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Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Edward Bekeschenko - Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited¬†maintains its position as the ‚Äėgo-to‚Äô practice for leading multinational corporations across a range of industries, and has a strong track record for its involvement in the most significant commercial, competition and IP disputes. Practice head Edward Bekeschenko¬†focuses on IT and telecoms-related disputes and well-regarded arbitration specialist Vladimir Khvalei¬†is active in disputes across the CIS jurisdictions. Denis Khabarov¬†and Anton Subbot¬†are the key practitioners for IP and competition disputes.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited's team, headed by Vladimir Khvalei is best known for leading counsel on high-profile commercial arbitration cases in arbitration proceedings under the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and across the CIS regions. Standout mandates include acting for Manolium Processing in investment arbitration under Uncitral rules against the Republic of Belarus valued at $250m. Others to note are Edward Bekeschenko, is experienced in tech and telecom-related disputes, and associate Taisiya Vorotilova, who is active in commercial and insolvency-related disputes.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited’s practice continues to attract international and Russian clients, for which it handles restructuring matters and bankruptcy proceedings and disputes. Litigation partner Edward Bekeschenko is representing European subsidiaries of a Russian bank and a number of international corporations in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. Maxim Kuznechenkov is advising real estate and construction sector clients on the recovery of debt from an insolvent contractor and liquidation procedures. Pavel Novikov frequently acts alongside Bekeschenko in bankruptcy litigation.

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Within: TMT

Led by Edward Bekeschenko and Alexander Monin, the 'stable' team at Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited is 'well positioned on the Russian market due to its deep knowledge and close familiarity with the IT industry'. Highlights included contentious and non-contentious matters, including complex technology litigation, advice on regulatory matters, and M&A work. Clients include multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation and computer technology company Dell. Associate Vadim Perevalov is noted. Counsel Alevtina Kamelkova departed to join Ivanyan & Partners.

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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited’s full-service white-collar crime practice assists clients with a variety of matters including criminal defence and the initiation of proceedings, as well as assisting with investigations and seizures.  Expert litigator Edward Bekeschenko has been highly active in a number of the team's most significant cases. Oleg Tkachenko is a name to note for criminal proceedings and investigations, as are Pavel Novikov and Vladimir Khvalei.

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