LML Alliance is an alliance of two leading Russian law firms, Maxima Legal and Lidings, who advise Russian and international companies in a variety of sectors on all legislative aspects of doing business in Russia and the CIS. Among our clients are market leaders, international investors, representatives of medium and large global businesses interested in entering the Russian and CIS markets and pursuing projects in the region.

Over the years, both firms have assembled teams of dedicated and experienced professionals and have earned a reputation as reliable legal partners both in the domestic and international markets. The firms’ cooperation has allowed us to operate fully in the markets of Moscow and St Petersburg simultaneously and to deepen our level of legal expertise; complementing our strengths and areas of practice, as well as significantly strengthening the teams of lawyers who are ready to support larger and more diverse assignments and projects.

Through ongoing cooperation with leading national legal advisors and government authorities in all regions of Russia and the CIS, we have access to experts in any region of the country and are able to solve clients’ legal issues effectively regardless of project complexity and scope.

Among our key services:

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Criminal defense
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy and natural resources
  • General business
  • Government relations
  • Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual property and TMT
  • Private Wealth
  • Public-private partnership (PPP)
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax and customs
Both firms and its lawyers are annually recommended by all key international legal directories highlighting its expertise in advising domestic and international businesses in Russia. We are recognised by Chambers and Partners Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, 300, Kommersant, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal and others.

Chambers and Partners Europe

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Life Sciences

  • Best Legal Practices: Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions of International mid-market Assets, Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions of Russian mid-market Assets,
    Criminal Law: Economic Crimes, Family Law: Probate Asset Disputes, Intellectual Property: Dispute Resolution, Public-Private Partnership, Russian Arbitration: mid-market Commercial Dispute Resolution, Tax Law: Tax Consultancy

  • Best Industry Practices: Arts: Industry Leaders Consulting, Healthcare: Healthcare and Pharmacy Industry Leaders Consulting, Healthcare: Key Industry Dispute Resolution, Private Equity,
    TMT: Key Industry Dispute Resolution, Transport and Logistics: Industry Leaders Consulting

  • Individual rating of lawyers: Natalia Demina (Art and Cultural law; Family and Probate law; Private Capital), Alexander Popelyuk (Employment law) and Andrey Zelenin (Healthcare; Intellectual Property)
World Trademark Review 1000

  • Enforcement and Litigation 300

  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial real estate/Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Family/Inheritance law
  • Financial/Banking law
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and migration law
  • Natural resources/Energy
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
  • PPP/Infrastructure projects
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Tax consulting & disputes
  • TMT

  • Ranked lawyers: Natalia Demina (Family/Inheritance law), Boris Malakhov (Pharmaceuticals and healthcare) and Andrey Zelenin (Pharmaceuticals and healthcare)

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Project Development (PPP)
Best Lawyers Russia

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech Practice
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Project Finance & Development Practice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

    The Legal 500 EMEA – Russia

    • Commercial and corporate law, M&A: Moscow
    • Commercial and corporate law, M&A: St Petersburg and elsewhere
    • Dispute resolution: Litigation
    • PPP and infrastructure projects
    • Private client
    • Restructuring and insolvency
    Who is Who Legal
    Andrey Zelenin - Life Sciences - Patent Litigation 2020


    Firm Email Address: and
  • Firm Contacts
    Maxim  Avrashkov Maxim Avrashkov
    Telephone: +7 (812) 454 22 14

    Practice Groups:
    General Business Law

    ILN Specialty Groups:
    Corporate, Energy

    Andrey  Zelenin Andrey Zelenin
    Telephone: +7 (495) 989-44-10

    Practice Groups:
    Antitrust and Competition Corporate and M&A Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property

    ILN Specialty Groups:
    Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Medical Device and Drug Manufacturing Litigation

    Partners Practice Groups Telephone E-mail Address
    Maxim Avrashkov General Business Law +7 (812) 454 22 14
    Natalia Diatlova Corporate and M&A, Public-private partners (PPP), Real estate and construction +7 (812) 454-22-14
    Leonid Filanovskiy Criminal Defense, Dispute resolution +7 (812) 454-22-14
    Stepan Guzey Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Dispute Resolution, Tax and Customs +7 (495) 989-44-10
    Boris Malakhov Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, TMT +7 (495) 989-44-10
    Alexander Popelyuk Bankruptcy, Dispute Resolution, Employment +7 (495) 989-44-10
    Andrey Zelenin Antitrust and Competition Corporate and M&A Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property +7 (495) 989-44-10
    Office Locations
    Moscow, Russia (Main Location)
    Mercury Tower
    1st Krasnogvardeysky proezd, 15
    Moscow, 123100 Russia
    Telephone: +7 (495) 989-44-10
    Facsimile: +7 (495) 989-44-20
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    Preobrazhenskiy Dvor, 26, Liteyniy Prospekt
    St. Petersburg, 191028 Russia
    Telephone: +7 (812) 454 22 14
    Facsimile: +7 (812) 454 22 14
    Contact: Maxim Avrashkov
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