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  • 25 years in the market
  • 9 partners
  • 40 lawyers
  • 2 offices
Cohesive team

As of April 2022, Eversheds Sutherland has been among the first teams in Russia to continue to operate under its own new brand, BIRCH LEGAL, and is among the very few firms who have retained its entire team as well as joined efforts with leading lawyers from a number of international and Russian law firms including, inter alia, part of the ex-BCLP (Russia) team.

Our people


Extremely experienced and professional. The team has sophisticated talent. Their outstanding teamwork meets all our expectations. It’s always a pleasure to work with these people. The Legal 500 2021

The team is incredibly hard-working and very flexible to the changes that might appear during the project. Chambers Europe 2021

A qualified team with incredible knowledge and experience. The most spectacular feature is that the team always goes above and beyond for clients. The Legal 500 2021

Great team, professional approach, solid expertise and excellent market reputation. IFLR1000 2021

The lawyers give clear and precise answers which get to the essence of the issue within the set deadlines. The Legal 500 2021

Perfect negotiators, can stand their position and provide valuable arguments, flexible in relationships with the client. IFLR1000 2021

Deepest expertise and years of successful experience. The Legal 500 2021

The team is strong and constructive, they thoroughly review and analyze the problems before giving good and clear instructions and solutions. IFLR1000 2021

An experienced team, the quality of their work is really good. They are responsive and always give advice, taking into account future consequences. The Legal 500 2021


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BIRCH LEGAL announces the appointment of a new partner and two counsels

Moscow, 25 July 2023. As part of the consistent strengthening of our team, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Timur Akhundov as a partner as well as Anton Borisichev and Alexander Gavrilov as counsels.

Read more 25 July 2023
Celebration of the foundation of the BIRCH LEGAL brand

On April 25, 2022 our team started operating under our new name.

Read more 25 April 2023
BIRCH LEGAL is delighted to announce the arrival of Attorney at law Evgeny Rubinstein

Moscow, April 17, 2023. BIRCH LEGAL continues its dynamic expansion with attorney at law Evgeny Rubinstein joining the White-Collar Crime practice as Counsel.

Read more 17 April 2023
The results of the 2023 Kommersant Legal Rating

On April 5, 2023 Kommersant published the results of the 2023 Legal Rating.

Read more 5 April 2023
BIRCH LEGAL advised Amur Minerals on the sale of Kun-Manie Project to Bering Metals LLC

BIRCH LEGAL acted as a counsel to Amur Minerals in its sale of Kun-Manie, a major undeveloped nickel copper sulfide property in the Amur Region to Bering Metals LLC.

Read more 17 March 2023
Suspension of the most popular tax agreements between Russia and countries of the unfriendly world

On 8 August 2023, Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 595 “On the Russian Federation’s suspension of certain provisions of international agreements on taxation to which the Russian Federation is a party” was published.

Read more 15 August 2023
A new law on economically significant entities

On 4 August 2023, Federal Law No. 470-FZ was adopted introducing a special procedure that allows for the corporate rights of foreign holding structures in economically significant Russian organizations to be restricted, as well as for the direct ownership in such organizations to be acquired by Russian beneficiaries and for them to receive dividends directly. The law comes into force on 4 September 2023.

Read more 8 August 2023
The new rules for obtaining clearance for share transactions with foreign parties connected with "unfriendly" countries

The new minutes of the meeting of the Governmental Sub-Commission No. 171/5 was published on 12 July 2023 establishing new rules for obtaining clearance for transactions with shares (participatory interests) in Russian companies if carried out with a party to such a transaction that is deemed as “unfriendly” person.

Read more 14 July 2023
Clarifications of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in relation to interim measures

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has passed the Resolution of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 1 June 2023 N 15 "On Certain Issues of the Courts Taking Measures to Enforce the Claim, Interim Measures and Preliminary Protection Measures".

Read more 6 July 2023
Recovering damages associated with frozen payments from banks

In Russian case law, the approach to recovering damages from sanctioned banks which occured due to payments made by Russian entities to foreign contracting parties being blocked by foreign correspondent banks is changing.

Read more 30 May 2023


More events
International business structuring – from Europe to the Middle East
13 September 2023from 11:00 to 13:00

During the webinar, our experts will tell how suspension of international tax treaties impact business structuring and what decisions in Gulf countries would work in the new reality.

IP rights under the current conditions: who left and what remains?
5 July 2023from 11:00 to 12:30

Our experts will highlight the current issues surrounding IP law such as what changes have taken place and what to expect in the near future.

UAE corporate tax – key aspects of its impact on business structuring and M&A
29 June 2023from 11:00 to 13:00

Our experts will share their knowledge about the main corporate tax institutions affecting companies in FEZs, as well as business structuring and M&A in the region.

Public talk with the Counsel of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC)
19 April 2023from 11:00 to 12:30

This event is an exclusive public talk with a Counsel of the HKIAC, where Russian clients can learn first-hand about all the issues of interest in the Hong Kong arbitration proceedings.

International business structuring in the Middle East
21 March 2023from 11:00 to 13:00

Our experts will share their knowledge on the basic criteria for structuring businesses in Middle Eastern economic zones and delve into the intricacies of registering and operating companies in these zones.

Economic restructuring: new legal realities, trends, insights, and recommendations
1 March 2023from 11:00 to 13:00

The kaleidoscope of useful and interesting topics from various areas of law that reflect the economic restructuring of the past year.

Litigation and M&A transactions in the context of foreign businesses leaving Russia
24 November 2022from 11:00 to 13:00

Our experts will summarize the most important practices and review specific cases related to the exit of foreign businesses.

The new stage of the IT tax maneuver – accreditation or mobilization
19 October 2022from 11:00 to 13:00

Our experts will analyze the emerging complexities and discuss the prospects involved in establishing an IT company under the current circumstances.

New risks and new opportunities in IP management
13 July 2022from 11:00 to 13:00

Our experts will review the main changes in regulatory, contractual and litigation practice that should be considered in IP management.

PHARMA LEGAL UPDATE: overview of changes and trends
21 June 2022from 10:00 to 12:00

A joint webinar of BIRCH LEGAL and the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Establishing and operating an IT-company: tax risks and opportunities for preferential tax treatment
9 June 2022from 11:00 to 13:00

BIRCH LEGAL continues the series of webinars that update the legal and tax aspects of doing business under the new circumstances.

Tax aspects of business restructuring - a return to Russia or a leap into the Persian Gulf?
19 May 2022from 11:00 to 12:30

Our experts will highlight the advantages of working through Qatar together with our guest, Oleg Chizh, who knows all the nuances of doing business in Qatar.

Legal response to the 2022 crisis: key trends and practical recommendations
20 April 2022from 11:00 to 13:00

Our experts will share our vision of the legal problems most significant for business in the past weeks, as well as the experience we have gained in solving them.

Crisis of 2022 and the use of legal mechanisms for unilateral change and termination of contracts
17 March 2022from 11:00 to 13:00

Existing Russian practice and possible application to the current situation.