ABOUT US AND OUR PROJECTS

When our clients decide to enter the Russian market with a limited liability company, branch or a representative office, they rely on experienced lawyers on site. m|legal specializes in setting up companies, tax & accounting and offers its clients high quality comprehensive services from a single source.

m|legal is a boutique law firm specialized in international and Russian business law. Our head office is located in one of the largest business centers of the world – Moscow.

We represent national and international clients in all areas of business law, including corporate, commercial, real estate, protection of intellectual property (licenses, domains, trademarks), labor and migration (including obtaining work permits for foreign highly qualified employees), representation in courts, tax and accounting. Our services include legal support of startups (accreditation of a new representative office or a branch in Russia; establishment of a Russian subsidiary) as well as legal advice for existing business in Russia.

We advise our clients individually, always take care of their interests and provide effective and comprehensive solutions. Trusting relationships between our lawyers and clients is the basis of our activities.

Please check the full list of our services here.

OUR TEAM

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Juri Semiletopulo
Attorney (Munich, Germany), partner

Juri is a German lawyer in Munich and a partner at m|legal (Moscow, Russia). He focuses on the firm’s management, interim management and corporate law.

Juri advises international and German clients in corporate law with a focus on incorporation and implementation of complex compliance structures, accreditation of branches and representative offices and insolvency administration. He is qualified in both German and Russian law and is very active in the fields of German-Russian business and German investments in Russia.

Juri is a member of the German-Russian Lawyers Association.

Before founding m|legal, Juri was Attorney by Brand & Partner (Moscow), Attorney by Rödl & Partner (Moscow), where he was responsible for start-ups and interim management. Juri speaks German, English and Russian.

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Sergey Kerosinsky
Lawyer, partner

Sergey is a Russian qualified lawyer and partner at m|legal (Moscow, Russia). While focusing on M&A and joint ventures, Sergey has a more than 15 years’ experience in supporting international clients in all fields of law: commercial, tax, IP, labor and migration as well as international arbitration.

Before joining m|legal Sergey was a senior associate at Pavia e Ansaldo (international law firm Italian origins), associate by Rödl & Partner (international law firm German origins) and senior lawyer by Registrar NIKoil (Russian professional stock market participant).

Sergey speaks English, German, Italian and Russian.

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Natalia Burdykina
Head of Tax & Accounting

Natalia leads Tax and Accounting at m|legal (Moscow, Russia). She is a qualified expert in Tax&Accounting Russia as well as has an ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards. She is responsible for our clients in bookkeeping and taxation and supports them with financing and development of corporate structures in Russia.

Natalia has a vast professional experience. Before m|legal she worked for Schneider Group, BDO Unicon Business Service, Digital Network Group.

Natalia speaks English, German and Russian.

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Kira Tsindyaikina
Senior Associate

Kira is a Russian qualified lawyer and collaborates with m|legal (Moscow, Russia) as a senior associate. Kira is an expert in international sales and commercial law, corporate, labor and migration as well as represents clients in courts.

Before m|legal Kira was an associate at Pavia e Ansaldo (international law firm Italian origins), a lawyer at Hansa Leasing Swedbank Group and a legal counsel at PRADO Banker & Advisor.

Kira speaks English, Italian and Russian.

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Gerda
Chief Dog Officer

Gerda has studied some law and security and supports m|legal in terms of relaxation, fun and office surveillance. Behave well and Gerda will make you laugh. Bad behavior and overdue payments will not be tolerated.

PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY OUR LAWYERS

German subsidiary of leading Chinese gas equipment engineering company

Legal support in construction of a gas storage facility in Leningrad Region, Russia.

Major European oil & gas engineering company

Establishment and legal assistance to Russian subsidiaries in Leningrad Region, Russia (gas transportation project).

Leading global nuclear enterprise

Advising to a joint venture with a Russian public company maintaining nuclear plants.

German listed air carrier

Advising on establishment of a joint venture and signing a shareholders’ agreement with one of Moscow airports (pilot training).

Leading worldwide supplier of metallurgical plants and equipment for metallurgical industry

Support in establishment of a Russian subsidiary and start-up of a metallurgic plant in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.

Italian governmental agency

Advising on acquisition of shares in the Russian subsidiary of one of the world’s largest metal producers, including an antitrust clearance.

Leading European energy group

Support in establishment of a joint venture and signing a shareholders’ agreement with Russian railway carrier.

Major European energy group

Advising in negotiations, drafting and performance of energy service contracts with the leading Russian car manufacturer, one of the leading Russian train manufacturers and other industrial enterprises.

Major European road engineering company

Legal support of Russian joint venture (reconstruction of a federal highway).

Global listed building company

Advising on the acquisition of a participatory interest in a Russian mining company, including legal due diligence and negotiations.

Austrian investment fund

Advising on the establishment of an agricultural holding in Russia via IPO and on the acquisition of a number of agricultural enterprises in Russia, including legal due diligence.

Leading Japanese food producer

Establishment of a joint venture, total legal support in development of Russian business (import and wholesales).

International biopharmaceutical company

Support in establishment of a joint venture and localization of production in Russia.

Italian chemical group

Advising on the restructurings in the share capital of several Russian subsidiaries.

Leading worldwide pharmaceutical company

Advising on the acquisition of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Leningrad region, including legal due diligence.

Major European electronic entertainment developer

Support in e-commerce issues and distribution of content, including agreements with Russian major mobile operators.

Leading Italian apparel and footwear manufacturer

Advising on establishment, start-up and development of a Russian subsidiary (import and direct retail).

Well-known European luxury apparel brand

Legal support in Russia (import and retail).

German paper manufacturer

Advising on the acquisition of a share in a Russian company, including consulting on strategic sectors.

Italian chemical group

Advising on the restructurings in the share capital of several Russian subsidiaries.

Leading European producer of agricultural equipment

Establishment and assistance to Russian subsidiary, support in Russian market.

German hydraulics manufacturer

Advising a Russian subsidiary on the acquisition of a participatory interest in another Russian company, including legal due diligence.

Austrian brick manufacturer

Advising on the acquisition of a participatory interest in a Russian brick manufacturer.

German clothing manufacturer

Advising on the acquisition of shares in a Russian distributor, including legal due diligence.

Well-known European plastic producer

Assistance in the establishment of a Russian subsidiary, acquisition of a land plot in Leningrad region (including legal due diligence) and support during start-up.

German building company

Advising on the acquisition of shares in a Russian company and its real estate in Moscow, including negotiations and legal due diligence.

German manufacturer of electric motors

Support in the acquisition of real estate in Moscow region, including legal due diligence.

German manufacturer of building elements

Advising on the acquisition of real estate in Moscow region, including legal due diligence.

Leading European apparel manufacturer

Advising on the debt recovery and restructuring of Russian business, including the protection of intellectual property.

German subsidiary of Japan producer of high-tech metal processing machines

Support in international arbitration against a Singapore customer.

Well-known European producer of electric plant equipment

Support in bankruptcy proceedings of a Russian state-owned company.

Group of Italian apparel manufacturers

Support in bankruptcy proceedings of a Russian state-owned company.

Leading European insurance company

Advising on unit-linked insurance in Russia.