Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected litigation-focused firm with notable expertise in handling insolvency cases. Represents banks across Russia and the CIS as well as domestic corporate clients from a broad range of sectors in complex bankruptcy proceedings as both debtors and creditors. Offers additional expertise in claims concerning debt recovery and issues of secondary liability.

Strengths Clients value the practical approach of the team and appreciate that the lawyers "combine academic knowledge and commercial thinking."

Interviewees additionally praise the team's contentious strength, highlighting the "very strong litigation team."

Work highlights Advised Yugra Bank on three judicial proceedings challenging the orders of Russia's Central Bank to place the bank under administration.

Notable practitioners

Anton Aleksandrov specialises in insolvency litigation, where he represents domestic corporates and financial institutions as both debtors and creditors. He represented Prodimex as a creditor in the USD300 million insolvency proceedings of Sakhar Zolotukhino and Ivolga-Center.