Dispute resolution

Domestic litigation

We litigate cases in the Russian commercial (arbitrazh) courts and courts of general jurisdiction, at all levels, including the highest courts, in all regions of Russia. Our clients entrust us to do the most complex and sophisticated cases and we are perfectly equipped to carry out such engagements. We offer our clients a deep understanding of Russian law and jurisprudence of Russian courts and develop bespoke, business-oriented strategies to ensure that our clients achieve their desired goals.


Our lawyers have outstanding expertise in many types of disputes, including, for example, real estate and construction, corporate, bankruptcy, IP, family and succession disputes.

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major Russian construction and investment company in a series of contractual and damages disputes with Moscow government arising from investment contracts
  • Acting for a group of international banks as lenders against a diversified agricultural business as borrower in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Acting for a client on enforcement of its minority shareholder’s rights in a Russian public joint stock company engaged in a logistics business
  • Acting for a minority shareholder of a company owing a pool of real estate premises in Moscow in a dispute arising out of violation of the client’s pre-emptive rights
  • Acting for an international logistics company in a series of proceedings related to nuisance, land use and construction matters against a state-owned corporation
  • Acting for a European company engaged in a business of letting airplanes’ bodies and engines as to restitution of its property from a bankrupt Russian airline
  • Acting for a Russian state university in litigation on termination of an investment agreement related to construction of an office building in the center of Moscow
  • Advising a group of companies engaged in transportation and logistics business regarding restructuring of its debts and forthcoming bankruptcy
  • Acting for an international bank in several parallel disputes related to collection of bad debts, enforcement of pledges and bankruptcy of the borrower and affiliated entities
  • Acting for a major producer of equipment for oil and gas industry in a damages dispute arising from alleged violation of IP rights