Serafima Pankratova

Serafima Pankratova

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +7 495 933 3000

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesEnglish, French, Russian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Serafima Pankratova is a unifirm and versatile lawyer in the corporate / commercial practice with extensive expertise in commercial and regulatory matters. Additionally, she covers employment matters in the Moscow office of the firm.

Serafima advises on various types of commercial contracts including distribution, supply, services, collaboration, support and maintenance and other aspects of business relations. Her experience includes a number of high profile contracts in industries, including media, communication, consumer, retail, energy, banking, education, petrochemistry. Simultaneously, Serafima advises on an ongoing basis on Russian regulatory matters including licensing, authorisation and compliance requirements. She has a broad experience in advertising and consumer protection matters.

Historically, Serafima covers a full range of employment work, including recruitment, termination and post-termination issues (including management dismissals), outsourcing projects, employment aspects of M&A transactions, all types of share plans, incentive arrangements and general advisory work (also covering employment disputes).

Awards and recognitions


The Best Lawyers in Russia, Regulatory Practice
Best Lawyers


Employment (Russia), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


TMT (Russia), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


TMT (Russia), Rising Stars
Legal 500 EMEA


TMT (Russia), Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Law degree, with honors, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), 2007

Related areas of focus

Advertising and Copy Clearance Advertising and Promotion Compliance Agency Investigations Anti-money Laundering Broadband, Internet, and E-commerce Business critical restructuring: pension issues Automotive Regulatory Regulatory Due Diligence State Medical Device Distribution & Manufacturer Licensing Product Distribution and Insurance E-discovery and Information Management Logistics Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Premarket Review Medical Device Artificial Intelligence IT Outsourcing FinTech Food Legislation and Regulatory Policy Development Electronics and Consumer Appliances Disclosure and Reporting Obligations Distance Education Controlled Substances and DEA Customs and Import Compliance Corporate Responsibility and Supply Chain Security Commercial Transactions and Due Diligence Connected Cars Food Compliance and Enforcement Combination Products Authorizations and Variations of Permission Clinical Trials Commodities Trading Compensation Committee Consumer Product Safety Regulation Corporate and Commercial Transactions Corporate Group Structures Consumer Protection and Privacy Cross-border Restructuring and Insolvency Dawn Raids Defined Contribution Schemes False Advertising and Unfair Competition Fashion and Luxury Brands Food and Beverages Food Advertising and Regulation Food Recalls Hotels and Leisure Insurance and Reinsurance Arrangements and Finance Labor and Employment Matters in Education Institutions Management Incentive Plans Management Teams Manufacturing Medical Devices Medical Foods and Dietary Supplements Oil and Gas: Refinery and Petrochemical Projects Oil and Gas: Supply, Marketing, and Trading Operation and Maintenance, Facilities Management, Services and Commercial Outsourcing Nuclear Power Product Compliance Product Litigation Regular Contracts and Business Issues Retail and Consumer Goods Sales Promotions Sanctions Technology Contracts Workplace Privacy Competition Compliance Procurement

Representative experience

Advising large online retail service on e-commerce regulatory and consumer protection issues and on launching new product categories on the marketplace in Russia

Advising Dow Jones on the regulatory, contractual and employment matters related to sale and complex restructuring of Vedomosti, one of the most prominent business newspapers in Russia

Advising global leaders in computer software and hardware on import and distribution in Russia of the products containing encryption.

Advising Marriott Group on corporate, employment, registration and regulatory matters related to establishment and management of hotels in various Russian regions.

Advising HBS (Host Broadcast Services), the exclusive broadcaster of FIFA, on corporate structuring and contractual matters in relation to 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Advising Texas Instruments International (U.S.A.) on various day-to-day regulatory, commercial and employment matters in Russia.

Advising HBS (Host Broadcast Services), the exclusive broadcaster of FIFA, on corporate structuring and contractual matters in relation to 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup


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