BIRCH LEGAL is a team of lawyers with many years of experience with every necessary resource at their disposal to provide top notch support for deals and representation in resolving complex disputes as well as to advise on any legal aspect our clients may face. Our dedicated service is built around listening attentively to clients, learning about as well as jointly forming their legal objectives as appropriate and ensuring that they are smoothly and efficiently met or exceeded. We strive to be available, responsive, pragmatic, realistic and responsible in our work in its every aspect. In our 25 years of experience, we have always endeavored not only to provide high-quality legal services, but also to build long lasting relationships and become a reliable partner for our clients for years to come.

BIRCH LEGAL is a relationship firm of Eversheds Sutherland in Russia. Beyond the ties with the global brand, we work closely with lawyers from our proven network of law firms around the globe, our “Best Friends”, when it comes to issues of foreign law which allows us to provide services in all significant foreign jurisdictions.

  • 25+ years in the market
  • 10 partners
  • 50+ lawyers
  • 2 offices

Why us

Our brand is a true reflection of both the steadfast commitment to quality and the deadline as well as the flexibility manifested in the individual approach to each project and each client.

Our history


ETL Law Offices is established

15 employees in Russia


Hannes snellman acquires ETL LAW OFFICES

30 employees in Russia


Eversheds sutherland acquires the Russian offices of HANNES SNELLMAN

over 50 employees in Russia


The Russian team of EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND operates under its own brand Birch legal

over 50 employees in Russia


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