Mr Yuri Vorobyev > Pepeliaev Group > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Pepeliaev Group
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Mediation Practice


Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Mediation Practice


What he specializes in

Yuri specialises in resolving commercial disputes and, for more than 20 years, he has been providing legal support to clients when conflicts that have to be settled in court either occur or are threatened. He has a significant track record of settling disputes out of court.

His main achievements

Yuri’s professional background includes defending clients in more than 400 cases for high-level Russian and international companies.

Projects include:

  • successfully represented a subsidiary of Russia’s largest natural monopolist in respect of a claim raised against it for the recovery of more than RUB 500 million of debt;
  • represented a major Russian oil company in a dispute about the legitimacy of state subsidies;
  • handled a series of lawsuits for a leading international banking group, protecting it against funds being unjustifiably recovered from it.

He has authored numerous articles and commentaries on legislation.


In 2002 Yuri was admitted to the Bar.


Yuri graduated with honours from Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Private client

Pepeliaev Group is distinguished by its highly specialised team, which comprises a large number of experts. Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev brings a wealth of experience in handling contentious and advisory taxation issues to the group, as does Rustem Ahmetshin, who heads up the tax practice. For family and inheritance law mandates, Julia Borozdna and Olga Puchkova are the names to note. On the litigious side, the key contacts are Yuri Vorobyev and Yulia Litovtseva; the latter is particularly active in bankruptcy proceedings and is frequently appointed as a mediator at both the pre-trial and trial stages.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

Pepeliaev Group is increasingly being instructed in relation to defamation disputes. A significant part of the team’s workload also involves contractual and corporate disputes; Roman Bevzenko is among the key contacts. Dispute resolution group leader Yuri Vorobyev has extensive experience acting on the defence side of Russian and international companies in commercial disputes. Ekaterina Lebedeva leads the international litigation practice.