Our History


Prime Advice is again ranked among the leading companies is Saint Petersburg providing legal services in insolvency sphere.

Inna Vavilova, a lawyer and a managing partner, becomes one of the TOP-100 best managers of St. Petersburg.

Prime Advice Law Office is recommended by the most authoritative international professional guide Chambers Europe in the fields of General Business Law and Dispute Resolution.

After completing one of the most large-scale and long-term projects — legal support of the bankruptcy proceedings of JSC “Stroymontazh” the firm’s lawyers embarked on a new big project: representing the interests of “VEB-Leasing” in the bankruptcy of Russia’s biggest private airline “TransAero”.


Denis Himilyayne, director general of Prime Advice Consulting Group was named among three best top managers of Saint Petersburg companies providing legal consulting services.

Prime Advice is placed 6th by Expert Northwest magazine among consulting and audit firms in the Northwestern region.

Grows the Group's partnership with leading St.Petersburg universities. The traditional Prime Advice scholarship contest has become interactive, taking the form of a full-fledged mock court trial.

Managing partner Inna Vavilova has been included in the Best Lawyers 2014 list in three categories: Arbitration and Mediation, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation.


Prime Advice Kiev, the Group’s office in Ukraine, opens continuing international growth of the company. According to the annual survey of the legal services market conducted by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, law offices «Prime Advice Saint Petersburg» are included in the list of companies recommended for cooperation in the categories Tax, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution.

Inna Vavilova, managing partner of Prime Advice Consulting Group, was included in the Best Lawyers 2014 rating in three categories: Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy & Reorganization and Trial.


Prime Advice Consulting Group office in Singapore opens in October under the name Prime Advice Consulting Group Pte. Ltd. The new office deals with establishing international holding and trust structures and personal wealth management. Experts of the office are also engaged in the structuring of international merger and acquisition transactions and debt capital raising.


Law offices “Prime Advice, Semenyako and Partners” are renamed into “Prime Advice Saint Petersburg”.


Law offices “Prime Advice, Semenyako and Partners” are created as a result of the merger of the legal practices of Prime Advice Consulting Group and law offices “Semenyako and Partners”. According to the results of 2008 nationwide rankings, Prime Advice legal advisers are placed 7th. In 2009 the company rises to the 3rd place.


Prime Advice Consulting Group establishes official partnership with Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. Two years later, Scientific Expert Council of Prime Advice Consulting Group is created for the purpose of integrating Russian and foreign scientific research in the fields of economics and law into working models of the Group. Another responsibility of the Council is to participate in the work of public and expert advisory bodies related to developing and improving of the regulatory framework.


Prime Advice Consulting Group becomes part of HLB International, one of the leading international audit and consulting networks. HLB International head office is located in London which gives the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from more than 450 offices in 100 countries, as well as to provide business support almost anywhere in the world. The same year at a founding conference in Moscow, Prime Advice Consulting Group becomes one of the founding members of Russia's first self-regulating professional association, the Institute of Professional Auditors (IPAR). The Group's managing partner Denis Himilyayne is appointed Director of the Northwestern Territorial Institute of Professional Auditors (SZTIPAR).


Founders of Prime Advice Consulting Group acquire an audit license which is supplemented by an appraisal license in 1997.