Mikhail Gonikman

Partner, head of practice in the North-West region

Mikhail Gonikman

Partner, head of practice in the North-West region


  • Commercial (civil) disputes.
  • Litigation, arbitration.
  • Tax disputes.
  • Creation, reorganization, liquidation of companies.
  • Protection against unfair mergers and acquisitions.
  • Comprehensive business support.


  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law 1994-1999


  • English

Mikhail Gonikman heads the company’s practice in the North-West region of the Russian Federation. With over 25 years of legal experience, Mikhail specializes in a wide range of legal issues related to corporate, shareholding and tax law.

Mikhail is an expert in resolving complex disputes and conflicts between large business entities. He also specializes in incorporation and preparation of corporate documents for joint stock companies and limited liability companies.

As part of his practice, Mikhail is actively involved in dealing with tax and other government authorities. He represents clients’ interests both in arbitration courts and in courts of general jurisdiction in the North-West region. Thanks to his professionalism and high competence, Mikhail Gonikman is considered one of the leading lawyers in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.


— Negotiations to resolve disputes and corporate conflicts (including with such enterprises as Severstal, Miratorg, Cherkizovo).

— Representing the interests of taxpayers before regulatory authorities (on-site, unscheduled tax audits).

— Complex procedures for liquidation and reorganization of companies.

— Extensive arbitration practice representing shareholders in court, including in cases of recognition of shares as “ownerless.”

— One of the developers of modern technology for representing interests during the due diligence procedure.