LEGAL STRATAGENCY
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About us

Since 2005 to date, we contribute to the development of professional services markets and the legal profession in particular.
Partners
Irina Kalinina
PhD in Law, LL.M.
Co-founder and partner

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Alexander Khvoshchinskiy
LL.M.
Co-founder and partner

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LL.M.
Alexander Khvoshchinskiy
Background:
  • The Moscow State Lomonossov-University. Law Faculty (Russia). Graduated lawyer
  • The Catholic University of Nijmegen/Pallas Consortium (The Netherlands). LL.M. (European Business Law)

Experience:
  • 1996-2005 - legal practice in Russian and international law firms (commercial and corporate law), teaching
  • since 2005 - strategy and management consult for law firms, legal departments and professional services firms.

Additional:
  • Member of the Planning Committee of the annual IBA Law Firm Management Conference in Moscow

Languages:
  • Russian
  • English
  • German
PhD in Law, LL.M.
Irina Kalinina
Background:
  • The Moscow State Lomonossov-University. Law Faculty (Russia). Graduated Lawyer. PhD in Law
  • Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany). LL.M. (German Law)
Experience:
  • since 1997 - expert work and research in constitutional law, tax law, international taxation, regulation of legal profession
  • since 2005 - strategy and management consultant for law firms and other professional services firms

Additional:
  • IBA Member. Officer in the Regulation of Lawyers' Compliance Committee

Languages:
  • Russian
  • English
  • German
  • Czech
Our evolution
1
1991-2005
We made ourselves ready for our mission to support the development of the legal market and professional services firms. How? We studied law in different countries; we provided legal services; contributed to the international legal cooperation; we participated in legal reforms; we published articles; we worked as legal experts in numerous research projects; we built our network.
2
2005
Legal Studies.RU was founded in Moscow with the aim to contribute to the development of Russian and CIS legal market.
3
2005
Our first law firm management seminar took place in Moscow, followed by a series of seminars in all subsequent years in Moscow, Kiew, Minsk, Almaty, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, and in many other cities.
4
2007
First IBA Law Firm Management Conference in Moscow co-organised by Legal Studies.RU, followed by the next six years of cooperation.
5
2008
Our first Master-class on law firm management in Ukraine, followed by 11 years of Master-classes taking place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Zurich, Brussels and Barcelona.
6
2010
Collection of the documents on Legal Profession in the Netherlands has been translated in Russian and published with the support of the Center for International Legal cooperation.
7
2011
We expand to Europe, and in 2011 Legal Stratagency GmbH was founded in Berlin to serve European clients and to promote legal cooperation with Russian-speaking legal markets.
8
2017
On-line LS Knowledge Base on law firm management and professional legal skills has been launched to support law firm leaders in their management tasks.
9
2019
LS Studies is incorporated with the mission to contribute to the global development of legal systems and legal certainty by raising the quality of professional legal services across jurisdictions and supporting the most up-to-date legal studies.
10
More to come
quotes from our clients
They are professional in structuring law firms. In the Russian market, they are some kind of 'guru' in strategic consulting. They help to solve concrete problems and to overcome obstacles. It is also important that they don't necessarily provide 'ready' advice, but rather a vision, that appears to have practical implications.
Partner of a law firm
Our client in law firm management consulting
I'm always surprised not even to what is happening to me personally, but how people are changing. Indeed, the effectiveness of any event is proved by how people can feel positive changes in themselves. It is also evident for others around you.
Partner of a law firm
Participant of our seminars
LS events are mostly attended by people, whose values I also share.
Partner of a law firm
Participant of our seminars
As time goes by, the circle of people, from whom you want to take professional advises is limiting, let alone of those, whom you can trust.
Partner of a law firm
Our client in law firm management consulting