BIEL Law Firm’s team is committed to sharing their knowledge and assist in accomplishing any missions of the client.
Our clients are private individuals, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses, including public and credit organizations as well as business owners who participate proactively in its management.
We pay much attention to each your request and are in contact with Clients round-the-clock.
The professionalism of BIEL’s team is evidenced by a more than 25 year history.
We acknowledge that honest and trustworthy relations with Clients are the main assets of our company.
Philipp Ryabchenko has been recognized as one of the best lawyers in the area of the family and inheritance law in Russia for more than one year in a row. Having an extensive knowledge and experience in the family, corporate and land law, Philipp Ryabchenko helps private clients successfully defend and divide fairly their family assets in matrimonial disputes.
The geography of trials for dividing the property of spouses with the involvement of Philipp Ryabchenko covers various countries, such as England, Sweden, Cyprus, the United States, and Singapore.
Philipp Ryabchenko’s private clients include prominent businessmen and their wives, including A.R. Rotenberg, V.V. Anisimov, F.V. Yevtushenkov, N.N. Potanina, Yu.N. Lyubichanskaya, T.R. Panchenkova, singers Pelageya, P. Gagarina, and others.
Trials with the involvement of Ph.V. Ryabchenko covered by the mass media.
Case over Division of the World’s Largest Collection of Icons Gathered by M.Ye. De Buar among Heirs. The dispute ended by entering into a settlement agreement among the heirs.
Client — wife heir L.V. Yelizavetina.
Case over Challenging the Marriage Agreement Entered into between Businessman A.R. Rotenberg and His Wife. The wife didn’t succeed to challenge the marriage agreement not only in Russia, but also in England.
Client — businessman A.R. Rotenberg.
Case over Invalidation of the Transaction and Reclamation of a 5 Ha Land Plot at the Moscow Ring Road from Unlawful Possession. After the client fully won the case in two instances, the defendant offered a settlement agreement with the payment of a market compensation.
Client — ZAO Matveevskoye, a major land owner in the Moscow Suburbs.
Case over Division of the Property of the Family of Businessman V.O. Potanin. The wife of the businessman succeeded to repulse unlawful claims of the companies affiliated with the businessman, and the matter of dividing the property continues in England (2022).
Client — wife of businessman N.N. Potanin.
Case over Repayment of the Loan Secured by 38% of the Shares of Crystal Moscow Distillery, a Major Producer of Vodka in Russia. The dispute ended by entering into a settlement agreement under which full payment was made to the companies of businessman V.V. Anisimov.
Client — businessman V.V. Anisimov.
Case over Recovery of Losses from AFK Sistema by Bashneft. The dispute ended by entering into a settlement agreement according to which the amount of claims was decreased considerably.
Client — companies of businessman V.P. Yevtushenkov.
Case over Recovery of Losses from Banker S.V. Pugachev, the Owner of Mezhprombank. Involvement in the trial in France as an expert on the family law.
Client — former wife of the businessman.
Case over Recovery of Golden Parachutes by Former Top Managers of Modulbank, for the Total Amount of Almost RUR 1 Billion. As a result, the claims of the managers were fully dismissed.
Client — Modulbank.
Case over Recovery of Losses by Former Top Managers of Modulbank from Businessman A.D. Avetisyan. The dispute ended by partial dismissal of claims and partial withdrawal of claims by the claimants.
Client — businessman A.D. Avetisyan.
Representation of the Interests of Businessman A.V. Sysoev in the Case over Divorce and Division of Property (2GIS).
Client — businessman A.V. Sysoev.
Nikolay Sapozhnikov focuses on resolution of disputes relating to protection of ownership, land and corporate law, and bankruptcy proceedings.
Nikolay also focuses on resolution of complex disputes which combine multiple disputed matters from various branches of law, including those with participation of foreign elements. Nikolay Sapozhnikov is an unrelenting defender of client’s interests and a driving force of the Company.
Nikolay has established himself as a professional able to achieve changes in the law enforcement practices of courts in order to attain the rule of law and defend client’s interests. Having graduated from his university with distinction and improving his qualification on multiple occasions at Russia’s best law schools, Nikolay seeks to combine the fundamental knowledge in the area of law, the scientific method of understanding and interpretation of legal rules, and the experience of practical application of law. Such an approach allows Nikolay Sapozhnikov to find a solution for a client’s problem, irrespective of its complexity.
Being able to make a judicial career, Nikolay has elected to provide high-class legal assistance as a main application of his knowledge and professional skills for more than 18 years now.
AFK Sistema, BORK, Matveevskoye, and other leading companies trust Nikolay Sapozhnikov in defending their interests.
He has been working in the relevant field since 2001.
Vera I. Romanova
Accounting, Taxation Consultant and Auditor
Chief State Tax Inspector,
Class III Counsel,
Expert Vera Romanova’s professional competence covers not only accounting but also judicial practices in tax disputes. By Due Diligence* conducted by her, Vera Romanova helps clients of our Company find and exclude financial risks relating to acquisition of an asset.
*Due Diligence is a procedure for giving an objective representation of an investee, which includes assessment of investment risks, independent valuation of the investee, comprehensive study of the company’s business, and integrated check of its financial situation and market position.
It is usually conducted before the beginning of a business purchase, before making a merger (acquisition) deal, signing a contract or entering into cooperation with a company.
She has been working in the relevant field since 1992.
Our Company is certainly proud of Natalia Syrova. She has achieved a lot of victories in seemingly hopeless disputes and situations.
Her experience, thrust and knowledge, and other important features help Natalia Syrova always achieve a positive result.
She has been working in the relevant field since 2005.
Olesya Khimacheva is a young but resourceful employee of the Company who establishes herself as a real fighter for the interests of a client.
Olesya Khimacheva’s responsibility and courage help her gain respect and gratitude from many clients.
She has been working in the relevant field since 2013.
Anastasia Tektova focuses on administrative disputes. Her ability to communicate with, persuade and get her message across to representatives of public authorities has helped her avoid trials and save time and money for clients more than once.
She has been working in the relevant field since 2001.