Alexander Arbouzov

Partner, Head of Corporate Practice


Corporate law, real estate law, support of PPP projects.


In 2003 Alexander graduated from the law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. In 2003-2006 he passed with honors the postgraduate course at the St. Petersburg North-Western State Academy supervised by the President of the Russian Federation.


In 2005 Alexander participated in the Intensive Training Courses for lawyers from the Russian Federation and other CIS republics arranged by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden. In 2006 he improved his professional skills during an Advanced Training Programme arranged by the law department of St. Petersburg State University.


Alexander began his career as an associate and then senior associate at an international law firm. Then he moved to one of the Big Four accounting firms as a senior consultant. In 2011, Alexander joined Duvernoix Legal as a senior lawyer and head of the corporate practice. In 2014, he was appointed a partner of the company.


Alexander Arbouzov is marked by the following authoritative legal ratings:

International rating Agency Best Lawyers:

  • Alexander Arbouzov - Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2019
  • First year recognized in Corporate Law: 2019
  • First year recognized in Real Estate Law: 2019

International rating Agency Legal 500:

  • Legal 500 (2017): "Alexander Arbouzov is one of the key contacts”
  • Legal 500 (2015): "Practice Manager and recently promoted partner Alexander Arbouzov, along with Igor Guschev, advised A+ Development on its $200 million joint venture with Alabuge”
  • Legal 500 (2014): “Head of practice Alexander Arbouzov and Igor Guschev advised Step Logic on its acquisition by Systematic"
  • Legal 500 (2021) "The team has contacts with law firms in foreign jurisdictions, which expands opportunities for Russian clients in solving corporate issues"
  • Legal 500 (2021) "Duvernoix Legal are strong, professional and energetic young experts. I would especially note the proactive approach of this team to solving business cases"

Rating of lawyers of Delovoy Peterburg (DP): 2nd place in the DP Lawyers' Rating in the "Transactions and Projects" category.

The Rating: 

  • In 2019, under the leadership of Alexander Arbouzov and Igor Guschev, corporate practice was included in Group 2 (silver) in the categories “Corporate Law/M&A” and “Intellectual Property”.
  • In 2020, under the leadership of Alexander Arbouzov and Igor Guschev, corporate practice was included in Group 3 (bronze) in the category “Corporate Law/M&A”.