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Pepeliaev Group


Building 1, 39 3rd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street
Moscow 125047
7 495 767 00 07

Firm Details


Pepeliaev Group is a leading Russian law firm offering the full range of legal services in all regions of Russia, in most former Soviet countries and abroad. For over 15 years Pepeliaev Group has grown and developed along with its clients and the Russian economy. The firm has broadened its range of services considerably, while maintaining the balance between the quality of its services and a reasonable pricing policy.

Over 160 lawyers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Beijing and Shanghai provide legal assistance to over 1,500 major Russian and international clients. The firm is actively broadening the geographical scope of its activities and has two specialised practice groups:

  • Chinese Desk, that provides legal assistance for Chinese investors in Russia and Russian investors doing business in China;
  • Korean Desk, that provides legal support for Korean investors in Russia as well as to Russian companies operating in Korea.  

Thanks to its extensive international links and membership in associations TerraLex and Taxand, Pepeliaev Group has 200 international partners in 100 countries of the world.

The firm's key practice areas:

  • Tax and tax disputes;
  • Corporate / M&A;
  • Commercial; Banking & Finance;
  • Land, Real Estate & Construction;
  • Dispute Resolution & Mediation;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Antimonopoly Regulation;
  • Customs & Foreign Trade Regulation;
  • Employment & Migration;
  • Data Protection;
  • Digital Economy Legal Support;
  • Intellectual Property & Trademarks;
  • Administrative Law Defence of Business;
  • Criminal Defence of Business;
  • Family & Inheritance Law;
  • Life Sciences;
  • TMT;
  • Energy & Natural Resources;
  • International Litigation and Arbitration.  

The lawyers are constantly involved in drafting legislation and are frequently called on by state bodies to act as experts at the highest level. Thus they are involved in creating a favourable business environment in the country. The law firm's expertise is accepted at the highest level. Many of Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers hold a PhD in law or a Doctor of Laws degree and are active teachers and members of scientific boards at leading Russian universities. 

Managing Partner- Sergey Pepeliaev  

Official website:  

Office in Moscow

Building 1, 39 3rd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street, Moscow, 125047, Russia 

Tel.: +7 (495) 767 00 07 Fax: +7 (495) 765 00 07  E- mail:  

Office in Saint-Petersburg

Golden Shpalernaya Business Centre, 54 Shpalernaya Street, St. Petersburg, 191015, Russia 

Tel.: +7 (812) 640 60 10 Fax: +7 (812) 640 60 20  E-mail:  

Office in Krasnoyarsk

Business Center "Vesna" 3A, Vesny Street, Krasnoyarsk, 660135, Russia 

Tel.: +7 (391) 277 73 00 Fax: +7 (391) 255 07 07  E-mail:  

Office in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Floor 3, Office 302, 31-B/1, Kommunistichesky prospect, Green Palace Business Center, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Region, 693000, Russia 

Tel.: + 7 (4242) 321 221 Fax: + 7 (495) 765 00 07 E-mail:  

Office in Vladivostok

Office 806, 45 Aleutskaya Street, Vladivostok, 690090 Primorye Territory, Russia 

Tel.: + 7 (4232) 65 93 55 Fax: + 7 (4232) 65 93 56  E-mail:  

Contacts in Beijing

Room 1203, Guangming Office Building, No.42 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100125, P. R. China

Tel.: +86 (10) 8441 8770  E-mail:   

Contacts in Shanghai

Office 1809, No. 99 Huangpu Road, Shanghai Bund International Tower,  Hongkou District, Shanghai, 200080, P.R.China 

Tel. +86 (21) 5350 0301 E-mail:


Sergey G. Pepeliaev
Managing Partner
Rustem Ahmetshin
Senior Partner
Ivan Khamenushko
Senior Partner
Andrey Nikonov
Senior Partner
Sergey Savseris
Senior Partner
Sergey Spasennov
Senior Partner, Head of St Petersburg Office
Natalia Prisekina
Partner, Head of Far East Office
Sergey Sosnovsky
Partner (St. Petersburg)
Narine Khachatryan
Head of Tax Practice
Maxim Koshkin
Head of Criminal Law Defence of Business Practice
Elena Krestyantseva
Head of Land, Real Estate and Construction Practice (St. Petersburg)
Ekaterina Lebedeva
Head of International Litigation and Arbitration Practice
Valentina Orlova
Head of IP Practice
Dmitry Zykov
Head of Data Protection Practice
Egor Lysenko
Head of Siberian Office
Andrey Mikulin
Head of Sakhalin Office
Olga Baranova
Head of Tax Audit and Accounting Advisory Group
Anna Berlina
Head of Group, Employment and Migration Law Practice
Lidia Gorshkova
Head of Group, Banking and Finance Practice
Sergey Shorin
Head of M&A Group
Natalia Travkina
Head of Administrative Law Defence of Business Group
Olga Puchkova
Lead Expert of the Family and Inheritance Law Group



Women: 9

Men: 17

Law Firm of the Year Awards

  • Tax Law in Russia (2021)
  • Tax Law in Russia (2020)
  • Tax Law in Russia (2018)
  • Tax Law in Russia (2017)

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Russia in Tax Law with 19 lawyers

About Our Clients


British American Tobacco, Indesit Company, Oriflame, Reckitt Benckiser, JTI, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, etc.

Food industry

Harry’s, Danone, Nestle, Heineken, etc.


Castorama, Metro Cash & Carry, Zara, etc.

Oil and gas industry 

Gazprom, NefteTransService, Zarubezhneft, Parker Drilling Company, Chevron Neftegaz, Transneft, Mosenergo, etc.

Metallurgy & mining

Alcoa, Rusal, Alrosa, Halliburton, Evraz, etc.

Telecommunications & IT

Rostelecom, Mobile TeleSystems, Equant (Orange Business Services), Nokia Siemens Networks, TeliaSonera, Moscow City Telephone Network, ER-Telecom, etc.

Financial services, banking, insurance, investment

Alfa-Bank, Allianz, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS, Hellenic Bank, Russian Standard Insurance, VTB Leasing, etc.

Industrial production

DAK Americas, FESTO, Gardner Denver, Krastsvetmet, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Omya, Palfinger Rus, SmurfitKappa, etc.

Mass media

Yandex, CTC Media, Thomson Reuters, etc.


Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, BMW, Rolf, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, KIA Motors, Aeroflot, DHL Logistic, Maersk, etc.

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Astellas Pharma, Roche, Sanofi, etc.

* All names are disclosed with the permission of clients.


Elizaveta Seredina
Senior BD Manager
+7 (495) 767 00 07
Marina Dikova
Senior BD Manager
+7 (495) 767 00 07

"Law Firm of the Year"

Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2021 Russia
Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2020 Russia
Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2018 Russia
Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2017 Russia
Pepeliaev Group has received the following "Law Firm of the Year" accolades. Only one firm in a practice area is awarded this top honor each year:
  • Russia's "Law Firm of the Year" awards:
    • Tax Law - 2021
    • Tax Law - 2020
    • Tax Law - 2018
    • Tax Law - 2017

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Customs and Excise Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Life Sciences Practice
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications Law

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Krasnoyarsk, Russia

ул. Весны, д.3 "А", БЦ "Весна", 16 этаж

Krasnoyarsk 660135


7 391 277 73 00

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Moscow, Russia

Building 1, 39 3rd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street

Moscow 125047


7 495 767 00 07

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Golden Shpalernaya Business Centre

54 Shpalernaya St

St. Petersburg 191015


7 812 640 60 10

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Vladivostok, Russia

ул. Алеутская, 45, бизнес-центр Sky City

8 этаж, офис 806

Vladivostok 690090


7 4232 65 93 55

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

Green Palace Business Center, Floor 3, Office 302, 31-B/1

Kommunistichesky prospect

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 693000


7 4242 321 221

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