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 > Dispute resolution: Litigation

With multiple offices spread across the country, Pepeliaev Group is able to handle a wide variety of disputes domestically and across the wider CIS region. The team differentiates itself through its capacity to assist Russian clients with issues specific to the Chinese market and has key relationships with firms in China. Headed up by Yuri Vorobyev, the department has particular strength acting in contractual, corporate and insolvency disputes. Roman Bevzenko, Yulia Litovtseva and Ekaterina Lebedeva are also noted, alongside senior associate Aleksandra Chernova.