Borenius announces a new Specialist Partner in its St Petersburg office

We are pleased to announce that a new Specialist Partner – Artem Zhavoronkov – is joining our St Petersburg office.

Artem specialises in corporate, antitrust, banking and financial law, as well as cross-border M&A transactions. Over the past 27 years, Artem has taken a hands-on role in providing legal support for international transactions, representing a wide range of foreign and Russian clients from various business sectors. These have included social networks, software development, telecommunications, direct investments, financial institutions, the motor industry, oil & gas, the iron & steel industry, food products, as well as development and construction.

In 2014, Artem was one of the pioneers in Russia who became closely involved in compliance and sanctions regulation. In the context of this practice, he advises Russian and international companies on corporate governance, as well as the structuring of beneficial ownership and contractual relationships with foreign counterparties in order to identify and mitigate risks from sanctions.

Before joining Borenius, Artem Zhavoronkov worked at international law firm Dentons for 11 years and headed its corporate practice for the past 5 years.

Artem is highly acclaimed not only by his clients, who characterize him as an extremely responsive and highly reliable partner, but has also been highly ranked by leading rating agencies such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers, which have ranked him in the top tier in such categories as Transactions, Corporate Law and Commercial Law, as well as for such categories as Lawyer of the Year and Prominent Lawyer.

I have known Artem for over 20 years and always been an admirer of his energy and consummate professional skills,” comments Andrei Gusev, Managing Partner of Borenius Russia. “In a sector in which services are supplied to foreign clients and foreign-invested companies, he belongs to a small category of pioneers and heavyweights. Therefore, it is with the greatest of pleasure that I welcome to our team such a strong and experienced player whose accomplishments have on numerous occasions been commended by the business community both in Russia and abroad.”


About borenius

Borenius is one of the largest law firms in the North-West of Russia. We provide the full range of legal services related to entrepreneurial activity to Russian and foreign clients from various branches of the economy across Russia.

We specialize in M&A, corporate law and commercial contracts, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, antitrust regulation, bankruptcy, IP and IT, and employment law.

The high level of professionalism, specialist experience, and business mindset of our team are recognised by such leading international rankings as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers and

Borenius (Borenius Attorneys Russia Ltd) is a subsidiary of the firm Borenius (Borenius Attorneys Ltd), which has its headquarters in Helsinki. Borenius opens up access for its clients to over 200 practitioners from Finland, Russia and the USA.

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