Participation in a separate dispute as a part of the bankruptcy of the largest Russian airline carrier
We participated in a separate dispute as a part of the bankruptcy of the largest Russian airline carrier. The bankruptcy case was extremely large-scale and for a long time it was in the center of public attention in Russia. Now many of the airline’s subsidiaries are involved in the dispute. Each case of subsidiary liability may be a landmark case. We represented the interests of two directors of a subsidiary of an airline carrier. The purpose of our work was to avoid the subsidiary liability of directors. To this end, we showed to the court a chain of complex financial transactions (repo and leasing transactions). Furthermore, we provided a legal opinion concerning these transactions.
Development of a strategy for recovering a large amount of assets from a liquidated Canadian company
We developed the most effective strategy for recovering the credit debt from a liquidated Canadian company in the framework of the case on the withdrawal of assets from a large Russian bank by its former owners. Also, we assessed the prospects of searching and foreclosure on company assets in Canada, Cyprus and other jurisdictions.
Corporate conflict in a large bank
Representation of a foreign investment company, which is the majority shareholder of a Russian bank, in court proceedings connected with the additional issue of the bank shareholding capital and conducting the corporate procedures (general meetings of shareholders, board of directors meetings) in the situation of a corporate conflict. Development and implementation of the strategy for maintaining corporate control over the Bank.
Bank of “distressed assets” vs Beneficiaries of the borrower who have colluded with the former bank management
Preparation of an expert opinion on Russian delict law for the High Court of Justice of England in a dispute over the recovery of damages from defendants, as a result of which liquid assets were replaced with illiquid ones. In addition to resolving the questions about the presence of the elements of delict in the actions of the defendants, as part of the expert opinion an assessment was given to the question of the competition of the High Court claim with the claims filed in Russia and in the LCIA.
Investment conglomerate vs Minority shareholder
Protecting the interests of the majority shareholder of a major retailer of children's clothing in a cross-border conflict with a minority shareholder. Enforcement of pledged shares, coordination of Cypriot counsel, arranging the conditions for gaining control over the board of directors, corporate secretary and share register of a Cypriot company. Obtaining testimony and preparing an affidavit for the Cypriot proceedings initiated by the opponents in connection with the foreclosure of the pledged shares.
Testamentary heir vs Heir by law
Successful representation of the testamentary heirs in courts of general jurisdiction in two similar disputes on claims of heirs under the law on seeking to invalidate the testament.
Dispute on recognition of a foreign court decision
Preparation of the legal position with an assessment of the prospects for the implementation of the rights of claim to a large Russian entrepreneur and the development of an appropriate procedural strategy. Analysis of foreign judicial and arbitration procedures including in Russia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and the UK (LCIA).
Dispute about the construction of a shopping centre
Successful representation of the investor’s interests as a plaintiff in court within the framework of a dispute regarding invalidation of the developer’s unilateral refusal to execute a preliminary lease agreement for premises in a shopping and entertainment centre in St. Petersburg and return to the investor of security payments transferred under the agreement.
Dispute on the recognition of the decision of an international sports arbitration body
Representing the interests of an international arbitration body in the process of challenging a decision issued in course of a doping case by a group of Russian athletes.
Dispute about the construction of the bridge
Representing the interests of the customer when revising the court decision on recovering more than 2 billion rubles from the Client under a construction contract in accordance with newly discovered circumstances.
A corporate conflict in a large development company
Protecting the interests of a shareholder of a company whose shares have been dispossessed through the fault of another shareholder in a multi-jurisdictional dispute. Witness interviews, collection of evidence and involvement of foreign consultants to prepare a legal position to protect the client's interests in four jurisdictions-Cyprus, Austria, UK and Russia.
A corporate conflict in the ceramic tile manufacturer
Development and implementation of strategy to obtain control over the largest ceramic tile manufacturer. Representing the client in Russian courts and foreign arbitrations, assistance with bankruptcy proceedings, structuring a settlement agreement under English law, at the London court of international arbitration (LCIA). Conducting court proceedings with English lawyers in the LCIA to challenge the settlement agreement. Protection of the client's interests upon presentation of illegal claims of opponents.
Heirs of a shareholder vs Other shareholders
Defending the rights of persons owning real estate and equipment. Filing claims to recover the actual value of shares in a group of companies, defending the client in court against the unjustified share recovery claims, challenging of the debtor's transactions, conducting the enforcement proceedings.
Large energy distribution company vs Former shareholders and former management
Preparation and implementation of the strategy relating to an asset tracing and recovery of debt arising because of a misappropriation of funds from a large Russian energy distribution company. Coordination of foreign detectives and Cypriot lawyers.
Corporate conflict in a German construction company
Preparation of a legal position for a shareholder of a German construction company about the prospect of taking interim measures in Cyprus in support of a lawsuit filed in Germany against another shareholder in a corporate conflict.
Corporate conflict in a book stores chain
Representing a shareholder of a large holding company owning large real estate objects in the centre of Moscow in court in a corporate dispute. Successful challenge of a chain of transactions relating to the disposal of shares in breach of the pre-emptive right. Legal support of negotiations between several participants of the company, structuring and conclusion of a settlement agreement on the terms and conditions favorable for the Client.
Cross-border bankruptcy of an entrepreneur and his family
Preparation of the legal position in inheritance law upon instruction by the largest Russian private bank for the purposes of interim measures in foreign courts. Preparation of a legal opinion on Russian civil procedure law for the court of Monaco for arresting the opponent's bank accounts in Monaco and execution of two Russian court decisions.
Protection of the debtor in a personal bankruptcy case
Representing a Russian businessperson in litigations and negotiations with creditors. Efficient debt restructuring, execution of a complex English-law governed settlement agreement, successful completion of numerous litigations and prevention of the individual’s personal bankruptcy.
Russian development company vs Oil company
Development and implementation of a large Russian construction and development company’s litigation strategy in Cyprus and in Russia in a claim for damages against the largest Russian oil company caused as a result of a conspiracy.
Corporate conflict in a large transport company
Development and implementation of the client’s litigation strategy in the LCIA, in Cyprus and in Russia in a dispute regarding damages caused as a result of the breach of an option with respect to a transfer to the client of shares in a large transport company, working on the project with English and Cypriot lawyers, freezing of shares in the respondents’ companies in Cyprus, conduct of the LCIA proceedings.
Protection of the business reputation of a Russian entrepreneur
Successful representation of a major businessperson in court in a defamation case. The court ruled that information published by a number of Internet sources was false and damaged the business reputation of the client.
Corporate conflict of the shareholders of a corporation producing building plastics
Representing the client in court in a dispute following a claim filed by a conflicting shareholder of a manufacturing building plastics requesting that the client be excluded from the shareholders and recovery of a large amount in damages caused as a result of the disposal of a trademark. Settlement of the corporate conflict between two shareholders of the company by signing a settlement agreement.
Managing company vs Nongovernmental pension fund
Representing a managing company in court in a dispute against a nongovernmental pension fund arising out of a trust management agreement. The nongovernmental pension fund’s claim was successfully reclassed as a claim for damages rather than a claim regarding the return of assets from the trust management regime, which allowed us to win this dispute in the courts of first instance, appeal and cassation, despite the negative case law.
Metal processing company vs Former shareholder
Representing in court of a large metal processing company in a dispute following a former shareholder’s claim for damages in excess of 3 bln rubles incurred, in the claimant’s opinion, as a result of an unlawful disposal of shares. The courts of the two inferior instances granted judgment, in part, to the claimant and ordered payment of 855 mln rubles, however, in the cassation court, we managed to procure that the claim was rejected in full. This litigation is in the list of 10 most significant litigations in Russia of 2017 according to Kommersant Publishing House