Commercial Arbitration in Russia

Debevoise’s long tradition of world-class arbitration advice continues in its Russia practice. The firm's lawyers have considerable experience in successfully representing clients from Russia and the CIS in the resolution of various categories of disputes including M&A, shareholder disputes, and various types of commercial and investment disputes.

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Representative Clients

  • Norilsk Nickel
  • Shakhtar (a subsidiary of System Capital Management)
  • Interros Investments International

Deal Highlight

A major Russian bank in post-acquisition international arbitration proceedings relating to acquisition of a major foreign bank.


Experience Spotlight

Interros International Investments in an LCIA arbitration against UC Rusal Limited over a cooperation agreement relating to the joint management of OAO MMC Norilsk Nickel. Representation of the client in settlement of the dispute.

Arbitration Protocol

In 2010, Debevoise became the first firm to make such a public and specific commitment to conduct efficient international arbitration through the publication of its Arbitration Protocol. Today, this remains central to the way the team works.

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