Goltsblat BLP expands Dispute Resolution Practice

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has announced a restructuring of its Dispute Resolution Practice, driven by impressive recent growth in its key specialist areas.

Head of Dispute Resolution Practice

Manages large-scale and complex litigation and arbitration projects; co-ordinates multi-jurisdictional litigation teams; handles negotiations and amicable settlements between international corporations, Russian and foreign industry majors.

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner

Dispute Resolution Practice contacts and key specialist areas

Commercial disputes/title defence

The team acts for clients across Russia in all types of dispute in arbitrazh (commercial) and general jurisdiction courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court. It represents landlords and tenants, handles real estate development disputes, manages ‘no-title’ cases and much more.

Elena Trusova, Partner
Ivan Veselov, Partner
Oleg Arkhipov, Partner

International arbitration/cross-border litigation

The team handles cases in virtually all major international arbitration centres, such as the ICC, LCIA, SCC, AAA, SIAC, PCA, ICAC, HKIAC, DIFC and ICSID. They produce expert opinions for foreign courts in a multitude of jurisdictions, such as England, the USA, BVI, Bermuda, Cyprus, France and the Netherlands.

Roman Khodykin, Partner (London)
Julia Romanova, Head of Group
Yury Babichev, Head of Group
Elena Trusova, Partner
Rimma Malinskaya, Partner (London)

Corporate disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy

Shareholder and other disputes arising from M&A deals, joint ventures and venture capital investments. Disputes with governing bodies and other corporate governance disputes. Assistance in bankruptcy proceedings.

Ivan Veselov, Partner
Elena Trusova, Partner
Yury Babichev, Head of Group

Antitrust disputes

Antitrust litigation, including abuse of dominance, cartel cases and unfair competition disputes, dawn raids, antitrust cases at the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, disputes relating to public and Federal Law 223 procurements, and antitrust damages claims.

Nikolay Voznesenskiy, Partner, Head of Competition & Antitrust Practice
Vitaly Dianov, Partner

IP/IT disputes

Disputes over copyright, trade marks, patents, technology, know-how and other intangibles; advertising disputes; IP/IT disputes, including domain name issues; software, data storage and transfer, and personal data; antitrust and unfair competition disputes over IP/IT assets and rights, other intangible assets and advertising.

Elena Trusova, Partner

Tax and customs disputes

The team acts for clients before the Federal Tax Service Central Office and higher courts, including the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court of Russia. It provides tax audit support and defence services, represents clients before the customs, foreign exchange control authorities and courts, offers legal assistance in antidumping investigations and with tax benefit entitlements, and much more.

Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, Head of Tax Practice
Vladimir Tchikine, Partner, Head of Customs & International Trade Practice
Alexander Erasov, Head of Tax Dispute Resolution Group

White Collar Criminal Defence

Representation in economic crime and corruption proceedings.

Anton Gusev, Head of White Collar Criminal Defence Practice
Julia Romanova, Head of Group
Vladimir Tchikine, Partner, Head of Customs & International Trade Practice
Alexander Erasov, Head of Tax Dispute Resolution Group

Employment disputes

The team supports clients and acts for them in court during state inspections, senior executive liability cases and whistleblowing investigations; provides assistance in resolving conflicts with employees, etc.

Nadezhda Ilyushina, Head of Employment, Pensions and Benefits Practice

Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), a leading international law firm headquartered in London, with offices in major commercial and financial centres throughout the world – Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Yangon. Over 100 lawyers qualified in Russian, English and US law are based in Goltsblat BLP’s Moscow office, with lawyers in BLP’s international offices numbering over 800. Goltsblat BLP provides services to well over 1700 companies, including major multinational investors operating in Russia, Russian and international banks and financial institutions and Russian industry-leading companies (including 130 Forbes Global clients). For more detail, please visit www.gblplaw.com

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