Timofey Musatov

Senior Partner, Attorney
Expertise areas: asset protection, corporate law, criminal law

Senior Partner at FjM International Solicitors & Lawyers Timofey Musatov got his legal education at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Institute of State and Law under the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2001 he started to run his law practice. From 2002 till 2013 Mr. Musatov hold the position of Chairman of various Moscow Bar Associations. In 2009 Mr. Musatov was awarded the status of a registered foreign lawyer by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales and soon afterwards he founded with partners the FjM International Solicitors & Lawyers LLP.

“We are bound by honour to assist our clients in resolving challenging situations and complicated civil and criminal cases whilst maintaining the highest ethical standards”

Roman Filatov

Managing partner, Solicitor
Expertise areas: corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contract law, asset protection, project financing

Managing partner at FjM International Solicitors and Lawyers Roman Filatov is a member of the Executive Committee of the British-Russian Law Association. In 2002 he was qualified as a Solicitor. In 2009 Mr. Filatov founded with partners the FjM International Solicitors & Lawyers LLP. Throughout his professional Mr. Filatov takes an active part in the life of the Russian community in London, both independently and on behalf of FjM International Solicitors and Lawyers LLP.

“There are a lot of tacit possibilities to protect the rights of clients. Our task is to find and use new, more effective methods”

Alexander Markov

Expertise area: criminal law

Mr. Markov got his law degree at Moscow State Law Academy. He has been practicing his advocacy since 2002. During his professional activity Mr. Markov was a member of different Bar Associations. Currently he holds the position of Attorney and Chairman of one of Moscow Bar Association.

Mr. Markov has an extensive and profound experience in the following areas:

— criminal defence of any complexity at each stage of a case: pre-investigation check, pre-trial investigation, trials, judgment appeals in appeal, cassation and supervisory authorities as well as vindication;
— full range of legal services and legal entities defence including settlement of criminal, civil, arbitration and administrative cases in relation to the activity of corporate entities, founders, chief executives and employees as well as defence against hostile takeovers.

“While dealing with a criminal case one should not only think and analyze its causal links, but also have sympathy towards a person who asked for your advice”


Expertise areas: corporate law, asset security, mergers and acquisitions, legal practice on investments (including due diligence), out-of-court conflict settlement, criminal proceedings

Mr. Starochkin got his law degree at Vladivostok affiliated branch of the Russian Customs Academy in 2009 and till 2014 he worked as a Lawyer. Later in 2014 Mr. Starochkin successfully passed the bar exam and practiced advocacy in various Bar Associations. In 2015 Mr. Starochkin joined the FjM Team.

“If Adam and Eve had a first-rate attorney, we would be still living in Paradise”


Senior Associate

In 2000 Ms. Ilchenko graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University and Institute of State and Law under the Russian Academy of Sciences where she got her degree in jurisprudence. Before joining the FjM Team in 2010 she worked in legal departments at large media and oil companies.
Expertise areas: corporate law, contract law, asset protection, investment projects, in particular, consulting on corporate law, legal support of business establishment and restructuring including the registration/acquisition of companies (trusts, foundations) under the different jurisdictions, development and formulation of corporate documents (by-laws, statutes, regulations, internal documents of companies); expertise of holding structures and development of optimal legal structure of the business; support of transactions of purchase/sale of shares, drafting of shareholder agreements, preparation and/or analysis of various agreements including joint venture agreements, option agreements, loan agreements, agency agreements, license agreements, agreements on non-disclosure of information; development of strategy for intellectual property protection.

“It’s much harder to see the problem than to solve it, as to see the problem you need the imagination, while to solve it you just need skills”


Russian Patent Attorney, Lawyer
Expertise areas: Intellectual property protection

Ms. Blagopoluchnaya has an extensive background in the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), leading Russian Technical University, InfoWatch Group of Companies and a profound experience of teaching Russian and international patent law. Kamila got her law degree at the All-Russian State Tax Academy. Being a woman of great erudition, Ms. Blagopoluchnaya got her additional education at the Academy of World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland, International Institute of Management LINK and Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property. Kamila is an active member of AIPPI and the Association of Russian Lawyers, business incubator expert for startup projects in Russia and foreign countries and juror of the Russian Startup Rating.

Fields of science and art where Ms. Blagopoluchnaya has an experience of registration of intellectual property objects: IT, robotics, machine tool industry, mechanical engineering, medicine, pharmaceutics etc.

“Invent and create! We will do our best to protect your innovations”


Senior Associate
Expertise areas: international commercial contracts, tenders, due diligence of financial status of companies, project management

Before joining the FjM Team in 2013 Ms. Lancashire worked in the legal department of a large engineering company, where she was responsible for the registration of contracts and transactions with international suppliers and banks, worked with the customs service and was engaged in the translation of documents. Marina read law at the University of Reading (Great Britain) where she was awarded the entrance scholarship. Following that, she graduated from University College London with LLM in Corporate Law.

“Protection of client’s interests in all possible legal ways is our key goal. We will not leave the case until we bring it to the end”


Corporate Administrator

Alexander Khristenko graduated from the University of Cyprus with the bachelor degree in economics and finance. Mr. Khristenko is a current member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). His area of expertise includes accounting and audit. Alexander has over 8 years of experience with international and national companies in the field of organisation and management of all areas of accounting and preparation of accounting, management and tax reports. Alexander also has over 4 years of experience in the field of audit, both at the international and national level, including the implementation of a wide range of audit procedures for the metallurgical, mining, pharmaceutical and shipping companies on the basis of IFRS. Before joining the FjM Team he worked in Ernst & Young (Cyprus) LTD and BDO Russia.

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”


Head of Moscow Front Office

Before joining the FjM Team Ms. Konnova was a Head of Translation Agency where she got a profound experience of cooperation with Notaries and their offices and professional skills in linguistics, management and document workflow. After getting the master’s degree in linguistics and intercultural communications Ms. Konnova successfully completed the course of simultaneous interpreting for international organisations in English at Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

“High professionalism is a form of creativity transformed to profession”