Alexey Kozyakov - Ivanyan and Partners
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Alexey Kozyakov

partner, head of St Petersburg office
St Petersburg
For 19+ years, Alexey has specialised in commercial disputes, complex insolvency cases, debt recovery and related litigation.

Alexey also has vast experience with competition law matters, particularly disputes with the Russian antitrust authority.

Another area of Alexey’s expertise is real estate investment. He has frequently provided legal support for development projects for infrastructure and commercial property, including seaports, roads, and sport, hotel, and leisure facilities.



Advising on a PPP project for construction of the Eastern Rail Polygon, Russia’s biggest transport infrastructure development project providing for expansion of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Trans-Siberian Railway, the two main railway lines connecting Russia and Asia. The advice has included drafting documentation for a private concession initiative and concession agreements. Matter value: ₽493 bn ($8 bn) (2022-present)

Advising on a private concession initiative for building two major bypasses for the Russian metropolis Nizhny Novgorod, including drafting a concession agreement. Matter value: ₽170 bn ($3.1 bn+) (2022-present)

All-round legal support for comprehensive reconstruction of the St Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex (SKA Arena) based on a concession agreement between the firm’s client and the Government of St Petersburg. Deal value: ₽73 bn (2018-present)

Advising a financing party on concession agreements for construction of social infrastructure facilities in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — a university campus and a new 300-bed surgery building, including preparation of the necessary documentation. Project value: over ₽35.1 bn (2023-present)

Advising a financing party in connection with several large-scale road building projects: a highway in the Kursk Region (₽95 bn), the M-49 toll road in St Petersburg (₽23.8 bn) and the Northern Omsk Bypass (₽63.2 bn), including drafting of concession agreements (2022-present)

Representing the interests of the majority lender in bankruptcy proceedings in relation to Russia’s biggest shoe retailer. Amount of the client’s claim: ₽25 bn ($415 m+) (2016-2023)

Represented the road building company Bashkirdorstroy in a precedent-setting dispute with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) over proper concessions law application to the building of a toll road. Matter value: ₽20 bn+ ($330 m+) (2017)