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Andrey Gorodissky

Andrey Gorodissky

Chairman of AGP partnership | Attorney | PhD (Law) | Practice leader Capital Markets

Areas of practice:

Corporate Law /M&A
Dispute Resolution/ International Arbitration
Capital Markets

Andrey Gorodissky is the founder of AGP and has 40 years of hands-on experience in practising law. He focuses on client representation in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, representation of foreign investors involved in commercial and investment activities in Russia, as well as advice to clients doing business in the capital markets.

Andrey advises clients active in various sectors, including smelting, construction, chemical, retailing and agriculture. Within his practice area, he led legal teams tasked with structuring and supporting complex deals, requiring due diligence, legal paperwork and opinions, and vetting of agreements and other instruments. Andrey's clients include major manufacturers, construction groups and corporations, and issuers of global depositary receipts.

As a top-notch expert with a wealth of experience, he represented major multinationals on numerous occasions before the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the RF CCI and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Andrey is a member of the Moscow Bar Association and the International Bar Association and serves as an arbitrator (is included in the list of recommended arbitrators) at the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Practice of law:

  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners
    Managing Partner (1992 - 2020)
    Chairman of AGP partnership (since 2020)
  • Russian Foreign Trade Academy
    Lecturer (January 1991 -1993)
  • Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the USSR
    Chief Expert, Contracts and Legal Directorate; the USSR's Representative at sessions of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (1988 – 1991)
  • USSR Trade Mission in West Berlin
    Legal Consultant (1984–1988)
  • Soyuznefteexport Foreign Trade Organization
    In-house lawyer (1978–1984)


  • Post-Graduate School, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). PhD (Law) (1987)
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
    Degree in Law and International Relations (1978)


  • Moscow Bar Association (since 1999)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • The Best Lawyers

Language skills:

  • English
  • German


Structured a major Russian privatization (total amount transacted: US$1.6bln).

Led a legal team involved in representing major Russian manufacturers in various acquisitions and divestitures in 2005 – 2012 totalling over US$3bln.

Represented an investor in the context of a project to build a mixed-use sports centre in the Moscow Region (total investment over US$100mln).

Led a legal team involved in drafting all legal instruments for Russia's largest mixed-use development project (an office complex, a mixed-use complex and a hotel) with a total investment of US$3bln.

Between 2000 and 2009, led legal teams working on projects of Russian companies to issue global depositary receipts (GDR), Eurobonds and American depositary receipts (ADR) totalling some US$10bln. That involved: legal due diligence on the issuers and their subsidiaries; preparation of legal opinions on Russian law for underwriters and the New York Stock Exchange in the above context; vetting of agreements and other instruments for offerings of GDRs, ADRs and Eurobonds for compliance with the Russian law; revising of the sections on the Russian corporate, forex and tax law to be included in prospectuses, registration statements and other filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and underwriters.



All Insights
“Competitor Who will Destroy You will not Be Like You…” Opinion by Andrey Gorodissky
Overview of the New Legislation on Arbitration in Russia
"Set on its Feet". Andrey Gorodissky’s Opinion About St. Petersburg’s Legal Forum-2014
Interview given by the Managing Partner Andrey M. Gorodissky to the Legal Insight journal on the occasion of the 20-th Anniversary of Andrey Gorodissky & Partners Law Firm
Andrey Gorodissky. Interview on Burning Issue
I highly value my status of attorney-at-law