Due to our knowledge management and continuous professional development, we have built an excellent team of highly qualified multilingual professionals. Our experience in corporate services allows us to overcome boundaries together with our clients. We assist our customers, especially medium-sized enterprises, with entering foreign markets and developing their brand.

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Alexej Schmidt

Managing partner


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Alexej Schmidt has extensive experience in the field of industrial and civil engineering, accounting, financial planning and tax optimization. Mr. Schmidt
was at the head of „BFK JSC“ for several years. He was awarded the title “Breakthrough of the Year 2004” for his achievements.

Core competencies: Finance Accounting and Taxation
Languages: German, Russian, English

  • University of Passau, Business Administration and Economics
  • Altai State University, Business Administration

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Andrej Schmidt

Managing partner and head of marketing and distribution department


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Andrej Schmidt has a wealth of experience in the field of international communication, as well as in the field of trade market. For many years he has
worked in such spheres as tourism, construction and power engineering. Mr. Schmidt has in-depth knowledge in ad and sale
Core competencies: Human resources, marketing and distribution
Languages: German, Russian, English

  • University of Passau, Business Administration and Economics
  • Altai State University, Business Administration

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Dr. Olga Kylina, LL.M.

Senior consultant, head of legal services department


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Dr. Kylina possesses extensive knowledge in the field of private international law and commercial law. She gained decent practical experience in the
legal department of the Krasnoyarsk dealing with judicial matters and courtproceedings.

Founder and Managing Director of temperi legal services

Core competencies: Legal services in russian law and in international commercial law
Languages: German, Russian, English

  • Doctoral degree at the University of Passau
  • University of Passau, LL.M. (summa cum laude)
  • Krasnoyarsk State University, Jurisprudence, graduated with honors

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Marina Weger

Senior consultant


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She worked for two years at Bayern Handwerk International GmbH in the department of export and foreign trade consulting. She wrote some guidelines
about product certification and export of goods and services to Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine with the focus on VISAquestions, international employee assignment, taxation and other legal issues. She possesses also knowledge in the field of import and export
declarations, supplier’s declarations and preferential customs duty. Marina is responsible for interpretation and translation.

Core competencies: Russian, German, English, French, Czech
Languages: German, Russian, English

  • Business economist, University Hagen
  • University Regensburg, Master of Arts
  • Belarussian State University, Diploma

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Maria Butina



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Maria graduated in Economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the
Russian Federation (RANEPA). Over the course if her career and business trips to China, she gained skills and experience through mechanical
engineering, she was a competent specialist in the technical fields. During her Study of Economics in Jena, Maria successfully completed her internship
in an international company (Continental AG). She has a deep knowledge of mechanical engineering, innovation and change, digitalization and Supply
Chain Management.

Languages: German, Russian, English

  • University of Jena, Master of Science in Economics
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Specialist in Economics
  • Kurgan State University, Specialist in German and English languages

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Valeria Nikolaeva



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Master of Arts in International Relations. Valeria graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with the Bachelor’s degree (BA) in
International Relations and Diplomacy. Afterwards, she focused her academic research on the European Union Studies at Leiden University in the
Netherlands, where she was awarded a Master’s degree (MA) in International Relations. Valeria has got a C2 Proficiency level in English, confirmed by an
IELTS certificate.

Languages: English, Russian, Dutch

  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), School of International Relations, Bachelor of Arts
  • Leiden University (Netherlands), Faculty of Humanities, Master of Arts

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Igor Zaday

Head of the translation department


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Igor received a double master degree in philology after graduating from University of Freiburg in Germany and Russian State University for the
Humanities in Moscow. He also studied in the university of Umeå in Sweden. Apart from Russian, his native language, Igor is proficient in German,
English and Swedish. Since the beginning of his studies he has been working as translator, preparing German and English academic texts for
publication in Russian. His language proficiency and work experience allows him to successfully solve tasks involving translation of different texts and

Languages: Russian, English, German, Swedish

  • Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Philological Facult
  • Russian State University for the Humanities, Historical-Philological Faculty

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Valentina Astashova



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Valentina graduated from Siberian Federal University and Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) with the Master’s degree in Private Law. She
studied German Law at the University of Passau, participated in international conferences in Germany and published several scientific papers on
comparative law. Experience gained during her internship at international law firms (Rödl & Partner) and research institutions (The Institute of
Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation) allows her to understand foreign legislation.

Languages: English, Russian, German

  • Siberian Federal University, Law, Master of Law
  • University of Passau, German law

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Semyon Chernyakov



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Semion successfully graduated from the Faculty of History and Political Science at Novosibirsk State University. While studying he spent a year on an
internship at Universite Savoie Mont-Blanc (Chambery, France), that allowed him to master the French language.
Also he speaks English. He is currently receiving a master’s degree at Higher School of Economics.
Languages: Russian, French, English

  • Novosibirsk State University, the Faculty of History and Political Science
  • Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, the Faculty of Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines
  • National Research University – Higher School of Economics, the Faculty of Humanities, department of political science

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Sergei Pravdin



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Sergei graduated as an engineer with a focus on real estate management at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). After completing
his studies, he gained experience in the evaluation and analysis of real estate and investments. In the course of his professional activity he gained
fundamental knowledge not only in real estate sphere, but also deepen his knowledge in mechanical engineering. At present Sergei studies Computer
Science at the University of Passau.

Core competencies: Certification and Product declaration
Languages: German, Russian, English

  • University of Passau, Computer Science
  • Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Property Management

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Anna Khan



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Maria Schurm



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Verena Frühbrodt

Working Student


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Artem Mazyarov

Working Student


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Nikita Chebykin

Working Student


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Nikita successfully graduated from the Faculty of Law at Moscow State University. He also completed a French course of the Faculty of Philology at MSU. He has several scientific papers on topics related to issues and problems of the contract system in Russia.

Languages: English, Russian, French

Education: Moscow State University, the Faculty of Law

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Ruozhen Huang

Working Student


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Aliya Zamaleeva

Working Student


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Maxim Komov



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Career opportunities by Schmidt & Schmidt

At Schmidt & Schmidt, you will enjoy continuous support while also facing professional challenges. In order to meet the requirements of our international customers we rely on our team of highly competent consultants.

As colleagues and mentors, we are dedicated to your growth. It is our goal to help you develop and practice your strengths. Together we will find out which upskilling is essential in your particular case, with the observation of your personality, knowledge, abilities and assignments.