ARBITRATION &

LITIGATION

Russin & Vecchi’s dispute resolution team represents clients in complex commercial disputes at all court levels in Russia and before international arbitration tribunals. The firm’s litigation attorneys regularly represent clients in disputes with a wide range of state agencies such as the Federal Customs Service, the Federal Tax Service, and labor commissions as well as other regulatory agencies and committees.

   

The firm’s recent experience in dispute resolution includes:  

  • representing a vessel operator in a court dispute, contesting demand by the customs authorities for administrative responsibility for use for a not intended purpose of a sea vessel imported under PSA terms and restrictions with payment of the full amount of import customs duties and taxes; 

  • representing a major Japanese industrial corporation within legal proceedings associated with recovery of a debt from a Russian contractor being liquidated and successfully achieving application of interim measures in the form of a prohibition against registration of the liquidation of the debtor by the Russian tax authorities before execution of the judgment; 

  • representing a client in a recovery action against a vessel located in China;

  • representing a global manufacturer of drilling equipment in a dispute with the Russian customs authorities associated with the reclassification of equipment imported to Russia and recovery of a multimillion overpayment of customs duties; 

  • representing the interests of a holding company operating a sea port in the Russian Far East in a chain of corporate disputes with former shareholders; 

  • assisting a foreign company specialized in implementation of major construction projects in connection with recovery from a Russian counterparty of outstanding amounts for the works done and equipment supplied within the implementation of one of the recent largest infrastructure projects in Russia, including representing the client’s interest in bankruptcy proceedings initiated against the named Russian counterparty; 

  • representing the interests of a Russian client in a recovery action against a U.S.-based trading company in connection with the latter’s failure to deliver 15 trucks to Russia under a sales contract, including preparing claim papers and initiating arbitration proceedings at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, arranging service of process upon the respondent in the U.S. and handling an array of relevant issues and formalities, obtaining an arbitral award and arranging for its recognition and enforcement in the U.S.; 

  • assisting a foreign microelectronics company in multijurisdictional proceedings associated with loan default and nonpayment of interest by a large Russian semiconductor producer, taking necessary actions in connection with the recognition and enforcement in Russia of an arbitral award rendered in the U.S. by the international arbitration tribunal at the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution. 

 

Contacts

Natalia Kuznetsova

Partner

Moscow

T: +7 495 783 0522

EMAIL

Anton Lyapin

Partner

Moscow

T: +7 495 783 0522

EMAIL

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