Litigation in Russia

An International Team with a Strategic Approach to Litigation in Russia and the CIS


Debevoise’s clients in Russia and the CIS have access to one of the world’s premier Litigation practices, recognized in all the major legal directories as leading the market. The firm is home to some of the biggest names in litigation, and has decades of experience on the world’s largest and highest profile cases.

As well as a strong team in Moscow, the firm has vastly experienced litigators in New York and London with considerable experience in Russia and the CIS. This means clients benefit from a level of in-depth regional knowledge blended with an international perspective that few other firms can offer. Given the often cross-border nature of litigation, this is a distinct advantage of the practice.

The team places an emphasis on a strategic approach, meaning it works with clients to analyze the nature and context of any given dispute. From this analysis, it creates tailored strategies, which may involve anything from litigating a case to the end, to resolving issues through commercial negotiation, and everything in between. The team draws on its practical understanding of the full range of litigation strategies to find the best solutions for clients.

Such a strategic approach means the team successfully advises clients on areas related to litigation, such as protecting assets, investments and corporate reputation, helping clients adapt to increasing global regulation, and identifying and reducing the risks of entering and operating in new markets.

In advising clients on litigation in the region, the team also has the benefit of working alongside the firm’s premier Russian corporate practice, which gives the team a valuable perspective on the underlying issues surrounding corporate disputes. Areas of particular focus include disputes arising from M&A, shareholder disputes, and various types of commercial and investment disputes.