Our Approach

We act for Russian and CIS companies, financial institutions and high net-worth individuals, with particular expertise in handling complex disputes involving parties or assets in the region.

Our multi-lingual team deliver advice in both English and Russian, offering practical legal and cultural insights on complex matters where innovative approaches are required.

Russian and CIS international disputes are nearly always hard fought. Our experienced team, led by Artem Doudko, thrive in this environment, advising clients on:

  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Business Crime
  • Crisis and Reputation Management
  • International Enforcement and Asset Tracing
  • Mediation
  • Restructuring and Insolvency

We also advise on business expansion into and across Europe and internationally as well as on corporate, commercial, real estate, immigration and private client issues. We help our international clients target the CIS region, using our experience and our extensive network of trusted contacts with expert knowledge in a variety of fields on the ground in the CIS and Russia.

Our International Sectors

Our Experience

Defending against conspiracy to dissipate assets

Acting for Defendants in respect of multiple claims brought in the English courts where the Defendants are accused of being part of a conspiracy to dissipate the Claimants’ assets through the use of certain financial instruments.

Dispute under a litigation financing agreement

Acting on behalf of the Russian speaking beneficiaries of a financial services firm in a high value LCIA arbitration, arising out of a dispute under a litigation financing agreement.

Energy joint venture

Advised our client in the CIS region resolve a US$200m dispute relating to an energy joint venture in LCIA and associated proceedings in Cyprus.

Investment arbitration for a Russian party

Acting for a Russian party on an investment arbitration under SCC rules against an Eastern European state, including the first ever successful application for emergency relief from an emergency arbitrator in an investment arbitration.

Joint Venture dispute in mining industry

Advising a Russian client on a dispute resolution strategy in respect of an asset removed from a JV in the mining industry in Central Asia

Kazakhstan dispute

Acted in a £300m claim concerning breach of trust and misappropriation of assets.

LCIA arbitration in a dispute about distribution of assets.

Acting for a Cyprus-based Respondent in an LCIA arbitration worth US$ 300 million in a dispute about distribution of assets.

Offshore trust structure

Advised a Russian high-net worth individual on his move to the UK and helped establish and offshore trust structure.

Spanish technology business

Advising a Spanish technology business in respect of a contractual dispute with a telecom company in Saudi.

Tajikistan arbitration

We managed various arbitrations concerning commodities in Tajikistan, with a total value of US$130m.