Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network.
In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
We are a mid-sized firm, practicing in all fields of Russian and international private law.
Who would be your typical client?
Our typical client is a mid-sized or larger Russian company leading an International activity or a nonresidential corporation making investments in Russia.
What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
The professional level of our team, the internal standards we set upon ourselves, and the spirit of our team.
What has been your most challenging case? Why?
That was a serious financial transaction between our Russian client and one of the Bahamian banks, which required me to stay for three weeks in the Bahamas. I wish I had more such deals.
What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
When I provided my first consultation to my grandma during my last year in college.
What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
I travel a lot with my family and play my favorite sports: tennis, football, boxing, and car racing.
What would surprise people most about you?
That I am going to be a champion in rally race next year.
What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
My most memorable ILN experience was my first ILN European meeting in Rome, especially the Gala Dinner in Castel Sant`Angelo.
What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
I would have been dealing with some kind of finances or maybe become a race driver.
If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you?
How would you like to be remembered?
As a professional and respectable businessman, and a charity activist.