Zapolsky Igor

Zapolsky Igor
Head of projects, Attorney at Law

Specializes in private clients, litigation, civil and tax law.

Igor Zapolsky’s projects are noted in the international (Legal 500, IFLR1000) and Russian ratings (Pravo.ru-300, The Kommersant).


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Professional experience

Igor Zapolsky is a co-head of the private clients practice in St. Petersburg. He specializes in complex family disputes (including those in foreign jurisdictions), taxation of individuals (including in foreign jurisdictions), and in matters of legal planning and support for private clients in construction of luxury real estate (including matters involving world-renowned foreign counterparties, as well as those in foreign jurisdictions).

Igor Zapolsky graduated from the Law Department of the St. Petersburg State University in 2005.


  • represented one of the most prominent Russian actors in settling family property disputes in divorce;
  • represented one of the most prominent Russian athletes in a family dispute related to the protection of the interests of a minor child;
  • represented one of the most famous Russian stage performers in the settlement of family property disputes in divorce;
  • representation of the interests of a high-ranking official of St. Petersburg in a family dispute about the residence of underage children;
  • represented a client in a family property and non-property dispute with the owner of one of the largest media holdings in Russia;
  • represented the a client in family disputes in Germany, Ukraine, and Russia;
  • provided legal support for The Ostrova Charitable Foundation, which helps patients with cystic fibrosis;
  • legal assistance in optimizing the local regulations of one of the most famous radio stations in St. Petersburg;
  • represented one of the largest Russian airlines in a dispute with the publisher of onboard magazines;
  • provided legal assistance to exhibitions in The State Russian Museum;
  • provided legal support for the construction of a residential complex in the resort area of St. Petersburg with a total investment exceeding RUB 4 billion;
  • represented one of the Russia’s largest lessors of  rolling stock for transportation of industrial chemical products in a dispute with the tax authorities with a total amount of tax claims exceeding RUB 100 million;
  • represented the interests of a public organization in a precedent dispute with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation about vindication of property worth more than $ 3 million;
  • represented a well-known sportsman in a family dispute (protection of the interests of the minor child).

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