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Timur Aitkulov

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Clifford Chance

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Litigation&Dispute Resolution


Timur Aitkulov specialises in international arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, and administrative and criminal matters related to business operations. He has acted as counsel/arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings relating to M&A, construction, shipbuilding, oil & gas, nuclear energy (including price renegotiation) and banking disputes. He also represents clients in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.


Dispute resolution: Litigation

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Timur Aitkulov - Clifford Chance

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

Clifford Chance is best known for its involvement in precedent-setting cases; in one key example, practice head Timur Aitkulov, Alexander Anichkin and Dmitry Malukevich successfully represented Sberbank in an appeal against Transneft in a landmark derivatives case. The practice is also regularly instructed by major international clients to act on commercial, IP, white-collar crime and bankruptcy-related contentious matters. Julia Popelysheva departed for an in-house position at Yandex.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Clifford Chance has been significantly active in energy-related disputes, particularly in London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) proceedings. Timur Aitkulov, an experienced arbitrator and a member of the ICC Court, is involved in high-value international arbitrations in the chemical, retail and transportation space. Olga Semushina and Dmitry Malukevich are names to note.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

At Clifford Chance, managing partner Victoria Bortkevicha is a specialist in banking transactions and also heads the insolvency practice. She and Vladimir Barbolin are advising long-standing client Sberbank on Utair’s debt restructuring. Dispute resolution partner Timur Aitkulov represents international clients in bankruptcy proceedings.

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