• Overview

Lidings is a leading independent national law firm with a broad base of clientele in Russia and the CIS. The firm advises its predominantly international clients from its two offices in Moscow and St Petersburg. Since its launch in the mid-2000s, the firm has achieved impressive growth and built a noteworthy reputation. Lidings has followed a consistent strategy of growth to become a high-quality provider of legal services with a clear focus to advise almost exclusively international businesses active in Russia and the CIS. It has also been successful in establishing sector expertise in certain industries where global investors play an important part, such as pharmaceuticals and life sciences, automotive, energy and aviation.

Boasting extensive areas of practice, Lidings provides legal services to a variety of key international industries, such as the automotive industry. The firm has extensive experience in representing some of the largest international manufacturers of cars and automotive components, such as the Beijing Automotive Industry Company, Inchcape, Lifan Motors, Geely, General Motors, Kia Motors, Hyundai Mobis, AAA Auto and Autoliv. The firm also has long-term expertise in advising major global pharmaceutical companies, including Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi Aventis, Servier, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Ipsen Pharma, MB Quest, Pharm-Olam International, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, Nuga Medical and EVER Neuro.

Lidings is distinguished as a leading industry-oriented law firm in Russia providing expert legal advice to international companies, coming from the dynamically growing and highly competitive hospitality industry, including McDonalds, Le Pain Quotidien, Boost Juice, TigRus, OrgaVita and Trader Vic's; from the financial sector, including Rietumu Bank, ProCommerce Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Korean Development Bank, UniCredit Bank, The Economy Bank, Credit Agricole and PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation; and from the energy industry, including ExxonMobil, Veolia Water, Zorlu Industrial, Royal Dutch Shell, ARKEX, DuPont Corporation, STEP Oiltools, CITEC ENGINEERING RUSSIA, Automation-X and OMV Group.

The firm's significant footprint, accompanied by a growing degree of brand reputation in the domestic markets, has been recognised by a series of awards from independent global market analysts including The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers and Partners, Who's Who Legal, ILFR1000 and Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice areas:

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Government relations
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate
  • Tax and customs

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