Our Team

Managing Partner
Alexander Nadmitov


Alexander Nadmitov has 20 years of experience in legal support of corporate and financial transactions in excess of US $ 1 billion, where he represented various parties, including buyers and sellers, shareholders and management, borrowers and financial institutions. Mr. Nadmitov has also represented parties in complex commercial and corporate disputes over US $ 300 million in arbitrazh courts, foreign courts and international arbitration tribunals.

Alexander specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements and joint ventures, finance transactions, private equity and venture capital, support for fintech and blockchain projects, personal data, antitrust law, dispute resolution in courts and international arbitration. Among his clients are large and medium-sized Russian and foreign companies and banks, as well as investment funds, venture capital companies and private clients.

Prior to establishing the Firm, Mr. Nadmitov was a partner with a Russian law firm. Before that Alexander worked as an associate in corporate, finance and dispute resolution and dispute resolution departments of leading international law firms,. He began his legal career in a litigation department of a Russian law firm.

Alexander Nadmitov is the President of Harvard Club of Russia. Prior to being elected to his current position on June 30, 2021, Alexander has served as the vice-president and executive Secretary  of Harvard Club of Russia since 2009. Mr. Nadmitov served  as the HCR President in 2016 - 2018.

Alexander received a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, where he completed the International Finance concentration and won the Addison Brown Prize in Private International Law in 2004. Mr. Nadmitov holds a Magister Juris degree from Oxford University. He spent a year as a post-graduate Chevening Scholar at Essex University. Mr. Nadmitov also obtained Master in Law and Bachelor in Law degrees from the Peoples Friendship University of Russia.

Alexander is an expert at the BRICS Antimonopoly Center established under the aegis of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development. He has also given a number of lectures as a part of the Financial Transactions course and English contract law course at the Faculty of Law of the Higher School of Economics. He also taught the WTO Dispute Resolution course at the Russian Academy for Foreign Trade (RFTA), regularly serves as a member of the jury of the Model WTO international competition, which has been held under the aegis of the RFTA since 2012 every two years. Also takes part in legislative activities.

In January 2020, Chambers & Partners ranked Alexander Nadmitov among the recommended lawyers in FinTech Legal in Russia.

Alexander Nadmitov is also the arbitrator of the Caspian Arbitration Society and the arbitrator of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School (USA) (Concentration in International Finance Law), Addison Brown Prize in Private International Law
  • Master of Laws (M. Juris), University of Oxford (England), Associate Editor, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
  • Postgraduate student, University of Essex (England), EU and England Corporate Law, Chevening Scholarship
  • Bachelor and Master of Jurisprudence (with Honours), Faculty of Law, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia


  • Author of the article "Liberalization for Entrepreneurs", Vedomosti, no. 89 (4816), 2019,
  • Co-author of the article “Derivatives Regulation in Russia”. Futures and Derivatives Law Report, Thomson Reuters, vol. 39, issue 4, 2019;
  • Author of the article  «Special zones for oligarchs. How domestic offshore companies win the race for capital», Forbes magazine online, 28 February 2019,
  • Co-author of the chapter “Antitrust Regulation in the PRC” in the book “Legal Basis of Business in China”, Publishing House of the Republic of South Ossetia, 2018;
  • Co-author of the article "Performance of Derivative Transactions Through the Central Counterparty". Russian Law Journal 6.1 (2018);
  • Co-author of the article “How to Convince a Bankruptcy Trustee to Abandon a Lawsuit that is Unfavorable for a Bankrupt Bank”. Legal Insight Magazine, no. 5 (61), 2017;
  • Co-author of the article “The Legality of Demolition of Unauthorized Buildings in Administrative Procedure”. Legal Insight Magazine, no. 2 (48), 2016;
  • Co-author of the article “New in the Practice of Using Discretionary Trusts”. Legal Insight Magazine, no. 2 (38), 2015;
  • Co-author of the article “WTO: How Membership has Changed Rules in Russia”. International Financial Law Review, no. 4, London, 2013;
  • Author of the book “Russian Sovereign Debt Restructuring”, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, 2013;
  • Co-author of the chapter about Russia, ‘Real Estate Finance: Law, Regulation & Practice’, LexisNexis, London, 2008.

Our main task is to ensure the quality of services and the effectiveness of legal assistance to clients in complex Russian and cross-border projects.
Sergey Lapin

General information

Mr. Lapin specializes in mergers and acquisitions, securities markets, international arbitration and fintech. Has extensive experience in legal support of transactions of large Russian and international companies and investment banks.

Prior to joining the firm, Sergei Lapin worked as a senior associate at one of the leading international investment banks and as a lawyer at several leading international and Russian law firms. Sergey is fluent in English and French.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Duke University (USA)
  • Master of Laws (M. Juris), University of Oxford (England)
  • Specialist (jurisprudence), Nizhny Novgorod State University
Services in cross-border projects according to international standards
Legal Counsel for Litigation Practice
Sergey Grigoriev


Sergey has the status of attorney. He has significant professional experience in representation in arbitration courts in various categories of cases: corporate disputes, debt recovery and foreclosure of the pledged property, invalidation of transactions and decisions of governing bodies, reclamation of property, recognition of property rights, challenging non-normative acts and actions of state bodies, compensation for losses and unjust enrichment, legal representation in cases on bankruptcy of legal entities, as well as in complex corporate and financial transactions.


  • Specialist (Jurisprudence), RSUH (2002)
Our task is to ensure procedural parity in the most complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.
Counselor of Criminal Law Practice
Bulat Tugutov

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Bulat Tugutov is an advisor to the firm's administrative and criminal law practice in the economic sphere, a practice to ensure the interests of participants in enforcement proceedings.

Bulat has over fifteen years of practical experience, including in leading positions in the prosecutor's office and the Federal Bailiff Service, including the investigation and inquiry bodies.

He has an academic degree of Candidate of Legal Sciences, the academic title of associate professor, the class rank of the 3rd grade counselor of justice, and is also actively involved in teaching at the Russian State University of Justice.

He is the author of over 50 scientific works in the field of criminal procedure, criminal law, prosecutor's supervision and enforcement proceedings


  • Ph.D. in Law, 2014, Ph.D. thesis on "Functions of the Prosecutor at the Judicial Stages of Criminal Procedure", Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

  • In 2007 completed his postgraduate studies at the Department of Criminal Procedure, Justice and Prosecutor's Supervision of the Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • In 2004, graduated with honors from the Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in jurisprudence.

We provide effective protection of the company's clients in administrative and criminal law cases in the economic sphere, as well as in the field of enforcement proceedings.
Senior Lawyer
Pavel Maruev


Mr. Maruev specializes in corporate and civil law. Pavel is fluent in English and German, and heads Russian corporate and commercial practice of the Firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Pavel Maruev worked as a senior lawyer in construction companies and international law firms.


  • DAAD Fellow at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Master of Private Law, Russian School of Private Law (2003)
  • Specialist (Jurisprudence), Academic Law University at the ISL RAS
Deep knowledge of the theory and practice of Russian civil and corporate law is our strong point!
Senior Lawyer, Dispute Resolution Practice
Mikhail Stepkin


Michael specializes in litigation of commercial disputes, energy disputes, administrative disputes. He has ten years of experience in the judicial field.


  • Specialist (Jurisprudence), Moscow State Law Academy (2009)
  • Specialist (economist-mathematician), RSAU - Moscow Agricultural Academy
Reliability and professionalism are the cornerstone of our litigation practice!
Legal Counsel for Intellectual Property Practice
Eduard Faizullin


Eduard has the status of a patent attorney of the Russian Federation (registration number 901). He has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property law, namely:

  • advising clients on issues of industrial property, copyright and means of individualization, as well as on other issues of intellectual property rights application practice;
  • development of internal documents of clients in the field of intellectual property, including those governing the relationship “the author – the employer”;
  • preparation and submission of applications to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) in order to grant a patent for an invention, utility model, industrial design, as well as applications for state registration of a computer program and database;
  • preparation of draft agreements on the disposal of the right to obtain a patent and exclusive right (on the alienation of the right to obtain a patent, on the alienation of the exclusive right, license, on the pledge of the exclusive right, on changing the composition of patent holders, etc.), on the implementation of R&D, employment agreements in part related to ownership of rights to obtain a patent and exclusive rights, agreements on joint activities.


  • American Bar Association, USA, mediation course, May 2011;
  • Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Law on Unfair Competition and Taxation, Germany, Research, 2005;
  • University of San Diego, USA, Master’s program, 2003, specialization: American contract law, intellectual property law, antitrust law;
  • University of Manchester, Great Britain, postgraduate student, 2003, specialization: Corporate Law;
  • Bashkir State University (BSU), Lawyer, Diploma with Honours, 2000.
20 years of experience in complex projects in the field of intellectual property law is the key to the success of our practice in the field of high technology!
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