Alexey Kozyakov - Ivanyan & Partners
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Alexey Kozyakov

partner, head of St Petersburg office
St Petersburg
For 13+ years, Alexey has specialised in resolving commercial disputes, complex insolvency cases, debt recovery, and related litigation.

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

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

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Advising the construction company StroyGazConsulting on bankruptcy proceedings and the restructuring of the group's debt to one of the creditors (a large Russian bank), which amounts ₽25 b ($415 m+) (2015-present)

Representing the interests of the majority lender in bankruptcy proceedings in respect of Russia’s largest shoe retailer. Amount of client’s claim: ₽25 b ($415 m+) (2016-present)

Advising Severstal, one of the world’s largest metallurgical companies, on debt collection and restructuring, and supporting the bankruptcy proceedings of the operator of a large iron ore deposit. Total amount of claims: ₽20 b ($330 m+) (2016-present)

Defended the interests of a regional road construction company, Bashkirdorstroy, in a precedent-setting dispute with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) concerning the use of a concession agreement model for the construction of a toll road in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan. The interpretation of the law on concessions proposed by the FAS would have created an insurmountable obstacle to implementation of a huge number of infrastructure projects under the PPP model in Russia. Amount of the contract: ₽20 b+ ($330 m+) (2017)

Representing a major Russian producer of technical gases in a precedent-setting dispute on the feasibility of the ‘take-or-pay’ covenant under Russian law in the context of a project for the construction of a large oxygen station. Amount of claim: ₽116 m (2018-present)

Legal support of projects for the construction and subsequent operation of a liquefaction terminal at a port on the Baltic Sea, including a pipeline branch and a facility for the liquefaction of natural gas for the supply to end users in the Republic of Karelia. Total value of projects: ₽43 b+ ($670 m+) (2015-2019)