Alexander Grigoryev, one of the founders of the firm, specializes in litigation and also in legal guidance for bankruptcy proceedings and mergers and acquisitions.
Alexander oversees the relevant areas of practice for the firm and directs projects in the following areas:
Before Grigoryev, Merenkov and Partners was founded in 2011, Alexander worked as a corporate attorney for major industrial companies. Specifically, he headed the legal departments of companies such as the Sokol’sky Pulp and Paper Mill, Zapsibpolymer (Evraz Group), Kuznetzmetalurgstroy (Evraz Group), and Stroyindustriya, and he also served as head of the legal department of the multinational mining company AFG.
Alexander also has considerable experience in the area of legal consulting, as he was a member of the staff of the Moscow office of Vegas Lex, where he held the position of senior associate in litigation.
Alexander graduated from two esteemed educational institutions, Kemerovo State University and Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics. He has over 13 years of professional experience.
In 2006 Alexander completed a course in European private law at Charles University in Prague.
In the course of his professional career Alexander has assembled an impressive portfolio of successful projects, a few of which are listed below.
His clients include the following companies: Niersberger Slovakia, Credit Moscow Bank, Levada-Center, Plastic (SIBYR), Sil’niy Kuzbass, Toy-Opinion, the «Garage» Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitkovice Heavy Machinery, Novoshakhtinsky Petroleum Products, and Astrakhan Natural Gas.
Roman Merenkov is a founding partner of the firm and specializes in international trade, foreign investment, international finance and taxation.
As head of the related practice areas, Roman is in charge of implementing projects connected with international tax planning, allocation of capital abroad and related transactions. He also advises clients in the area of foreign law. In addition, Roman specializes in questions of double taxation; corporate governance of foreign assets, including the development of shareholders’ agreements; and in support of international financial transactions.
Prior to the founding of the firm Roman worked for the Czech company Dvořák, headquartered in Prague, where he started as senior counsel and became head of the legal department.
Roman served as a legal consultant to Polikom and to FORTEX—Water Technologies, for whom he effectively performed the functions of a legal department (legal process outsourcing).
Roman has 7 years of professional legal experience.
Roman Is a graduate of the law faculty of the University of Economics in Prague.
Since moving to Russia in 2011 to become a partner in the firm, Roman has contributed to a large number of projects. His accomplishments include the following:
Among Roman’s key clients are Niersberger Slovakia, Credit Moscow Bank, Levada-Center, Plastic (SIBYR), Toy-Opinion, the «Garage» Museum of Contemporary Art, Vagant Brewing Company, Media Markt Saturn, Rayonex, i’way transport company, NefteUgleMet Holding Company, and Region Avia airlines.
Roman is fluent in English and Czech and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.