The Firm

Commitment, consistency and integrity of the company`s partners and their associates have allowed “Linnikov and Partners” to become one of the leaders of Russian law. Today young and ambitious team of “Linnikov and Partners” is rightfully proud of the articipation in major projects that define the face of modern Russia. We especially value the high evaluation of our work from our customers. Lawyers of our Firm have earned their trust by many years of hard work and consistency in defending their rights and interests.

“Linnikov and Partners” successfully combines modern and dynamic style of work with the best traditions of Russian legal profession. The practice of our Firm is mainly concentrated in the area of corporate and business law. However, we do not leave our personal clients without attention and legal support. Lawyers of “Linnikov and Partners” are their reliable advisers and representatives in Russia and abroad.

The Law Firm, originally called “LEAD Consulting”, was founded in 2000 by a group of young ambitious people determined to build an independent law practice after having worked as in-house counsel for large corporations and banks.

The founders of “LEAD Consulting” had consciously chose to pursue an autonomous private practice an opposed to joining big law firms as average associates and took charge and assumed full responsibility for their own professional future and the future of their own team of associates.

Over 15 years of successful practice the Firm has evolved into a prominent professional association with strong traditions and an impressive history of significant achievements. Very soon the Firm became known in the Moscow business community as a compact but highly efficient and well-reputed team of professionals successfully advising multi-million dollar M&A transactions in different industries. Initially the company specialized in administrative matters and matters of corporate law with an emphasis on banking regulation and finance.

After several years of success, the practice of "LEAD Consulting" has become truly universal, the company occupied a prominent place among the leaders of the Russian law. Thus, founders of the company decided to rename their Firm as “Linnikov and Partners”.

The core entity of the Firm is the Moscow Regional Bar Association «Linnikov and Partners» – a professional association constituted under and governed by the Federal Law № 63-FZ of May 31, 2002 «On Attorney’s Activities and Attorneys in the Russian Federation» and the Federal Law № 7-FZ of January 12, 1996 «On non-profit organizations». Members of the Association are qualified as attorneys under the current legislation and registered in the Registrar of Attorneys of the Moscow Region. All Linnikov and Partners lawyers and members of staff that do not bear the attorney status are equally bound by the Attorney’s Professional Code of Ethics and adhere to the principles of confidentiality and client privilege.

In 2006 Yuriy Timokhov (1961-2011) - an outstanding trial attorney and expert in international commercial arbitration – joined LEAD Consulting. Yuriy greatly contributed to the development of the LEAD Consulting practice, worked on the extension of the firm’s international presence and, most importantly, invested significant time and effort into the training of the younger generation of LEAD Consulting attorneys. Yuriy Timokhov’s life tragically ended in 2011 but he will always be remembered as a good friend, one of the greatest legal minds of his time, and as a wise and patient teacher to at least two generations of professionals.