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Roman Buzko

Roman is one of the original founders of the firm. He focuses on corporate law, intellectual property, and financial technologies, working with both corporate clients and startups.

roman.buzko@buzko.legal
+1 (201) 297-4120
+7 (911) 007-6762

Client Testimonials

“Roman helped us a lot with our business efforts in Russia. We relied on his advice from day one and can certainly recommend him as a go-to counsel when it comes to joint ventures and acquisitions in Russia.”

Bram van Noordenne
Legal Counsel
Damen Shipyards Group

“Roman is a valuable member of our team. As we work in a rapidly changing industry, we need a lawyer who will be our forward-looking fiduciary willing and able to work with uncertainty. And that's exactly who Roman is.”

Mike Brusov
CEO, Founder
Cindicator

“We are more than comfortable working with Roman knowing that our clients are in the best hands in Russia.”

Cagatay Yilmaz
Managing Partner
Yilmaz Law Offices (Turkey)

Areas of Expertise

Transactions
Corporate
FinTech
Intellectual Property
Business in Russia
M&A and JVs
Frontier Technologies
VC & Startups

More about Roman

Attention, you are about to start reading a section where lawyers usually brag about their education, clients and multi-million dollar deals. Here is my account.

My passion is to help entrepreneurs trying to make the world a better place with navigating the legal challenges they face along the way. This has translated into our firm’s focus on emerging technologies and investment deals. As such, we love working with startups and early-stage investors, but also with corporations and governments embracing the winds of change.

I graduated from law school with honors and received a business degree from a leading Dutch university. No less valuable were short online courses on game theory and computer science that I accidentally completed in between.

When not practicing law and reading about tech, I enjoy snowboarding and surfing.

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  • Advise several US and European startups on regulatotory aspects of the Russian market.
  • Counsel to one of the largest Dutch shipbuilding companies in several joint ventures and asset deals in Russia.
  • Counsel to an ICO issuer in an investigation by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
  • Represent investors in early-stage investment deals in Russia and abroad.
  • Legal support to numerous startups expanding abroad.

Recent Publications

Education

  • Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands) ‘15
  • University of Arkansas (USA) ‘11
  • Herzen State University (Russia) ‘14

Evgeny Krasnov

Evgeny is a New York-licensed attorney and head of the firm’s U.S. law practice. He specializes in corporate transactions, intellectual property protection, and civil litigation.

evgeny.krasnov@buzko.legal
+1 (718) 557-9582

Client Testimonials

“Evgeny did great work for Ambronite regarding our US trademark registration. Always promptly completed agreed tasks on time. Evgeny also demonstrated ability explaining complicated topics in an easily understandable manner. Highly recommended!”

Mikko Ikola
Co-founder
Ambronite

“Evgeny was phenomenal in assisting my business in trademarking our name. He answered every question I had and demonstrated great knowledge and attention to detail. He is definitely a master at his craft. My trademark got approved thanks to him, thank you Evgeny!”

Edwin Soyfer
CEO, Founder
The Car Guys

Areas of Expertise

Intellectual Property
Litigation
Startups
Licensing
Entertainment Law
Venture Capital
USPTO
International Trademarks

More about Evgeny

My transactional practice is focused on incorporation, capital-raising, technology transfers, and trademark registration. I also have significant experience litigating intellectual property disputes at the U.S. federal courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the New York State Supreme Court.

In my time away from the law, I read the New York Times and Meduza, run in city parks, travel the world with my wife, sing Bon Jovi at karaoke bars, watch standup on Netflix, and try the latest craft brews in search of the perfect pilsner.

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  • Advise a New York-based venture fund on startup investments
  • Represented several defendants in Abbott Laboratories et al. v. Adelphia Supply USA et al. (E.D.N.Y.), an international trademark dispute over diabetes test strips
  • Drafted a comprehensive U.S.- and E.U.-sanctions compliance policy for several clients
  • Obtained numerous trademark registrations for international clients

Education

B.A., summa cum laude, College of St. Scholastica (USA) ‘10

J.D., cum laude, Hofstra University School of Law (USA) ‘13

Ilya Kokorin

Ilya is one of the original founders of the firm. He is currently based in the Netherlands where he teaches cross-border insolvency and international litigation at Leiden Law School.

ilya.kokorin@buzko.legal
+31 633 82 7305

Areas of Expertise

International Insolvency
Arbitration
International Disputes
Law and Economics
Property Law
M&A and JVs

More about Ilya

Ilya is Of Counsel to the firm and one of the founders at Buzko Legal. With significant experience in representing Russian and foreign companies in courts, Ilya specializes in dispute resolution, including debt recovery, return of assets, recognition of property rights, contesting decisions of public authorities, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Additionally, Ilya represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, resolves corporate disputes and advises on challenging transactions based on corporate and insolvency law grounds.

Recent Publications

Education

  • Leiden University (The Netherlands), adv. LL.M. ‘14
  • Central European University (Hungary), LL.M. ‘11
  • Tomsk State University (Russia) ‘07

Egor Larichkin

Egor is an Associate at Buzko Legal. He specializes in dispute resolution, investments and sustainable development law.

egor.larichkin@buzko.legal
+7 (981) 832-3217

Client Testimonials

“Egor has made a significant contribution to writing a software development agreement for our company. We are very grateful for his prompt communication and attention to detail, of which there were a lot in our case. We are glad to recommend Egor and Buzko Legal for your legal needs!”

Maxim Glagolev
Founder
LGDeal

“Egor has made a significant contribution to writing a software development agreement for our company. We are very grateful for his prompt communication and attention to detail, of which there were a lot in our case. We are glad to recommend Egor and Buzko Legal for your legal needs!”

Maxim Glagolev
Founder
LGDeal

Areas of Expertise

Litigation
Investments
Sustainable Development
Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Intellectual Property

More about Egor

My work encompasses a wide range of duties, including corporate issues, perfoming due diligence of companies before a deal, drafting commercial and investment agreements, demand letters, and complaints. I also provide services in the field of sustainable development.

Whatever tasks I perform, a client can be sure that I will promptly communicate with it and solve its problems just as quickly. I am attentive to details, and I am not afraid to take on challenging questions and offer unique solutions where appropriate.

Apart from law, I have an excellent mathematical background (which at one time helped me to prepare students for olympiads and state exams) and speak German. In my free time, I go swimming. I try to continuously learn in my profession and related fields (financial management, securities).

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  • Represented clients in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Full legal support of investment rounds for financing startups that develop scooter sharing, video streaming technologies and online education, with a total value of over 1 billion rubles
  • Conducted legal due diligence for and advised the largest media company in Russia on the acquisition of an adtech startup
  • Full legal support of a software development transaction and the transfer of exclusive rights to it for a U.S. project in the diamond industry

Recent Publications

Education

Harvard University CS50 — Online Courses on Computer Science for Lawyers '20

St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law '19

Ekaterina Ovechkina

Ekaterina is an Associate at Buzko Legal. She specializes in migration, employment, and general commercial law in Russia.

ekaterina.ovechkina@buzko.legal
+7 (951) 676-4825

Client Testimonials

“Roman helped us a lot with our business efforts in Russia. We relied on his advice from day one and can certainly recommend him as a go-to counsel when it comes to joint ventures and acquisitions in Russia.”

Bram van Noordenne
Legal Counsel
Damen Shipyards Group

“Roman is a valuable member of our team. As we work in a rapidly changing industry, we need a lawyer who will be our forward-looking fiduciary willing and able to work with uncertainty. And that's exactly who Roman is.”

Mike Brusov
CEO, Founder
Cindicator

“We are more than comfortable working with Roman knowing that our clients are in the best hands in Russia.”

Cagatay Yilmaz
Managing Partner
Yilmaz Law Offices (Turkey)

Areas of Expertise

Business in Russia
Corporate
Employment & Migration
Data Privacy
Intellectual Property
Startups

More about Ekaterina

I work on a broad range of corporate, regulatory, employment and migration law issues, particularly on assisting foreign clients establish a legal presence in Russia. I have experience advising on IP, data privacy matters, commercial contracts and international employment, including the engagement of foreign personnel in Russia. Also, I’m regularly involved in conducting legal due diligence of both Russian and international companies.

In my time away from law practice, I learn about cognitive science and American history, enjoy swimming, walk my dog and watch interviews with interesting people.

Education

St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law ‘18

Oleg Buzko

Oleg is the Managing Partner at the firm and head of the private client and litigation practices. He specializes in inheritance, family, labor and real estate law.

oleg.buzko@buzko.legal

Areas of Expertise

Litigation
Arbitration
Private Client
Inheritance
Real Estate
Criminal Law
Tax Law
Law of the Sea

More about Oleg

Oleg is the Managing Partner and one of the founders of Buzko Legal. He is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar with over 20 years of law practice experience.

Oleg specializes in dispute resolution, contract and labor law, and real estate transactions. He also has extensive experience advising individuals on matters of family and inheritance law, including division of marital property and registration of inheritance. Oleg has also been heavily involved in disputes relating to medical services, with clients ranging from large healthcare institutions to private patients.

Prior to establishing the firm, Oleg was counsel at several companies in Saint Petersburg. Before that, he served as head of the legal department at a regional leasing company and as a crisis manager at a regional bank.

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  • Represent Faeton LLC in an intellectual property dispute.
  • Represented a Swedish shipping company in disputes relating to arrests, liens, and collections against ships.
  • Represent private clients in economic and corruption-related criminal proceedings.
  • Represented numerous clients in medical services litigation.

Education

  • Petrozavodsk State University, Faculty of Law

Sergey Fedorov

Sergey is the head of the firm’s Russian law practice. He specializes in corporate law, M&A transactions, and general business/commercial law (including customs law, electrical power matters, financing, and currency control).

sergey.fedorov@buzko.legal
+7 (981) 957-1476

Areas of Expertise

Transactions
Corporate
Business in Russia
M&A and JVs
VC & Startups
Customs
Currency control
Financing
Electrical power

More about Sergey

Sergey is a partner at the firm and leads its Russian law practice. During his over-15-year experience, Sergey obtained deep expertise in corporate, M&A, and general business/commercial law working for Sberbank and such international law firms as Mannheimer Swartling, Borenius, and Dentons.

Through his extensive experience in various positions, including Counsel at international law firms, Sergey has obtained valuable insights in running complex multimillion-dollar projects in various industries involving numerous foreign and Russian clients. He professionally provides prompt, clear, to-the-point advice devoid of legalese.

Sergey constantly explores new avenues to expand and apply his professional experience. Thus, he has lectured at St. Petersburg State University (Law School and School of Management) as a guest lecturer and co-authored articles in Russian and foreign legal publications. Sergey has also obtained an LL.M. degree with distinction from a U.S. university. His wide-ranging accomplishments have been recognized by leading international directories, including Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe, and Legal 500. Apart from law, Sergey likes sports, traveling, and spending time with his kids and beloved wife.

Education

  • LL.M. in International Law, cum laude, Stetson University College of Law (USA) ’13
  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law ‘03