The «Olevinsky, Buyukyan and Partners» Bureau of Legal Affairs (before rebranding it was called «NBZ Group») was founded in 1993.

A team of lawyers and economists of NBZ Group, which has become the basis of the «Olevinsky, Buyukyan and Partners» Bureau of Legal Affairs, has been working in the market of legal affairs for more than twenty years. In spring 2011 we celebrated the fifth anniversary of our work under the brand «Olevinsky, Buyukyan and Partners» Bureau of Legal Affairs». During these years we have earned the reputation as a professional and reliable partner. Our perfect knowledge and careful application of laws is the best guarantee of success.

Over 80 employees work in this office of legal affairs. The headquarters of the company is located in Moscow, and regional representative offices are located in St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Tver and Tyumen.

Our experts are the graduates of the top hundred universities of Russia – the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow State Academy of Law, the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, and others.

Our leading specialists have MBA certificates, qualification certificates of professional accountants, auditors and evaluators. All our employees are constantly improving their skills, participating in training events organized by the office of legal affairs and other specialized agencies. The constant professional development allows us to track trends in the consulting business and use its modern techniques and standards in our work.

Our team consists of twenty five lawyers with higher education; four of them have a PhD degree in legal sciences. There are twenty two experts with higher economic education, including two having a PhD degree in economics, and are six specialists with higher accounting education.

The director of the Bureau of Legal Affairs is Edward Olevinsky, who has a PhD degree in legal sciences, the author of articles and books on insolvency and the legal regulation of entrepreneurial activity. He is a member of the management board of the national association «Russian Union of Self-regulating Organizations of Insolvency Officers», where he heads the committee of financial liability in insolvency procedures. Edward Olevinsky is a member of the subcommittee on anti-crisis management and problem debts of the Russian Chamber of Commerce Committee on the Safety of Entrepreneurial Activity.

Edward Olevinsky is a permanent commentator in leading business media – the Kommersant and Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspapers, the Business FM and Finam FM radio stations, the Expert television channel. He is also a reviewer in the Russian Business Newspaper. and a speaker at the most authoritative legal events – Legal Forum of the Vedomosti newspaper, the International Law Congress of RIA Novosti, the Great Consulting forum.

The main activities of the «Olevinsky, Buyukyan and Partners» Bureau of Legal Affairs, in which we are lawfully considered as ones of the most experienced consultants, are legal support of the bankruptcy procedures, arbitration and civil disputes, support of transactions. We consult our clients regarding the issues of the application of corporate, tax, commercial, and criminal law.

The lawyers of the office of legal affairs provide legal support of corporate governance, accompany transactions of merger and acquisition, and represent clients in disputes with tax authorities. The team of specialists of our company has acquired great experience by providing clients with assistance in levying of execution on the property of the debtor: we are engaged in complex legal support of bankruptcy procedures, as well as accompany enforcement proceedings.

The work on projects that cause wide publicity and attract media attention involve the leading Russian experts in the field of social communications. The strength of our team is in flexibility and versatility, which helps us to solve almost any problem a client can have in the legal field.

The «Olevinsky, Buyukyan and Partners» Bureau of Legal Affairs works closely with one of the best known and most respected self-regulating organizations of insolvency officers «The Interregional Center of Experts and Professional Managers» (ICEPM). The experts of the office of legal affairs are involved in the legal support of insolvency officers of ICEPM, which gives us an opportunity to create a unique professional community, bringing together leading experts in law, economics and management. It is this comprehensive approach that allows us to successfully serve as an integrator in insolvency procedures, ensuring the formation and effective work of a diversified team of professionals.

During the existence of our professional community, we have successfully completed over one hundred projects, united by a common principle of project work organization. They include support of insolvency procedures and the revival of such businesses after restructuring, as Farmacentre (Moscow), Rosneft – Kemerovonefteprodukt (Kemerovo), Research Institute of Tire Industry (Moscow), East Energy (Vladivostok), protection of the rights of shareholders in hostile takeover of such manufacturing companies as Victory (Moscow) and OJSC MPNU Energotehmontazh (Tula region), participation in the issue of Eurobonds by Gazprom (Moscow), legal support for complex acquisitions of companies (Samara Ceramics Association) and others.

Since 2008 the Bureau of Legal Affairs has been cooperating with the Russian Pro Bono Clearinghouse, consulting non-profit organization for free. In 2010 the Bureau of Legal Affairs was the first Russian legal firm to receive the official status of a «friend of 2010 European Pro Bono Forum», and in 2011−2013 we reaffirmed this status. For us, it is important to be able to support those people, for whom help is profession.

The «Olevinsky, Buyukyan and Partners» Bureau of Legal Affairs is in the top 15 of Russian legal companies in 2012, according to the Pravo.Ru portal. The «Pravo.Ru-300» rankings are a comprehensive survey of the Russian legal market. The «Pravo.Ru» portal has carried out this survey annually in partnership with Vedomosti newspaper since 2010. The methodology and the ranking results are checked by Ernst & Young. About 200 legal companies working within Russia took part in the 2012 rankings. The Law offices team ranked 14th in the rankings according to revenues and 19th with regard to the number of lawyers. Moreover, the Law offices is included in the list of best companies in the «Bankruptcy» branch ranking and was among the five best legal companies in the «Bankruptcy» sympathy rating. Our lawyer team’s competence was evaluated by colleagues from other companies.

The Bureau of Legal Affairs team was also recognized as one of the best in «Arbitration Practice» and «Criminal Law» branch rankings.

The credo of our team is the constant development: we are continuously improving our range of services and working on new non-standard approaches. The employees of the office of legal affairs are ready to develop an individual plan of cooperation for each client and bear personal responsibility for the results of their work.


Moscow office

101-D Prospekt Mira, Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 (495) 609−66−66
Fax: +7 (495) 648−124−0
E-mail: info@obplaw.ru
Mailing address: 101-V Prospekt Mira, Moscow, Russia, 129085

Saint Petersburg office

Office 204, 3 Chapayva str., Saint Petersburg, Russia, 197046
Phone: +7 (812) 702−15−61

Voronezh office

Office 25, 38 Stepana Razina Str., Voronezh, Russia, 394036
Phone: +7 (4732) 96−96−45
+7 (910) 241−11−26

Tver office

11 Radishcheva Av., Tver, Russia, 170100
Phone: +7 (4822) 57−53−51, 41−96−69
Mob.: +7 (962) 246−16−54