Derek Bloom

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation

Practice/Organization Description

Derek Bloom is a Partner with Capital Legal Services ("CLS") in Moscow who has been practicing law in Russia since 1995. Mr. Bloom is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and practiced law in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 1995 where he was a partner in a securities law firm.

In March 1995, Mr. Bloom moved to Moscow to work on investments in Russia by multi-national corporations, becoming a partner with Coudert Brothers ("Coudert"), an international law firm. Mr. Bloom led work on a large number of foreign investments in Russia, developed a significant financial leasing practice, completed the first leases of Boeing aircraft by a large Russian charter airline, and led the hostile takeover defense of a major Russian corporation.

In January 2005, Mr. Bloom became General Counsel to Golden Telecom, a NASDAQ-listed fixed line telecommunications company in Moscow. Mr. Bloom then became a partner with a Washington DC law firm specializing in corporate aviation, including aircraft acquisitions by Russian businesses.

From August 2006 until February 2008, Mr. Bloom was a Partner with the Washington, D.C. corporate aviation law firm, GKG Law, and during this period closed two dozen purchases and sales of corporate aircraft, and completed numerous aircraft charter, management and financing agreements. This work built on his experience in Russia on several aircraft transactions, including the first acquisition and lease of commercial aircraft by Meridian Leasing.

In February 2008, Mr. Bloom became General Counsel of PromSvyazNedvizhimost, a Russian commercial real estate holding company where he was preparing the company for a public issuance of shares. However, with the public offering postponed, Mr. Bloom renewed his collaboration with CLS and joined the firm in September 2009.

At CLS, Mr. Bloom is advising on commercial real estate and corporate aircraft transactions, and is advising on other investment projects in Russia.

Bar Admissions

Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association


•Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

•Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

•Leningradskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet im. A.S. Puškina

•Brown University

•Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

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