Team
Ph. D. Oleg Mosgo
Ph. D. Oleg Mosgo
Managing Partner, LL.M.


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Oleg is a managing partner at Mosgo & Partners law firm. He studied law and obtained an LL.M. and then a Juris Doctor degree at the Albert-Ludwig University (Freiburg, Germany). For several years, Oleg practised law in leading German law firms in Berlin, becoming a partner in a Russian law firm in 2003.

With his knowledge of German and English languages and European approach to business, Oleg has broad experience in virtually every area of law that foreign companies deal with when doing business in Russia. He has extensive practical experience in structuring M&A transactions. Oleg advised clients in German and Russian contract, corporate and investment law. In addition, Oleg represented interests of foreign companies and their affiliates in state courts and has experience in international commercial arbitration.

Oleg is the author of several books and numerous legal articles in Germany and in Russia. He is a member of the International Bar Association.

Oleg is a recommended lawyer in the field of Foreign Trade/ Customs law and Currency regulation according to the most reputable ranking “PRAVO-300” (2019, 2020).

Since 2019 Oleg Mosgo has been appointed deputy chairman of the Legal Committee of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK).

Completed Projects:

  • Strategic consulting of an international group of companies on various legal matters in customs law, currency regulation, tax matters, matters of certification/conformity in the EAEU and other

  • Legal advice and support of a major international producer on sale of cranes for an offshore oil platform. Project value approx. EUR 5 million.

  • Strategic consulting of a major European producer on restructuring business chains in the EAEU

  • Strategic consulting of a Belarus pharmaceutical distributor company on termination of distribution agreements and protection of distributor’s rights. Amount in dispute more than EUR 1 million.

  • Legal consulting of a group of companies in matters of business management, including taxation 

  • Representation of an international manufacturer of construction materials in legal cases for violation of import regulations and trademark law

  • Providing legal advice and strategic consulting to a private investor in German law matters

  • Representation of a German investor in dispute connected with sale of shares of a Russian company

  • Advice and legal support of a Russian development company in complex corporate disputes in Germany

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Anton Shamatonov
Anton Shamatonov
Partner

Anton is a partner at Mosgo & Partners law firm (Russia). He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Russian School for Private Law (State Institute, Moscow), speaks fluent English and has good command of German and French.

While working for the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, Anton has represented it in disputes with other state authorities and organisations. Anton worked in the sphere of legal consulting and practised commercial law for several years before joining Mosgo & Partners.

Anton’s core activity is representing clients in litigation. He represents both Russian and foreign companies in state courts and international commercial arbitration in corporate and contractual disputes and bankruptcy cases. In addition, he advises clients on the issues of Russian contract law, investment law (real estate), M&A transactions, and deal structuring and has experience in land and subsoil law.

Anton has authored several publications on legal issues in Russian and English. He is a member of the International Bar Association.

Anton is a recommended lawyer in the field of Foreign Trade / Customs law and Currency regulation according to the most reputable ranking “PRAVO-300” (2019, 2020).

Completed Projects:

  • Legal consulting for a European group of companies (organic waste recycling) in matters related to import of equipment into Russia. Project value over EUR 3.5 million.

  • Legal consulting for a German group of companies (footwear & clothes manufacturer) in various matters related to digital labelling in Russia (digital Data Matrix codes), customs law.

  • Providing advice to a German group of companies (beauty sector) in customs law issues related to statistics forms and penalties for failure to submit those in time. Representing client’s interests in Russian courts. Project value over EUR 250 000.

  • Providing legal advice to a Singapore company in restructuring business in Russia: importing goods into the EAEU through branches. Currency regulation, customs law issues. Project value approx. EUR 300 000.

  • Legal advice to a German group of companies in matters of cross-border currency regulation (Kazakhstan and Russia). Project value over EUR 300 000.

  • Representation of a leading Russian pharmaceutical distributor in commercial dispute under CISG in German Arbitration Institute (DIS). The amount in dispute – more than EUR 2 million.

  • Representation of an international manufacturer of construction materials in legal case under a claim with regard to violation of import regulations and trademark law (“parallel import").

  • Strategic consulting on protection of a distributor’s rights in process of termination of the distribution agreement.

  • Full legal assistance in establishing a Russian-based joint venture of a German group of companies and a Russian holding. Estimated project value – approx. EUR 100 million.

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Anastasia Repina
Anastasia Repina
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accountant

Anastasia specializes in accounting and taxation.

She advises clients on various tax issues, including undercapitalization, transfer pricing and intercompany operations. Anastasia graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. She is a certified professional accountant and tax consultant.

She speaks English fluently.


Svetlana Makarova
Svetlana Makarova
Senior Associate

Svetlana’s focus concerns company and labor law, tax and currency legislation questions, contract law and foreign trade activities.

In 2003, Svetlana entered the profession as an associate of a consulting company, focused on the support of foreign businesses coming to the Russian market. She has retained the chosen field of practice by working with representatives of foreign companies in different Russian and foreign law firms, as well as in a big automobile holding company.

Svetlana has wide experience in providing legal advice for big foreign companies engaged in machinery and plant construction, ventilation systems, recycling, drilling, logistics and public services.

Svetlana graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). She speaks German and English fluently and has authored articles in Russian and international legal journals.

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Elena Cherkasova
Elena Cherkasova
Senior Associate, LL.M.

Elena Cherkasova has extensive practical experience in Russian commercial and corporate law. She has successfully tried cases in Russian commercial courts, courts of general jurisdiction as well as in international commercial arbitration courts.

Elena advises big European manufacturing and transport companies in various issues of doing business in Russia, including deal structuring, contract law, personal data protection.

She is a Fulbright scholar (USA) and an author of various articles in Russian law review journals. Elena Cherkasova has graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and completed an LL.M degree in Germany and the USA. She is fluent in English and German.

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Olga Kamenskaya
Olga Kamenskaya
Associate

Olga specializes in dispute resolution, represents clients in commercial courts as well as in courts of general jurisdiction. She provides legal advice on the Russian and German corporate, tax, antitrust law. Her area of scholarly interests is private international law and international carriage of goods by sea.

Olga successfully in commercial and intellectual property disputes. She also represents clients in disputes against public authorities, including Federal Antitrust Service. Before joining Mosgo and Partners team, she worked in law firms in Berlin and Moscow.

Olga Kamenskaya has graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. She holds the master’s degree (with honours) of the Russian school of private law. As a member of Moscow State University team, she won the international rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Olga studied German law at the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Friedriech-Schiller-University of Jena.

Reporter of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia.

She speaks English and German fluently.


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Maxim Vaskin
Maxim Vaskin
Associate

Maxim Vaskin has experience in corporate, administrative and customs law. Maxim’s professional interest is private international law, international sanctions and other restrictive measures in the international law.

Maxim graduated from the faculty of the international law of the MGIMO-University and received his Master of law degree at MGIMO-University. He speaks English and German fluently.

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Konstantin Zakharenko
Konstantin Zakharenko
Junior Associate
Olga Moskovskaya
Olga Moskovskaya
Secretary-Translator

Olga is a certified linguist. In the past she was a teacher of foreign languages in one of the leading universities in Russia. Long-term experience of the international communication, international internships and ability to get on well with people help Olga in her work with the clients of Mosgo & Partners.

Besides the administrative support of the company and office-work, Olga translates texts of any complexity, including notary certified translations (English/German).

Olga participates in the numerous international conferences and seminars concerning further development of diplomatic relations between Russia and Germany. She has professional knowledge of English and German.

Fabius Wittmer
Fabius Wittmer
Paralegal

Fabius Wittmer participates in preparation of the legal conclusions connected with the German judicature, he assists Mosgo & Partners in work with clients, first of all with clients from Germany, carries out the legal analysis by the German law, assists Mosgo & Partners with the proofread of publications in German.

He studies law at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and spent a year abroad in Russia studying at the Moscow State Linguistic University and the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Due to the internships among others in a leading German corporate law firm and the German finance ministry, he received practical experience in the field of commercial law.

His mother tongue is German. He is also fluent in English and has good knowledge of Russian.