One of our major strengths is our expertise in multijurisdictional disputes, advising Russian and international corporations and representing the individual interests of senior executives seeking to resolve contentious matters arising in the Russian market. We advise them throughout the course of litigious activity in the Russian state courts and international arbitration centres and we represent them through complex insolvency proceedings and cross-border asset tracing exercises. In the last year alone, we have acted on disputes involving the USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands and Korea as well as many of the major offshore jurisdictions.
ALRUD’s full-service offering is a key factor in attracting bluechip domestic and international clients. Our Dispute Resolution team routinely works with ALRUD’s top-ranking teams in other practice areas including corporate and M&A, competition & antitrust, restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property and real estate. This approach enables us to advise on the full spectrum of clients’ complex requirements, giving us the scale of resources needed to service the most demanding situations. At the same time, our Dispute Resolution team is regularly instructed by clients on a standalone basis as their trusted adviser on contentious matters.
Close interaction between the criminal and civil regulatory authorities in Russia has blurred the lines separating criminal, civil and administrative offences. Clients may therefore face a range of different liabilities arising from the same allegations. ALRUD’s rare combination of corporate litigation and white collar crime expertise enables us to help domestic and international clients in navigating these challenges. It is notable that ALRUD brings unrivalled expertise in defending international business in white collar crime matters in Russia and supporting corporate clients in international investigations. This is not common in Russia, where litigation advisers predominantly focus on advising Russian high-net-worth individuals.
The ALRUD team also includes qualified advocates (attorneys) which is not common in Russia where we have a dualism of the legal profession. This brings us a number of opportunities and advantages over competitors, including attorney-client privilege, right of audience in criminal matters, and the ability to conduct advocate’s investigative research.
We advise clients on the choice of applicable law and jurisdiction, evaluate the strengths of their legal position, develop a detailed case strategy and represent clients in litigation proceedings.
We represent clients in proceedings in the international arbitration centres, including ICAC, ICC, LCIA and SCC, as well as assist in enforcement of arbitral awards.
We advise clients on possible options and schemes of restructuring and represent them in insolvency proceedings including projects relating to protection against dissipation of assets, clawback and recovery of damages from management and shareholders/beneficiaries of insolvent companies.
We support our clients through criminal proceedings and compliance investigations, bringing together our global expertise in regulatory enforcement, private and government investigations, fraud and anti-corruption.
We represent clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including disputes on recovery of significant (hundreds of millions and billions rubles) damages, as well as in complex disputes from lease, construction, supply, insurance, license, dealer and distribution agreements. We advise and represent clients in the course of debt restructuring and dispute resolution through negotiations and settlement agreements, including settlement of several related disputes.
We represent clients in complex corporate disputes, in particular arising out of SPAs and SHAs, claims of minority shareholders to major shareholders and damages claims against management of corporations.
We work closely with our Real Estate practice in representing clients in a range of disputes, including violations of title deed acquisitions, cadastral problems and neighboring landowner rights.
We help our clients to collect evidence in competition and antitrust disputes, including cases involving cartels, concert parties and unfair competition, and support them in appealing decisions of FAS Russia, working closely with specialists in our Competition & Antitrust practice.
We successfully represent the interests of Clients in various, including cross-border disputes on the Internet, provide services in the field of counteracting any violations on the Internet, provide removal of illegal content distributed on the websites, protect the rights of personal data subjects, registrars, administrators, hosting providers of domain names, provide services in the field of protection of intellectual property rights, protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, advise on the rules of electronic commerce, as well as any other issues related to the distribution of information on the Internet.
in the high-profile dispute on demolition of the shopping centre, which cost is about USD 320 million. It is one of the largest construction disputes in Russia, which results may significantly affect the court and construction practice in Russia.
in a remarkable corporate dispute on recovery of USD 200 million.
the worldwide-known German manufacturer, in the largest insurance dispute on recovery of multibillion losses caused by the crash of the warehouse.
in a series of disputes on recovery of indebtedness and bankruptcy of the numerous Russian leaseholders.
in a series of disputes relating to the termination of dealer agreements.
a leading global provider of technology based solutions for drilling, servicing and completion, in unique precedent-setting disputes with respect to Russian regulation on foreign strategic investments.
the major European logistics group, and the subsidiary of Unicredit real estate investment company in the claim for collection of unjust enrichment relating to the construction of a new Russian logistics centre that was subject to fraudulent activity by the former management team and incurred substantial cost overruns. Following a lengthy litigation involving three appeals, the parties came to a favourable amicable settlement.
the major Russian and international nuclear fuel manufacturer and supplier, in a defamation dispute due to publication of unreliable information about the quality of its product.
in a series of disputes with major national retailers and distributors relating to the collection of debts and damages, including support in the course of bankruptcy and parallel proceedings.
the Polish manufacturer of turnkey car body welding lines, in the dispute against one of the leading consumer and commercial vehicles producers in Russia on recognition and enforcement of LCIA award. Despite negative court practice, we managed to bring the case up to the Supreme Arbitrazh Court and win it.
in a series of disputes relating to the disclosure of prohibited information and personal data on a variety of websites by domain administrators. At least 15 court cases initiated by the Russian telecoms regulator and by private rightholders were completed in favour of our client and others were settled in out-of-court procedures.
on USSR law in a dispute with private companies in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.
in the ICC dispute with the German steel giant for the recovery of losses in the amount of EUR 150 million.
in arbitration proceedings under the LCIA Rules in a corporate dispute in the amount of approx. USD 700 million concerning shareholding in a major Russian steel plant.
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