Representing a UK marketing and advertising company, in a contractual dispute against a Russian biotechnical company.
Representing a high net worth individual in a Commercial Court dispute over art objects ownership in an over GBP 14 million claim.
Represented the successful Claimant in a three-week Commercial Court trial between two Russian business, with judgment of over US$7.5 million (Bestolov v Povarenkin  EWHC 1992 (Comm))
Represented a Lichtenstein foundation in discharge of Receivership Order application (in both High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings)
Represented a successful applicant, a BVI company, in the discharge of a Receivership Order Application
Successfully representing a state – owned company (the respondent) in a multi – jurisdictional construction dispute in the ICC arbitration claim brought by Italian claimant. This case, apart from complicated construction issues, involves jurisdictional and assignment of FIDIC contracts issues with a crossover of Italian, French and Ukrainian laws. It was a success as we managed to reduce the total amount awarded claimed by more than 9 times.
Represented 79 private individuals based in Russia, who allege they were induced by the owners of one of the largest Russian banks, their associates and/or associated companies to give up secure deposits held at the bank in return for loan notes, which the Defendants knew could not and would not be honoured
Multi-jurisdictional litigation aimed at tracing and securing Russian based assets which have been concealed from our client, as a judgment creditor, by their alleged ultimate beneficial owner by means of a series of transfers through complex offshore corporate and trust structures. The matter has involved leading an effort to obtain Norwich Pharmacal relief in the Seychelles, in coordination with a local firm, providing support and evidence of foreign law for use in Russian proceedings and commencing enforcement proceedings in the BVI Court, successfully obtaining a Freezing and Receivership Order in the BVI as interim relief to secure the assets pending enforcement of a Russian judgment against shares in the BVI.
Acting for high-net worth individuals in the BVI insolvent liquidation / debt recovery proceedings, that involve successful applications for worldwide freezing and receivership orders
Successful representation of a minority shareholder in an LCIA dispute and a related application for injunction in the High Court. Injunction related to an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) of one of the defendants
Successful mediation for a Russian corporate client in an LCIA dispute against large European corporation in a contractual dispute
Acting for a prominent Ukrainian businessman in complex £30million dispute involving breach of contract, misrepresentations and fraud allegations
Acting for a BVI Company in a complex high value LCIA dispute over a share sale contract
Advising a Russian corporation in an over $150 million dispute over cancelled Credit Linked Notes
Acting for a company in arbitration claim challenging $72 million LCIA Award
Russian Federation, 2002
England and Wales, 2012
British – Russian Law Association
The Law Society of England & Wales
The Law Society International Division
Moscow City Bar
Russian Arbitration Association
Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (as member and an Arbitrator)
Speaking TL4 FIRE Debate: The Future of the Industry & Likely Future Disputes (September 2022)
Speaking on ISTAC conference "Managing Arbitrators’ Expectations" in Istanbul - June 2022
English Law week in St Petersburg on Recent Developments in English High Court Litigation - November 2019
Third Party Funding Event in Almaty – October 2019
"Structuring & Advising your Russian & CIS HNW Client" conference in London – October 2019
"Arbitration Breakfast" in Kyiv - September 2019
St Petersburg International Legal Forum – Business breakfast on Litigation Funding - May 2019
Me in a minute
Years on still I believe that the right combination of logic, passion, daring and strategic thinking helps equally in court cases and everywhere else
My first degree was not law, it was applied mathematics. However, quite soon after graduation I realised that I need more extravert profession with lots of communication and emotions. However a passion to structure everything logically still dominates my approach to work (and everything else).
I remember discussing that I wished to become a lawyer with various people I met in my mid 20’s and the range of answers ranged from ‘it is too late’ to ‘this may be a good idea, but surely math is less boring’.
I decided that a pure law degree was not enough, a combination of law and language should be more challenging. I qualified as a Russian advocate and as an English Solicitor Advocate and years on still believe that a right combination of logic, passion, daring and strategic thinking helps equally in court cases and everywhere else.