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Global dispute resolution for clients from the CIS

Just because you are from or doing in business in the CIS, it does not mean that your disputes will be settled there. Many corporations choose to resolve disputes in global litigation hubs because they are seen as more efficient, impartial and predictable than local courts. In other cases, corporations are responding to arbitration or litigation commenced by others, or even to criminal or regulatory investigations by governments.

Whatever the nature of your conflict, our CIS team has the skills and experience to help you resolve it in an efficient and advantageous manner. We emphasise concise and commercially-aware advice, leveraging our experience and understanding to reach settlements that are practicable in the context of regional markets.

Our lawyers have extensive experience advising clients from the region. Many of the those who we represent already have trusted counsel within the CIS. In those cases, we work collaboratively with our clients’ counsel to achieve seamless case management.

Eversheds Sutherland represents its clients in dispute resolution across all the main litigation and arbitration centres. We have extensive expertise in representing clients in courts and arbitration fora in England & Wales, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the United States of America and the Dubai International Financial Centre, among others.

Experienced dispute resolution lawyers in the CIS

Our dispute resolutions clients from the CIS include corporations, financial institutions and private management companies. Their disputes arise from investments in the energy, real estate, financial services, telecoms, commodities and manufacturing sectors. As the world’s pre-eminent public international law practice, we also represent states from across the world more frequently than any other law firm. See our disputes practice in Russia.

Further examples of our recent work includes advising:

  • a Russian oil major in relation to two arbitrations at the London Court of International Arbitration against an Eastern European national oil company, for the non-delivery fuel worth USD 500 million
  • Vitaly Smagin in an arbitration against Ashot Egiazaryan and Kalken Holdings over ownership of a stake the EuroPark shopping mall in Moscow. The arbitration was heard by the London Court of International Arbitration. The Eversheds-led legal team included expert lawyers qualified in Switzerland, Russia, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the British Virgin Islands, the United States and Canada
  • a contractor on a project in Ukraine to resolve an integrity dispute with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • a number of individuals accused of money laundering in respect of capital transfers in excess of EUR 100 million from the Russian Federation to a Nordic country
  • a Ukrainian client on criminal law and extradition issues in Lithuania
  • an investment company to prepare a private prosecution of an individual and several companies who engaged in a conspiracy to embezzle funds from a Ukrainian industrial company and launder the proceeds of crime through the Republic of Cyprus
  • a corporation accused of violating drugs laws in respect of exports to the Russian Federation of an industrial chemical that is often abused as a recreational drug
  • a Russian commodities company on injunctive relief (freezing orders) and criminal investigations into former employees who had defrauded the company and laundered the proceeds of crime through Latvia, Cyprus, Finland and the United Kingdom
  • a corporation accused of violating weapons export control laws in respect of sales of ammunition to distributors in the Russian Federation

For more information please contact:

Tatjana Tscherevko

Tatjana Tscherevko

Senior Associate
Tel: +49 89 545 65 0
tatjana.tscherevko@eversheds-sutherland.de
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Viv Jones

Viv Jones

Principal Associate
Tel: +44 20 7919 4765
vivjones@eversheds-sutherland.com
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