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International Arbitration

15 years

Of the strongest international arbitration expertise

The process of globalization, the expansion of international business ties, the integration of Russian business into the global economy, the development of cross-border trade – all of these trends are spurring growth in international disputes involving Russian companies and individuals. 

The attorneys and jurists of ART DE LEX represent the interests of Russian and foreign clients under the consideration of disputes at the international courts. We know our way around the relevant procedures and boast a wealth of experience handling arbitration at the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Arbitration Court, and at other international and Russian arbitration centers.

Thanks to our extensive network of international professional contacts, where needed, we can complement our handling of disputes with international consulting firms in all jurisdictions of significance to the successful completion of our project tasks.

A legal and business culture of high standards, combined with a responsible approach to the quality of services rendered, has consistently been the competitive advantage of ART DE LEX on the legal-services market.

Professional achievements of the practice area

Organizing a comprehensive defense of the interests of a large oil-refining enterprise based in Moscow Region in a dispute with a foreign counterparty in different jurisdictions, including representation of the client’s interests under International Commercial Arbitration in Stockholm. The total claim amount stood at roughly USD 330 mln.

Successful case  

Defending a leading international developer specializing, among other things, in the management of commercial properties, in a dispute with an insurance company seeking to have the client found responsible for damages, which would have hampered its ability to operate an office-and-business center in Moscow spanning a total area of over 20,000m2.

Successful case  

Representing the client’s interests at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry under claims stemming from an auto-part supply agreement, for a total amount of roughly USD 9 mln. At the conclusion of arbitration, 80% of the claims lodged against the client were dismissed. Mediation resulted in the parties signing an amicable settlement, in which the client’s procedural opponent withdrew its remaining claims against the client in full.

Successful case  

Services

Consulting on – and drafting – contractual provisions on dispute-resolution methods, providing an independent assessment of the positions of the disputing parties and prospects for the case.

Consulting the head company of one of the largest prospecting teams in the field of geological survey, geo-physical and geo-chemical work in a dispute stemming from guarantees under a share sale-purchase agreement at the arbitration and state courts, along with the handling of simultaneous disputes at the courts of general jurisdiction stemming from the legal relations arising from the promissory notes associated with the guarantees. Total disputed claims – roughly USD 1.4 bln.

Articulating the agreed-upon legal position at the leading international arbitration centers.

Organizing the comprehensive defense of the interests of a large oil-refining enterprise based in Moscow Region in a dispute with a foreign counterparty in different jurisdictions, including the representation of its interests in International Commercial Arbitration in Stockholm. The total claim amount stood at roughly USD 330 mln.

Representing the client’s interests at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry under claims stemming from an auto-part supply agreement, for a total amount of roughly USD 9 mln. At the conclusion of arbitration, 80% of the claims lodged against the client were dismissed. In addition, mediation resulted in the parties signing an amicable settlement, in which the client’s procedural opponent withdrew its remaining claims against the client in full.

Organizing the comprehensive defense of the client within the scope of ad hoc international commercial arbitration in London in matters associated with a foreign general contractor’s performance of an EPC-contract (“turnkey” construction of a plant, encompassing more than ten production lines, with a fixed price of USD 220 mln). Total claims in the dispute amounted to roughly USD 440 mln.

Organizing the comprehensive defense of the client’s interests in the course of disciplinary action within the scope of the International Sports Federation in Lausanne, initiated against the head coach of one of Russia’s national teams.

Defending the rights of a major construction-company group in a dispute with the Russian subsidiary of France’s CECAB Group under certain construction contracts. In the course of handling the dispute, our attorneys formulated unique mechanisms for protecting the client’s rights through arbitration at the ICAC at the RF CCI, thereby preventing losses that would have amounted to RUB 80 mln.

Defending the rights of a major construction-company group in a dispute with the Russian subsidiary of France’s CECAB Group under certain construction contracts. In the course of handling the dispute, our attorneys formulated unique mechanisms for protecting the client’s rights through arbitration at the ICAC at the RF CCI, thereby preventing losses that would have amounted to RUB 80 mln.

Articulating the agreed-upon legal position at the leading international arbitration centers.
Securing the recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards, the recognition and enforcement of decisions by foreign courts, representing the client’s interests within the scope of enforcement actions.

Team

Partner, Advocate, Head of the Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Practices
Advocate, Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Practices
Managing Partner, Advocate, Head of International Economic Compliance
Advocate of Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Practices