Beiten Burkhardt has announced that it will close its St. Petersburg office at the end of the year, concentrating the firm's Russian business exclusively in its Moscow office.
Partner Natalia Wilke, who heads the St. Petersburg office, will leave the firm.
"The closure of our St. Petersburg office is a strategic decision," explained Beiten Burkhardt Managing Partner Philipp Cotta. "We have decided to bundle our activities in our Moscow office, where we have been successfully serving our international and Russian clients throughout Russia for 28 years."
According to a statement that appeared on the Beiten Burkhardt website, "Natalia Wilke and we part in mutual amicable agreement and harmony. We thank her for the great work she has done for Beiten Burkhardt for over ten years as Head of our St. Petersburg Office and wish her all the best in her new position."
Beiten Burkhardt opened its Moscow office in 1992.