legal matters was always very focused and accurate. Response time was unbelievable, despite the voluminous documentation that had to be examined and the fact that most documentation involved translation into Russian. The best experience was the sense of security and confidence in relying on a professional in a completely unknown jurisdiction.’

Key clients

SK Most Group

Campan Agro

Cyprus Development Bank


Rietumu Banka

Rolf LLC

Ronin Trust

Stevedores Yamal

Universal Leasing Company JSC

Uhrenholt A/S

River Site LLC

Russia > Competition Tier 3

Elena Sokolovskaya brings her previous experience as departmental head of the FAS' legal division to her role as antitrust team lead at Pepeliaev Group. The group advises on a wide range of competition issues, such as public procurement, trade law, and foreign investments in various strategic sectors. The practice also handles contentious work, including acting in cartel and abuse of dominance cases.

Practice head(s):

Elena Sokolovskaya


‘Elena Sokolovskaya’s previous experience in the FAS is valuable, because knowing the FAS from the inside, she has the opportunity to look at any situation through the eyes of a regulator and give valuable practical advice on it. She is distinguished by her great attentiveness to clients, a sincere desire to help them and achieve objectivity in any matter and, of course, her high professionalism!’

‘High professional level, extensive specialised knowledge, awareness of current trends and trends in the area of state regulation, strong communication with clients and regulators.’

‘Elena Sokolovskaya is an experienced thinking specialist in the field of antitrust law enforcement. I consider her an unsurpassed specialist in the field under consideration.’

‘Pepeliaev Group LLC fully carefully delves into the client’s situation, does not limit itself to a formal analysis of legal norms, searches for individual solutions based on its own practice and on the experience and wishes of the client. The processing of requests is carried out promptly, feedback is constantly given.’

‘All colleagues are distinguished by high professional qualifications, an individual approach, quick feedback, comfortable communication (the ability to call, ask additional questions, get clarifications).’

‘An excellent combination of reasonable prices and high quality work.’

‘Elena Sokolovskaya is an excellent organiser, a high-level professional, excellent human qualities.’

‘Elena Sokolovskaya pay close attention to the client, show the ability to understand the details and find a non-standard approach to intractable issues.’

Key clients

Astellas Pharma

Barilla (Harry’s)

Dentsply Sirona





Roche Diabetes Care Rus


Tarkett Rus


Russia > TMT Tier 3

At Pepeliaev Group, the cross-departmental team focuses on advising clients from the telecoms and media sectors. Tax issues and dispute resolution are areas of particular expertise for the firm. The group is also regularly involved with working groups created by legislative and executive authorities to respond to initiatives in the legal regulation concerning the TMT sector. Rustem Ahmetshin and Natalia Kovalenko are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Rustem Ahmetshin; Natalia Kovalenko

Key clients

Kavminvody JSC

Kingston Technology


Multiregional Transit Telecom (МТТ)

Nokia Solutions and Networks



Skolkovo Foundation

Sony Mobile Communications

Thomson Reuters

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Pepeliaev Group is increasingly being instructed in relation to defamation disputes. A significant part of the team’s workload also involves contractual and corporate disputes; Roman Bevzenko is among the key contacts. Dispute resolution group leader Yuri Vorobyev has extensive experience acting on the defence side of Russian and international companies in commercial disputes. Ekaterina Lebedeva leads the international litigation practice.

Practice head(s):

Yuri Vorobyev

Other key lawyers:

Natalia Travkina; Olga Syachinova; Roman Bevzenko

Key clients


Dominus LLC

Ehrmann LLC

Food Production Plant ‘Concord’ LLC

JSC “Teplovaya energiya”

Paneuropa S.A. – Mitsis Laguna Resort & SPA

Research and Production Enterprise Raduga-15 LLC

Roksan Global

Rostov Grain Terminal LLC

Startteh LLC

Steelman Partners Europe

Stockmann Spb Center LLC

Ural-Omaga CJSC

ZTE Corporation

Russia > Energy and natural resources Tier 4

The offering at Pepeliaev Group utilises its close links with the firm's tax practice to provide clients from the fuel, mining and energy sectors with transactional advice, focusing particularly on the tax implications. Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev is known for representing clients before the State Arbitration Courts and the Supreme Court. Natalia Stenina is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Pepeliaev; Natalia Stenina


‘An integrated approach, prompt response to problem solving, always on time, reasonable prices.’

‘Natalia Stenina: super-prompt response to requests, clear organisation of work, always gives high-quality results on time.’

‘The high professionalism of Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers includes a high level of communication with clients, deep practical and academic knowledge in the field of law, the choice of the most effective algorithms for solving problems and protecting the interests of the client.’

‘Strengths include the speed of processing complex requests, proactive stance and ability to take into account the strategic interests of the client.’

‘Prompt feedback, clear questions, good time-management, detailed analysis and suggestions, good risk assessment.’

‘Basically we communicate with Natalia Stenina. The advantage for us is that she oversees the regulation of the oil and gas industry, ecology and real estate at Pepeliaev Group. She is a good lawyer with a wide range of industry knowledge. She also effectively accompanies projects in which several jurisdictions are involved.’

‘Our key contact person is Natalia Stenina. She mainly provides support on real estate and regulation of the oil and gas industry, but at the same time always demonstrates her deep involvement in projects that require legal support from lawyers from other branches of law. In working with our company, Natalia has established herself not only as a good lawyer with impressive experience in the oil and gas sector, but also as an excellent manager who organises the work of the team.’

‘Over the years of co-operation, we have had the opportunity to work with many lawyers from different practices of Pepeliaev Group, however, our key contact person in the firm is Natalia Stenina. She is a very experienced lawyer with excellent skills in solving complex problems, including in crisis situations. We also appreciate her managerial skills, which allow us to form the optimal team of lawyers to support the project at every stage of its implementation.’

Key clients


Gazprom and its subsidiaries

Gazprom Zakupki PJSC

Kimkan and Sutara Ore Mining and Processing Plant LLC

Kinross Group

Rosshelf CJSC

Salym Petroleum Development N.V.

SOCAR Energoresource LLC


Zarubezhneft JSC

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

Pepeliaev Group

Practice head(s):

Ilya Bolotnov; Nikolay Solodovnikov; Sergei Shorin

Key clients


Barilla Group

Brother LLC


Lego Russia

Proxima Capital Group

Skolkovo – Venture Investments


Valartis Group

Weichai Power

The firm: For over 15 years Pepeliaev Group has grown and developed along with its clients and the Russian economy. The firm has broadened its range of services considerably, while maintaining the balance between the quality of its services and a reasonable pricing policy. The firm has more than 1,500 major Russian and international clients. Over the past 15 years, it has handled more than 12,000 major matters for clients. Thanks to its extensive international links and membership in the associations TerraLex and Taxand, Pepeliaev Group has 200 international partners in 100 countries of the world. Its outstanding expertise is confirmed by the ongoing academic work and research done by its lawyers. Over 30 of its employees are Doctors of Law or hold PhDs in Law. Lawyers sit on the academic boards of Russia’s leading higher education institutions. The firm publishes two periodical journals available throughout Russia – Nalogoved (from 2004) and Competition and Law (from 2010).

Main areas of practice
The tax practice is one of the firm’s key practice areas. More than 80 lawyers including 14 partners provide comprehensive advice on all complicated tax issues and represent clients in courts at all levels. The practice lawyers conducted ten successful tax cases at the Russian Constitutional Court. The average professional experience of the tax lawyers is 13 years.

Corporate/M&A: The practice includes five partners and over 22 lawyers. They have assisted in more than 50 transactions worth between $10m and $4bn.

Commercial: The firm’s lawyers who specialise in commercial contracts have extensive experience of drafting and preparing contracts, analysing the movement of funds and changes in the value.

Banking and finance: Lawyers from the banking practice provide complex legal support to investors and bank clients at all stages of business.

Land, real estate and construction: For the past three years the practice’s lawyers have succeeded in implementing around 450 projects in major industrial and agricultural centres across Russia. The most expensive deal was valued at $700m. The lawyers contributed to drafting legislative amendments to the Russian Land Code, the Law on Transactions with Agricultural Land and the Law on the Russian Continental Shelf.

Dispute resolution and mediation: The practice has earned a national reputation for excellence in all areas of high profile and complex business disputes: general contractual disputes, commercial finance, shareholder disputes, etc.

Bankruptcy: The practice handles over 100 projects annually, safeguarding the interests of any party involved in insolvency proceedings. The lawyers of the practice have helped to preserve transactions and assets worth about $205m.

Antimonopoly regulation: Around 600 projects have been completed over the 8 years for which the practice has existed. The practice was the first on the Russian market to implement a full-fledged system of antitrust compliance. The practice is developing advisory services regarding the antitrust requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union and has successful experience in dealing with the Eurasian Economic Commission. 100% of Pepeliaev Group’s petitions for the approval of transactions in the context of concentration control and foreign investments in strategic economic sectors have been approved by the FAS and the government committee.

Customs and foreign trade regulation: The practice handles more than 130 projects per year, providing legal support to around 70 clients annually. Among the practice’s recent legislative work – drafting certain chapters of the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Decisions of the EEC Council required to conduct import and export operations for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Employment and migration: The practice is one of the strongest in Russia. The employment and migration practice advises on all aspects of employment law and related legal issues.

Data protection: Pepeliaev Group offers both integral legal services and IT support from experts.

Digital economy legal support: The firm has set up a team of experts who are well versed in technological changes in the digital economy and who possess many years of experience in launching business innovations in an integrated and changing regulatory environment.

Intellectual property and trademarks: The practice is dealing with around 150 projects every year, participating in refining legislation and the law enforcement practice as part of working groups of the Federation Council, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Rospatent, etc. The practice experts developed a specific procedure for using and protecting IP during the organising and staging of the football World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Administrative law defence of business: The practice has unique experience in the Russian market in dealing with federal, regional and municipal authorities at all levels.

Criminal defence of business: The firm’s lawyers provide clients with highly qualified legal assistance in dealings with law enforcement agencies with regard to all matters associated with a potential criminal prosecution.

Family and inheritance law: The group’s lawyers provide advice on property and non-property related personal issues.

Life sciences: The lawyers of the practice have worked over many years with manufacturers, distributors, professional associations and regulators in medicine and pharmaceuticals, providing high-quality legal advice and helping companies to improve their performance and mitigate risks.

TMT: The practice’s experts help companies find the optimum solutions for increasing business efficiency and ensuring financial stability.

Energy and natural resources: Lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in providing legal support for companies engaged in the energy and natural resources industry.

International litigation and arbitration: The team in this practice group has gained sound experience in representing clients in disputes considered by Russian arbitration tribunals and international commercial arbitration courts both in Russia and abroad (institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitration).

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative law defence of business Yuri Vorobyev
Administrative law defence of business Natalia Travkina
Competition/Antitrust Elena Sokolovskaya
Banking and finance Igor Marmalidi
Restructuring and Insolvency Yulia Litovtseva
Commercial Ilya Bolotnov
Corporate/M&A Ilya Bolotnov
Corporate/M&A Nikolay Solodovnikov
Corporate/M&A Sergey Shorin
Corporate/M&A Sergey Spasennov
Criminal law defence of business Maxim Koshkin
Criminal law defence of business Leonid Kravchinsky
Customs and foreign trade Alexander Kosov
Data protection Dmitry Zykov
Dispute resolution and mediation/ international litigation Yuri Vorobyev
Dispute resolution and mediation/ international litigation Roman Bevzenko
Dispute resolution and mediation/ international litigation Ekaterina Lebedeva
Employment and migration/family and inheritance Julia Borozdna
Legal translation Alexander Vinogradov
Legal translation Evgeniy Brezgin
Intellectual property and trade marks Valentina Orlova
Foreign currency regulation Ivan Khamenushko
Foreign currency regulation Alexander Kosov
Land, real estate and construction Alexey Konevsky
Land, real estate and construction Natalia Stenina
Tax Sergey Pepeliaev
Tax Rustem Ahmetshin
Tax Andrey Nikonov
Tax Sergey Savseris
Tax Valentina Akimova
Tax Marina Ivlieva
TMT Natalia Kovalenko
Tax Leonid Kravchinsky
Tax Ksenia Litvinova
Tax Anton Nikiforov
Tax Maria Nikonova
Tax Andrey Tereschenko
Corporate Natalia Prisekina
Tax Sergey Sosnovsky
Land, real estate and construction Elena Krestyantseva
Life Sciences Alexander Panov
Tax Narine Khachatryan
Tax Olga Baranova
Employment and migration Anna Berlina
Banking and finance Lidia Gorshkova
Compliance Sergey Taut
Tax Egor Lysenko
Commercial Andrey Mikulin
Administrative law defence of business Elena Ovcharova
Chief Marketing Officer Olga Bulatova
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Rustem Ahmetshin  photo Mr Rustem Ahmetshin Senior Partner, Head of Tax Practice, PhD in Law
Ms Valentina Akimova  photo Ms Valentina Akimova Partner, Head of Tax Practice Group
Ms Olga Baranova  photo Ms Olga Baranova Head of Tax Audit and Accounting Advisory Group
 Leonid Barkov photo Leonid Barkov Senior Associate, Bankruptcy and Anti-crisis Protection of Business Practice
 Anna Berlina photo Anna Berlina Head of Group, Employment and Migration Law Practice
Mr Roman Bevzenko  photo Mr Roman Bevzenko Partner, Head of Special Projects Practice
Mr Ilya Bolotnov  photo Mr Ilya Bolotnov Partner, Head of Corporate Practice, Key Contact for Life Sciences Practice, LL.M
Ms Julia Borozdna  photo Ms Julia Borozdna Partner, Head of Employment and Migration Law Practice, Head of Family and…
Ms Lidia Gorshkova  photo Ms Lidia Gorshkova Нead of Banking and Finance Practice Group
Ms Marina Ivlieva  photo Ms Marina Ivlieva Partner, PhD in Law
Ms Narine Khachatryan photo Ms Narine Khachatryan Head of Tax Practice, PhD in Law
Mr Ivan Khamenushko  photo Mr Ivan Khamenushko Senior Partner, Head of Tax Practice, PhD in Law, Attorney-at-Law
Mr Alexey Konevsky  photo Mr Alexey Konevsky Partner, Head of Land, Real Estate and Construction Practice
Mr Maxim Koshkin  photo Mr Maxim Koshkin Head of Criminal Law Defence of Business Practice
Mr Alexander Kosov  photo Mr Alexander Kosov Partner, Head of Customs and Foreign Trade Regulation Practice, Ph.D. in Law
Ms Natalia Kovalenko photo Ms Natalia Kovalenko Partner, Head of Cross-Sectoral Group, PhD (Law)
Mr Leonid Kravchinsky  photo Mr Leonid Kravchinsky Partner, Head of Tax Practice Group
Ms Ekaterina Lebedeva  photo Ms Ekaterina Lebedeva Head of the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice
Ms Julia Lipina  photo Ms Julia Lipina Head of Translation Department
Ms Yulia Litovtseva  photo Ms Yulia Litovtseva Partner, Head of Bankruptcy and Anti-crisis Protection of Business Practice
Ms Ksenia Litvinova  photo Ms Ksenia Litvinova Head of Tax Practice Group
Mr Egor Lysenko  photo Mr Egor Lysenko Head of Siberian Office (Krasnoyarsk)
Mr Igor Marmalidi photo Mr Igor Marmalidi Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Practice
 Nikolay Medvedev photo Nikolay Medvedev Senior Associate, IP and Trademarks Practice
Mr Andrey Mikulin  photo Mr Andrey Mikulin Head of Sakhalin Office (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)
Mr Anton Nikiforov  photo Mr Anton Nikiforov Partner, Head of Tax Practice Group
Mr Andrey Nikonov  photo Mr Andrey Nikonov Senior Partner, Head of Tax Practice
Ms Maria Nikonova  photo Ms Maria Nikonova Partner, Head of Tax Practice Group, Key contact for Life Sciences Practice,…
Ms Valentina Orlova  photo Ms Valentina Orlova Head of IP and Trademarks Practice, PhD
Ms Elena Ovcharova  photo Ms Elena Ovcharova Counselor, Attorney, PhD in Law
Mr Sergey Pepeliaev  photo Mr Sergey Pepeliaev Managing Partner, PhD in Law
Ms Olga Puchkova  photo Ms Olga Puchkova Lead Expert of the Family and Inheritance Law Practice Group
Mr Sergey Savseris  photo Mr Sergey Savseris Senior Partner, Head of Tax Practice, PhD in Law
Mr Sergei Shorin  photo Mr Sergei Shorin Head of M&A and Private Equity Group
Ms Elena Sokolovskaya  photo Ms Elena Sokolovskaya Head of Antitrust Practice
Mr Nikolay Solodovnikov  photo Mr Nikolay Solodovnikov Partner, Head of Corporate Practice
Ms Natalia Stenina  photo Ms Natalia Stenina Partner, Head of Land, Real Estate and Construction Practice, Head of Environmental…
Mr Sergey Taut  photo Mr Sergey Taut Expert, Attorney-at-Law
Mr Andrey Tereschenko  photo Mr Andrey Tereschenko Partner, Head of Tax Practice Group
Ms Natalia Travkina  photo Ms Natalia Travkina Head  of  Group, Administrative Law Defence of Business
Mr Alexander Vinogradov  photo Mr Alexander Vinogradov Deputy General Director
Mr Yuri Vorobyev  photo Mr Yuri Vorobyev Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Mediation Practice
Mr Dmitry Zykov  photo Mr Dmitry Zykov Head of Data Protection Practice
Number of lawyers : 160
at this office : 90
Contact : Sergey Pepeliaev (managing partner)
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Krasnoyarsk
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : St Petersburg
Other offices : Vladivostok
Other offices : Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Pepeliaev Group, like the entire Russian legal community in general, has always maintained an attitude that any forms of discrimination are unacceptable. We believe that mutual respect and tolerance are the fundamental principles that should be shared by members of a community or professional environment. We do our utmost to create conditions in which each employee can feel comfortable. We provide equal opportunities for professional development regardless of gender, ethnic background, disabilities or LGBT orientation.

Our company is guided by the principles of equality for men and women, both in terms of salary and in terms of professional development. As a confirmation of the above, please find below statistics illustrating the percentage ratio between men and women at Pepeliaev Group:

Partners and heads of practice – men 54%, women 46%.

Pepeliaev Group’s team can certainly be called multinational. However, we do not think that there is a way to specify a citizen’s nationality and religion without infringing upon his/her privacy. We respect the privacy of each member of our team.

In view of the above, we deliberately omit in this statement any statistics on our employees that directly relate to private information. We hope for your understanding and respect for the privacy of Pepeliaev Group’s employees.