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Firm Profile


  • Capital City Complex
  • Presnenskaya nab. 8 Bldg.1
  • Moscow
  • Moscow
  • Russia
  • 123112

Firm profile submitted by Lidings

Managing Partners: Andrey Zelenin
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 25+
Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Lidings is a leading independent national law firm advising Russian and international companies with different industrial background on all legislative aspects of doing business in Russia and CIS since 2006. Lidings advises market leaders, international investors, representatives of medium and large global businesses interested in entering the Russian and CIS market and in actively implementing a variety of business and commercial projects. At the time of its establishment Lidings became the first Russian law firm to focus exclusively on representing the interests of foreign businesses in Russia.

Today, the firm advises roughly 450 companies from more than 45 different countries around the world, and continues to acquire new clients every day. Although after more than ten firm's client base besides foreign companies consists of local companies as well, over 90% of firms clients come from abroad. The firm's lawyers are highly skilled, multilingual legal experts who hold degrees from the best legal institutions in Russia and abroad. Their expert knowledge of Russian legislation and of the intricacies of Russia's unique business culture has built up Lidings reputation as one of the top law firms in the nation.

For over a decade, Lidings has been a leader in all major areas of law, boasting an expert knowledge of regulatory framework. The firm's reputation for excellent client service is a key factor in the firm's success and the reason for its impeccable reputation in the Russian market. It has also been successful in establishing sector expertise in certain industries where global investors play an important part, such as pharmaceuticals and life sciences, automotive, FMCG, energy and aviation.

Antitrust & Competition:
With expert skills in advising foreign companies on all aspects of corporate and M&A matters in Russia and the CIS, lawyers particularly focus on corporate antitrust issues, including business restructuring and development of market strategy to comply with local antitrust regulation.

Banking &  Finance:
Lidings offers legal services in all regulatory and civil law matters related to banking and financial services. Applying their legal expertise in working with all types of financial institutions and security documents, lawyers advise the leading participants of the global market with a particular focus on the specific legal aspects of finance projects in Russia and CIS.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Within dispute resolution practice area Lidings team has developed unique techniques and solutions aimed at protecting the rights and interests of the firm's clients. These techniques enable us to achieve both maximum satisfaction of creditors' claims under the bankruptcy procedure and the most efficient finalisation of insolvency proceedings for the debtor even while the latter is facing groups of unscrupulous creditors.

Corporate & M&A:
Lidings has an established full service corporate and M&A practice advising major market players on a wide range of matters relating to cross-border transactions, local corporate and regulatory issues.

Criminal Defence:
The criminal defence practice serves to ensure the observance of client interests within the scope of criminal justice, in connection with the application of relevant criminal law.

Dispute Resolution:
Lidings offers comprehensive legal services in the areas of dispute resolution and court representation. The firm provides legal assistance at all stages of the process from drafting contractual provisions on the method of dispute resolution to representation in court and enforcement of judgments.

Problems of legal regulation in labour and immigration law are among the most relevant to any company that values its personnel and strives to build its human resources policy in perfect compliance with the law. Lidings offers legal advice on all matters of labour legislation of the Russian Federation.

Government Relations:
Lidings represents clients in their relations with public authorities of the Russian Federation. The GR practice is ranked by the most reputable international legal directories which recognise us as experts in providing legal advice to foreign companies.

Intellectual Property:
Lidings offers comprehensive legal assistance in relation to management and protection of intellectual property. As a law firm focused on providing legal advice to foreign businesses, we combine expertise in the Russian legislation with an ability to select the most efficient way to protect the interests of clients in Russia and the CIS.

Real Estate & Construction:
Lidings offers legal advice on all regulatory aspects of real estate transactions and construction projects. Through its involvement in numerous high-profile privatisation and acquisition projects Lidings real estate practice holds leading positions in professional legal rankings in Russia and abroad. Tax and customs: Lidings offers legal advice on all matters related to taxation and customs regulation in Russia and the CIS. Lidings has accumulated extensive experience advising clients in various industry sectors including aviation, manufacturing, energy, automotive industry, and IT.

AKey Clients:
Abbott Laboratories
Actelion Pharmaceuticals
Alliance Healthcare Russia
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
BAIC Group
Changan Automobile
Decathlon Russia
ExxonMobil Russia
Ford Motor Company
Hasbro Russia LLC
Inchcape Holding
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited
Ishida Europe
Kia Motors
Lifan Motors
MEDA Pharma
Pirelli Tyre
Sanofi Russia 
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  • Capital City Complex,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • Tel +7 495 989 44 10
  • Fax +7 495 989 44 20
  • Email : [email protected]