Andrei Gusev

Managing Partner, Russia

St. Petersburg

Managing Partner, Russia, St. Petersburg


Fax. +7 812 335 22 21


Irina Philippova
Tel. +7 921 342 99 54
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Andrei Gusev

Andrei Gusev is the Managing Partner of Borenius Russia.

Andrei has many years of experience in the following fields:

  • Strategic advice to business owners
  • Resolving business conflicts
  • Asset tracing & recovery
  • Crisis management and crisis negotiations
  • Corporate investigations
  • Handling cases relating to “white-collar” crimes
  • Conducting and settling disputes using ADR procedures, including mediation
  •  International tax structuring and planning


For many clients Andrei has for many years been a trusted adviser on the widest range of issues, including in interacting with lawyers from different countries.

Throughout his many years of practice, Andrei has made, and maintains, business contacts with hundreds of qualified lawyers from dozens of countries.

In Russia, Andrei has created one of the most experienced and well-known teams of lawyers who supply services across all key business sectors.


Chambers Europe

  • General Business Law: St. Petersburg (Tier 1: 2007 – 2021)

Chambers | 2021

“Andrei Gusev is a well-established figure on the St. Petersburg market and is widely acknowledged for his marked skill in corporate restructuring matters. One client notes that he takes “a strategic approach to the client’s questions” in order to “get the results.”


Chambers | 2020

“Andrei Gusev advises international and domestic corporates on M&A and corporate restructuring projects. Sources appreciate his enthusiasm, reporting: “He is always ready to help.” He is further cited for his client care and market insight. One source explains: “He understands the expectations and needs of a Western client.”


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”.”

The Best Lawyers

  • Tax Law (2013 – 2022)
  • Corporate Law (2009 – 2022)
  • International Arbitration (2022)
  • M&A (2009 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2014 – 2015)
  • Arbitration and Mediation (2010 – 2022, Lawyer of the Year 2017)
  • Litigation (2010 – 2022)
  • Real Estate Law (2021 – 2022)

The Legal 500

  • Corporate / M&A (Outstanding lawyer: 2009 – 2021)
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2021)

The Legal 500 | 2021

“Andrey Gusev has vast experience, legal wisdom and many connections with legal experts abroad, which is important for the implementation of our projects. Andrey offers non-standard ways to solve problems.”


The Legal 500 | 2020
“Managing partner Andrei Gusev has extensive expertise in investments and acquisitions made by foreign entities.”


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

Who’s Who Legal

  • Mining – 300

  • Corporate/M&A federal rating (2020)
  • Corporate/M&A regional rating (2020)


  • 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


  • International Bar Association (IBA), Officer at Anti-Corruption Commitee, 2020 – Present
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association