Partner, Commercial Disputes

Yuri is a specialist in complex litigation and arbitration across multiple jurisdictions including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan (and other CIS countries) and the Middle East, Africa for both corporations and individuals. Actions range from multi-million dollar multi-jurisdictional fraud claims through to shareholders disputes, partnership disputes, foreign law claims, enforcing foreign judgments, construction disputes, actions for and against directors, defamation, breach of contract, tort and insolvency. Yuri is regularly invited to speak as an expert on a variety of topics regarding doing business in Russia/Former Soviet Union (‘FSU’). Notable recent litigation cases involved a shareholders dispute regarding 600m USD asset in Russia which involved SCC arbitration proceedings and related interim injunctions in the BVI and Cyprus; challenging English insolvency proceedings on behalf of an international creditor; appointing administrators over the estate of Boris Berezovsky, an action on behalf of a Russian airline against a London based ‘Oligarch’, acting on behalf of the Russian Region of Samara in enforcing Russian Judgments against a Russian ‘Oligarch’. Yuri often acts in concert with lawyers from across the CIS/Middle east/Africa to provide access to international dispute resolution solutions for clients.