Firm Profile > TA Legal Consulting > Moscow, Russia

TA Legal Consulting
47/2 Leningradsky av, Suite 414

Private client Tier 3

The team at TA Legal Consulting is led by Marat Agabalyan, who specialises in dispute resolution, representing clients in general commercial litigation. He also advises private investors on the structuring and implementation of investment projects in Russia and abroad, including advising on the establishment of joint ventures, construction projects, and the purchase and sale of shares of companies and their assets, including real estate.

Practice head(s):

Marat Agabalyan

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 5

TA Legal Consulting

Practice head(s):

Marat Agabalyan


TA Legal Consulting is a team of hihgly professional individuals. We were pleased to work with the firm. Consulting and research in the field of personal data and its protection that we recieved from TA Legal Consulting has helped to protect our business.’

Great nimble firm that takes a very commercial and pragmatic approach to legal issues. They are very response, get straight to the point and provide comprehensive and user-friendly advice. 

I needed a detailed review of a very complex matter and they communicated it with clarity. It was made in a way that the writer took responsibility for his/her observations and not just referring to legal paragraphs. It was very useful.

Marat is a very smooth and knowledgeable operator, he is very reliable and a good sounding board and has put together a great team.’

Very friendly and competent.

We were amazed by the pace of work and the ability of the team to deeply understand the key issues of our request, for that we are thankful to managing partner Marat Agabalyan.

‘I guess the most important thing is that they were in contact with us during the process in order not to miss any important detail. We made as many calls for interview as it was needed (since for us it was the most convenient way to communicate and describe the case)so the team was sure of what exactly we need to do. Then the documents were ready we made some follow up to clarify some points as well. And the replies were fast and efficient.

Key clients

Trilife & Tristats


United Credit Bureau (OKB)

Entrepreneur Natalia Kaveshnikova



Torgovij Dom TT

Financial Consulting Group




The firm

For more than ten years, Ivan Tertychny and Marat Agabalyan, the founding partners of Tertychny Agabalyan, have assisted companies from the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific region with doing business in Russia, as well as Russian companies. The firm’s team represents clients in all types of corporate and finance transactions, both under Russian and English law, as well as in disputes.

Thanks to the firm’s background at major international firms, all Tertychny Agabalyan lawyers share a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics; have diverse experience in the most complex legal issues and transactions on the market; and speak English fluently.

Tertychny Agabalyan pursues a ‘lawyers on demand’ approach that enables the firm to fulfil the needs of its clients both by utilising its own staff and by drawing upon the specialised expertise in narrow areas of law of its external advisors, each of whom the firm knows very well and has worked with in the past in international law firms. This business model allows Tertychny Agabalyan to deliver an international quality service at modest domestic pricing. The firm offers flexible fee arrangements depending on the type of project.

Areas of practice

The firm’s principal areas of practice include corporate and finance work, dispute resolution, commercial contracts, legal support of investment projects in Russia and abroad, employment, immigration and personal data protection matters.

Ivan Tertychny is a Russian and English-qualified lawyer who has advised clients on raising finance, corporate law matters, including M&A and JVs, and commercial contracts in transactions ranging from $3m to $20bn. In addition, Ivan has significant experience in financial services and regulatory matters.

Marat Agabalyan specialises in dispute resolution and investment projects in Russia and abroad. He assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting construction projects, share and asset sales (including real estate) as well as the establishment of joint ventures.

In addition, Marat has extensive experience in employment and immigration law and personal data protection matters. His experience covers employment contracts for all levels of staff, including senior managers, employment disputes and administrative disputes with state authorities, employee redundancy, employment of foreigners and secondments, access to trade secret information, processing personal data and transferring it to third parties, including abroad.

A significant part of Tertychny Agabalyan’s work is devoted to assisting private clients. The firm is committed to developing long-term trusted advisor relations with its clients and helping them in the majority of their legal needs, both contentious and non-contentious, from family law issues, personal taxation and residential real estate matters to managing personal wealth, raising finance, investment projects, and building and growing their businesses.


Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Marat Agabalyan  photo Mr Marat Agabalyan Managing Partner
Mr Ivan Tertychny  photo Mr Ivan Tertychny Partner
Number of lawyers : 6

CLIENT: Alexander Mosyagin

COMPANY/FIRM: Commerzbank Group

TESTIMONIAL: We at Commerzbank Group engaged Marat Agabalyan for several litigation jobs in Russia and outside where he always demonstrated high commitment towards the client’s interests and full dedication to the assigned job. Marat was particularly impressive on legal matters related to the litigation procedure rules, he played a key role in drafting legal submissions and analyzing suitable remedies to achieve the desired litigation outcome. Marat’s attitude towards the client’s representation is fiercely proactive: he’s the one who seeks the answers before the questions are formally posed and is focused on moving things forward rather than in circles.

CLIENT: Vitaliy Ziskin

COMPANY/FIRM: Imatrex Inc.

TESTIMONIAL: Marat Agabalyan has advised and represented us during very difficult and complicated negotiations.  During this time he proved himself as a knowledgeable and competent attorney.  His calm and soft spoken demeanour hides a tough lawyer who does not shy away from a fight on behalf of his clients.  Going into the negotiations we felt confident in Marat’s ability to get the best deal for us. 

Marat has continued representing us after the signing of the contract.  His personal touch and attention to the client is second to none.  At times it seemed like we were his only clients, but more likely this is how he treats all of his clients. His superior knowledge of the law, attention to detail, skilful negotiation abilities and personal touch makes him and his firm a great choice if doing business in Russia.

CLIENT: Fabrice Lock, CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Global Insurance Management Ltd – AXA Partners

TESTIMONIAL: Ivan Tertychny, of Tertychny Agabalyan, has been a major contributor and guide for Global Insurance Management’s recent engagements within the Russian market place. Ivan’s understanding and guidance has gone beyond the normal legal expertise one would expect and has fundamentally shaped the business model on offer today. Not only has Ivan’s engagement in this project been professional he has clearly demonstrated to Global Insurance Management his depth of knowledge by encouraging other solutions to be viewed also. It is clear to ourselves that Ivan and his team are highly regarded legal experts in territory and we would have no hesitation in recommending.

CLIENT: George Piskov


TESTIMONIAL: I am the co-founder of Unistream Money Transfers – one of the largest money transfer platforms in Russia and CIS. For the last five years or so, I have been approaching Ivan Tertychny on various legal and business issues, and he always provided me with a timely, knowledgeable and holistic response. His ability to quickly grasp the core of the problem and come up with an array of possible solutions is highly appreciated.

CLIENT: Ekaterina Shtyrbul, First Deputy CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Inter Partner Assistance Rus (AXA Assistance Russia)

TESTIMONIAL: Ivan Tertychny supports us at the highest professional level on a variety of matters. Ivan is very proactive; he always considers our business specifics and gives us comprehensive analysis and advice. We estimate our cooperation with Ivan as very positive and productive, we are happy to work with him.