Brian Zimbler > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions


Brian is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s corporate business transactions practice who advises on cross-border investment and financial matters, primarily in emerging markets. He has more than 25 years of experience with transactions involving Russia, Kazakhstan, and other countries in the former Soviet Union. Brian represents clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, real property, retail, and technology.


Harvard Law School, 1986, JD, Cum Laude; Harvard University, 1980, AB, Magna Cum Laude; Tufts University, 1986, MALD.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > TMT

Practitioners at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP are ‘very deeply immersed in the issues they advise on‘, which include licensing, outsourcing, regulatory matters, and M&A deals. As well as maintaining its longstanding reputation in the media and entertainment sectors, the firm continues to expand into software, telecoms, e-commerce and online gaming. Vasilisa Strizh and Brian Zimbler bring their corporate expertise to the team, while Ksenia Andreeva oversees IP-related work. Anastasia Dergacheva, who is also a core member of the global technology industry group, ‘has great knowledge of the industry and the media landscape in Russia‘.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is recognised for its high-profile transactional work in the technology industry, where it acts for the firm’s key client Yandex. Multi-jurisdictional M&A and joint ventures are a mainstay of the practice, which regularly draws on the expertise of teams in London and Washington DC; Brian Zimbler splits time between Moscow and Washington DC. Managing partner Vasilisa Strizh, who also leads the department, stands out in the telecoms sector, where she counts Comtech Telecommunications Corp. among her clients. Other key contacts include Anastasia Dergacheva and Roman Dashko. In late 2019, the group bolstered its energy sector offering with the arrival of Jennifer Josefson from King & Spalding LLP.