Saveliev, Batanov & Partners

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Impressive litigation boutique acting for predominantly Russian corporates on a broad range of mid-market commercial disputes, with corporate conflicts and shareholder disputes being areas of expertise. Further strengths include handling bankruptcy-related conflicts. Also advises on regulatory disputes.

Strengths Clients applaud the firm's litigation strength, with one extolling:"They're very attentive and flexible. They're strong in court; they present the case well and hold the attention of the judge."

Sources also highlight the tactical approach of the team, describing "a good strategic approach; they were able to evaluate the situation and suggest different options. They think outside the boxin offering solutions."

Work highlights Defended Setec ING in a construction dispute against the general contractor, Gorproject.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Sergey Saveliev acts for domestic corporates on a wide range of commercial disputes. Sources appreciate his detailed insight, with one explaining: "He has very well thought out arguments, so he was always able to answer anything," adding: "He was very good at presenting our arguments in court." Another client adds: "In negotiations, he's open and he's friendly. When there are aggressive points, he keeps everyone calm and follows a constructive route."