Illarion Igorevich Girs, LL.M
Master of International and European Law

  • International Lawyer
  • Negotiator
  • Mediator

Practising since 2001
Fair in deed, flexible in dealing
Mediation first
It's worth a try
Mediation means a structured negotiation process, whereby the conflicting parties attempt to reach a mutually agreeable solution with the assistance of a mediator, who is an independent and neutral facilitator.

It's the most flexible, confidential to the max, and least formal way to settle a dispute.

It's the same legal as litigation but cost-effective and quick.

It's all about peacemaking
  • Naturally practical
Litigation lawyer-turned-mediator for too many cases seen that could have had much better outcomes if only genuinely tried for out-of-court resolution. So, the turn into mediation was natural. It's a bonanza of effectiveness that comes from the neutrality.

  • Well qualified
The International Mediation Institute qualified mediator certified in England and Belorussia, plus a Russian diploma in mediation on top of two decades of related professional experience.

  • Integrity undertaken
The European Code of Conduct for Mediators — these are the professional rules adhered to.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln
An American lawyer and statesman
'Notes on the Practice of Law', 1850
Learned in law
No-nonsense professional
Result-oriented generalist lawyer with extensive experience in civil law, especially on contract and business law matters, plus negotiation and in-/out-of-court dispute resolution.

Comprehensive background in IP, constitutional, administrative and criminal law, plus an in-depth experience in legal support and representation of 'tax havens' harboured businesses.

Professional score accounts for dozens of lawsuits, some corporate warfare, countless negotiations, and all sort of deals.

The volume of projects advised on over the years totals around $5 bn, and the geographical reach of the practice covers two dozen countries on three continents.

Go to law is an option
  • Courtroom tested troubleshooter
Worked on cases in different kinds and on all levels of domestic courts, plus the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee. Skilled in handling multidisciplinary tasks, incl. work with the media and politically charged matters.

  • Easy-going international
Lived and worked in different political systems, comfortable in international and intercultural environments. National frontiers and differences in legal systems do not confine. Speaking the language of the case, ready to be where needed. Working languages are Russian, English and Lettish.

  • Confidential to the max
Confidential to the greatest extent possible. The secrets entrusted are carefully guarded.

  • Above and beyond
Real life demands advice above and beyond pure lawyering, which is integral to the services provided.
Mr Girs showed admirable determination and discipline in work. He is inquisitive, analytical, intelligent and he has a very important sense of justice.
Prof. Ineta Ziemele, PhD, Judge
Mr Girs appeared to be a strong generalist lawyer with excellent managerial and negotiating skills. He is a gifted inborn lawyer and his passion for law makes him capable of turning good theory into practice.
Roman Borisovich Zheglov, Chief Lawyer
Not a typical lawyer. He is not only into law, but into justice, and he is not only into words, but into truth.
Prof. Alexander Bretz, PhD, Advocate
Illarion is a legal professional that is rare to find. He has a unique combination of analytical skills and outstanding personality. He is always thinking beyond the box, creative in finding solutions and above all, he has persistence and character to tackle the most nuanced issues.
Tatjana Evas, Dr. jur.,
Researcher, Analyst and Policy Officer
Highly professional, reliable and trustworthy, capable of bold action and creative thinking. ISBC saw Mr Girs interacting with global law firms such as White & Case and Baker McKenzie and he was surely able to maintain comparable standards of professional practice.
Ivan Sergeyevich Demidov, CEO and Founder
ISBC Group of companies / Russia ~ Singapore
(Intelligent Systems of Business Control)

International Lawyer, Negotiator, Mediator

EU, Russia, UK, Singapore, Belorussia, India, Maldives

Fair in deed, flexible in dealing