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Andrei Gusev

Managing Partner, Russia

St. Petersburg

Managing Partner, Russia, St. Petersburg

Tel. +7 812 335 22 20
Fax +7 812 335 22 21
Mob. +7 921 938 29 90
Mob. +358 40 660 5690 (Finland)

Assistant Maria Golovina
Tel. +7 921 342 99 54
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Andrei Gusev

Andrei Gusev is the Managing Partner of Borenius Russia.

Andrei has over 25 years of experience of providing strategic consulting services, cross-border structuring and international tax planning, handling business conflicts, assets tracing & recovery, crisis management, corporate investigations, handling cases that involve white-collar crime, and conducting and settling disputes by applying alternative procedures (known as ADR), including mediation. For a large number of his clients, Andrei has been a trusted professional adviser on a wide range of matters, including those on which he worked together with lawyers from a range of other jurisdictions.

For the whole of his long career, Andrei has built up and maintained professional contacts with hundreds of practicing lawyers from dozens of countries across the globe.

In Russia, Andrei has assembled one of the most experienced and best-known teams of lawyers providing services to business in all key sectors of the economy and branches of law.


  • General Business Law: St. Petersburg (Tier 1: 2007 – 2019)

Chambers | 2019
“Managing partner Andrei Gusev advises international clients on corporate structuring projects as well as high-value transactional mandates. One interviewee characterises him as “experienced and smart”.”

Chambers Europe | 2018
“Managing partner Andrei Gusev offers commercial law support to international clients involved in Russia-bound investments and transactions. You know he wants to achieve the best solution for you, he’s pragmatic and helpful.”


  • Tax Law (2013 – 2020)
  • Corporate Law (2009 – 2020)
  • M&A (recognized since 2009, Lawyer of the Year 2014-15)
  • Arbitration and Mediation (recognized since 2010, Lawyer of the Year 2017)
  • Litigation (2010 – 2020)
  • Corporate / M&A (Outstanding lawyer: 2009 – 2019)

Legal 500 | 2018
“Managing partner Andrei Gusev has extensive expertise in investments and acquisitions made by foreign entities.”

IFLR 1000 | 2019
“Younger team, quick response time and is completely trusted.”


  • Managing Partner, Borenius Russia, 2013 – Present
  • Partner, Head of St. Petersburg office, Mannheimer Swartling, 2006 – 2013
  • Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, St. Petersburg and Stockholm, 1999 – 2006
  • Head of Legal and Tax, Ernst and Young, St. Petersburg; worked in New York, 1998; 1996 – 1999
  • Tax Associate, Arthur Andersen, St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1994 – 1996
  • Internship at court and prosecutor’s office, various positions in Russian law firms and companies, St. Petersburg, 1992 – 1994


  • IRDPO, Accredited Mediator (Russia), Dispute Resolution, 2018, Russia
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Mediator Skills Training programme, Accredited Mediator,  2017, UK
  • Harvard Law School, Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms, 2015, USA
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dispute Resolution, Member (MCIArb), 2003, UK
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Hans Rausing Programme, 2000, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law, 1994, Russia


  • Russian, English, Swedish


  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association