Practice
Resolving the most difficult and complex legal issues
specialism
Since 2006, we have been providing legal assistance to business owners, state corporations and authorities, private clients, and non-profit institutions. Our key competencies are support for complex investment projects and resolving complicated disputes, including cross-border lawsuits.

people
90+ lawyers and attorneys in the firm’s Moscow and St. Petersburg offices protect the interests of our clients.

experience
We combine high legal proficiency with the skills of juridical protection of corporations before public authorities. Beyond that, we have unrivalled experience in Russia in the area of Public International Law.

expertise
The main areas of our work are corporate and finance transactions; litigation and bankruptcy proceedings in Russia and abroad; infrastructure / PPP projects and real estate investments; compliance and public procurement; Public International Law and economic sanctions; and private clients and tax structuring of assets in various jurisdictions.

scale
Ivanyan and Partners is in the Top-10 of the largest and most successful law firms in Russia. The total volume of the projects we have advised on over the past five years (2015-2019) exceeds $63 b, and the geographical reach of our work covers 29 countries on three continents.

insolvency / restructuring

Defending creditors and debtors in bankruptcy litigation

We regularly represent creditors and debtors in large-scale and complex litigation on debt collection and/or bankruptcy, both nationally and transnationally. Among our clients in such matters are large Russian and international companies from various sectors. We also advise on debt restructuring, legal aspects of crisis management and financing, and company reorganisation.

Experience

Represented a Russian business person and his group of companies, which had been a major Russian fruit importer, in a number of complex interrelated disputes regarding insolvency of the business person and several companies of the group in the UK and Russia. Amount due to creditors: $1 b+ (2012-2016)

Advising Severstal, Russia’s largest steel company, on debt collection and restructuring and supporting the bankruptcy proceedings of the operator of one of the largest iron ore deposits in the Russian Federation. Total requirements: ₽20 b ($330 m+) (2016-present)
 
Advising Stroygazconsulting, a major Russian construction group, on the restructuring of the indebtedness of the group to its largest creditor, a major Russian bank, providing full-scale legal support in connection with bankruptcy proceedings against several subsidiaries of the group. Amount due to the bank: ₽25 b ($415 m+) (2015-present)

Representing Baledge Ltd. as an unsecured creditor in bankruptcy proceedings in respect of Russia’s largest shoe retailer CentrObuv. Creditor’s claim: ₽25 b+ ($415 m+) (2016-present)

Advising one of Russia’s largest banks on bankruptcy proceedings against one of the TOP-5 Russian producers and exporters of steam coal. Creditor’s claim: ₽23 b ($380 m+) (2016-2018)

Representing one of Russia’s largest banks with regard to the collection and restructuring of debt and initiation of bankruptcy proceedings against a Russian company that renders services for the construction of power-generating facilities, including legal actions against unfair actions of the former top manager of the debtor. Creditor’s claim: ₽13.3 b ($220 m+) (2016-present)