Dispute resolution
(including bankruptcy)

We represent clients in disputes in the Russian commercial (arbitrazh) courts and in the courts of general jurisdiction at all levels, as well as in international arbitration.
Clients usually turn to us for help with disputes arising out of bankruptcy, commercial contracts (for example, supply, lease, rental, real estate transactions, construction or services contracts), corporate, financial and labour relations.

Our extensive experience in international law firms enables us to assist our clients with the enforcement of Russian court judgments abroad and the recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Russia.

We are experienced in managing multi-jurisdictional disputes and co-ordinating the work of local counsel whom we engage from our reliable network of local lawyers built up over the years.

In addition, we represent clients in disputes with the Russian authorities, including the antitrust, labour, immigration and customs authorities.
  • Advising a Russian bank on bringing the ultimate beneficial owner of the bank's debtor to subsidiary liability within the frameworks of debtor's bankruptcy proceedings
  • Advising a foreign company in its dispute regarding the return of a retainer and receipt of unpaid rent within the framework of the counterparty's bankruptcy
  • Advising a technological Russian state enterprise on its counterparty's abusive attempt to enforce a reversed arbitration award issued by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation abroad (in Slovenia)
  • Advising members of the Board of Directors and the minority shareholder of Russian founder of chain of fitness centers in relation to a corporate conflict that arose among the major owners of the company
  • Advising a Russian sole proprietor who runs an agricultural enterprise on tenancy agreement for the agricultural land plot and potential litigation with executive authorities of the Russian Federation connected with increase of rental rates
  • Advising a Russian entrepreneur on matters connected with holding shares in a closed-end real estate investment fund, and representing the client in a dispute that arose between the fund shareholders and the managing company
  • Representing a foreign investment fund in a court dispute related to eliminating violations of the rights to real estate that belongs to the fund and is located in Russia
  • Advising a Russian entrepreneur on the matter of holding beneficial owners of a foreign legal entity subsidiary liable under English law
  • Legal support of mining companies in Ethiopia upon requests of a Russian investor, including, bringing corporate and internal documents of the companies to the international standards
  • Advising a Russian investor on acquisition of corporate control in a UK company, whose branch is engaged into exploration of gold deposits in Ethiopia, including Due Diligence of the assets to be acquired
  • Advising a Russian investor on the acquisition of corporate control in a Russian company holding a Russian gold exploration license, including Due Diligence of the assets to be acquired and full legal support of the deal
  • Advising a Russian investor in a corporate dispute with his partners in Ethiopian gold mining businesses, including initiation of fraud investigations and litigation in several jurisdictions, namely in Ethiopia, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Israel
  • Representing a Russian entrepreneur in a court dispute with the State Corporation "Deposit Insurance Agency" on invalidation of a multi-million transaction and application of consequences of such invalidation
  • Representing a Russian entrepreneur who participates as a third party under Promsvyazbank's claim against the brothers Ananyevs and the Bank's management
  • Representing seven individuals, the holders of TRUST Bank credit notes, in a dispute before the courts of general jurisdiction in Russia
  • Representing Pilkington Glass in a dispute over rights to a land plot in the Moscow region
  • Representing IKEA in a dispute relating to the rental of diesel generators, including several court proceedings and criminal investigations
  • Representing Auchan in proceedings initiated by the Prosecutor's Office and the Labour Inspectorate of Russia
  • Representing ONEXIM investment group in proceedings relating to the split of US$15 billion of assets belonging to the group and its partner
  • Representing Armstrong, a manufacturer of suspended ceilings, in an administrative dispute with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service
  • Representing Heineken in an administrative dispute with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service regarding a breach of advertising laws
  • Enforcing a judgment of a Russian court of general jurisdiction in favour of Alfa-Bank against a Russian businessman in France
  • Representing a foreign bank in proceedings in the Russian courts initiated by an offshore company seeking to invalidate an assignment of rights under a credit agreement, and the related mortgage. Recovering damages in the amount of US$180 million, and obtaining anti-suit injunctions to prevent the claimant from proceeding with Russian litigation, and simultaneously obtaining freezing orders in respect of the claimant's and other third party
  • Advising TNK-BP on corporate governance, employment and migration issues arising from a shareholders' dispute and related Russian court proceedings