Not a usual law firm



About us

Platforma.Legal is a law firm that unites best lawyers into a constantly growing network. We form tailor-made teams of lawyers capable of managing specific projects of any level of complexity taking into consideration client preferences and peculiarities of each project.

Our lawyers have years of experience practicing law as consultants and in-house specialists. Quality of our services meets the best-in-class law firms standards but at much lower cost for our clients.


What We Do

We specialize in investments into commercial real estate (including cross-border investments). Projects in this area form the core of our practice.

Apart from commercial real estate our lawyers practice in the area of Russian and English corporate law, project finance, Russian and international taxation, antitrust law and commercial law.

M&A Projects

Advice in relation to complex investment projects, sale and purchase of shares. Advice in relation to ongoing corporate compliance activities of both private and public companies.

Bank Finance

Advice on loan transactions representing both lenders and borrowers. Advice on regulatory aspects of banking activity.

Antitrust Law

Obtaining consents of antitrust authorities. Advice on various aspects of antitrust legislation.

Real Estate and Construction

Sale and purchase of real estate, lease of office, warehouse and retail premises. Development and construction of commercial real estate, real estate due diligence.


Complex transaction-related tax advice, tax structuring of long-term investment projects transactions, advice on tax aspects of ongoing activities.

Commercial Law

Assistance in negotiations of various commercial contracts. Advice on various issues of commercial law.


Our Lawyers

Our lawyers are the greatest value of our firm.

Within each area of specialization described above we can choose between several best-in-class lawyers. This allows us to have flexibility when we create project teams which precisely match the clients’ requirements.

We took a deliberate decision not place the list of our lawyers on the site. We constantly widen our network of lawyers aiming to satisfy the demand of our clients in tailored professional skills. Today this will be one lawyer, tomorrow – another one.



Clients whom our lawyers advise for many years are market leaders in Russia. Projects in which our lawyers were involved for these clients are among the biggest and best-known projects in the domestic market.

*the page contains information on projects that were implemented with the participation of our lawyers including projects completed prior to accession of such lawyers to Platforma.Legal.


Vlad Surkov

Specializes in commercial real estate.

In 1997 Vlad graduated (with honours) from the law faculty of MGIMO. For the next twenty plus years he worked as external consultant (Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, CMS, Akin Gump, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (until 2018 г. - Goltsblat BLP). In 2008 Vlad became partner and worked in this capacity for 12 years in CMS, Akin Gump and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.



Dmitry Maltsev

Specializes in commercial real estate

In 2007 Dmitry graduated from the law faculty of the Moscow State University. He started working in 2005 as paralegal in a domestic barrister’s office and moved to an international law firm in 2007 (he worked in CMS Cameron McKenna, CMS, Akin Gump, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (until 2018 г. - Goltsblat BLP) reaching counsel level. Worked as general counsel of a large Russian development company for several years.