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10 November 2017 Changes to the Goltsblat BLP Dispute Resolution Practice: the team grows and key specialist areas expand

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:

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner>

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.

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> Ivan Veselov> Oleg Arkhipov>

Partner

Partner

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>
Julia
Romanova>
Yury
Babichev>
Elena
Trusova>
Rimma
Malinskaya>
Partner (London)

Head of Group

Head of Group

Partner

Head of Group

__________________________

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> Elena Trusova> Yury Babichev>
Partner 

Partner

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> Vitaly Dianov>
Partner, Head of Competition
& Antitrust Practice

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> Vladimir Tchikine> Alexander Erasov>
Partner, Head of Tax Practice

Partner, Head of Customs &
International Trade Practice

Head of Tax Dispute Resolution Group

__________________________

White Collar Criminal Defence

Representation in economic crime and corruption proceedings.

Anton Gusev> Julia Romanova> Vladimir Tchikine> Alexander Erasov>
Head of White Collar Criminal Defence Practice

Head of Group

Partner, Head of Customs & International Trade Practice

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


* On 7 November 2017, the Dispute Resolution Practice was boosted by the arrival of Julia Romanova as Head of Group. Julia’s practice focuses on international arbitration and white collar criminal defence. Before joining Goltsblat BLP, Julia Romanova headed the Arbitration / Litigation Practice at the Moscow Office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP (see press release and CV).  

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

The market-leading Goltsblat BLP Dispute Resolution Practice is one of the biggest in Russia, with over 40 associates and advocates, including nine partners. The firm’s offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Yangon bring together over 180 associates focusing on dispute resolution and international arbitration.



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