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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution: Domestic — Russia

Eminent Practitioner

Dimitry Afanasiev

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Dimitry Afanasiev has extensive experience of advising clients on high-profile contentious cases across a variety of industries.

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Eminent Practitioner

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner and eminent practitioner Yuri Monastyrsky is a stalwart of the domestic litigation market. He remains a prominent figure in international arbitration, where he often acts as a Russian law expert. Sources agree with his pre-eminent market position, confirming that "he's very famous here, he's an icon."

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Band 1

KK&P (Kulkov, Kolotilov and Partners)

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Maxim Kulkov is a popular choice among international corporates for complex Russian litigation cases. "He knows his stuff and he's easy to deal with, he's a terrific contact to have in Russia," a source says, while another adds: "He possesses a lot of experience of hearings in arbitration courts, the gift of persuasion and the ability to communicate his position in an accessible way." He has experience in cross-border litigation, where he often acts as a Russian law expert.

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Band 1

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Dmitry Lovyrev is a top-ranked litigator acting on a broad range of domestic disputes, regularly representing blue-chip international corporates as well as notable Russian business names. "It's absolutely right, he's excellent," a source confirms. He acts on significant commercial and shareholder disputes.

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Band 2

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Timur Aitkulov is a market-leading disputes lawyer widely recognised for both his domestic and international dispute resolution abilities. He represents significant Russian and global clients in major conflicts, including international arbitration cases abroad as well as before Russian courts. Interviewees unanimously agree that his top ranking is well deserved, confirming: "He's very experienced and he's very good."

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Band 2

Edward Bekeschenko

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of domestic litigation Edward Bekeschenko has practical experience in handling disputes involving tax, bankruptcy and corporate conflicts. A source describes him as "a fantastic litigator and fantastic manager."

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Band 2

Dmitry Chernyakov

Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Dmitry Chernyakov acts principally for domestic financial services clients in regulatory and commercial disputes. "He's a very good business-focused lawyer, he's very practical," a source says. He also acts on general commercial litigation mandates.

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Band 2

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Valery Eremenko is held in high regard for his experience in domestic litigation, where he acts on a broad range of commercial disputes, including cases that involve multiple proceedings. His recent instructions include co-leading the team representing VEB-Leasing in a dispute initiated by a leaseholder Pervaya Transportnaya Kompaniya, challenging provisions of finance lease agreements.

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Band 2

KIAP

From the Chambers Global guide

Andrey Korelskiy is described as "a brilliant advocate and court representative." He acts on high-value complex litigations and also assists with strategic guidance in contentious cases.

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Band 2

Rustam Kurmaev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Rustam Kurmaev left Goltsblat BLP to establish Rustam Kurmaev & Partners in October 2017. He is a highly regarded litigator, representing clients in regulatory and commercial disputes. A client describes him as "practical and pragmatic," adding: "He's a very calm person." He also represents corporate clients in economic crime-related criminal investigations.

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Band 2

Alexander Muranov

Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Muranov is a leading figure in domestic litigation. Sources say he is "one of the best thinkers here in Russia, he has a very high level of expertise," and he handles complex domestic disputes and is described as "very confident and very persuasive." He also regularly acts as an expert witness on Russian law in international arbitration.

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Band 2

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexei Panich is experienced in a broad selection of disputes relating to commercial, financing and regulatory concerns. His varied client roster includes Russian energy companies as well as international and domestic banks.

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Band 3

Grigory Chernyshov

Advocate Cabinet of Grigory Chernyshov

From the Chambers Global guide

Grigory Chernyshov of Advocate Cabinet of Grigory Chernyshov is recommended for his experience of handling Russian commercial disputes. "He knows how to win the case, he has very good practical and theoretical experience and he can make the client happy," a source says.

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Band 3

Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Dmitry Chernyy focuses his practice on contractual disputes, including payment disputes and construction disputes. "He even provides answers to questions that were not posed by the client but, in fact, are material to the case and definitely should be taken into account. Dmitry knows how to identify the essential issues," a source says.

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Band 3

Anna Grishchenkova

KIAP

From the Chambers Global guide

Anna Grishchenkova is highlighted by sources as a very tenacious lawyer, with one client saying that she "never gives up." She acts for domestic and international clients on contractual and damages disputes. Sources say she is "extremely client-focused, responsive and practical as well as extremely bright and dynamic."

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Band 3

Evgeny Raschevsky

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Evgeny Raschevsky heads the firm's international arbitration practice and also represents clients in Russian courts. "He has good knowledge and good intuition, he's one of the best lawyers," a source says, while another interviewee describes him as "a skilled opponent." He represents private companies as well as the Russian Federation and government-owned companies.

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Band 3

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Roman Zaitsev handles civil and corporate litigation as well as enforcement proceedings. A client describes him as "a strategist who always tries to find the most effective solution in favour of the client."

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Band 4

Vladimir Melnikov

Linklaters CIS

From the Chambers Global guide

Vladimir Melnikov of Linklaters CIS is recognised for his client care, with several sources noting his ability to put clients at ease. "He's always one call away and he's very good. He can always offer ideas and solutions, so we always turn to him for litigation." He has a significant track record in handling both domestic and international disputes.

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Band 4

Yaroslav Moshennikov

DLA Piper Rus Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Yaroslav Moshennikov heads the disputes team in the Moscow office. He is best known for his domestic litigation activity and also assists with significant international arbitration cases.

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Band 4

Julia Popelysheva

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Julia Popelysheva is an increasingly visible litigator who is involved in the firm's key instructions. "She has a high capacity for work and is convincing and tenacious in presenting arguments in court," a client reports, while another source describes her as "very hard-working and very precise."

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