Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Maintains a strong domestic litigation practice, advising clients on IP, contractual and debt recovery mandates. Frequently handles disputes with state bodies, including the Federal Antimonopoly Service and tax authorities. Further active in white-collar crime-related conflicts, defending business owners and corporate clients in criminal investigations. Also represents high net worth individuals in cross-border disputes. Regularly assists with both international and investment arbitration cases.

Strengths Source say the team stands out for its approach to problems. One client remarks: "They are knowledgeable, effective and proactive. They always think outside the box."

Interviewees compliment the lawyers for being "client-oriented and very friendly."

Work highlights Represented Samsung C&T in a supply contract dispute.

Notable practitioners

Julia Romanova provides Russian law support to domestic and international clients involved in cross-border disputes. Sources are full of praise, noting that she is "extremely good on details" and "knows how to tactically approach a case."

London-based Roman Khodykin is a leading arbitration expert. He regularly represents Russian corporates and state bodies in large-scale arbitration proceedings in London. Sources are quick to praise his insight, with one saying: "He's the guy who combines extensive experience in Russian courts and he can easily pinpoint all the important details related to a case."