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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 4

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners' corporate practice is headed by Mikhail Motrich, who has been notably active in joint ventures in the real estate, technology, mining and healthcare sectors. Recent highlights include advising Gerald Metals on a joint venture with a domestic mining company with the aim to develop Russia’s largest copper deposits, Mikheevskoye and Tominskoye, and assisting the owners of Forum Properties with a joint venture with 01 Properties. In outbound transactions, Motrich and Alena Shubina are assisting a domestic healthcare investor with establishing a joint venture with a healthcare provider in Spain and Latin America.

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 1

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

The ‘outstanding, reliable and resourceful’ team at the dispute-focused Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners is best known for its ‘strong reputation’ and ‘extensive courtroom experience’ representing domestic and international companies across a broad range of industries in high-profile Russian and cross-border disputes. ‘Well-regarded litigatorDmitry Lovyrev represented AFK Sistema in several highly publicised commercial litigations against Rosneft, Bashneft and the Bashkortostan Ministry of Land and Property totalling approximately $10bn. Alexander Zyuba is acting for Transneft in a number of disputes, including defamation cases, contractual and competition disputes against the Federal Antimonopoly Service. In other word, Yuri Monastyrsky is defending shareholders of Probusinessbank against financial liability charges. Maxim Muzyka is active in challenges against the competition authorities.

Leading individuals

Dmitry Lovyrev - Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Yuri Monastyrsky - Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 3

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners’ practice is composed of ‘reliable and resourceful experts who analyse each case in great depth with strong attention to detail and a high level of efficiency’. The practice is representing O1 Group in several LCIA arbitration proceedings brought by Bank Otkritie concerning the validity of a number of pledge termination agreements. Yuri Monastyrsky and Kirill Udovichenko are the main practitioners.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 3

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners is well known for representing high-net-worth individuals in high-value court cases. On the non-contentious side, the firm advises on wealth planning, private taxation, purchase and sales of real estate and family law issues.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners’ team of 'talented, client-oriented and responsible lawyers' has a strong track record in bankruptcy proceedings. In recent work, lead insolvency partner Anton Aleksandrov, who is lauded for 'his profound knowledge of Russian procedure and thoughtful legal tactics in the courtroom' is representing Prodimex, the largest Russian sugar producer, in insolvency proceedings of Ivolga-Center and Sakhar Zolotukhino. He is also acting for Yugra Bank in challenging banking license revocation orders by the Russian Central Bank and the public announcement of its bankruptcy. In other key matters, Kirill Udovichenko is defending the O1 Group in a claim filed by Bank Otkritie regarding invalidation of transactions valued at RUR35bn, as part of the bank’s insolvency and restructuring procedures.

Leading individuals

Anton Aleksandrov - Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners has an impressive track record in defending corporations and senior executives in proceedings concerning tax evasion, fraud and embezzlement among others. Litigation specialist Yuri Monastyrsky is currently defending clients against allegations of embezzlement. Dmitry Lovyrev acts for international corporations and private individuals in complex cross-border proceedings, as does Anton Aleksandrov.

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