Our history

Kachkin & Partners is a Russian law firm, founded in 2001. We provide full-service legal support to Russian and international clients, throughout the Russian Federation and worldwide.

With a staff of more than 25 lawyers and advocates, we specialise in real estate, construction, public–private partnerships, land, commercial, IP/IT, corporate law and bankruptcy, as well as representing clients in court and in dispute resolution.

We work with international and domestic clients in industries including energy and natural resources, manufacturing, banking and finance, construction, investment, retailing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, media and telecommunications, and transport and logistics.

Everything we do is predicated on constantly striving for exceptional service quality – something we have adhered to ever since starting the company. We view this not just in terms of high standards of technical expertise, but in making sure all clients are completely comfortable with our approach, and in working with our team.

Our work has been repeatedly recognised as among the best in Russia by both local and international colleagues, in ratings and directories including Pravo.RU-300, Chambers Europe 2012–2019, Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2019, Best Lawyers 2011–2019, IFLR1000 2015–2019, and WTR 1000 2019, as well as by leading business publications including Kommersant and Delovoy Peterburg. We were shortlisted for “PPP Firm of the Year” in the prestigious Chambers Russia Awards 2019, and in 2017 won the Russian Federal Bar Association’s “Triumph” award for legal services and advocacy

Professional organisations and associations of which the firm’s partners, employees and specialist advisors are members include: the Arbitration Court of the Association of European Businesses (AEB), the national PPP Development Centre , the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers, the Russian Arbitration Association, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Committee on Public–Private Partnership, the Public Council of the St Petersburg Committee on Property Relations, the Strategic Partnership on the Economic and Social Development of the North–West Federal District (an independent non-profit organisation ), and the “InfraClub” (Infrastructure Club), an informal association of professionals working in the infrastructure projects sector, National Association “Bankruptcy Club”.

Kachkin and Partners’ lawyers are regular contributors to the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business Report, and to the international Getting the Deal Through series, as well as producing our own specialist publication, The Developer’s Handbook.

We are constantly looking for new ways to further develop our employees’ professional skills. Our company’s specialists are frequently involved in developing new legislation, including discussing draft regulation with government legal authorities. We are regularly invited to present lectures and seminars at some of Russia’s leading educational institutions, as well as presenting at business, academic and vocational seminars. We are published regularly in professional legal publications, and frequently invited to provide expert commentary in business media.