Sokolov, Maslov & Partners
History of “Sokolov, Maslov & Partners” dates back to 1992, when lawyers of AKP “Sovcomflot” Mikhail Sokolov and Iftikhar Pirov decided to set up own business. Georgiy Maslov, one of the most famous maritime lawyers in the USSR and, later on, in Russia, became their partner and teacher.Development of the firm took place during the years of intensive reforms, which changed both maritime industry and economy in general. Serving the needs of the time lawyers of the firm used both traditional and innovative solutions of old and new problems, assisted their clients in developing correct commercial relations in conformity with the law.Today maritime law and related areas continue to be our specialization. Our lawyers constantly extend their knowledge in this specific and captivating subject.Nowadays a law firm should be able to provide the clients with qualified services upon the widest range of issues, which arise in business activities. We constantly extend our knowledge and experience in advising on different aspects of civil and business law, as well as in litigation and arbitration.We believe that in order to achieve the best results a lawyer should possess a number of characteristics. Besides knowledge of applicable law, a lawyer should be able to take initiative, to find a non-standard and efficient solution of a problem, to understand specific features of clients business and gain easy understanding with him. The lawyers of “Sokolov, Maslov & Partners” are developing in themselves all these characteristics.In the year 2002 the law firm “Sokolov, Maslov & Partners” celebrated its 10th anniversary. During these years a small firm with narrow specialization has transformed into a company, which provides its clients with legal services covering a wide range of matters. We have preserved our specialization in various aspects of maritime and transport law. However, apart from this, the firm provides legal services in a comprehensive scope of issues arising in commercial activity. Lawyers and attorneys of the firm carry out transaction management, claim handling, and represent clients before arbitration courts and courts of common jurisdiction, international commercial arbitration, public authorities.The law firm “Sokolov, Maslov & Partners” was initially founded to provide legal services in the field of merchant navigation. Shipping of goods by sea, sale and lease of sea-going and river vessels, shipbuilding, ship finance and other matters of maritime law still remain our specialization. However, during the ten years of activity the firm has developed its practice in many other directions. We have gained experience in aviation, tax, customs, corporate, international private law, in the field of litigation and arbitration, international commercial arbitration.“Sokolov, Maslov & Partners” are ready to provide qualified assistance on various legal matters arising in commercial activity. Besides, the firm provides a range of auxiliary services, helping clients to more effectively resolve all legal matters.

practice areas

ArbitrationAviation LawBankruptcyCorporate LawEnergyEnergy RegulationInsuranceIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LicensingReal EstateShipping

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