Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > St Petersburg , Russia

Eversheds Sutherland

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

The ‘very responsive and innovative’ commercial practice at Eversheds Sutherland is headed by Mikhail Timonov, who is highlighted ‘for his expertise in negotiations and exceptional legal experience’. Other key figures are counsel Anton Bakov, who is ‘efficient and always gives practical and legally sound advice’, and Anu Mattila, who focuses on international corporate law and cross-border M&A deals. The practice recently assisted Specta with the acquisition of a production company in Yekaterinburg. Other clients include Nordic & Baltic Property Group and SRV Russia.

Employment Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland handles HR audits, strategic employment policies and changes in the management of companies, among other matters. Victoria Goldman and Anu Mattila jointly head the department. Associates Ekaterina Mironova and Olga Chirkova are also noted.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Yury Pugach at Eversheds Sutherland represented Czech Export Bank, as the creditor, in a dispute concerning the bankruptcy of GEP Vologdaoblcommunenergo. Pugach also acts for the same client in debt recovery matters concerning various other bankruptcy proceedings. In other matters, Pugach represents Mattel in relation to the bankruptcies of its Russian counterparties. Mikhail Timonov also acts for creditors in a number of bankruptcy proceedings.

Tax Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland's tax capabilities were bolstered by the arrival of counsel Andrey Grachev, who is now heading the practice, and senior associate Anton Borisichev from KPMG Russia in April 2018. Grachev is 'highly competent, efficient and experienced' in domestic and international tax structures, due diligence and tax dispute resolution, while Borisichev is 'a creative thinker and is able to find multiple solutions to one issue'. Olga Eremina and Daria Korshakova are also names to note.

Eversheds Sutherland is a full service law firm with in-depth knowledge and practical experience handling complicated issues in all areas of law from corporate issues to international arbitration. We apply global best practice in a Russian context; we make practical and commercially-sensitive advice and we act as a trusted advisor to business.
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 4 partners and a team of experienced associates.
The core of our team are the partners and senior lawyers, who have worked closely for more than 15 years, providing the highest level of quality and client service. We can assist in-house legal departments of all sizes with legal strategy, regulatory risk and compliance, HR consultancy, efficiency and technology.
We have offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the two largest and most important cities in Russia. However, our operations and clients are located all over Russia. In Russia and all around the world, Eversheds Sutherland understands how the theory of the law is applied to the reality of modern business. We seek innovative ways to leverage that insight for your benefit and at all times, we exemplify the values that we are renowned for: Client commitment. Innovative solutions. Global service

Our offices: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Baghdad, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Berne, Birmingham, Bratislava, Brunei Darussalam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Cardiff, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Durban, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Erbil, Geneva, Hamburg, Hämeenlinna, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, Ipswich, Johannesburg, Jyväskylä, Leeds, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Paris, Port Louis , Prague, Riga, Riyadh, Rome, Rotterdam, Sacramento, Shanghai, Singapore, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tampere, Tunis, Turku, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington DC, Zurich

Number of Russian partners: 4
Number of other Russian fee-earners: 25

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Victoria Goldman +7 921 999 3111
Corporate/M&A Mikhail Timonov +7 921 415 0475
Dispute Resolution Yury Pugach +7 921 894 9515
Employment, Pensions & Benefits Olga Chirkova +7 921 767 5251
Intellectual Property / IT Ekaterina Mironova +7 903 001 1534
Banking & Finance Anu Mattila +358 50 550 5768
Real Estate & Construction Nikita Butenko +7 903 171 7046
Tax Angrey Grachev +7 903 157 0912
Antitrust & Competition Alexander Gavrilov +7 963 645 1424
Photo Name Position Profile
 Anton Bakov  photo Anton Bakov
 Olga Chirkova  photo Olga Chirkova
 Victoria Goldman  photo Victoria Goldman
 Mikhail Timonov  photo Mikhail Timonov
English (fluent)
AEB (Association of European Businesses)
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Russian-German Chamber of Commerce