DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 3RussiaEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Active domestic litigation practice, advising clients on contractual and debt recovery mandates. Also handles insurance and construction-related disputes. Instructed on high-importance disputes related to data protection and gathering. Often assists banks, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas corporates. Works closely with its London office to assist clients with international and investment arbitration cases.

Strengths

Clients note the team's individual approach, with one remarking that the team has "a profound business understanding and responds rapidly with services tailored to the client’s individual requirements."

Commentators appreciate the communication: "They are lawyers who are ready to explain. They are easy to talk to."

Work highlights

Represented RusHydro in a USD40 million investment arbitration dispute against the Kyrgyz Republic relating to the construction of the Upper Naryn hydropower plants cascade.

Notable practitioners

Elena Trusova enters the rankings as a result of her increasing visibility on commercial disputes. She is well recognised for her handling of IP-related cases. A client remarks: "She is not afraid to solve conflicts," before noting that "her performance in court is good."

Ivan Veselov enters the rankings this year as a result of positive feedback and involvement in the firm's key mandates. Interviewees praise his dedication to cases, one noting: "He understands the client's needs, their situation and sees the solution." His focus is commercial domestic litigation.

Roman Khodykin is a UK and Russian-qualified practitioner based in London. He is highly recognised for his handling of international arbitration cases. He regularly represents Russian clients in complex cross-border dispute mandates, including in UK courts. "He's asking the right questions, he thinks carefully ahead," a source says.

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Russia

Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End


Elena Trusova
Band 4
Ivan Veselov
Up and Coming

Dispute Resolution: Lawyers Based Abroad


Roman Khodykin
Expertise based abroad in UK