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Dmitry Lovyrev

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Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners


Dmitry Lovyrev is a partner of MZS. An experienced advocate, Dmitry has acted in a number of high-profile and complex cases and cross-border disputes. Dmitry specializes in energy & metals, corporate disputes, securities & finance, corporate crime, real estate and insolvency, matrimonial disputes. Significant clients include Bashneft, Gazprom, Google, Prosperity Capital, Rosseti, Samsung, Sistema, Unilever.

Dmitry’s recent experience includes advice to:

  • Sistema in the USD 3 billion damages case brought by Bashneft and Rosneft
  • Google in dispute with Yandex and the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service
  • ex-spouse of Mr. Potanin, Russia's richest person and the majority shareholder of Norilsk Nickel (world's largest titanium producer), in disputes over division of spousal property


Joined Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners as associate in 1999 and became firm's partner in 2006. Co-author of a chapter dedicated to arbitration in Russia in the 4th Edition of authoritative international yearbook Arbitration World (The European Lawyer Reference Series). Dmitry also has a number of articles and press-releases in national media.


English, Russian.


Moscow Bar.


Moscow State Institute of International Relations.


Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Dmitry Lovyrev - Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

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.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

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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