K&P has been on the legal market for over 30 years.

Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law was established in 1990. Under Decree № 36 of the Government of Moscow on the Establishment of Third Bar Association in Moscow dated 19 January 1993, the law firm was officially re-established as a Moscow municipal bar association.

Owing to high professional skills, coordinated and coherent efforts on the part of the attorneys the law firm soon gained respect and high reputation not only among its Moscow-based clients, but also among high-profile clients in the Russian regions, legal entities and individuals alike.

In order to improve its communications with clients in various Russian regions and cities K&P expanded the scope of its activities: it established a network of legal advice bureaus in 34 constituent territories of the Russian Federation with the total of 124 attorneys on their payrolls.

The local bureaus were set up in the republics of North Ossetia-Alania, Tatarstan, Mariy-El, Kabardino-Balkaria and Chuvashia; Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk and Khabarovsk Territories; in the regions of Belgorod, Vladimir, Volgograd, Irkutsk, Lipetsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg and Smolenk; as well as in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

The establishment of these bureaus entailed another change in the legal status: under Decree № 268 of the Government of Moscow dated 15 April 1997, Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law became an interregional bar association.

Due to the adoption of Federal Law 63-FZ on Advocacy and Advocateship in the Russian Federation dated 31 May 2002 and requiring that the name of a bar association contained the indication of the RF constituent territory where such bar association had been established, Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law was transformed into Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law, Moscow.

State Registration Certificate of Legal Entity was obtained on 6 June 2003 under primary state registration number 1037703027670.

Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law was established in 1990, the year that was momentous for the country and full of legislative innovations. Attorneys of K&P took part in the creation of their new association and in the setting of the standards and methods of legal activity unknown in the Soviet Union but necessary in the free market environment.

K&P’s first headline-making case was the one targeted at the return of more than $40 million worth of valuables and funds of Golden ADA, Inc. to Russia. As a result of the strenuous 10-year work with the RF Ministry of Finance and the RF State Depository for Precious Metals that started in 1994 the attorneys of the law firm managed to protect the interests of the state and ensure the return of the valuables stolen by the swindlers to Russia.

In 2000 — 2001 Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law, jointly with Gouldens, a British law firm, won the EBRD tender for the elaboration of the laws of the Russian Federation enabling foreign securities issuers to offer their debentures (bonds) denominated in Russian Rubles.

Since 2004 K&P attorneys closely cooperate with Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations of the RF Foreign Ministry where they are engaged in the education process in the Advocacy Chair of the International Law Faculty. The educational methodology includes lectures, seminars, practical training sessions and theses. The Advocacy Chair also carries out scientific research and issues textbooks, monographs, collections of scientific papers. The Chair is headed by Alexey Klishin, Doctor of Law. His Deputy in the Chair is Andrey Shugaev, Doctor of Law, Honorary Advocate of the Russian Federation.

In November 2010 the revised edition of Volume I of „Civil Law“ textbook prepared under the editorship of Alexey Klishin, Doctor of Law, and Andrey Shugaev, Doctor of Law, Honorary Advocate of the Russian Federation, was published by the Publishing House of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

In 2007 some K&P attorneys became the members of the Social Council of the Federal Bailiff Service, an advisory body designated to ensure interaction between the public and the Federal Bailiff Service.

In 2009 K&P was the successful bidder in the tender held by the RF Ministry of Justice for the engagement of legal advisors to the Office of the Authorized Representative of the Russian Federation with the European Court of Human Rights — Deputy Minister of Justice. As a result, government contracts for legal services in matters related to criminal, civil and international laws were concluded between the RF Ministry of Justice and Klishin & Partners Attorneys at Law, Moscow.

Moreover, K&P had more than once been engaged in judicial cases and legal matters related to the protection of the interests of the RF President Administration and the RF Government, federal ministries and institutions, as well as the authorities of republics, territories, regions and cities of the Russian Federation.

Attorneys and legal experts of Klishin & Partners, Moscow took part in the implementation of numerous joint projects with major foreign companies and worked in close cooperation with law firms from Western Europe, US and well-known offshore areas.

K&P has an extensive practical experience in the rendering of legal services to individuals and legal entities in Russia and CIS countries, as well as to its foreign corporate and individual clients.