YUST is organized as a network of legal practices in Russia and Ukraine each providing a full range of legal services:
- ”YUST” LLC (Moscow, Russia);
- The Moscow Regional Bar Association “Law Firm «YUST»” (Moscow, Russia);
- The Novosibirsk office of “YUST” (Novosibirsk, Russia);
- “YUST Ukraine” LLC (Kiev and Donetsk, Ukraine).
We strive to provide our clients with legal security, to protect their interests and to generally promote a legal environment based on fairness, knowledge and good faith.
Our main aim is to provide our clients with prompt and professionally-executed legal services. In order to provide such services, a number of other objectives must be achieved. These include:
- effective management of the firm, to ensure that the correct legal advice is provided to all private individuals and legal entities;
- the provision of an on-going program of additional training and skills-updating for the benefit of all our professional staff and their legal assistants.
We strive to continuously expand the geographical range of our services.
In addition, YUST seeks, in the public interest, to promote important social trends such as:
- the on-going development of legal institutions, such as the professional community of lawyers;
- the proliferation of the rule of law and the raising of the levels of legal awareness within the community, and society in general.
An advocate is an independent, professional legal advisor. Independence is the basic principle underlying the professional duties of an advocate – a principle embodied in the Russian federal law “On advocacy in the Russian Federation”. Advocates are obliged to avoid any attempt to restrict their independence and are bound to observe a strict code of ethics. The professional activities of YUST are also based on this principle. Our first duty, with respect to any client, is to ensure that no conflict of interests exists, and that none can arise. Our adherence to this principle ensures objectivity and maintains independence.
We provide legal services and advice of the highest quality. All our partners, lawyers and counsellors have graduated from the leading universities and institutes of law in Russia and abroad. We provide our team members with the opportunity to continuously develop their professional skills. YUST employees attend regular training courses, both in Russia and in other countries, to upgrade their professional skills. The firm’s partners and associates are actively involved in lecturing and research activities in Russia’s leading law schools. Our experts have extensive knowledge and experience of a diverse range of legal subjects. This allows YUST to be consistently successful in resolving difficult legal cases and winning complex lawsuits for our clients.
The only position worth adopting is one based on legal grounds. Law is our business and is what we offer our clients, together with its qualified interpretation. We are always completely fair and candid with our clients. When putting forward proposals to resolve a legal issue, we always keep the client fully informed as to the potential risks and prospects of success, whilst at the same time taking into account judicial trends and pending changes in legislation. We take our responsibilities with respect to the client very seriously, a factor acknowledged in the high standard of legal services we set.
The law protects the bond of confidentiality between lawyer and client. This bond of confidentiality allows clients to make full use of their rights to legal representation. Strict adherence to the bond of confidentiality is a necessary pre-requisite for the development of trust. We pay special attention to ensuring confidentiality in all the work we do. Every new member of our team is required to sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement at the time of concluding his or her employment contract. YUST takes steps to ensure that all its partners and lawyers maintain confidentiality at all times.
We put in a lot of effort to save our clients’ time. We work efficiently and we cooperate with leading law firms all over the world. This enables YUST to solve problems quickly and allows us to protect the interests of our clients when asked to do so. We continuously update our clients on the progress we are making with respect to their cases, as well as on any changes in legislation or judicial practices, which may affect them.
The general rules defined in law and commercial practice do nothing to diminish the value of the personal touch. Every case is unique to us and we work creatively, taking into account the personal or business circumstances of our clients. We deliver tailor-made solutions, which reflect all the relevant conditions, history and peculiarities of the particular case, including changes to legislation and many other issues. Our adherence to the principle of providing a bespoke solution allows us to consistently achieve success in the work we do for business and private clients from very diverse backgrounds.
Our strong and cohesive team of professionals works efficiently to provide prompt and highly-skilled legal assistance, supported by a weight of knowledge, extensive experience in the various aspects of law, enthusiasm and adherence to the firm’s values.
YUST professionals have graduated from Russia’s leading universities, including: the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the St. Petersburg State University, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Moscow State Academy of Law, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, the Russian School of Private Law and the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Many of our employees have been awarded higher academic qualifications.
YUST adopts a holistic approach to the trends and prospective changes in Russian legislation, in cooperation with the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
YUST experts are able to draw not only on domestic legal knowledge, but also on international academic and practical experience. A number of our partners and associates have graduated from the leading US and European universities and have worked at international scientific legal centres and law firms abroad.
YUST values the contribution made by each and every one of its people. Years of successful work have allowed our experts to gain wide recognition in the legal community and, more importantly, the confidence of our clients.