In essence

In essence

The Legal Office of Vasily Kotlov has the honor to inform you of its legal practice in Moscow and invites everyone to cooperation.

Specialization and background

We assist Russian and foreign legal entities and individuals on a variety of law issues. The Head of Office, Mr. Vasily Kotlov practices law since 1997 and specializes in international law, real estate, securities regulation, intellectual property and litigation. In 2007, he got admittance to bar as a member of the Moscow Bar Chamber and at the same time, the Legal Office was established. The advocate has the experience of successful representative work in courts of high instances, as well as filing applications with international courts. He also practiced transactional work drafting memoranda, due diligence reports, negotiating and executing multi-jurisdictional agreements. Dedicated to high level of legal expertise and services the office can now offer reliable solutions irrespective of the complexity of legal tasks. We speak and write Russian and English.

Price policy

Our price policy is flexible. We are open to discuss terms of legal work and correlate them to its possible economic effect. However, we note that legal expenses are generally not refundable. That is why we feel the highest degree of responsibility and do our best to keep the client’s confidence.

General information on advocacy

Statutory provisions regulating advocacy are contained in the Federal Law “On Advocate’s Activities and Advocacy in the Russian Federation” of May 31, 2002.

The Advocate (attorney) is an independent professional advisor on legal issues. He acts in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, the Code of Professional Advocate Ethics.

There is an agreement between the advocate and the client, a civil-law contract that exists in writing. Under this agreement, the attorney undertakes to render legal assistance to the client or to the person appointed by the client.

The advocate shall not:

1) engage in any commission being full aware of its illegal character;

2) accept a commission given by any person if the attorney:

 has the interest to the subject of attorney-client agreement deviating from the interest of that party,

was taking part in the proceedings concerning the client,

is a relative of the officer competent to decide upon the client’s interests,

renders legal services to the person whose interests contradict to the client’s interests;

3) act regardless of the client’s will unless the attorney is convinced in the client’s false confession;

4) make public announcements of the client’s guiltiness if the client does not consider himself guilty;

5) disclose information received from the client in course of rendering services whereas the client’s consent is absent;

6) deny defense once it was accepted.

The attorney has the right to:

1) collect evidence, e.g. to request statements, characteristics, other necessary documents from state agencies, public unions and other organizations, provided responses be given within one month upon receipt of the attorney’s request,

2) question any person with his or her consent about relevant information that is presumably known;

3) collect and present things and documents, which can serve as exhibits or other evidence according to the established order;

4) hire specialists on a contractual basis to clarify issues in connection with rendering legal services,

5) meet his client freely in private where the confidentiality can be secured (including detention on remand) without any limitations as to the quantity or to the length of those meetings;

6) get fixed the information contained in a case file, in which the attorney is engaged, observing regulations relating to sensitive information;

7) perform other actions that are not in breach of Russian law.