About us

We envision ourselves as a German-Russian law firm, in legal and cultural terms. The founding partner of our law firm is Mr. Thomas Brand (attorney at law), who is also the managing partner.

Our focus is on Russian business law and litigation. With more than 20 attorneys, lawyers and tax consultants as well as accountants we work according to the full-service concept.


Key areas of our consulting expertise are corporate, tax and real estate law as well as distribution, labor and litigation law. In addition, we support our clients in localization and manufacturing establishment in Russia.


We are a member of CBBL-Lawyers, the only worldwide network of German-speaking business law firms with offices in over 60 countries, and exclusive representative in Russia and Belarus. This enables us to work cross-border both organizationally and professionally - without being a large law firm.


The lawyers of our firm have many years of experience in German and international law firms and therefore work on an international level in German, English and Russian.


Thomas Brand has been advising foreign investors on their investments and transactions in Russia for over 20 years, focusing on joint ventures, M&A, real estate law, trade and distribution.


Our clients in Russia include many medium-sized companies as well as listed companies from a wide range of industries.


Mr. Brand is a deputy chairman of the legal committee of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK), a former member of the board of the AHK and a trusted lawyer of the Austrian Foreign Trade Office in Moscow.


Before founding Brand & Partner, Mr. Brand was Managing Partner of a large German law firm in Moscow with more than 30 lawyers for years and at the same time was responsible for legal consulting in Belarus and Kazakhstan. Mr. Brand started his career at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt and Moscow.


Our tax partner, Valeria Khmelevskaya, is a Chairwoman of the Tax and Accounting Committee of the AHK and represents the interests of German companies before the Russian tax and financial authorities and in court.


We are internationally networked through our memberships in EUROJURIS International as well as Alliuris International Business Lawyers and can rely on reliable partner law firms in all major markets.


In addition, we are a partner law firm for many German and Austrian law firms with no presence in Russia.


Through Mr. Brand's membership in the German-Russian Forum, we are also involved in the social dialogue between Russia and Germany.


Furthermore, we have been a member of the Ostausschuss-Osteuropaverein der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (OAOEV) for many years.

Our Clients

Our clients are mainly companies from Austria and Germany, which invest in Russia or have been active in Russia for a long time, some of which are market leaders locally or worldwide.


We consult medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises and corporations from a wide range of industries (automotive, trade, construction, plants, infrastructure, IT, agriculture, etc.). We will be happy to provide you with a reference list upon request.

Pro Bono 

In order to fulfill our social responsibility, as a law firm we supervise "pro bono" projects. This means that we advise social and cultural institutions, as well as socially disadvantaged persons, within the framework of the applicable professional law. In Moscow we advise and accompany, among others, the German-speaking Rotary Club Humboldt Moscow in all legal matters.


In Russia, this falls primarily under the somewhat problematic Laws "On Non-Profit Organizations" and "On Charitable Activity and Charitable Organizations".


Should you need our assistance (e.g. in establishing a non-commercial legal entity in Russia), please feel free to contact us.


We also donate parts of our fees to charitable organizations. If you would also like to donate and are interested in specific projects, please let us know.