About us

AMG Partners is a dynamic and highly experienced legal team existing since 2012. Team members have a background in working with international law firms and legal departments of major global corporations and have the expertise and language skills to offer consultation in both Russian and English law to clients who include Russian and foreign companies and private individuals.

Our lawyers have a proven track record of successful sale and purchase transactions and asset restructurings in Russia and abroad. We benefit greatly from established connections with experienced consultants in offshore and European jurisdictions. Our team brings together resources and relationships to provide services in the fields of jurisprudence, tax planning and accounting.

We advice international and Russian IT start-ups on various legal matters and have a member of the team who specializes on legal aspects of crypto currency and blockchain technologies.

Our legal specialists are uniquely experienced in providing support for the creation of both new manufacturing and trading enterprises, as well as service companies. We offer a full package for new businesses and advice on all aspects of registering, opening, and maintaining a new company. In addition to this we offer guidance for obtaining permitting documentation.

Our team represents both legal entities and private individuals in courts and has an impressive list of successful cases.

We offer legal support in the field of family law, employment law (including data protection and advise on legal status of foreign employees), real estate law, IP law.

Having a highly efficient communications system means we can be depended upon to respond promptly to client requests. We maintain the best standards of private management at all times and pride ourselves on creating tailor made solutions for our client’s needs. Our streamlined working practices and team synergy mean that we can offer time and cost-effective fixed-price results in the following areas: .

Partners

Светлана Бахмина

Svetlana Bakhmina

Светлана Бахмина

Svetlana Bakhmina

Partner, head of corporate and litigation practices

Svetlana has more than 20 years of work experience in Russia’s largest companies on top management positions.

Svetlana is engaged in M&A work and advises clients on various aspects of corporate, competition and private international law.

Svetlana’s areas of practice include tax and criminal law (economical aspects), as well as arbitration proceedings, with a significant experience in clients’ representation in courts.

Svetlana is an author of a large number of legal publications.

Мария Благоволина

Maria Blagovolina

Мария Благоволина

Maria Blagovolina

MANAGING PARTNER

Marina Blagovolina graduated from the International Law Department of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Before joining AMG Partners she spent many years in the Moscow office of Allen & Overy as a senior associate in the corporate department. During this time she also developed the company’s employment practice.

Maria advises clients on various issues of corporate law and statutory regulations, infrastructure issues, general commercial transactions including: cross-border mergers and acquisitions, incorporation and management of joint ventures, and a wide range of employment law and associated issues.

Maria speaks fluent English and French.

Дмитрий Ямпольский

Dmitry Yampolskiy

Дмитрий Ямпольский

Dmitry Yampolskiy

PARTNER 

Dmitry Yampolskiy is a Law graduate of the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is a member of the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, and is on the Best lawyers List (professional ratings of Russian lawyers, compiled the US company Best Lawyers International). Dmitry Yampolskiy is the creator of a number of successful Russian companies and international ventures, his interests and business activities include jurisprudence, finance, and projects in the HoReCa segment.

Dmitry has an excellent reputation as a practising lawyer, with extensive experience in Russian and international courts. Focusing on economic and property crime cases, he has spent over 15 years advising and representing his clients, they include major Russian companies, businessmen and prominent figures in the culture and arts sectors. He also acts for clients in civil cases to defend their honour, dignity, business reputation and copyright.

For many years Dmitry has chaired the management board of Russia’s Vera hospice charity foundation and played an active role in its work. He was one of the original proponents of the construction of Moscow’s first children’s hospice and the promotion of the hospice movement within Russia.

Since 2003 he has been the co-owner and president of TableTalk, a major restaurant holding with assets including the French café chainJean Jacques, Jon Donne pubs, Italian restaurants Mercato andCervetti bar, the Mayak club, Mart art cafe and Shardam children’s clubs.

In recent years he has become actively involved in the investment business, successfully handling finance and private wealth management projects. He is one of the founders of a new private equity fund with a unique governance model.

Dmitry speaks fluent English.


Team

Марина Захарова

Marina Zakharova

Марина Захарова

Marina Zakharova

Senior Lawyer

Marina Zakharova is a graduate of the Law Department of the Academy of Law and Management.

She specializes in contract and employment law, as well as real estate and advertising projects. Having worked as a lawyer in large manufacturing and trading companies, Marina is very familiar with the risks that companies can encounter in their business activities and has specialist sector know-how for mitigating them.

Marina analyses business processes and devises legal frameworks for their implementation. She participates in the drafting of company documents in compliance with employment legislation, laws on food quality and safety, technical regulations, fire and industrial safety. Also in her field of expertise are due diligence and the negotiation of various types of contract; she participates in work claims and litigation, and represents companies in the Arbitration Court, courts of general jurisdiction and state bodies.

Сергей Снигирев

Sergey Snigirev

Сергей Снигирев

Sergey Snigirev

Lawyer

Sergey Snigirev graduated from the Law Department of the Russian Academy of Justice in 2012.

Before joining AMG Partners he worked as a tax adviser to a major mobile phone operator.

Sergey provides legal support and advice to clients on compliance with Russian regulations in areas including: retail, food production, protection of personal data and employment law. He has considerable experience of drafting commercial contracts and creating contractual frameworks for new companies. He is also highly knowledgeable in dealing with Russian government bodies on matters concerning his clients’ commercial activities. In addition, Sergey has been involved in structuring various transactions and drafting share sale and purchase contracts and other documents under English law.

Sergey speaks fluent English

Анна Сычева

Anna Sycheva

Анна Сычева

Anna Sycheva

Юрист

Анна имеет опыт работы в юридических отделах государственных органов и унитарных предприятий. Анна участвовала в ведении дел в рамках административных производств в судах общей юрисдикции и арбитражных судах, занималась разработкой кадровых документов, организацией договорной работы, проведению конкурсных процедур по 223-ФЗ и 44-ФЗ.

Анна занимается договорной работой, взаимодействует с государственными органами, представляет интересы клиентов (как физических, так и юридических лиц) в судах.

Анастасия Папакина

Анастасия Папакина

Анастасия Папакина

Анастасия Папакина

Младший юрист

Анастасия специализируется на договорном и корпоративном праве, участвует в консультациях клиентов в области английского права, взаимодействует с зарубежными консультантами по различным юридическим и финансовым вопросам, имеет опыт составления учредительных документов и локальных нормативных актов, а также регистрации юридических лиц в России. Анастасия также участвует в проведении юридических проверок компаний (due diligence) и сопровождает компании в их текущей деятельности.

Нино Барамия

Nino Baramiya

Нино Барамия

Nino Baramiya

Младший юрист

Нино специализируется на договорной работе и корпоративной работе включая составление проектов основных условий сотрудничества, уставов, а также акционерных и пользовательских соглашений; участвует в разработке структур владения активами в России и за рубежом, имеет опыт сотрудничества с иностранными консультантами.

Также оказывает юридическое сопровождение и консультирование клиентов по вопросу открытия заведений общественного питания, включая юридическую проверку необходимых документов, подготовку заявок на получение лицензий, соблюдения требований законодательства и иные аспекты.

У Нино есть степень магистра права в Лондонской школе экономики и политических наук по специальности «Коммерческое право».