Areas: Insolvency & Restructuring
As a trainee solicitor, Stepan is currently completing work in different practice areas required to fully qualify. First, he undertook a split seat in litigation and insolvency & restructuring. Conveyancing was next and, with a Russian master’s degree in corporate law, he says he would be “delighted if my next seat was corporate and commercial”.
Stepan is driven by deadlines. “I do everything on time, so my clients know they do not have to worry that their work will be done.” It is a trait that has served him well during his training, where Stepan has also enjoyed the cut and thrust of contentious litigation. He is valuing the breadth of experience he has gained across GSC working with Richard Curtin, Carole Joseph, Matthew Phillips, and Harvey Posener.
Qualified to practise in Russia, Stepan is available to support GSC’s Russian-speaking clientele. “As a Russian, I have some understanding of clients’ needs and expectations,” he says.
Stepan loves travel. Always eager for a new road trip, he is currently planning his next adventure to northern Europe and Scandinavia.
Qualifications & Experience
Stepan attended Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) (2015 LLB and 2017 LLM) and has expertise in Russian law.
He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with a commendation and the Master of Laws in Legal Practice (LLM LPC) with a distinction at BPP Law School in London.
Before joining GSC in 2020, Stepan worked as a paralegal for Most Law Offices in Moscow. He also interned for the Moscow Arbitration Court and worked as an interpreter for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
Stepan is a native Russian speaker and has a good command of French.
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