The Commercial Practice brings together a global team of over 30 lawyers based in Russia, the UK, the USA, Germany and other Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner offices around the world.

As part of the firm’s International Team, the London-based Commercial Practice is one of the strongest on the market and comes highly recommended for commercial contracts (Tier 1) by Legal 500 2019 (Russian legal directories do not rate commercial practices as a separate category).

Leveraging off the wealth of resources and accumulated experience at our disposal, we are well-positioned to deliver high-quality legal assistance on various aspects of contractual work and regulatory requirements, subject to industry specifics and established practice.

Associates of the Commercial Practice have experience of serving as in-house counsel for big corporations and/or being seconded to clients to provide long-term legal support. We endeavour to see through our clients’ needs and deliver pragmatic and viable solutions.

With Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner offices robustly sharing their experience, our clients stand to benefit from top-notch advice and up-to-date information on business practices across a variety of industry sectors, as well as ‘one-stop-shop’ advice on foreign jurisdictions.

Chambers Europe 2018

Clients highly value the quality of advice, with one emphasising: "They are very accurate at analysing tasks and they give very practical advice," while another client describes the lawyers as "creative and client-oriented."

Our services:


  • Discount and bonus systems
  • Compliance
  • Supply, logistics, certification and quality
  • Product promotion
  • Template drafting
  • Complex mandate management (including antitrust, tax, customs and regulatory matters)

Regulatory matters

  • Payment systems, bank card and online payments
  • Online cash registers
  • Personal data
  • Government procurements and defence procurement contracts
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Trade in foods
  • Technical regulations and certification
  • Labelling and product traceability
  • “Mercury” system 
  • Consumer rights 


  • Retail (FMCG)
  • Payment systems and e-money
  • Internet and technology
  • Taxi aggregators
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial gas production
  • Car industry
  • Agriculture

Contractual work

  • Contractual work optimisation
  • Drafting model documents, GTCs, including source document templates
  • Designing commercial policies and standard operating procedures
  • Contract localisation
  • Logical restructuring and stylistic reworking of documents

‘One-stop-shop' support in foreign jurisdictions

  • The firm’s extensive global network of offices
  • Solid contacts with preferred partner firms in all other countries

For more details about our international experience, please click here.




Provided 'one-stop-shop' support in foreign jurisdictions in relation to commercial contracts (including advice on issues under English, Swiss, French, Swedish and German law).

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Advice on regulatory matters, including transactions with pharmaceuticals, public procurements and adapting business to legislative changes.


Advised on applicability of the firm’s global marketing policy and the terms and conditions of its standard distribution agreement in Russia; advised on applying outsourcing models for operations in Russia.

Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories

Drafting of a commercial policy.


Advised on a leaseback contract for railway wagons.

Mars, Royal Canin

Advised Mars and Royal Canin on several commercial law projects, including on supply, distribution, logistics, electronic payments and marketing.

RBK Money

Performed comprehensive due diligence and subsequent advice on selling a business to a pool of private investors for RBK Money.

MasterCard Members Association

Advised MasterCard Members Association on launching an innovative service on the Russian market: simultaneous cash-out with POS payment by bank card at shop tills.

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