Alexey Nikitin

Specialist Partner

St. Petersburg

Specialist Partner, St. Petersburg


Fax. +7 812 335 22 21


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Tel. +7 921 342 99 54
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Alexey Nikitin

Alexey Nikitin is a Specialist Partner and Head of the Transactions & Corporate Law Practice at Borenius Russia.

Alexey advises on local and cross-border M&A transactions, including legal due diligence, and also provides antimonopoly advice. His experience includes various projects relating to the establishment, disposal and liquidation of businesses in Russia. He also specializes in corporate law (corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and corporate compliance).

Alexey also assists international and domestic companies on local and cross–border real estate investment projects (including green– and brownfield developments), and project financing transactions, including warranty obligations.


Chambers Europe

  • General Business Law: St. Petersburg (Tier 3: 2020-2021)

Chambers | 2021

Alexey Nikitin advises significant corporates on cross-border transactional mandates. He also assists with corporate restructurings.


Chambers | 2020

Alexey Nikitin enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback. He oversees the firm’s corporate practice, lending advice and support on a broad range of commercial mandates. A source appreciates that “he understands our needs and always thinks about the best solution for us.”

The Legal 500

  • Corporate / M&A: St Petersburg and elsewhere (Next Generation Partner: 2018-2021)

IFLR 1000

  • Corporate / M&A: Russia (Highly regarded: 2020)

The Legal 500 | 2020
“Alexey Nikitin understands our issues, explain clearly what may be required from a Russian legal perspective, and make a deal happen when other lawyers have proven unable to do so.”


IFLR 1000 | 2019
“Alexey Nikitin has a high level of empathy (more than business approach), enabling him to promptly understand the goals and the substance of the matter. Further, he is almost perfect in managing any professional legal challenge that he may face. Finally, besides the professional skills, he is great at being responsive to any queries and managing the processes to deliver the best quality service in due time.”

The Best Lawyers

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2019 – 2021)
  • Corporate Law (2016 – 2021)
  • Investment (2021)
  • Competition / Antitrust Law (2021)
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice (2021)
  • Construction Law (2017 – 2021)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law (2021)
  • Planning (2018 – 2021)
  • Real Estate Law (2020 – 2021) – 300

  • Corporate/M&A federal rating (2020)


  • Specialist Partner, Borenius Russia, 2018 – Present
  • Counsel, Borenius Russia, 2015 – 2018
  • Senior Associate, Borenius Russia, 2013 – 2015
  • Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, St. Petersburg, 2012 – 2013
  • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, St. Petersburg, 2009 – 2011
  • Associate, Capital Legal Services, St. Petersburg, 2008 – 2009
  • Junior Associate, Capital Legal Services, St. Petersburg, 2006 – 2008
  • Intern, Thomas Kluth und von Zech, Hamburg, Germany, 2004


  • University of Michigan, American Institute for Legal Education, International Business Negotiations, 2008, USA
  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law,  2006, Russia


  • Russian, English


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association