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Ilia Tarabrin, Senior Associate

Ilia Tarabrin

Senior Associate


Russian, English, Spanish

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • International arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Private clients
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement
  • Sanctions

Practice notes

Ilia is a senior associate in the dispute resolution department.  He handles a wide variety of litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international) matters, focusing on corporate, including M&A, general commercial and contractual, as well as securities and bankruptcy (debtor and creditor sides) litigation. Ilia also represents clients in investigations involving various federal, regional and local agencies and frequently provides corporate and other transaction‑related advice.

Ilia regularly represents clients in state arbitrazh (commercial) courts around the country. Those cases have included:

  • Successfully defended the directors of a prominent Russian agro-industrial enterprise in a corporate dispute initiated by the minority shareholders seeking recovery of RUB 1.5 billion in losses
  • Secured a defense victory for a Russian subsidiary of a German media concern in a commercial dispute that arose out of a false supply contract, where the receivables were allegedly sold to a factoring company
  • Served as lead counsel representing a Panamanian company in a corporate dispute against a Belizean company regarding the shares in a project company of a government-owned joint-stock company
  • Acted for a Russian scientific institution in a pro bono defamation case
  • Advised one of Bulgaria's largest insurance groups as to Russian law matters with respect to its acquisition of a Russian insurance company
  • Acted for a prominent Bulgarian financial institution with respect to its acquisition of a Russian bank
  • Defended the executives of a multinational investment company in administrative and criminal investigations, as well as parallel shareholder litigation
  • Represented a London-based sports event organizer with respect to recognition and enforcement of a High Court of Justice judgement issued against a Russian athlete
  • Advised a global trader of fertilizers on Russian law matters with respect to the LCIA and ICC arbitrations