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Firm Profile

Pepeliaev Group

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Krasnopresnenskaaya nab 12
  • Entrance 7, World Trade Center-II
  • Moscow
  • Moscow
  • Russia
  • 123610

Firm profile submitted by Pepeliaev Group

Managing Partner: Sergey Pepeliaev
Number of partners: 23
Number of lawyers: 160+
Languages:Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish

Pepeliaev Group is the largest Russian law firm operating in all Russian regions with partners in other CIS countries and abroad. The firm currently employs more than 160 attorneys based in nine offices in Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Seoul.

The firm provides its clients with legal support not only in Russia but outside the country (including across the former Soviet Union). It handles many cross-border matters in which it undertakes project management, coordination of an integrated team of lawyers from various jurisdictions, communications to clients, reporting and invoicing.

Pepeliaev Group has long been the only Russian member of the Taxand international network, which brings together leading tax advisers worldwide. In 2009, the firm became the only Russian law firm accepted into the TerraLex international association of law firms. It is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Trademark Association (INTA).


The tax practice is one of the firm’s core practice areas. The firm’s legendary and unparalleled skill in tax law has repeatedly led to numerous commendations and awards. The firm’s tax lawyers provide comprehensive advice on all complicated tax issues and represent clients in courts at all levels.

Corporate / M&A:
The corporate / M&A practice focuses on legal support for corporate restructuring projects, joint ventures and complex cross-border transactions.

The lawyers in the commercial practice have extensive experience in drafting and preparing the full range of commercial contracts.

Banking & Finance:
Lawyers from the banking practice provide all types of legal support to investors and bank clients at all stages of business, creating solutions that help banks to operate more efficiently and achieve their strategic goals.

Real Estate & Construction:
The firm’s experts in real estate and construction possess unique practical experience of focusing on particular issues relating to land and real estate transactions and construction projects.

Dispute Resolution & Mediation:
The firm’s practice has earned a national reputation for excellence in all areas of high profile and complex business disputes: general contractual disputes, commercial finance, shareholder disputes, etc.

The firm’s lawyers provide services to safeguard the interests of any party involved in bankruptcy proceedings: a debtor, its shareholders, executives, creditors and administrative receivers.

Antimonopoly Regulation:
The firm’s practice offers advice on antimonopoly legislation: antimonopoly audits, representing clients before the Federal Antimonopoly Service, advising on various aspects of advertising legislation, disputes with antimonopoly authorities, etc.

Customs & Foreign Trade:
The customs and foreign trade regulation practice provides extensive legal support, dealing primarily with complex cross-border transactions and direct investment projects.

Employment & Migration:
The employment and migration practice advises on all aspects of employment law and related legal issues. The practice comprises leading lawyers who have vast experience.

Data Protection:

The lawyers in the data protection group have extensive experience of advising on issues concerning the processing of personal data, the protection of trade secrets, state secrets and confidential banking matters, etc.

Intellectual Property & Trademarks:
The practice offers its clients the full set of IP protection services, including the registration of IP rights, negotiating the licensing of rights or their transfer to third parties, and defending the IP rights before government agencies and in courts.

Administrative Defence for Business:
The practice has unique experience in the Russian market in dealing with federal, regional and municipal authorities at all levels, primarily with respect to numerous issues related to long-term FDI projects.

Criminal Defence for Business:
The firm’s lawyers provide clients with highly qualified legal assistance in dealings with law enforcement agencies with regard to all matters associated with a potential criminal prosecution. Family and Inheritance Law The group’s lawyers provide advice on property and non-property related personal issues in relation to any family relationships: drafting pre-nuptial contracts, support in the dissolution of a marriage, enforcing inheritance rights, etc.

Life Sciences:
The lawyers of the practice have worked over many years with manufacturers, distributors, professional associations and regulators in medicine and pharmaceuticals, providing high-quality legal advice and helping companies to improve their performance and mitigate risks.

Pepeliaev group’s experts have extensive experience of providing advice and defending TMT companies in tax disputes both in and out of court. The practice’s experts help companies find the optimum tax solutions for increasing business efficiency and ensuring financial stability.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm’s lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in providing legal support for companies engaged in the energy and natural resources industry. The sector-based team brings together experts from various branches of law: tax, customs and foreign trade, construction and real estate, etc.


  • Krasnopresnenskaaya nab 12,
  • Entrance 7, World Trade Center-II,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 123610
  • Tel +7 495 967 0007
  • Fax +7 495 967 0008
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • 54 Shpalernaya Street,
  • Golden Shpalernaya Business Center,
  • Office A21,
  • St Petersburg,
  • Russia
  • 191015
  • Tel + 7 812 640 60 10
  • Fax + 7 812 640 60 20
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Business Center "Vesna" ,
  • 3A, Vesny St.,
  • Krasnoyarsk,
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • Russia
  • 660077
  • Tel +7 (391) 277 73 00
  • Fax +7 (391) 255 07 07
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Of. 405, 6, Anton Buyukly street,
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,
  • Sakhalin Oblast
  • Russia
  • 69300
  • Tel +7 (4242 444979)
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Sukhanova Street, 6V, Suite 1,
  • Vladivostok,
  • Primorsky Krai
  • Russia
  • 690091
  • Tel +7-4232-43-30-33
  • Fax +7-4232-43-23-66
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Office 1006, Union Building,
  • 100 Yan'an East Road,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200002
  • Tel +7 (495) 967 00 07
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Unit 2117, South Tower,
  • World Trade Centre, 371-375 Huanshi Dong Road,
  • Guangzhou,
  • Guangdong Province
  • China
  • 510095
  • Tel +7 (495) 967 00 07
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Room 1203, Guangming Office Building,
  • No.42Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100125
  • Tel +7 (495) 967 00 07
  • Email : [email protected]