Firm Profile > VERSUS.legal > St Petersburg, Russia

VERSUS.legal
BUILDING 2, TRUDA SQUARE
ST PETERSBURG
190000
Russia

PPP and infrastructure projects Tier 4

VERSUS.legal handles the full gamut of work relating to complex PPP projects in a wide variety of sectors, including sports, tourism and transport. The team has seen significant recent growth; practice head and 'excellent specialistDanil Podshivalov was joined by senior associates Maria Lasovskaya and Aleksandra Redichkina in 2019, and by associate Alena Mikhalchuk in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Danil Podshivalov

Other key lawyers:

Maria Lasovskaya; Alena Mikhalchuk; Aleksandra Redichkina

Testimonials

‘The team combines professionalism, love for the practice and a flexible, creative approach to both internal interaction with clients and external interactions. Another strength of the practice is also the presence of experience at all stages of using PPP tools, which makes it possible to foresee possible difficulties several steps ahead.’

‘The practice is unique, as it consists of young, but at the same time highly qualified lawyers with extensive experience in what they do. The team is characterised by flexibility and efficiency, which is important in project work, availability 24/7, willingness to listen without compromising on quality. When working with other lawyers, we often encountered a lack of understanding of the specifics of PPP projects and an unwillingness to complete the work on time. This team fully meets our requirements.’

‘A tight-knit team of professionals. Representatives of the practice are well versed in their field of activity, they are very flexible and enthusiastic. Over 1.5 years of work on projects in the areas of public transport and road infrastructure, the practitioners have shown themselves to be high-class lawyers, engaged in both structuring new projects and supporting those already being implemented by our company. They are able to develop and propose the best way to resolve issues.’

‘A young and ambitious team – they want to find an answer even where it is not immediately obvious. We set ourselves ambitious goals and it is very important for us that the lawyers meet our values and are ready to do everything in their power and even a little more. It is this dedication that attracted us to the Versus.legal team and sets it apart from the competition.’

‘We actively collaborated with Danil Podshivalov, Aleksandra Redichkina and Alena Mikhalchuk. Their proactive approach and ease of interaction are captivating.’

‘We work mainly with three lawyers: Danil Podshivalov, Aleksandra Redichkina and Alena Mikhalchuk. Danil Podshivalov has exceptional experience of participating in the implementation of PPP projects in Russia, in addition to working out legal schemes. He can advise on the project strategy. An excellent specialist with a wide range of competencies.’

‘We worked directly with Danil Podshivalov, Maria Lasovskaya and Alena Mikhalchuk. All the team members inspire trust. Their integrated approach to the work also left a positive impression.’

‘We would like to highlight Danil Podshivalov and Aleksandra Redichkina as key participants in our project. The attitude to work and the quality of staff are the most important elements of the success of this team, but if we evaluate colleagues individually, we see a focus on results as a key advantage of colleagues.’

Key clients

Group of companies “Ginza project”

JSC “Piter Trust Investment Company”

LLC “MV project”

Group of companies “ABZ-1”

Versus.legal is a team of lawyers passionate about their work, who are graduates of the best universities of Russia, European Union, and the USA, specialists with  experience in international law firms and BIG4 companies and practical experience in leading positions of large corporations and government bodies.

More than 30 lawyers, including attorneys at law and patent attorneys, work in the company. The all-round experience of our team enables us to efficiently work with various types of business. We do not offer framework solutions and always refer to the personal needs of the client and specifics of the industry.

We are not limited to one jurisdiction and are ready to perform the project in any part of the world. It is essential for our team to feel we are part of the global economic system. That is why one of our key priorities is assisting Russian companies in entering foreign markets, as well as cooperation with international companies. The lawyers working in Versus.legal have legal education in the field of intellectual property law obtained abroad (University of London (UK), New York University (USA), University of Illinois (USA), University of the Pacific (USA), University of Alicante (Spain)).

Among the clients of Versus.legal are the largest Russian and foreign entities, including participants of RBC-500 and Fortune Global 500 rankings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Gennadii Kurdiumov gk@versus.legal
Intellectual Property, IT/TMT Alexandra Kurdiumova ak@versus.legal
Construction & Real Estate Ilya Alembaev alembaev@versus.legal
PPP Danil Podshivalov podshivalov@versus.legal
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ilya Alembaev  photo Ilya Alembaev Senior partner, the Head of Construction & Real Estate legal practice
 Gennadii Kurdiumov  photo Gennadii Kurdiumov Managing partner
 Alexandra Kurdiumova  photo Alexandra Kurdiumova Senior partner, the Head of Intellectual Property, IT/TMT legal practice
Mr Danil Podshivalov photo Mr Danil Podshivalov Partner, the Head of PPP (Public-private partnerships) legal practice, attorney at law
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