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We undertake all briefs of a corporate, commercial and civil nature but specialize in:

  • Maritime law
  • Transport law
  • Corporate law
  • Property law
  • Contract law

Furthermore, we are in a position to provide professional support to any business setup that would require drawing up, concluding and executing any documentation. Be this of a contractual nature or to satisfy administrative requirements.

Individual consultation, as comprehensive legal services is provided in cases if the work on a particular business project covers all or many aspects of the clients.

Maritime law

  • General advice on maritime law in the Russian Federation and the applicability and interaction of international conventions and international maritime law
  • Charter-parties
  • Sale and Purchase
  • Buildings and repair
  • River and sea transport licensing;
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance;
  • Litigation and arbitration in relation to:
    • Maritime and cargo claims
    • Vessel and cargo arrest
    • Insurance claims;
    • Sea transport taxation.

Transport Law

  • Advising in respect of road transport and multimodal transport law, both Russian and International law
  • Contracts of carriage the goods
  • Execution of relevant documentation in the event of damage or loss of cargo.


  • Incorporation and registration of appropriate corporate vehicles (including agencies and branches) in the Russian Federation as well as in other jurisdictions
  • Corporate governance
    • Bye laws
    • Directors’ and shareholders’ meetings and resolutions
    • Powers of Attorney
  • Tax planning at corporate and individual level;
  • Opening and operating bank accounts
  • Company mergers, divisions and liquidation
  • Joint ventures

Property Law

  • Sale and purchase of immovable property
  • Lease agreements

Fiscal  Law

  • Advice on income tax and value added tax;
  • Tax planning
  • Appeals before tax authorities and other administrative bodies;

Contract Law Investment projects

  • Preparation and legal support of various kinds of civil contracts
  • Analysis contract in a field of contractual risks, make recommendations.
  • Advice and support of foreign trade transactions.
Yours sincerely
Nadezhda Butakova
Doctor of Philosophy
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Labour Law
Russian Academy of national economy and public administration under the President of
the Russian Federation, North-West Institute of management,

  phone/fax: (812) 305-43-88     E-mail: nadezhda@lawyer.comc. Saint-Petersburg, st. Korablestroiteley, 30, Lit A, of.123H