The firm: Founded in 2005, Paradigma Law Firm renders a full range of legal services to national and foreign business, public authorities, international organisations and financial institutes in all territory of the CIS and abroad. Paradigma is headquartered in Moscow, and has additional office in the UK and representatives in Germany, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria. The firm’s lawyers speak both English and Russian. For more than 15 years, the company has defended the client’s interests in all courts in Russia and also abroad. It advises clients in many areas of law, including commercial dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, restructurings and insolvencies, banking and finance, and antitrust practice. It also offers clients advice on energy and natural resources, government property management, intellectual property, project finance and PPP, criminal law, real estate and construction, tax, international trade and customs, transaction support, debt management, tax, due diligence, legal support of ICO and blockchain projects.
Paradigma has broad connections and long-term partnerships with lawyers and attorneys from many countries. The law firm is a member and honourable participant of various professional associations, unions and societies, including: Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russia-China Law Society, Eurasia Business Union, Deutsch-Russische Juristenvereinigung which boosts significantly its ability to provide legal advisory services in international markets and ensures efficient client representation beyond the Russian national jurisdiction.
Areas of practice: An important priority is the defence of clients in economic disputes and other matters arising from business and entrepreneurial activity. The firm has been involved in most business conflicts in Russia and acts as litigation and strategy advisors to in-house legal departments of major Russian and international companies. In its years of experience, it has developed an efficient mechanism of working together with corporate legal departments, while most clients have a large in-house legal staff. The smooth interaction between in-house and Paradigma lawyers allows fast and seamless joint movement in co-ordinating projects. In-house lawyers resolve day-to-day issues, while Paradigma lawyers work on projects requiring deep competencies in specific areas of law and participate on a daily basis in court proceedings in a variety of business areas. An in-house lawyer, while highly qualified, is not essentially a stress manager, while Paradigma lawyers excel in resolving critical situations and court disputes.
Paradigma Law Firm today is a united team of professionals offering advisory and legal services all over Russia and abroad. It advises clients on current affairs and supports comprehensive projects, inter alia, those governed by multiple jurisdictions. The existence of a full-fledged active representative office in United Kingdom and representatives in Germany, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria ensures efficient support to clients internationally and allows the firm to liaise with state and regulatory bodies as well as business communities. International projects are promoted with a team effort of lawyers, ensuring efficient collaboration of the professionals with the international legal community and foreign partners.
Paradigma Law Firm was recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA in the practice of Restructuring and Insolvency in 2019.
- Paradigma Law Firm was recommended by IFLR1000 for 2020 in three key practices: M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions),Restructuring and Insolvency and Banking.
- In 2019,Paradigma Law Firm was recommended by a well-known Russian ranking professional edition “PRAVO.RU” in the legal categories: International Arbitration, Proceedings in Arbitrazh (Commercial) Courts and Banking and Finance.
- In 2020, Paradigma Law Firm was recommended by the Russian publication“Kommersant” as a leader in the areas of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Corporate Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions of the Russian Assets and Tax Advice.
Firm Practice Areas
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Banking and Finance Law
- Corporate Law
- Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- International Arbitration