domestic dispute resolution - Ivanyan and Partners
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Protecting commercial interests in Russian courts

We represent companies and private clients in commercial disputes before Russian state courts at all levels and at commercial arbitration tribunals.

Our focus areas are disputes over fulfilment of contractual obligations (investment, leasing, contracting, supply, transshipment of goods, etc.), protection of corporation participants (disputes deriving from SHA and on challenging corporate transactions/actions, mandatory share buyouts, etc.), and protection of property rights and investments.

We also specialise in representing clients in quasi-judicial disputes before state regulatory authorities, e.g., competition, tax and IP regulatory bodies.


Represented a big Russian engineering and construction company in a precedent-setting dispute with a foreign investment fund over recognition and enforcement of an ICC award in an arbitration arising out of a gas pipeline construction subcontract. Matter value: €4 m+ (2022-2023)

Advised a Russian oil&gas logistics operator on collection of debt from a major Russian refinery in the context of the latter’s bankruptcy. Matter value: ₽130 bn+ ($1.8 bn+) (2019-2021)

Represented a major fishery group in a litigation arising from expulsion from a catchers association and revocation of certificates allowing bioresource exports. Judicial reinstatement in the association allowed the group to resume exports and avoid losses of tens of millions of dollars a year (2020-2021)

Represented Nevskaya Pipeline Company in a lawsuit over annulment of an FAS of Russia ruling on state regulation, recognising Nevskaya Pipeline Company as a natural monopoly (2021-2023)

Represented a major Russian producer of technical gases in several potentially precedent-setting disputes over application of a ‘take-or-pay’ covenant under Russian law as part of a project for constructing a big oxygen station. Claim amount: ₽1 bn+ ($10 m+) (2018-present)

Represented Russia’s biggest textile manufacturer in a court dispute over violation of IP rights by Adidas. Matter value: ₽250 m ($3.5 m+) (2019-2022)

Protected the interests of a construction company in a precedent-setting (Supreme Court of Russia) insolvency dispute over the right of competing creditors to contest judicial acts in proceedings concerning debt recovery under ten subcontractor agreements. Matter value: ₽1.3 bn ($21 m+) (2015-2020)

Provided legal defence for a famous Russian ice-hockey club in a controversial dispute over IP rights to a visual art work that was being used for the club’s promotional merchandise. Claim amount: ₽7 m ($115 k+) (2018-2020)

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 construction of a toll road. Matter value: ₽20 bn+ ($330 m+) (2017)