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Ilia Tarabrin, Principal Associate

Ilia Tarabrin

Principal 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 principal associate in our Litigation and Dispute Management practice group based in Moscow. He handles a wide variety of litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international) matters, focusing on corporate, including M&A, general commercial and contractual disputes, 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 sanctions-related advice.

Ilia regularly represents clients in courts around Russia.

His most recent engagements have included:

  • successfully defended directors of a prominent Russian agro-industrial enterprise in a corporate dispute initiated by minority shareholders seeking compensation for USD 44 million in losses
  • secured a defense victory as co-counsel for a German media conglomerate in a commercial dispute under 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 corporation
  • acted for a Russian scientific institution in a pro bono defamation case
  • advised one of Bulgaria's largest insurance groups on 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 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 LCIA and ICC arbitrations
  • acted for a former top manager of a Russian bank in multimillion-dollar bankruptcy proceedings

Ilia was mentioned in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 guide as a “responsive and thorough” trial lawyer, who “knows how to turn the peculiarities of the Russian court system” to his clients' advantage.