Commercial Arbitration in Russia

An International Arbitration Practice That Combines Local Know-How with Global Capability


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.

The team represents clients in all the major arbitration centers. With Russia and CIS clients, the team has particular experience at the LCIA, which hears a significant number of disputes involving Russian companies, as well as the ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The team has a distinct understanding of Russia and the CIS, with a long history advising major clients on their most sensitive disputes in the region. Through applying the knowledge and appreciation built through decades of acting in Russia and the CIS, the team is adept at navigating the region’s political and business environment, and is regularly trusted with the most business-critical disputes.

Given the global nature of such disputes, and the global fora in which they are resolved, Debevoise’s Russia practice also works closely with the firm’s prominent arbitration lawyers around the world, particularly in London, New York and Hong Kong. Together, this worldwide team boasts some of the world’s most highly respected and most experienced arbitrators.

The practice has a particular experience in the energy and mining sectors, mirroring the firm’s corporate strength in these areas in the region.