Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners
Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners is the biggest full-service law firm operating in Russia today. The firm has more than 200 attorneys based in offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg and renders legal services in all spheres of Russian law throughout Russia, the CIS and also internationally through partnership networks with leading local law firms in all major capital markets and jurisdictions.Key service offerings include: legal support for foreign direct investment projects in Russia, tax, corporate/ M&A, commercial, litigation and arbitration, land, real estate and construction, natural resources,  intellectual property, customs and exchange regulations, criminal defence for business. The firm has more than 800 clients, over 60% of which are multinational corporations implementing long-term investment projects in Russia.For several years running, Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners has been recognized by leading international legal guides as being one of Russia’s premier law firms and the firm’s key practices has been consistently mentioned as ‘highly recommended’ in Russia.Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners was established in February 2002 as a result of a merger between Legal Practice LLC, a full-service law firm, and a team of tax lawyers from the Tax and Law Department of the Russian auditing firm FBK.From the very outset, our goal has been to develop a company that will offer our clients an integrated approach to their business needs, delivering comprehensive, top-notch tax and legal advice that is not only efficient, but cost-effective. Our business solutions are 100% client-driven, and our versatile team of professionals draws its expertise from a wide range of completed projects. We are constantly innovating and are sensitive to the changing demands of business, which we have the flexibility to incorporate into our rapidly-growing practice.Early in 2004, we extended our business to St. Petersburg, opening a new branch office which also offers a complete range of legal services. This important step forward has allowed us to strengthen our regional links and to increase cooperation with companies operating in Russia’s North-West.Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners is a member of Interlaw, an international association of more than 60 independent law firms worldwide, each of them a recognised leader on its national market. Our commitment to excellence and the consistently high quality of our performance has earned us the right to be the first and only Russian law firm representing Interlaw in Russia. Membership of this association allows us to cooperate with foreign partners, whose contribution is often indispensable in the international projects undertaken by our clients.Conscientiousness, a customised approach and an unfailing drive to promote the interests of our clients are the cornerstones of the success of Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners. We thrive on challenge and welcome opportunities to turn our experience and expertise into value for our clients. We stop at nothing in order to meet our clients’ high expectations.Tax Advice & Tax Litigation- Tax advice- Tax Disputes- Tax Diagnostics- Legislative DraftingCorporate / M&A- Mergers & Acquisitions- Business (Re-) Structuring- Corporate Finance/Direct Investments- Legal Audit/Due Diligence- Multi-Jurisdictional and Cross-Border Solutions- Corporate Governance- Securities- Labour & Employment Law- Corporate Pension Plans- Complex TransactionsCommercial Real Estate Practice- Land & Real Estate due diligence- Privatisation- Legal support for land and real estate transactions- Contracts- Formalisation of right to land plots for commercial use- Construction projects- Natural Resourses & Environment- Changing the land category- Acquisition of "land shares"- Land & real estate appraisals- Acquiring rights to existing manufacturing facilities- HypothecCommercial practice- Commercial Litigation- Commercial Contracts- Advertising Laws- Consumer ProtectionIntellectual Property- IP Registration- IP Dispute Resolution- IP Consulting- Anti-Piracy InitiativesDispute Resolution- Pre-Trial Stage- Litigation- International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation- Administrative Disputes- Judgment EnforcementCustoms Regulations & Foreign Currency Transactions- Advice on customs regimes, customs tariffs and classification of goods for international transportation- Structuring of contracts with regards to Russian exchange regulations- Legal support for in-kind contributions to the charter capital- Appealing against regulatory and non-regulatory acts of the customs authorities- Export/import transactions- Negotiating and drafting movable and immovable property lease agreements with foreign involvement- Assistance with formalities related to foreign currency transactions in Russia- Advice on various issues of customs and exchange regulation

practice areas

Administrative LawAlternative Dispute ResolutionArbitrationBanking LawBankruptcyCorporate LawCriminal LawCustoms LawFamily LawFinanceImmigrationInheritanceIntellectual PropertyInternational LawLabor and EmploymentMediationReal EstateTaxationTrademarks

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