Advisory Board - Legal & Risk Management

Andrei Gusev

is the Managing Partner, Russia and the Head of Borenius’ St. Petersburg office since February 2013.

He has over 25 years of experience of providing strategic consulting services to both western investors launching on the post-Soviet markets and to CIS investors becoming active on markets in Western Europe.

Andrei is well versed in cross-border structuring, crisis management, corporate investigations, handling cases that involve white-collar crime, and conducting and settling cases by applying alternative procedures (known as ADR), including mediation. For a large number of his clients, Andrei has been a trusted professional adviser on a wide range of matters, including those on which he worked together with lawyers from a range of other jurisdictions.

For the whole of his long career, Mr Gusev has built up and maintained professional contacts with hundreds of practising lawyers from dozens of countries across the globe.

In Russia, Mr Gusev has assembled one of the most experienced and best-known teams of lawyers providing services to business in all key sectors of the economy and branches of law.


  • Managing Partner, Borenius Russia, 2013 – Present

  • Partner, Head of St. Petersburg office, Mannheimer Swartling, 2006 – 2013

  • Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, St. Petersburg and Stockholm, 1999 – 2006

  • Head of Legal and Tax, Ernst and Young, St. Petersburg; worked in New York, 1998; 1996 – 1999

  • Tax Associate, Arthur Andersen, St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1994 – 1996

  • Internship at court and prosecutor’s office, various positions in Russian law firms and companies, St. Petersburg, 1992 – 1994


  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Mediator Skills Training programme, Accredited Mediator,  2017, UK

  • Harvard Law School, Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms, 2015, USA

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dispute Resolution, Member (MCIArb), 2003, UK

  • Stockholm School of Economics, Hans Rausing Programme, 2000, Russia

  • St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law, 1994, Russia

Russian, English, Swedish

  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association



Borenius is one of the largest and most experienced law firms in Finland. We provide services in all areas of law for corporate clients. Borenius consists of over 200 employees in three jurisdictions. We provide an easy access to full-scale business law solutions in Finland, Russia and in the U.S. New York. Borenius’ main office is in Helsinki.


Borenius offers a comprehensive array of services in shipping, transport and related insurance law as well as within international trade. We are a leading service provider in Finland for this specialized field and also have experts in international ship finance and shipbuilding to cover all major areas of shipping law.


Our insurance lawyers focus on the regulatory, corporate and contractual aspects of the insurance sector, as well as on contentious issues and in the field of non-marine insurance. We also advise clients on aspects of marine insurance, such as cargo insurance, carriers liability insurance and hull and machinery insurance.

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