Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > Moscow, Russia

Eversheds Sutherland
7 Gasheka Street
123056 MOSCOW
Russia

Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland provides advice on M&A deals and general corporate law matters with demonstrable strength acting for buyers on high-value transactions; the group is also increasingly instructed by sell-side companies. The team works seamlessly across its national offices; managing partner Victoria Goldman and Mikhail Timonov jointly head up the corporate and commercial department, and divide their time between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Helsinki-based Anu Mattila also contributes to the group and specialises in joint ventures and fund structures. Counsel Anton Bakov and associate Leyla Ibragimova are also singled out.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Goldman; Mikhail Timonov

Testimonials

Friendly, very quick and professional advice on commercial and corporate M&A matters

I would definitely like to honour the team’s high level of knowledge and also its responsiveness. Lawyers always deliver high-end legal advice and pay particular attention to understanding the client’s needs.’

The team has wide experience of different matters. All our needs are met by one firm.

Victoria Goldman is an outstanding lawyer and a brilliant negotiator. She has extensive experience and she always handles every situation elegantly. Victoria truly cares about our business and it is always a pleasure to work with her.

Mikhail Timonov has been most helpful. He is very accessible, diligent, and dependable.

Counsel Anton Bakov is simply amazing.

Associate Leyla Ibragimova is professional.

Key clients

Cherkizovo Group

Rolls-Royce

YIT

SRV Russia

Valmet Automation

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Anna Höglund Productions Ab Oy

Tax Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland has a comprehensive approach to tax-related issues with particular expertise in tax management and tax advice work. Led by Andrey Grachev, the team also stands out for its depth of expertise in tax investigations, which are undertaken during tax-related disputes. The department is a key name for clients active in the aviation, rail and agricultural industries. Senior associate Anton Borisichev is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Grachev

Testimonials

The group stands out for the high quality of rendered services, its individual approach to each client, as well as the possibility to receive legal support in relation to tax matters across several jurisdictions.

Eversheds Sutherland is distinguished by its deep knowledge of Russian law and its specifics. The team can help clients in very difficult situations, where often there is no established legal practice.

We would like to thank Andrey Grachev and Anton Borisichev for their professionalism, promptness, efficiency and engagement. We have received very well-structured and comprehensible tax advice concerning not only the Russian jurisdiction, but also Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.

Key clients

XPO Logistics

Hitachi Vantara Austria GmbH

Stora Enso

Kablo Vrhlabi

Video Management

Viking Life Saving Equipment Russia

TransСontainer

Aeroflot

Cherkizovo Group

Freight One

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland has notable strength in corporate and M&A transactions; while the team traditionally acts on the buy side of matters, it is increasingly instructed by sellers. Practice co-heads Victoria Goldman and Mikhail Timonov split their time between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Goldman; Mikhail Timonov

Testimonials

Eversheds’ lawyers are creative, diligent, very hardworking and commercially minded. They always ask the right questions and provide creative solutions within a short time.

With the help of Eversheds Sutherland’s team, even complex transactions go quite smoothly. The team members are extremely helpful, responsive and reliable.

Victoria Goldman is an extremely experienced lawyer and is incredibly intuitive in her understanding of clients’ needs. She always gives excellent commercial advice to our company, and she always gets straight to the heart of the matter.

Key clients

Cherkizovo Group

Rolls-Royce

SRV Russia

YIT

Univar

FläktGroup Rus

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Nurminen Logistics

Boucheron

Tenneco

Mattel

Orion Pharma

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland represents clients across a wide range of sectors including the financial services, real estate and construction, manufacturing and retail industries; and handles corporate, commercial, tax and IP disputes. Department co-heads Yury Pugach, Oxana Peters and Ekaterina Tilling are the key contacts, while clients also single out senior associate Ilia Tarabrin. In mid-2019, the team expanded its dispute resolution group through its merger with litigation and IP boutique Tilling Peters, which brought Peters and Tilling into the practice.

Practice head(s):

Yury Pugach, Oxana Peters; Ekaterina Tilling

Testimonials

The team consists of great lawyers who are very client-oriented, practical and responsive. They are at the top of their game and are always ready to find the best solution for me and my business.

Oxana Peters has exceptional litigation and arbitration expertise. She is a very skilled negotiator and always manages to get the point across to my opponents loud and clear.

Senior associate Ilia Tarabrin is very responsive and thorough. Ilia won several significant cases for me and knew how to turn the peculiarities of the Russian court system to my advantage.

Key clients

Czech Export Bank

PPG Industries

Wärtsilä Vostok

Pall Corporation

Mattel

Iata

Burda Distribution Services LLC

Franchisees of Domino’s Pizza

Employment Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland advises Russian and international companies on the employment-related aspects of corporate transactions, including conducting due diligence reviews of labour issues. The team also advises on the implementation of strategic employment policies relating to trade secrets and data protection, as well as handling litigation. Key figures include corporate partner Mikhail Timonov and disputes specialist Yury Pugach; associate Ekaterina Mironova is also noted for her 'experience and outstanding work in employment law'.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Timonov

Testimonials

‘The Eversheds Russia team is knowledgeable and thorough. They do great work.’

‘Ekaterina Mironova is always well prepared, in addition to her expertise in employment law matters. Outstanding work.’

Key clients

Cherkizovo Group

ITW

Reima

Stora Enso

Valspar

Mattel

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland acts on the side of debtors and creditors, and represents domestic and international clients in bankruptcy litigation and negotiations. Litigators Yury Pugach and Oxana Peters head up the practice, which includes senior associate Pavel Falileev, who is recommended by clients for his niche expertise in debt collection mandates.

Practice head(s):

Yury Pugach; Oxana Peters

Testimonials

Very experienced lawyers, who always think strategically and creatively to find solutions to any problem. They are extremely business-oriented and always respond promptly.

Pavel Falileev is an excellent attorney who is a great expert in this area. He summarises complex matters in a clear and straightforward manner and knows how to bring calm during challenging times.

Key clients

Czech Export Bank

Mattel

International Air Transport Association

Cherkizovo Group

Eversheds Sutherland is a full service law-firm with in-depth knowledge and practical experience handling complex issues in all areas of business law, from corporate issues to international arbitration. We apply global best practice in a Russian context, make practical and commercially-sensitive advice and act as a trusted advisor to business. We offer an innovative consultancy service that can assist in-house legal departments of all sizes with legal strategy, regulatory risk and compliance, HR consultancy, efficiency and technology.

With a proven track record of more than 25 years, our team of lawyers advises numerous Russian and international clients, from publicly listed companies who have operated in Russia for many years to start-ups and newcomers to the market.

The Russian offices are staffed by 6 partners and a team of experienced associates. We have offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the two largest cities in Russia. However, our operations and clients are located all over Russia.

Number of Russian partners: 6
Number of other Russian fee-earners: 40

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Corporate/M&A Victoria Goldman victoria.goldman@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 921 999 3111
Corporate/M&A Mikhail Timonov mikhail.timonov@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 921 415 0475
Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction Yury Pugach yury.pugach@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 921 894 9515
IP, Dispute Resolution Ekaterina Tilling ekaterina.tilling@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 985 765 6722
Dispute Resolution, Sanctions Oxana Peters oxana.peters@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 910 459 0358
Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Sanctions Anu Mattila anu.mattila@eversheds.fi +358 50 550 5768
Tax Angrey Grachev andrey.grachev@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 903 157 0912
Energy & Natural Resources Alexey Bardin alexey.bardin@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 903 795 6907
Corporate/M&A Anton Bakov anton.bakov@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 921 300 4126
Dispute Resolution, Employment Olga Chirkova olga.chirkova@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 921 767 5251
TMT, Employment Ekaterina Mironova ekaterina.mironova@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 903 001 1534
Real Estate & Construction, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance Nikita Butenko nikita.butenko@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 903 171 7046
Antitrust & Competition Alexander Gavrilov alexander.gavrilov@eversheds-sutherland.ru +7 963 645 1424
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nikita Butenko  photo Nikita Butenko
 Alexander Gavrilov  photo Alexander Gavrilov
 Andrey Grachev  photo Andrey Grachev
 Ekaterina Mironova  photo Ekaterina Mironova
 Oxana Peters  photo Oxana Peters
 Yury Pugach  photo Yury Pugach
 Ekaterina Tilling  photo Ekaterina Tilling
Russian
English (fluent)
German
French
Czech
Ukranian
AEB (Association of European Businesses)
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
Russian-German Chamber of Commerce
Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce
IBA (International Bar Association)
INTA - International Trademark Association
International Chamber of Commerce – World Business Organisation (Russia) (ICC)