Environmental Law


  • Consult on environmental legislation (pollution, waste management, use of forest fund lands);
  • Support and participate in inspections carried out by authorized state and municipal authorities;
  • Represent clients in cases of administrative offenses related to environmental issues;
  • Support of environmental assessments and expert support;
  • Condut judicial appeal of decisions and orders of Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources)and other control and supervisory authorities;
  • Represent clients' interests in courts in disputes regarding claims for compensation for damage caused to nature;
  • Represent and defend clients at all stages of criminal proceedings in cases of environmental offenses;
  • Represent the client’s interests in Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources).

Key contacts

Rustam Kurmaev Managing Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Rustam Kurmaev specializes in the resolution of commercial disputes, real-estate and construction disputes, corporate disputes, as well as disputes involving the criminal defense of business, systematically mounting a comprehensive defense strategy for corporate executives and top managers at all stages of the criminal process. Armed with a significant amount of experience representing the interests of Russian and foreign companies at the commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction, including the RF Supreme Commercial Court and RF Supreme Court, Rustam is a widely-recognized specialist on issues involving the execution of court rulings, both through the procedures envisioned by law (enforcement proceedings and bankruptcy), as well as through the application of alternative instruments (mediation).
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Dmitry Gorbunov Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Dmitry Gorbunov specializes in representing client interests in the litigation of cases involving corporate conflicts, business disputes, hostile takeovers and the criminal defense of business. He boasts a wealth of experience representing client interests at the commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction at all levels and instances, as well as positive experience in the resolution of disputes with administrative bodies, including in cases involving administrative offences.
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Recent experience:

Representing the interests of a consortium implementing federal-scale infrastructure projects in a dispute with Rosprirodnadzor, which accused the Client of the death of Red Book plants as a result of replanting carried out by him to implement the infrastructure project. We proved the client’s absence of guilt in most of the charged offenses, which allowed us to reduce the administrative fine to the minimum possible amount and avoid suspension of the project.
Construction group of companies
Protecting the interests of a major gas producing company in a series of disputes related to claims by Rosprirodnadzor regarding improper design and operation of a gas pipeline. The disputes were complicated by several administrative proceedings for various types of violations, as well as the demand of Rosprirodnadzor to suspend the operation of the gas pipeline, which would actually lead to bankruptcy of the company. We proved that at the time of construction the gas pipeline complied with all standards, and subsequent reconstruction to comply with the updated standards was not required, rejecting all claims of Rosprirodnadzor.
Major gas producing company
Defense of the management of a foreign FMCG company on charges of illegal logging without issuing a logging ticket and other necessary documentation. Our team ruled out bringing the client’s management to criminal liability and helped the client avoid significant losses associated with the loss of the right to use the land plot on which all the main production facilities of the company are located.
International FMCG company