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EMPP team led by partner Petr Shevtsov represented PostNauka in connection with venture capital investment by Roman Avdeev, an owner of Credit Bank of Moscow.27.05.2019EMPP represented PostNauka in connection with venture capital investmentread more
Congratulations to Valentin Petrov, his team and our Ukrainian partners for achieving a significant victory in the Khmelnitsky Commercial Court in the case of MIG v. UkrOboronProm.19.04.2019Valentin Petrov won a case on behalf of MIGread more
EMPP Law Firm has acted as transactional legal counsel in the acquisition by Mail.ru Group of a share in education platform Skillbox. The firm’s team advising the deal included partner Ivan Semenkin and associate Daniza Mamkhegova.01.03.2019EMPP Law Firm has acted as transactional legal counsel in the acquisition by Mail.ru Group of a share in education platform Skillbox.read more
EMPP is a full-service law firm based in Moscow. EMPP provides a comprehensive range of services to our clients in Russia and internationally and works with a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors – from established businesses and financial institutions to innovative start-ups and high-profile individuals. Our core practice areas are corporate, M&A, banking and capital markets, dispute resolution and white-collar criminal defense.
A high proportion of EMPP team have not only legal backgrounds, but also Ph.D. degrees in law and time spent legal teaching and working in industries such as mining, metals, nuclear energy and woodworking. This extra dimension to our expertise combined with our partners' knowledge of domestic and international markets enhances our ability to fulfill client needs related to legal support of their business.
Unlike many international and local law firms, EMPP offers a personal, partner-led approach for supporting business excellence. The partner-led approach enables EMPP team to:
- provide client-focused expertise;
- build close relations with our clients;
- provide personalized service based on a better understanding of clients’ business and needs;
- offer lower fees and avoid wasted costs, because we aim to help our clients to find legal solution to your problems rather than bill them as much as possible.
EMPP is an active member of the United Legal Networks, an association of legal counsels located in 19 European countries. The ULN membership allows EMPP to service the legal needs of clients who are expanding their operations and relationships into foreign markets because of the increasing globalization of the business world.
In 2019, EMPP was ranked in the Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 edition in three practice areas: Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow; Dispute resolution: Litigation; and White-collar crime.
In 2018, partner Oleg Bychkov was recommended by Legal 500 as a “reliable professional”.
In 2018 EMPP was nationally ranked by Pravo-300 in three categories: Capital Market; Family/Inheritance Law; and Commercial Litigation.
Previous editions of Pravo-300 rankings recognized EMPP in the following practice areas: 2017 - Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation; 2016 - Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation; 2015 - Corporate law and M&A and Criminal Law.In 2017, EMPP’s dispute resolution practice was also included by PRAVO.RU in the top 10 in Russia based on public win rate data in 2016.
In 2019 EMPP received top ranking in Capital Markets and was recognized as one of the Top 10 “Consulters of the financial sector leaders”. Three partners were ranked among national leading lawyers: Anna Artamanova (Family Law); Mergen Doraev (Transportation); and Oleg Bychkov (Investment and Capital Market).
In 2018, two partners from EMPP were included among Russia’s leading legal practitioners: Valentin Petrov (corporate disputes resolution); and Oleg Bychkov (capital markets). In 2017, Sergey Egorov and Valentin Petrov were listed as leading lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and corporate disputes resolution.