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ALTHAUS Legal is an independent national law firm in Russia which has been representing its clients’ interests since 2009 primarily in such areas of practice as Corporate, M&A, Commercial, Real Estate and Construction, Tax, Capital markets, Banking & Finance, Intellectual property and Digital technology, TMT, Private Equity / Venture Capital / Investments funds, Dispute resolution and Bankruptcy. ALTHAUS Legal is the part of ALTHAUS Group, which is a well-known consulting group providing full range of consulting services in Russia. Legal team is formed by Russian and English law qualified lawyers based in Moscow and London. We also have representation offices in Saint Petersburg and Novorossiysk.

ALTHAUS Legal has a mission to facilitate progress of jurisprudence and legal business in Russia and route firm’s success to international level. To achieve this the firm follows core principles of discovering talents and fostering employees’ personal success. We believe that our future achievements depend on accomplishment of our mission today and we aspire to be ahead of progress.

In rendering legal services, we are following strategy, which assumes combination of innovative solutions, progressive approach with classic jurisprudence and academic knowledge. We focus on providing innovative solutions to our clients, many of whom are experienced hi-tech investors. These solutions include experience-based logical systems, which are fit for standard legal services based on our long-standing experience in investment transactions, matrix mechanisms adopted for particular result and also exclusive services tailored to client’s needs. ALTHAUS Legal is also conducting research and development of new-era digital solutions in legal services involving AI and other means of digital technology. At the same time, we respect classic law theory and philosophical view on law and society.

ALTHAUS Legal is proud of its Corporate/M&A practice, which is one of the oldest within the firm. This practice offers valuable expertise in the field of private and public acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, restructurings and corporate reorganisations. The firm’s internal counsels who practicing English law work close with other team members on many cross-border projects delivering to the clients upmarket legal advice. The principal value of our expertise is determined by the core  policy of the firm to deliver services in such a manner that exceeding clients’ expectations combined with the vast experience of our legal specialists in corporate law and M&A transactions, and their profound academic knowledge.

All our lawyers are qualified legal professionals with strong academic background and law degrees awarded by the leading Russian and foreign universities, such as the University of Oxford, UCL, Queen Mary, Moscow State University, State Academic University for the Humanities, Higher School of Economics and others.



Rostislav Shatenok
Managing Partner
+7 (499) 678 2298
Ilya Smirnov
+7 (499) 678 2298
Viktoria Merkudinova
Director, IP
+7 (499) 678 2298
Anatoly Fabrichnov
+7 (499) 678 2298

Firm Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Venture Capital Law