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Pepeliaev Group


Building One, 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. Over 160 lawyers in Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul provide legal assistance to over 1,500 companies operating in various industries. 50% of these are international corporations implementing long-term investment projects in Russia.

The firm has specialised practice groups:

  • Korean Desk with an office in Seoul - to provide legal services to Korean companies in Russia and Russian investors doing business in Korea;
  • Chinese Desk with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - to provide legal services to Chinese companies in Russia and Russian investors doing business in China.


The firm's key practice areas:

  1. legal support for investment projects in Russia;
  2. tax law & tax disputes;
  3. foreign currency regulation and control;
  4. administrative law defense of business;
  5. corporate law / mergers and acquisitions;
  6. antimonopoly regulation;commercial practice;
  7. banking and finance practice;
  8. real estate & construction;
  9. dispute resolution and mediation;
  10. bankruptcy;
  11. intellectual property and trademarks;
  12. customs law and foreign trade regulation;
  13. criminal law defense of business;
  14. employment and migration law;
  15. legal protection of information;
  16. professional translation.


Pepeliaev Group is a leader in providing comprehensive legal services in Russia. Every year Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners name the firm as the best in the category of taxation. International ratings agencies, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer, IFLR1000, World Tax, Pravo – 300, Expert Ranking Agency and others, recommend the firm's real estate and construction, corporate, M&A, employment and migration law, dispute resolution and mediation, intellectual property and trademarks, antimonopoly regulation and bankruptcy practices for doing business in Russia.

The assessment of clients and lawyers is that Pepeliaev Group has an unrivalled reputation on the legal market (Pravo – 300 Rating for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015).Pepeliaev Group is represented by two legal entities, which are namesakes. One is a limited liability company, while the other is an attorneys’ bureau of the city of Moscow. Their relationship is constructed based on a general agreement for the provision of legal assistance.The firm is a member of the international association of law firms TerraLex and the global network Taxand.

Managing Partner- Sergey Pepeliaev

Official website:

Office in Moscow

Floor 15 Entrance 7, WTC-II, 12 Krasnopresnenskaya nab., Moscow, 123610, Russia 

Tel.: +7 (495) 967-00-07 Fax: +7 (495) 967-00-08 

E- mail:

Office in Saint-Petersburg

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

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


Office in Krasnoyarsk

Business Center "Vesna" 3A, Vesny St., Krasnoyarsk, 660077, Russia 

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


Office in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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


T.: + 7 4242 321 221 F.: + 7 495 967 00 08

Contacts in Shanghai Office

1006, Union Building, 100 Yan'an East Road, Shanghai, 200002, P. R. China

Contacts in Guangzhou

Unit 2117, South Tower, World Trade Centre, 371-375 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou, 510095, P.R.China

Contacts in Beijing

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


Alliance between Pepeliaev Group and Russin & Vecchi Sukhanova Street, 6V, Suite 1 Vladivostok, 690091 Russia 

T: 7-4232-43-30-33; 43-23-00 F: 7-4232-43-23-66



Sergey G. Pepeliaev
Managing Partner
Andrey Nikonov
Senior Partner
Sergey Savseris
Senior Partner
Ivan Khamenushko
Senior Partner
Rustem Ahmetshin
Senior Partner
Sergey Spasennov
Partner, Head of St Petersburg Office
Elizaveta Seredina
Business Development Manager (Chinese Desk)
Valentina Orlova
Head of IP Practice
Sergey Shorin
Head of M&A Group
Alexander Panov
Head of Practice
Andrey Mikulin
Head of Sakhalin Office
Mikhail Drozdov
Head of Shanghai Office
Egor Lysenko
Head of Siberian Office
Alexander Zaynigabdinov
Head of Beijing Office



Women: 6

Men: 17

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Russia in Tax Law with 8 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Moscow in Tax Law with 7 lawyers

About Our Clients

Philips, British American Tobacco, Indesit Company, Oriflame, Reckitt Benckiser, Nike, JTI, Johnson & Johnson, etc.

Food industry
Coca-Cola, Harry’s, Danone, Frito Lay, Hortex, Ritter Sport, Castel Freres, William Grant & Sons Group, etc.

Castorama, Metro Cash & Carry, Zara, etc.

Oil and gas industry
Gazprom, Orenburggazprom, Gazprom neft, Shell, Schlumberger, Petro Alliance, Sakhalin Energy, Parker Drilling Company, Chevron Neftegaz, Transneft, Rosneft, Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Mosenergo, etc.

Metallurgy & mining
Alcoa, RUSAL, Basic Element, Hydro Aluminium, Halliburton, etc.

Telecommunications & IT
Rostelecom, Vimpel-Communications, Mobile TeleSystems, Equant (Orange Business Services), Nokia Siemens Networks, Interregional Transit Telecom, TeliaSonera, Moscow City Telephone Network, Forte Netservices, International Communications Company, CTC-Media, Rambler Internet Holding, ER-Telecom, etc.

Financial services, banking, insurance, investment
AIG Russia, Aon, WestLB Vostok, OTP Bank, MICEX Group, Commerzbank, Renaissance Capital, Citibank, Troika Dialog, Investment Fund of Kazakhstan, Russian Land Bank, Rosnanotech, Rosgosstrakh, Dresdner Bank, etc.

Industrial production
Kronospan, Zavod Khimichekikh Reagentov, Guardian Industries, Access Industries, Honeywell, Skamol, Caterpillar Tosno, Baltreagent, etc.

Mass media
Independent Media, CTC Media, Prof-Media, The Business World Publishing Group, Thomson Reuters, etc.

Renault, Ford, Volkswagen, Scania, Kamaz, BMW, Rolf, Hyundai Motor, Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, KIA Motors, Komatsu, Marcopolo, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Aeroflot, DHL Logistic, Maersk, etc.

Social services
Messe Duesseldorf GmbH, Moscow State University, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Liden & Denz, Domina Hotels, etc.

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Roche, Merz, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, etc.

* All names are disclosed with the permission of clients.


Olga Bulatova
Chief Marketing Officer
+7 495 967 0007
Marina Dikova
Senior BD Manager
+7 495 967 00 07

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice
  • 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
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

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Krasnoyark, Russia

Business Center "Vesna"

3A, Vesny St.

Krasnoyark 660077


7 391 277 73 00

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Moscow, Russia

Building One, 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 Street

St. Petersburg 191015


7 812 640 60 10

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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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