Mr Andrey Goltsblat > Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
123100 MOSCOW

Work Department

Private Client, M&A, Investment projects


Partner-in-Charge (Russia), PhD (Law), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects



Andrey Goltsblat is Partner-in-Charge (Russia), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects; PhD (Law); admitted, 1987, Russia.

He concentrates primarily on Private Clients, M&A, investments projects, restructuring and joint ventures, as well as counselling directors and senior management of domestic and overseas companies on investments and deal structuring in Russia and the CIS.
Working with clients from: Russia/CIS, USA, Canada, UK, Japan, China, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and many others.
Prior to becoming a commercial lawyer in 1993, for three years Andrey Goltsblat was Chief of Staff for the Constitutional Commission of the Russian Parliament and made a major contribution to the drafting of the Russian Constitution. Andrey was awarded the medal of Federal Chamber of Attorneys of the Russian Federation “for services in support of human rights and liberties”.
Andrey Goltsblat fulfils an active role in the work of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) Advisory Council.


He is a member of the IBA (International Bar Association), the ABA (American Bar Association) and the Advisory Board of Best Lawyers.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Private client

Under the leadership of managing partner Andrey Goltsblat, specialists from a number of departments, including employment, real estate and banking comprise the private client offering at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPEvgeny Timofeev oversees the tax practice, while counsel Anna Zelenskaya leads the tax advisory group. The firm’s expertise in tax-related mandates was further strengthened by the recent arrival of senior associate Dmitry Paramonov, formerly head of international tax at FBK LegalAnton Gusev, who heads the white-collar criminal defence team, acts in the full range of criminal proceedings and civil disputes.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

(Hall of Fame)

Andrey GoltsblatBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Praised for its ‘legal expertise, industry knowledge and sound business judgement’, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP handles a wide range of M&A and joint venture transactions. The group has a strong offering in the energy and natural resources industry, and has been notably active in the mining sector, where it attracts mandates from large clients including Swedish gold exploration company Kopy Goldfields; group head Anton Sitnikov and Matvey Kaploukhiy both have extensive energy sector experience. The team has also seen an uptick in technology sector mandates; clients single out TMT practice head Ekaterina Dedova in this space. Managing partner Andrey Goltsblat is a key contact for investment law matters.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

A key port of call for large Russian corporate borrowers, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is growing its market presence in the area of financing and refinancing transactions. The team’s recent work includes assisting leading steel and coal producer Mechel Group with the debt restructuring of its $6bn debt to VTB and Gazprombank; managing partner Andrey Goltsblat  and the highly regarded Tatiana Parshak led on this work. The team is also very active in real estate and infrastructure finance; practice head Oleg Khokhlov acts on high-value mandates in this space.