VK Partners
Leading law firm

About us
VK Partners - a next generation law firm and international consulting platform uniting recognized experts in Russia and abroad
Lawyers with international recognition
Complex approach
We support complex projects and know industry specifics
Global coverage
We represent clients' interests in Russia and abroad
We actively participate in rule-making
Recognition by leading ratings
Main practice areas
Banking and Finance
  • regulatory matters
  • syndicated and secured loans
  • financing and refinancing structuring
  • establishing venture and mutual funds
Corporate and M&A
  • business acquisition, M&A
  • cross-border transactions
  • corporate governance
  • due diligence
  • drafting shareholder agreements
  • establishing joint ventures
  • ongoing legal support
  • setting up of companies and reorganization
Digital law
  • consulting on IP issues
  • investments in IT companies
  • legal support of e-commerce
  • legal support of crowdfunding and ICO
  • legal tech projects
  • personal data and big data protection
  • structuring IT projects
Liquidation and Bankruptcy
  • complex support of liquidation or bankruptcy procedures – corporate, labor, tax and other aspects
  • consulting during tax audit
  • risks analysis in anticipation of liquidation or bankruptcy
  • representation in commercial courts
  • representing creditors' interests: challenging transactions, claiming subsidiary liability, recovering losses from the debtor's controlling persons
  • representing debtors' interests: defense against transactions' challenging, claims on subsidiary liability and recovery of losses
Private Equity
  • advice on legal aspects of fund management
  • fund structuring, set-up, documenting investor commitments
  • regulatory advice
  • representation in investment transactions
Real Estate and Construction
  • advising on construction projects
  • drafting EPC, EPCM, FIDIC contracts
  • due diligence
  • registration of property rights
Tax law
  • consultations on Russian and international taxation
  • prejudicial and court resolution of tax disputes
  • support during tax audits and tax control measures
  • tax analysis of investment projects and groups of transactions
  • tax law due diligence
  • tax planning and business structuring
  • VAT refund procedure consultations
Advising market leaders
China Development Bank (CDB)
in the course of interbank financing amounting to 5 billion $ total
Raiffeisen Bank (Hungary)
in the course of financing deal aimed at acquisition of an agricultural company
China National Gold Group
in the course of structuring Russian joint venture company
Aviation Service (HK) Limited
on sale and lease of the aircrafts, as well as ongoing legal support of a charter airline business
Solidarnost bank
on structuring intercreditor agreement in relation of a major borrower
Broadway Moscow theatre company
on structuring investment partnership (LLP) for staging Chess musical in Russia
Vadim Konyushkevich
E-mail: vk@vk.legal

Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A
Digital law

Advises on international investment projects for more than 15 years. Bar admitted in Russia.

Represents Chinese business in Russia, rendering legal support to such companies as BAIC, CDB, CITIC, Geely, Huawei, ZTE etc.

Vice chairman of the Russian Parliament's Expert Council on Digital Economy and Blockchain Technologies.

Industrial expertize: IT and TMT, banking, transportation, pharmaceuticals, natural resources, HoReCa.

Reccomended: Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, КоммерсантЪ.

Education: MGIMO University.

Languages: English, Russian, French, Chinese.
Gleb Bazurin
E-mail: gb@vk.legal

Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A
Digital law

Advises on complex projects in his field of expertise for more than 5 years.

Expert in the field of joint venture structuring, due diligence, corporate governance issues, contract law.

Obtains unique experience in legal tech projects (automatization of legal functions) and information technologies' regulation.

Industrial expertize: IT and TMT, banking, transportation, natural resources.

Education: MSU University.

Languages: English, Russian.
Stavros Cristou (Cyprus, associated partner)
E-mail: stavros.christou@sclegal.com.cy

Corporate and M&A
International tax
Investment funds
Personal data and GDPR

Managing Partner of Stavros Christou and Partners LLC (Nicosia, Cyprus).

For more than 15 years advises on cross border M&A, foreign direct investments, corporate immigration, restructuring, international joint ventures, tax, asset protection and GDPR. Bar abmitted in UK (Barrister).

Before founding his own firm worked for PwC legal Cyprus as well as headed the Corporate and Tax Department of one of the top tier law firms in Cyprus.

Acted as trusted legal advisor of the Cyprus Government on new policies and procedures for attracting and assessing strategic foreign investments.

Industrial expertise: construction, commerce, IT, renewable energy, financial services.

Education: University of Bristol (Great Britain).

Languages: English, Greek, Italian.
Laure Deron (Paris, associated partner)
E-mail: laure.deron@cathaylex.eu

Corporate and M&A
PPP and Infrastructure

Founder of Cathaylex law firm (Paris, France).

For more than 20 years advises on cross-border transactions and investment projects for clients from Europe, Asia and US. Bar admitted in Paris, France.

Previously worked as in-house General Counsel, based in China, for a major industrial group operating projects in the field of environmental services.

Lecturer in company law and Sino-European relations at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). Author of publications on international infrastructure .

French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCEF) by appointment of the French Government.

Industrial expertise: pharmaceuticals, energy and infrastructure, environmental services, water treatment.

Recommendations & Awards: Winner of the International Law Office awards "Best Regional Counsel Asia-Pacific" and "Best Global Counsel" for regulated infrastructure.

Education: University of Paris (Sorbonne).

Languages: English, French, Chinese, Russian.
Kira Gin (associated partner)
E-mail: kg@ginlegal.ru

Tax law
Dispute resolution

Managing partner of law firm Gin&Partners, having more than 20 years of experience in the fields of tax advice, consulting in the course of tax audits, prejudicial and court resolution of tax disputes. Qualified accountant and auditor in Russia.

Industrial expertise: construction, commerce, IT and TMT, transportation, pharmaceuticals, production.

Recommended: Best Lawyers in tax law and dispute resolution.

Education: Ural State law academy.

Languages: Russian.
Alexandrina Gin (associated partner)
E-mail: ag@ginlegal.ru

Liquidation and bankruptcy
Tax law

Partner of law firm Gin&Partners, having more than 10 years of experience in legal support of liquidation and bankruptcy of companies, including aspects of subsidiary liability of managers and business owners.

Industrial expertise: construction, commerce, IT and TMT, transportation, pharmaceuticals.

Recommended: Best Lawyers in tax law.

Education: Maimonides State Classical Academy.

Languages: English, Russian, Italian.
Platform: cooperation with leading experts in Russia and abroad
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