Norland Legal and NewLawyers announce merger under the new brand

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Norland Legal, specializing in legal support for establishment of investment funds, venture capital investments and M&A, and NewLawyers, specializing in corporate restructurings, tax consulting and IT projects support, announce merger of legal practices under the general supervision of co-managing partners Vladislav Lurye and Andrey Chumakov.

Norland Legal was established by Vladislav Lurie at the end of 2015 and specializes in establishment of investment funds, legal support for private equity and venture capital investments, M&A transactions, digital and fintech projects. The company’s clients are major institutes for development, public and private investment funds, Russian and foreign high-tech companies (Russian Venture Company, VEB Ventures, Da Vinci Capital, Far Eastern High Technology Fund, Sperasoft, Mintos, etc). Since 2017, Norland Legal has been ranked among the best Russian law firms in the area of Corporate/M&A (according to and IFLR 1000 rankings).

NewLawyers was founded by Andrey Chumakov at the end of 2016 and has proven to be a reliable legal partner in the sphere of legal and tax support for venture capital investment transactions, M&A and corporate restructurings. The company’s clients are companies from IT, e-commerce, telemedicine (Mobile Medical Technologies, Bystrodengi (Eqvanta), Cindicator, iBrain, Fitmost, Algoritmika, eKassir, eTicket) and many others.

Lurye, Chumakov & Partners joint enterprise is a boutique law firm which represents a team of eight high-end professionals specializing in the sphere of legal and tax support for private equity and venture capital investment transactions, M&A, restructuring projects and establishment of Russian and foreign investment funds.

Vladislav Lurye and Andrey Chumakov shall become the co-managing partners of the firm. *

* Vladislav Lurye – Co-Managing Partner. Prior to establishment of Lurye, Chumakov & Partners, Vladislav managed Norland Legal law firm, which he created after three years of experience in managing the legal department of Russia’s largest mezzanine investment fund. Futhermore, for 10 years before Norland Legal, Vladislav held offices in major Russian banks, such as Rosbank, VTB and MCB, where his specialization was Russian and foreign corporate and banking law. The aggregate total of investment transactions closed by Vladislav as a lawyer over the past few years, exceeds $ 600 mln.

* Andrey Chumakov – Co-Managing Partner. Prior to the establishment of Lurye, Chumakov & Partners, Andrey directed NewLawyers law firm, and before that he was an employee of Ernst & Young (CIS) B.V., where he rose through the ranks from senior consultant to senior manager of tax and legal consulting practice. Andrey possesses extensive knowledge in implementing projects of of diverse complexity in accordance with the laws of Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, as well as principal offshore jurisdictions. Among other things, his projects portfolio includes international tax planning and deoffshorization consulting services, M&A transactions and investment projects support and structuring under English law, corporate restructurings, legal and tax due diligence.

We are pleased to join our firms and strengthen our teams and expect this union will help us achieve the top score results together with our clients and partners.