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Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners
121099 MOSCOW
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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.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > White-collar crime

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners utilises its traditional litigation strength to handle criminal proceedings arising out of tax evasion, embezzlement and other corporate crimes. The team is also adept at acting on cross-border issues. Alexander Zyuba, Dmitry Lovyrev and Anton Aleksandrov jointly head up the white-collar crime practice, which acts for corporate clients and senior executives.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

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Dmitry LovyrevMonastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners acts in a wide range of domestic and cross-border cases, and is particularly recommended for its expertise in complex corporate and commercial litigation. Founding partner Yuri Monastyrsky has broad sector-specific expertise and stands out for his knowledge of the banking sector. Dmitry Lovyrev is a key contact for corporate litigation and shareholder disputes, IP litigation and criminal proceedings, while Anton Aleksandrov focuses on debt recovery and insolvency claims, antitrust disputes and contentious IP work. Senior associate Igor Melnikov is also singled out.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners assists clients with issues relating to arbitration proceedings, expert evidence, and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards domestically. The team also stands out in the investment treaty arbitration space. Kirill Udovichenko, Yuri Monastyrsky and Dmitry Lovyrev jointly head up the team.