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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution: Domestic — Russia

We do not rank firms for this territory and specialism but we rank individuals. 此地区和专业领域只限于律师排名,不设律所排名。

Eminent Practitioner

Dimitry Afanasiev

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Dimitry Afanasiev lends his vast expertise to complex, high-value domestic disputes, where he represents major Russian blue-chip clients.

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Eminent Practitioner

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Yuri Monastyrsky lends his expertise to high-value domestic arbitration proceedings. He oversees the practice and advises clients on strategic matters.

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Band 1

Kulkov, Kolotilov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Maxim Kulkov has a remarkable reputation for his impressive track record in domestic litigation where he represents Russian and international clients. Sources say he "weighs up the pros and cons of everything but is able to give you clear recommendations." He also acts on cross-border disputes. Clients say: "He's culturally bilingual as well as actually bilingual; he can give you international law firm advice but from a Russian lawyer with that insight into the domestic market."

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Band 1

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Dmitry Lovyrev is highly regarded by peers as one of leading litigators in Russia. "He may be one of the best litigation lawyers in Moscow presently, based on what I've seen of him in the court," a source says. "He's a very good, strategic-thinking litigator," another interviewee confirms. He advises international clients on Russian litigation as well as representing domestic clients in high-value disputes.

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Band 2

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Timur Aitkulov has an excellent reputation for representing domestic clients in international arbitration. He also acts for international companies on domestic disputes, particularly related to local enforcement of non-Russian rulings. "He is definitely a leader of the market," sources say.

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Band 2

Edward Bekeschenko

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Edward Bekeschenko maintains his excellent reputation on the domestic litigation market. He principally acts for blue-chip Western corporates in the Russian courts, often in contractual disputes with Russian companies as well as against state authorities.

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Band 2

Dmitry Chernyakov

Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Dmitry Chernyakov is a highly regarded figure in the Russian disputes market. He is "well known for his domestic litigation work" and is described as a "driving force of the team." He specialises in high-value contractual disputes.

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Band 2

Grigory Chernyshov

Advocate Cabinet of Grigory Chernyshov

From the Chambers Global guide

Grigory Chernyshov of Advocate Cabinet of Grigory Chernyshov recently established his own firm, following his departure from White & Case in 2015. He is focused on the domestic market, representing international clients in local disputes with Russian counterparties.

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Band 2

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Valery Eremenko maintains a broad practice focusing on complex domestic disputes. As one impressed source notes, "he can handle very difficult cases and make them seem simple for his client." He represents major Russian companies in domestic corporate disputes. He also acts for international clients on disputes connected to criminal investigations. He is also involved in bankruptcy disputes, principally representing creditors.

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Vladimir Khvalei is one of the market's pioneers in international arbitration and is described as "one of the most reputable people on the market." His vast expertise in arbitration results in rare insight which is appreciated by clients: "He is very creative, he is always looking for different angles." He often acts on disputes that relate to several CEE and CIS jurisdictions. He is also involved in local litigation.

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Band 2

Goltsblat BLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Rustam Kurmaev acts for significant regional corporate clientele on domestic contractual and commercial disputes. Also represents international clients in financial disputes with Russian counterparties. His other active area of practice is white-collar crime investigations.

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Band 2

Alexander Muranov

Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Alexander Muranov has a strong reputation for his focus on arbitration, particularly as a Russian law expert in international arbitration matters. His domestic practice focuses on strategic advice in complex corporate disputes.

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Band 2

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexei Panich maintains a strong domestic litigation practice, acting principally for Russian clients. One interviewee says: "When I come across a case that is unwinnable I take it to him." Another source notes: "He is always prepared, he knows everything and he is ready to react immediately in court when something comes up."

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Band 3

Alexander Khrenov

Khrenov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner and a very well-recognised name in the market, Alexander Khrenov of Khrenov and Partners is a notable disputes lawyer. He specialises in financial disputes, often concerning energy tariffs, unjust enrichment and debt recovery. He has been described as a "talented and strong advocate."

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Band 3

KIAP

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy assists clients with strategic matters and also acts for international clients on significant domestic disputes, including regulatory disputes.

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Band 3

Yaroslav Moshennikov

DLA Piper Rus Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Yaroslav Moshennikov often represents international clients in domestic contractual disputes with Russian counterparties.

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Band 3

Evgeny Raschevsky

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Evgeny Raschevsky handles both international arbitration and domestic litigation mandates. In international disputes, he often acts for domestic clients. "He is a strategic lawyer," a source confirms.

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Band 3

TRUBOR law firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Kirill Trukhanov established TRUBOR law firm following his departure from Vegas Lex in 2016Sources say that "he knows how to find creative solutions to problems."

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Band 3

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Roman Zaitsev progresses through the rankings this year on the back of extensive positive feedback. He regularly represents significant international companies in domestic disputes. Speaking about his result-oriented approach, one source says: "He helps to identify all possible risks and choose the most efficient way to meet a particular goal."

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Band 4

Alexander Ermolenko

FBK Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Ermolenko advances into the rankings this year based on his increasing market recognition. "He thinks strategically and he cares about his clients," sources say. He principally represents Russian clients in mid-market disputes.

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Band 4

Anna Grishchenkova

KIAP

From the Chambers Global guide

Anna Grishchenkova predominantly advises clients on domestic disputes, including domestic regulatory matters.

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Band 4

KIAP

From the Chambers Global guide

Ilya Ischuk represents domestic and international companies in high-value disputes with Russian counterparts. He is currently acting for OGK-2 on a USD100 million contractual dispute with E4 regarding the supply contract to Serov State District Power Station.

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Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Global guide

Yaroslav Klimov acts for both Russian and international corporate clients, predominantly from the energy sector, on a variety of corporate disputes. He also represents clients in international arbitration matters. "He's very good: down-to-earth, approachable and easy-going with clients."

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Band 4

Kovalev Tugushi & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sergey Kovalev acts for major Russian corporate clients on local disputes. He is instructed on significant bankruptcies as well as large-scale corporate disputes, contractual conflicts and high-value debt recovery cases.

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Band 4

Vladimir Melnikov

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Vladimir Melnikov represents clients in domestic as well as cross-border disputes, including international arbitration. Clients appreciate his approach, describing him as "very creative. He suggests solutions."

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Band 4

Saveliev, Batanov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sergey Saveliev joined Saveliev, Batanov & Partners in September 2016. He focuses on domestic disputes, including shareholder conflicts and financial disputes. Sources say: "He is really creative, he's talented," and note his court experience.

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Band 4

BGP Litigation

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Vaneev of BGP Litigation specialises in contentious bankruptcy disputes, representing both creditors and debtors. Clients appreciate his experience, saying: "Strategically he has very convincing ideas, how to put matters into perspective." Other sources say: "He is very precise, he is spot on with his conclusions."

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Band 4

Fedor Vyacheslavov

Vlawyers

From the Chambers Global guide

Fedor Vyacheslavov established Vlawyers, following his departure from ALRUD in 2016. He works with international law firms, providing local representation on cases. One source appreciates his local insight, noting that "he was advising on what to fight, what to let go, what to mediate, what to take to court."

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Band 4

Yukov & Partners, LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Andrey Yukov of Yukov & Partners, LLP is a well-regarded, long-established litigator regularly representing Russian clients in complex corporate and commercial disputes.

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Band 4

Lidings

From the Chambers Global guide

Andrey Zelenin of Lidings is a well regarded Russian litigator, active in debt recovery and IP disputes in addition to general commercial litigation. Clients appreciate how he uses his experience to take a strategic approach to cases. "He gives concise, clear law advice," another source adds.

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Up and Coming

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming Denis Arkhipov is active in domestic disputes. Sources note his dedication and tenacity, saying: "He tries to do everything for his client."

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Up and Coming

Pepeliaev Group

From the Chambers Global guide

Roman Bevzenko of Pepeliaev Group enters the rankings this year based on positive feedback. "He has good technical knowledge, he's very systematic," says a source. Sources also note his strong theoretical background.

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Up and Coming

Alexander Bolomatov

YUST Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming Alexander Bolomatov focuses on domestic disputes for Russian corporates and is active in shareholder as well as general corporate disputes.

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Up and Coming

Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming Dmitry Chernyy focuses on international arbitration, principally acting for significant domestic corporates.

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Up and Coming

Noerr

From the Chambers Global guide

Viktor Gerbutov is praised for his technical skills and attention to detail. He principally represents European clients in local disputes. Clients describe him as "practical but thorough."

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Up and Coming

Julia Popelysheva

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Julia Popelysheva focuses her practice on Russian litigation, where she acts for major domestic clients on high-value disputes with domestic counterparties. She also acts on enforcement proceedings.

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