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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 a high-skilled professional with 40 years of impressive hands-on experience in practicing 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 advising clients on capital market transactions.

Among Andrey’s clients are companies active in various sectors, including iron and steel industry, construction, chemical, retail and agriculture: major manufacturers, construction groups and corporations, and issuers of global depositary receipts.

Within his practice area Andrey Gorodissky also led legal teams tasked with structuring and supporting complex deals. As a practitioner with colossal experience, he represented major multinational companies on numerous occasions before the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the RF CCI and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Gorodissky is a member of the Moscow Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He also resolves disputes as an arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry (his name is on the list of recommended arbitrators).

His outstanding performance in the practice of law has been recognized with the most prestigious award for attorneys at law: the Plevako Gold Medal for Professional Excellence and Merits in Protection of Rights and Legal Interests of Citizens and Legal Entities.

Practice of law:

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


  • 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 1994)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • Legal500
  • 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