Firm Profile > ALTHAUS Legal > Moscow, Russia

Proektiruemyi proezd 4062
6 bld 2
Business center “PortPlaza”

Private client Tier 3

The 'cooperative, flexible and results-oriented' team at ALTHAUS Legal focuses on tax aspects concerning wealth planning and business structuring. Maxim Klyuchnikov is 'excellent in private tax matters for Russian clients'. Other key figures include Sergey Gerasimov and Alexander Nepomnyaschiy, who focus on international tax planning and business structuring, and Marina Vlasenko, who is 'instrumental in providing administrative and documentation support'.

Tax Tier 4

ALTHAUS Legal assists domestic and international clients including Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg and DHL with corporate and M&A tax matters. Igor Smirnov advises on a diverse range of tax matters including transfer pricing and cross-border restructuring. He is experienced in advising Russian companies on their foreign operations and Russian subsidies of international companies on tax matters and operations within Russia. Vladimir Shedrov focuses on tax due diligence, audits and M&A transactions. Managing partner Rostislav Shatenok is a name to note for corporate tax.

The firm

ALTHAUS Legal is an independent national law firm that represents clients’ interests since 2009. Established as a small team of professionals the firm has grown significantly and developed its own brand since then.

ALTHAUS Legal focuses on corporate and commercial law matters, investment and intellectual property. The mission of the firm is to facilitate progress of jurisprudence and legal business in Russia and to route firm’s success to international level.

Currently ALTHAUS Legal has Russian and English law qualified lawyers in Moscow and London. Ofices of the firm are located in Saint Petersburg and Novorossiysk.

Areas of practice

ALTHAUS Legal provides full range of legal services including profound transactional work and advice on financial, commercial and private M&A transactions, legal due diligence, regulatory legal advice on domestic capital markets, covering debt, equity, derivatives and structured financings, legal advice on protection of IP rights, advising private equity and venture investors on investment transactions, representation of debtors and creditors on restructurings and insolvencies.

The firm operates in such legal areas as corporate, M&A, commercial, real estate and construction, capital markets, banking & finance, intellectual property and digital technology, TMT, private equity/ venture capital/ investments funds, dispute resolution and insolvency.

As a part of services ALTHAUS Legal provides advice for private clients

  • Consulting individuals on matters of Russian and international currency legislation and taxation
  • Development, establishment and maintenance of personal holding mechanisms
  • Structuring of ownership and management of assets of individuals located in different jurisdictions, identification of tax risks in the structure of assets ownership
  • Consulting individuals on legal aspects of purchase and sale of real estate, vessels
  • Consulting and support of individuals in resolving tax disputes
  • Representation of interests of individuals in tax authorities on issues related to the payment of personal income tax
  • Consulting on immigration law in various jurisdictions
  • Succession planning
Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, Commercial, M&A Rostislav Shatenok
Corporate, Commercial, M&A Ilya Smirnov
Real Estate and Construction Rostislav Shatenok
Real Estate and Construction Ilya Smirnov
Capital markets Rostislav Shatenok
Capital markets Ilya Smirnov
Banking & Finance Rostislav Shatenok
Banking & Finance Ilya Smirnov
Intellectual property and digital technology Ilya Smirnov
Intellectual property and digital technology Victoria Merkudinova
TMT Rostislav Shatenok
TMT Ilya Smirnov
PE / VC / Investments funds Rostislav Shatenok
PE / VC / Investments funds Ilya Smirnov
Private clients Sergey Gerasimov
Private clients Maxim Kluchnikov
Private clients Alexander Nepomnyashchiy
Tax Igor Smirnov
Photo Name Position Profile
 Anatoly Fabrichnov  photo Anatoly Fabrichnov
 Sergey Gerasimov  photo Sergey Gerasimov
 Maxim Kluchnikov  photo Maxim Kluchnikov
 Victoria Merkudinova  photo Victoria Merkudinova
 Alexander Nepomnyashchiy  photo Alexander Nepomnyashchiy
 Rostislav Shatenok  photo Rostislav Shatenok
 Igor Smirnov  photo Igor Smirnov
 Ilya Smirnov  photo Ilya Smirnov
English (fluent)
Other offices : St. Petersburg
Other offices : Novorossiysk
Other offices : London