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We are a full-service Russian law firm that provides legal services equal to standards of international law firms.

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The firm

EMPP is a full-service law firm based in Moscow. EMPP provides a comprehensive range of services to our clients in Russia and internationally and works with a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors – from established businesses and financial institutions to innovative start-ups and high-profile individuals. Our core practice areas are corporate, M&A, banking and capital markets, dispute resolution and white-collar criminal defense.

A high proportion of EMPP team have not only legal backgrounds, but also Ph.D. degrees in law and time spent legal teaching and working in industries such as mining, metals, nuclear energy and woodworking. This extra dimension to our expertise combined with our partners' knowledge of domestic and international markets enhances our ability to fulfill client needs related to legal support of their business.

Unlike many international and local law firms, EMPP offers a personal, partner-led approach for supporting business excellence. The partner-led approach enables EMPP team to:

  • provide client-focused expertise;
  • build close relations with our clients;
  • provide personalized service based on a better understanding of clients’ business and needs;
  • offer lower fees and avoid wasted costs, because we aim to help our clients to find legal solution to your problems rather than bill them as much as possible.

EMPP is an active member of the United Legal Networks, an association of legal counsels located in 19 European countries. The ULN membership allows EMPP to service the legal needs of clients who are expanding their operations and relationships into foreign markets because of the increasing globalization of the business world.

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In 2020, EMPP was ranked in the Legal 500 (EMEA) 2020 edition in three practice areas: Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow; Dispute resolution: Litigation; and White-collar crime.

In recognizing EMPP’s white-collar crime practice, the Legal 500 cited team’s “specialism in industrial accidents and violations of industrial safety and occupational safety rules”. A managing partner Sergey Egorov was described as “a true leader who is able to overcome difficulties in order to protect the interests of his clients” by a client who spoke to The Legal 500.

The Dispute resolution team received has been cited as following: ‘‘The team sets itself apart through its real professionalism and the high-quality services it provides.” “Mergen Doraev and Petr Shevtsov are wonderful specialists which inspire confidence in the clients that their interests will be protected.”

In 2019, EMPP was ranked in the Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 edition in three practice areas: Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow; Dispute resolution: Litigation; and White-collar crime.

Managing partner Sergey Egorov was recommended by Legal 500 as professional which "has been actively involved in defending well-known Russian companies and their employees in a number of complex criminal cases".

In 2018, partner Oleg Bychkov was recommended by Legal 500 as a “reliable professional”.


In 2019, EMPP was ranked by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 in three practice areas: Capital Market: Debt; Capital Market: Equity; and Corporate and M&A.


In 2019 EMPP was nationally ranked by Pravo-300 in four categories: Capital Market (Band 2); Commercial Litigation (Band 2); Criminal Law (Band 3); and Family/Inheritance Law (Band 2).

Three members of EMPP team were recognized for handling notable matters in their practice areas: Anna Artamonova (Family Law), Oleg Bychkov (Capital Market) and Sergey Egorov (Criminal Law).

Previous editions of Pravo-300 rankings recognized EMPP in the following practice areas: 2018 - Capital Market, Family/Inheritance Law and Commercial Litigation; 2017 - Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation; 2016 - Criminal Law and Commercial Litigation; 2015 - Corporate law and M&A and Criminal Law.

In 2017, EMPP’s dispute resolution practice was also included by PRAVO.RU in the top 10 in Russia based on public win rate data in 2016.

In 2019 EMPP received top ranking in Capital Markets and was recognized as one of the Top 10 “Consulters of the financial sector leaders”. Three partners were ranked among national leading lawyers: Anna Artamanova (Family Law); Mergen Doraev (Transportation); and Oleg Bychkov (Investment and Capital Market).

In 2018, two partners from EMPP were included among Russia’s leading legal practitioners: Valentin Petrov (corporate disputes resolution); and Oleg Bychkov (capital markets). In 2017, Sergey Egorov and Valentin Petrov were listed as leading lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and corporate disputes resolution.

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4th floor, unit 1, 4 Degtyarny lane, Moscow, 125375, Russia
+7 495 256 78 90
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