Marat Agabalyan

Advocate, Russia

+7 (985) 220 85 94

The key expertise of Marat are dispute resolution and investment projects in Russia and abroad. In addition, he has extensive experience in labor, immigration law and questions related to the protection of personal data.

In particular, Marat represents clients in disputes in the Russian commercial (arbitration) courts and courts of general jurisdiction, in arbitration and international commercial arbitration courts. He has experience in judicial project management covering several jurisdictions, with the assistance of foreign lawyers.

Marat helps clients to structure and carry out investment projects in Russia and abroad, including advising on the establishment of joint ventures, construction projects, purchase and sale of shares of companies and their assets (including real estate), negotiation with investors, vendors, potential partners and contractors, as well as advising on different regulatory matters.

Apart from work Marat participates in triathlon competitions all around the world. You can read about his passion here.

  • Advising a private investor on the acquisition of shares in the holding company of a Russian franchise chain represented by over 300 restaurants across 10 countries in Europe, Asia and the US
  • Advising IBE Kft, an investment company of American billionaire Alexander Rovt on the acquisition of shares in a medical centre located in Russia from Russian and US sellers; the medical centre was founded by Ms Elena Malysheva, a doctor famous for her TV shows on the Russian television
  • Representing the glass factory Pilkington Glass in the proceedings on the rights to land in the Moscow region
  • Representing seven individuals, holders of the credit notes of the Bank "TRUST", in the disputes in courts of general jurisdiction
  • Advising a Russian businessman on a matter related to an acquisition of gold assets in Ethiopia and the creation of a joint venture with partners from Israel
  • Advising a Russian private investor on a matter related to the reorganization of the corporate structure of client's group of companies, which owns real estate assets, and the creation of a unit investment fund
  • Advising Internet Startup on the sale of shares in the project to a strategic investor
  • Representing private investor in a dispute about the cadastral value of land owned by him
  • Consulting producer of kitchen furniture Leicht on its trademark infringement by "gray" dealers
  • Representing the IKEA in disputes relating to the rental of diesel generators, including a number of litigations and criminal investigations
  • Representing a foreign bank in the proceedings in the Russian court at the suit of an offshore company to invalidate the contract of assignment of the rights under the credit agreement, the related mortgage and recovery of damages in the amount of US $ 180 million, and obtaining interim measures in Cyprus prohibiting the applicant to continue the trial against the bank in Russia with the simultaneous arrest of assets
  • Representing the De La Rue, the British manufacturer of the securities and banking equipment, in connection with the change of management of the company in Russia and the subsequent trial on the claim for reinstatement
Education and Career
  • TA Legal Consulting, 2016
  • Dechert, 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills, 2006
  • Russian Academy of Advocacy, Graduate 2005
  • Advocate of the Chamber of Advocates of Moscow, 2002
  • SPU, Faculty of Law, 2002