Aydar Sultanov has joined Pepeliaev Group's team

The former head of the legal department at Nizhnekamskneftekhim PJSC Aydar Sultanov has joined Pepeliaev Group's team as head of the firm’s representative office in Tatarstan. Aydar Sultanov will be in charge of relationships with businesses in the region and will spearhead the development a new clientèle.

“Aydar is an outstanding lawyer, and we have been successfully working with him for many years already," comments Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner of Pepeliaev Group. "Over 25 years with Nizhnekamskneftekhim he has handled a plethora of high-profile projects on a national scale in which he has proved himself a seasoned practitioner and a talented manager. Such a player will most certainly strengthen our team of professionals.

The decision is particularly important today when quite a few law firms have been opening offices abroad. Pepeliaev Group is aspiring to stay on its native soil and assist business to successfully operate in its home country. A number of large companies to which we have been providing comprehensive legal support operate in Tatarstan. Aydar understands the nuts and bolts of the region and the actual challenges business faces.

His work with our firm will become all the more convenient and efficient.”

“I have first-hand knowledge of Pepeliaev Group as we have happened to participate together, shoulder to shoulder, in a number of hard-fought legal battles," says Aydar Sultanov. "This is a team to which one may entrust the most complicated matter. It is a great honour for me to join such a team. Pepeliaev Group having a presence in Tatarstan is something which should have happened long ago.”

Before joining Pepeliaev Group, Aydar Sultanov was head of the legal department of Nizhnekamskneftekhim PJSC for 25 years and he has made a significant contribution to the improvement of Russia’s legal system. He successfully represented the company’s interests in the Russian Supreme Court and in the Russian Supreme Commercial Court. In the Russian Constitutional Court, Aydar won 4 cases in which he represented not only Nizhnekamskneftekhim but also the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Aydar Sultanov has been actively engaged in academic work. He has published over 360 research papers, including 10 monographs, in leading Russian legal publications and journals. In June 2022, he successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in civil proceedings in the Russian Federation”.

Aydar Sultanov has been included, for four years in a row, in the GC Powerlist Legal 500 list of the best lawyers and leading legal advisers in Russia. He has also been recommended by The Legal 500 ranking. He is an arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

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