Private Clients


Family assets: transaction support, structuring and protection

  • Legal support for transactions with real estate, yachts, luxury goods, aircraft and other assets;
  • Due diligence of counterparties and assets planned for acquisition: real estate, luxury goods and others;
  • Structuring and protection of personal assets, preventing property risks in the event of family conflicts, preparing agreements on the division of property (including determining the procedure for distributing corporate assets).

Family law

  • Legal support for registration of marriage and signing of a marriage contract;
  • Legal support of divorce proceedings and protection of interests during the division of property of spouses;
  • Representation of clients' interests in determining child support obligations, procedures for establishing paternity and/or challenging paternity, deprivation and restoration of parental rights, determining the child's place of residence and the procedure for communicating with parents;
  • Verification of the opponent’s property and income before initiating the process of property division and alimony collection; 
  • Protecting the interests of clients in Russian courts on the issue of abduction of children when they are moved across the border by one of the parents.

Comprehensive inheritance planning  

  • Registration of inheritance rights; 
  • Development of recommendations for the succession of family wealth and business in order to preserve assets; 
  • Development of draft wills, joint wills of spouses, inheritance agreements; 
  • Resolution of disputes between heirs, including through mediation; 
  • Establishing the fact of family relationships.

Protecting honor, dignity, business reputation and privacy  

  • Representing clients in cases of protection of honor, dignity and/or business reputation;
  • Analysis of information to classify it as information discrediting honor, dignity and/or business reputation.


  • Protecting the interests of clients in disputes about bringing to subsidiary liability, developing schemes for protecting the property of spouses in the event of a threat of subsidiary liability of one of the spouses;
  • Protecting the interests of clients as creditors in bankruptcy cases; 
  • Representation of the interests of heirs in case of bankruptcy of the estate; 
  • Protecting the interests of clients in bankruptcy cases when managers file claims challenging transactions with real estate, cash and other assets.

Services for family offices

  • Consulting HNWI family offices on any legal issues supporting wealthy clients, preparation of second opinions, legal representation;
  • Confirmation of the origin of capital in court.

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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Artur Avanesyan Head of Private Clients Practice
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Artur Avanesyan has extensive practice in supporting and conducting complex civil, arbitration, administrative, tax and criminal cases, representing the interests of wealthy clients (individuals, top management of corporations, factories, banks, largest Russian and foreign companies) in courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts , including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
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Kirill Baranovsky Senior Associate
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Kirill Baranovsky specializes in representing and protecting the interests of top managers and beneficiaries of large Russian companies in resolving family conflicts, in disputes over the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, and also advises on the structuring and protection of HNWI assets.
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