International Litigation

Our litigation practice focuses on representing Russian and international parties in disputes in courts of international jurisdictions. We have a wide network of barristers, solicitors and dispute specialists in all jurisdictions that are relevant to the Russian context and work side-by-side with them and our clients to achieve the best results.

Members of our team have represented, among others, clients in the following landmark litigation proceedings*.

  • Representing Russia's largest private business group in a US$1 billion litigation case of exceptional factual and legal complexity in several jurisdictions. It concerns the ownership of Russia’s largest private heating and electricity generation company. The matter is heard in the BVI court and governed by English and Russian law

  • Representing of Russia’s largest private heating and electricity generation company in Russian court proceedings to hold the former Russian minister M.A. Abyzov subsidiarily liable for the debts of a major engineering company in parallel with acting in several successful ancillary proceedings in a number of jurisdictions

  • Defending a prominent Russian businessman and a group of related foreign companies in two disputes regarding the imposition of anti-suit injunction orders to cease ongoing litigations in a number of jurisdictions and to restrict new claims globally before the state courts of Caribbean of all levels resulting in a final dismissal of both applications for anti-suit injunctions by the Privy Council

  • Advising a major investment group of companies in relation to potential RICO action in the US against former partners to recover $ multimillion damages, involving counts of conspiracy, fraud and duress

  • Representing PJSC Tatneft in US$380 million English litigation proceedings and a freezing injunction application in the High Court against four Ukrainian oligarchs – Messrs. Igor Kolomoysky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Pavel Ovcharenko and Alexander Yaroslavsky – in relation to huge and complex alleged cross-border fraudulent activities

  • Representing a large Russian energy company in an asset recovery case worth more than US$1 billion with respect to a complex international fraud and corruption case involving eight jurisdictions

  • Representing major Russian pipe producer in court proceedings in connection with recognition and enforcement of a decision of the Moscow Arbitrazh Court in the Republic of Uzbekistan

  • Representing a nationalised Irish bank in Russian multi-billion dollar bankruptcy corporate disputes and real estate disputes in Ukraine, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Cyprus, Panama and Belize

  • Representing one of the world’s largest metal companies in an asset tracing and recovery case against a former executive officer of the company who embezzled in excess of US$50 million

  • Representing a confidential client in a complicated ongoing corporate dispute between two shareholders of a Cypriot holding company owning a major sawmill

  • Representing one of the shareholders in OJSC MegaFon in connection with the proposed merger of Altimo and Turkcell assets in a number of regions, which violated shareholder rights and contradicted Russian law on investments in the business entities of strategic importance.  Russian courts banned the transaction

    *This includes experience of our team members prior to joining RGD.