Press release on opening RODIN & PARTNERS

RODIN & PARTNERS, an independent law firm with a focus on infrastructure, public-private partnership, energy projects and local and international dispute resolution, was launched on July 5, 2017.

RODIN & PARTNERS comprises a team of Artem Rodin, ex-partner of infrastructure, PPP and energy practice of CMS, and a practice of Timur Djabbarov, previously a senior litigation associate of a complex commercial litigation group of Dechert.

Artem Rodin, Ph.D., attorney-at-law, has more than 12 years of experience advising on transport, waste management, energy, water, wastewater and healthcare projects in Russia, CIS countries, Europe, Asia and Africa at all stages, including restructuring and settlement of disputes, both in private practice advising state and investors (also with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), and as a General Counsel for Russia and CIS of an international energy concern EVN AG. With his high-quality work, Artem Rodin earned excellent client testimonials and is highly ranked in international legal ratings Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers as a leading expert on infrastructure, public-private partnerships and energy projects, as well as real estate and construction. Clients comment that Artem Rodin is “a trusted legal adviser due to his experience with complex, large-scale projects”, “efficient in structuring complex transactions”, “a unique expert in waste regulations”, “provides practical solutions to complex situations”, “always considers the specifics of the case and has an excellent understanding of the industry” (according to Chambers Europe and Legal 500).

Artem Rodin commented on establishment of the new firm: “Currently, when role of a state in economy is growing, and the number of disputes is increasing, it is the right time for establishment of an independent law firm focused on PPP projects and dispute resolution. On the one hand, having many years of experience in international law firms, we continue to provide high-quality services to our clients, and on the other – a concept of an independent law firm enables clients to avoid excessive costs. In addition, the new model allows partners to be personally involved in all details of each project, reduces the chances for conflicts of interest, and eliminates administrative restrictions and those related to political sanctions.”

Timur Djabbarov, attorney-at-law, has more than 13 years of experience representing major Russian and foreign clients in international commercial arbitration, complex domestic and international litigation, which includes commercial, corporate, construction, intellectual property, real estate, product liability, administrative and employment disputes. Timur also advises on bankruptcy, criminal, internal investigation, corporate compliance matters and interactions with state authorities, including law enforcement bodies. Timur Djabbarov was recommended for dispute resolution in Russia by the Legal 500 EMEA.

Timur Djabbarov commented on the establishment of RODIN & PARTNERS: “The establishment of an independent firm has been a long-felt intent. The reasons for this are recent geopolitical and economic changes, affecting the activities of our clients. Russian companies and international investors are becoming very selective, demanding and cost-sensitive. We foresee the expectations of the clients. Our concept is rather clear – high standard of quality, individual approach to the client, flexibility and reduction of fees. We achieve this by improving the efficiency of our working processes, which includes the adoption of new technology, and through optimizing costs.



Artem Rodin

Senior Partner

Timur Djabbarov

Managing Partner

Anton Walter

Marketing, Communications & PR Director

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