Dispute resolution

International and Domestic Arbitration

Our lawyers have broad experience in handling arbitration cases both domestically and across the globe, in regional arbitration centers and in the world’s major forums, including, for example, the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and also ad hoc, pursuant, for example, to the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).


We assist our clients in various arbitration-related matters. We help to draft effective arbitration clauses, collect and preserve evidence, develop negotiation strategies, and generally manage cases with the aim of enhancing opportunities to win. We pursue interim measures in support of arbitral proceedings in Russia and abroad. We counsel cases in Russian courts related to setting aside and the enforcement of domestic and international arbitral awards. We help to coordinate arbitration proceedings with parallel court proceedings in Russia and abroad.

Work highlights

  • Acting in two investor-v-state arbitration proceedings administered by PCA and SCC arising out of an alleged expropriation of an oil business by a CIS sovereign
  • Acting for a foreign investor against Russian authorities in ICAC arbitration proceedings related to development of a real estate project in Russia
  • Acting for a global natural resources company against a Russian commodity producer in SCC proceedings related to the performance and termination of a long-term supply contract
  • Acting for a Swiss company in an LCIA arbitration related to the recovery of a debt under a facility agreement
  • Acting for a German company in an ICAC arbitration related to the design and construction of an office building in the East of Russia
  • Acting in investor-v-state arbitration proceedings at ICSID in relation to an energy infrastructure business in a Central American state
  • Acting for a Russian infrastructure company in SCC arbitration proceedings related to implementation of a project under the Kyoto Emissions Protocol
  • Acting in a shareholders’ dispute subjected to LCIA arbitration and related to a Russian consumer goods business