Prior to becoming a commercial lawyer in 1993 for three years Andrey Goltsblat was Chief of Staff for the Constitutional Commission of the Russian Parliament.
20+ years’ experience working primarily on: M&A, restructuring, JVs, commercial/industrial real estate, counselling directors and senior management of domestic and overseas companies in connection with investment projects and deal structuring in Russia/CIS.
Representing clients in major complex litigation and acting on high profile cases, developing the case strategy and leading the team.
Working with clients from: Russia/CIS, USA, Canada, UK, Japan, China, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey.
Examples of work range from: continuous comprehensive support (20+ years) to a company with investment projects in different parts of Russia, including construction of seven plants in four Russian regions, major acquisitions (e.g., USD 23 bn. Wrigley acquisition, Royal Canin, Korkunov) and day-to-day legal issues; legal support for (600+) real estate and construction projects in different regions of Russia (over 5 years) for major multinational investors.
Clients include: Mars Inc., GE, Philips, NALCO/An Ecolab Company, RusHydro, Sukhoi Company, The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Sberbank of Russia, VEB (Vnesheconombank), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Danone, Kimberly-Clark, Kingfisher/Castorama, Guardian Industries, Kronospan, Saint-Gobain, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nissan/Russia, Volkswagen Group, and Komatsu.
Qualified with a PhD in Law in 1994.
Awarded the medal of Federal Chamber of Attorneys of the Russian Federation "for services in support of human rights and liberties".
Regularly featured in Legal 500 EMA, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
Professional Memberships include: IBA & ABA.