Boutique real estate law firm based in Moscow


Our team consists of seasoned Russian real estate/corporate lawyers which have substantial experience in the largest international law firms in Moscow and London.
Valentin Borodin
Founder and Managing Partner

Valentin Borodin has more than 14 years of post qualification experience.


Prior to founding VB&P Mr. Borodin was the head of the real estate practice in the Moscow office of Squire Sanders; before that he worked as Of Counsel in Salans (Moscow and London offices) and as a managing associate at Linklaters CIS.


Mr. Borodin's practice concentrates on:


  • acquisition and leasing of commercial property, 

  • mortgage-backed loans, 

  • forward takeouts of real properties, 

  • construction issues,

  • town planning and zoning issues.

Andrei Kiryanov
Of Counsel

Andrei Kiryanov has more than 12 years of post-qualification experience in the international law firms.


Prior to joining VB&P Mr. Kiryanov worked for 10 years at Dentons Moscow (former Salans) and before that he worked in the Moscow office of one of the leading US law firms Winston & Strawn LLP.


Mr. Kiryanov work experience mainly focused on corporate issues and M&A transactions. This includes:

·         transaction structuring;

·         negotiation and drafting of transactional documentation (including SPA, SHA and other corporate documents);

·         full transaction management, including coordination of local counsel work (Cyprus, the Netherlands, BVI, etc.); and

·         due diligence investigations.

Olga Khodaeva
Of Counsel

Olga Khodaeva has more than 14 years of post qualification experience. Her main spheres of professional specialisation are real estate, corporate and PPP projects.


Prior to joining VB&P Ms. Khodaeva worked for more than 5 years in the Moscow office of Freshfields.


Ms. Khodaeva advised major domestic and foreign companies on a complex projects, including:

  • public-private partnerships;

  • real estate acquisitions (asset deal/corporate deals),

  • complex investment projects,

  • real estate financing,

  • commercial leases.


We understand the business needs of the institutional real estate investors, professional developers and operators of commercial property.  We are commited  to providing specialist legal advice to the real estate industry." 

Valentin V. Borodin, Founder and Managing Partner