Dentons

Dispute Resolution Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Sizeable disputes team representing a varied client base of heavyweight multinationals in a broad range of domestic disputes. Particular areas of strength include IP, contractual and bankruptcy-related conflicts. Real estate disputes have been an area of further activity. Additionally acts for blue-chip Russian metals and natural resources clients. Closely co-operates with the Paris and Brussels offices in EU-law related cases. Additionally active in international arbitration.

Notable practitioners

UK-qualified, London-based Dominic Pellew represents significant Russian corporates as well as major international financial institutions in high-value disputes. He acts as arbitration counsel and an arbitrator.

Edward Borovikov represents major Russian industrial companies in EU-wide as well as WTO regulatory and compliance investigations as well as follow-on litigations and arbitrations. He is a Russian-qualified advocate and the managing partner of the Belgium office.

Practice head Roman Zaitsev represents international corporates as creditors in domestic debt recovery and bankruptcy disputes. He also assists with a broad array of commercial litigation. Sources highlight his attentive approach as a strength, with one describing him as "concise and insightful. He gives practical advice," while one client adds: "He really examines things, he's very attentive to the detail."