Mr Dmitry Lovyrev > Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

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 > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Dmitry LovyrevMonastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

Bringing ‘excellent results’, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners is ‘the strongest Russian litigation firm’, in the words of one client. Offering a full range of corporate and commercial litigation services, the team is known for representing some of the largest domestic and international clients in Russian courts of all instances, as well as in cross-border proceedings raising Russian law issues. The department is led by Yuri Monastyrsky, Dmitry Lovyrev and Anton Aleksandrov, all of whom are highly regarded in the market. Dmitry Mukhomorov and Kirill Udovichenko are also key figures in the team.

Russia > White-collar crime

Major companies and notable managers regularly instruct the well-regarded team at Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners to act in criminal proceedings relating to a wide range of corporate matters, including tax evasion and embezzlement. Respected practitioners Alexander ZyubaDmitry Lovyrev and Anton Aleksandrov regularly oversee the most complex cross-border cases. Team members have considerable courtroom experience, and the group typically handles over 100 cases every year. Litigation expert Yuri Monastyrsky is a key contact for both domestic and international mandates.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

A particular focus on disputes arising in the oil and gas, energy and mining sectors distinguishes the offering at Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners. Away from contentious work, the firm also advises on issues relating to the acquisition of energy and mining assets. Alexander Zyuba and Dmitry Lovyrev are the key names to note.