Capital Legal Services has opened an office in Helsinki, making it the first Russian law firm to do so.
The Helsinki office is located at Aleksanterinkatu 48 in the Finnish capital, and will provide on the ground assistance to the firm's large portfolio of Finnish clients coming into Russia.
Vladislav Zabrodin, the Managing Partner of Capital Legal Services, is enthusiastic. “This is an exciting moment for us. Finland is a key market and an important area for growth. We pride ourselves on innovation and are delighted to be the first ones on the ground. We are driven by the idea of becoming closer to our clients and help them to be successful on the Russian market. Russia is not considered to be a simple market but we strongly believe that this experience can be very successful and this is confirmed by the experience of our existing clients. We also believe that this international integration will be beneficial for all countries and parties involved.”
Finnish lawyer Eero Mora has joined the firm as well to work out of the Helsinki office. Mora was for many years the General Counsel for Alma Media in Finland and Chairman of the Finnish Industrial Lawyers Association. He said of the move that: “the mission of Capital Legal Service is to build a bridge over the troubled border between Russia and Finland and to open new horizons for the Finnish companies that are still hesitant to cross it. The Helsinki office will provide a significant level of comfort for Finnish enterprises coming over the border. I am really proud to be able to work together with very talented, motivated and goal oriented lawyers of Capital Legal Services.”