Practice
Resolving the most difficult and complex legal issues
specialism
Since 2006, we have been providing legal assistance to business owners, state corporations and authorities, private clients, and non-profit institutions. Our key competencies are support for complex investment projects and resolving complicated disputes, including cross-border lawsuits.

people
90+ lawyers and attorneys in the firm’s Moscow and St. Petersburg offices protect the interests of our clients.

experience
We combine high legal proficiency with the skills of juridical protection of corporations before public authorities. Beyond that, we have unrivalled experience in Russia in the area of Public International Law.

expertise
The main areas of our work are corporate and finance transactions; litigation and bankruptcy proceedings in Russia and abroad; infrastructure / PPP projects and real estate investments; compliance and public procurement; Public International Law and economic sanctions; and private clients and tax structuring of assets in various jurisdictions.

scale
Ivanyan and Partners is in the Top-10 of the largest and most successful law firms in Russia. The total volume of the projects we have advised on over the past five years (2015-2019) exceeds $63 b, and the geographical reach of our work covers 29 countries on three continents.

private clients

Assisting in all legal matters of wealth management

We advise (ultra) high-net-worth individuals, and their families and family offices. Our support covers all legal and tax issues related to asset, real estate, business, philanthropic, and succession planning and management.

Experience

Advised a private investor on tax-effective asset restructuring; the client’s assets were represented by more than 100 various companies and structures in different jurisdictions. Matter value: $500 m (2015-present)

Advised a Russian Forbes-listed businessperson on all legal and tax aspects of financing and purchasing an aircraft. Matter value: $60 m (2017)

Advised a Russian Forbes-listed businessperson on legal and tax structuring of the purchase of a yacht built by a famous Italian shipyard and on the tax aspects of its exploitation. Matter value: €10 m+ (2017)

Advised a high-net-worth individual on tax compliance for the purchase of shares of a Russian company, including evaluation of risks related to the proposed purchase, such as previous mistakes in accounting or non-compliance with tax obligations. Matter value: ₽120 m ($2 m) (2017-2018)

Advised a high-net-worth individual on all legal and tax issues regarding financing, acquiring, and importing into Russia two unique music instruments: a Stradivarius violin and a centuries-old cello. The average cost of an instrument: €1 m+ (2016)

Advised a number of high-net-worth individuals on choosing an optimal jurisdiction for marriage and prenuptial agreements in case of future divorce and/or division of property and on drafting nuptial agreements (2017)

Advised several private clients on the legal and tax risks of purchasing 300+ pieces of art, including paintings by realist, impressionist, suprematist, and severe style artists. Total value: $31.5 m (2018-present)