Vladislav Zabrodin

Vladislav Zabrodin is the founder and Managing Partner of Capital Legal Services. Vladislav is one of the leading lawyers in Russia. He is among lawyers recommended for the key practice areas by international legal business guides. LEGAL-500 identifies Vladislav Zabrodin as an expert for corporate / M&A, public-private partnership and real estate projects in Russia. Chambers & Partners Europe indicates Vladislav Zabrodin as one of the most notable practitioners.

As a lawyer, over the last 20 years Vladislav has devoted his practice to advising business clients on corporate and commercial law, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and public-private partnership, as well as other aspects of business in Russia. Prior to establishing Capital Legal Services, Mr. Zabrodin headed the representative office of McDermott, Will & Emery, LLC. From 1995 to 1998 he headed the CIS legal group at OTIS Elevator Company. Vladislav has extensive experience of successful work as a member of the board of directors of major international companies.

Vladislav Zabrodin is experienced in managing investment projects for market leaders in such industries as global retail, food production, manufacturing, hi-tech production and services, construction materials, personal hygiene products and forestry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Vladislav has represented the interests of both investors and government authorities in first-of-a-kind and first-in-the-country public-private partnership projects in Russia.

Vladislav is Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers Russian Liaison Committee and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers European Management Committee. He is a member of the IBA Poverty and Social Development Committee. Vladislav plays an active role in projects related to development of the legal profession and the judicial system in Russia.

Areas of Law:

  • Investments
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law / M&A
  • Project Financing and PPP
  • Antitrust Law
  • Anticorruption


  • St. Petersburg State University (1991, law degree with highest honors)
  • St. Petersburg State University Postgraduate (International Law)
  • University of Turku, Finland (1992, International Trade Law)
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (1995, L.L.M.)


  • Russian
  • English

For further information, please contact Vladislav Zabrodin at:
Ducat Place ll
7 Gasheka Street, bldg. 1
Moscow, 123056
Telephone: +7 495 970 10 90/ mobile: +7 985 928 46 15

1 Divenskaya Street
Business Center Langenzipen, 5th Floor
197101, St. Petersburg
Telephone: +7 812 346 79 90 /mobile: +7 921 962 79 74

Mannerheimintie 16 A 4,
Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358 (0) 20 73 46 490

Email: vzabrodin@cls.ru
Website: www.cls.ru