About the firm

Chambers: The advantages offered by Ost Legal’s
attorneys include their “deep knowledge of the energy
industry and top-notch work that’s both swift and effective.”

Since its founding in 2004, the firm has consulted on over 100 projects, each with a capitalization of EUR 50 mln – 12 bln, in such fields as:


We specialize in the provision of comprehensive legal support for large-scale investment construction projects, consulting in the area of energy and natural resources, and dispute resolution in the state courts, the commercial courts and in international arbitration.


We are not – nor do we endeavor to be – a large law firm in terms of office or attorney number. Rather, our aim is to be the team that clients turn to for the handling of their complicated legal issues and important legal disputes. The Ost Legal team is made up of first-rate specialists with more than 15 years of professional experience in their respective fields. Key associates


Ost Legal is recommended by all international and Russian law firm rankings.


Law Firms

Ost Legal is a member of the international network of law firms ILF – an association of more than 70 law firms from 35 countries around the world. This partnership allows us to offer our clients comprehensive expertise in the handling of their transnational projects.

We’re well versed in the industry specifics and take a commercial

We’re well versed in the industry specifics and take a commercial approach

Legal 500 recommends Ost Legal for its “deep knowledge of the industry, the practicality of its recommendations and its attractive price-quality trade-off.”

The publication reserves special praise for Ost Legal Managing Partner Vladimir Lipavsky and emphasises his “wealth of experience in the field of Russian industrial construction.”

We combine
international standards with Russian law

The editorial staff at Chambers note that, according to client feedback, the firm offers “an arsenal of practical solutions, flexibility and the ability to manage the negotiating process.”
The advantages offered by Ost Legal’s attorneys also include their “deep knowledge of the industry and top-notch work that’s both swift and effective.”

We work

We work

The project involving the construction of two nuclear power-generating units with a total capacity of 2.4 GW – MVM PAKS II (Hungary), in which Ost Legal consulted the Russian side (Rusatom Overseas and NIAEP – Atomstroyexport), was added by the international legal ranking IFLR 1000 to the Energy and Infrastructure Deal Report 2017 – a list of the biggest deals and projects in Central and Eastern Europe.


We consult the largest companies in the fields of electric power, oil & gas, natural resources, microelectronics and high-tech, medicine, commercial real estate, banking, agriculture and food-processing, the cement industry, the petrochemical industry, infrastructure, and transport.