Basic facts about the department
- Practice head: Irina Grebneva
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Novosibirsk
What the team is known for Highly respected dispute resolution and IP-focused firm from Novosibirsk active across Siberia. Represents large regional companies in debt recovery disputes as well as bankruptcy claims, acting principally for creditors. Maintains strong IP practice, representing international and domestic corporates in contentious and registration matters. Additionally, assists clients with a broad range of general corporate issues. Regularly works in co-operation with regional international as well as Moscow-based Russian law firms. It has English and Italian language capabilities.
Strengths Sources appreciate the firm's experience of handling significant regional corporate projects. "They're well known, they have a big reputation and they have an understanding of how to handle big projects."
Clients note the firm's dispute resolution expertise, saying the team handles "large disputes and effectively supports customers needs."
Sources point out the breadth of the team, commenting: "I think they're number one in Siberia. They have different practices."
Work highlights Acted for PNK-Tolmachevo on a series of disputes related to the use of a client's real estate and energy-generation capacity.
Assisted Farmak with trade mark registration in Russia, including handling contentious aspects.
Significant clients Auchan, Giprougol, Kompaniya Holiday, Novosibirsk Poultry Farm, Relieff.
Managing partner Irina Grebneva is recognised as one of the leading regional disputes lawyers: "She is one of the best arbitration specialists in the region." One referee reports that "she has charisma" while another describes her as "a very energetic and strong lawyer." Sources also say: "She's a very experienced, very active lawyer and she has a lot of knowledge of the legal market."
Sergey Obukhov specialises in insolvency-related mandates with sources asserting: "He's an expert in bankruptcy." He also advises clients on trade mark and debt recovery disputes.