Yury Pugach > Eversheds Sutherland > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland
7 Gasheka Street
123056 MOSCOW

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Real estate & Construction




Yury is in charge of our Moscow office and heads our Russian Litigation and Dispute Management group. Yury is our star litigator with over 25 years of litigation experience covering all aspects of commercial and corporate disputes in Russian courts in all instances, as well as international arbitrations. He also represents clients in criminal proceedings.

Yury’s expertise combines pre-trial advice, negotiations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He always looks for early opportunities to resolve disputes through negotiation and mediation. When litigation cannot be avoided, Yury has a long track-record of winning cases for our corporate clients, particularly in disputes concerning bankruptcy, commercial relationships and contracts, real estate and construction.

Beyond a very active litigation practice, Yury has a special interest in projects in the field of energy and natural resources, especially in oil, gas and renewable energy. Yury has extensive experience advising a wide range of energy and industrial companies on various issues. Yury’s recent projects include advising on proposed construction of a power plant in Russia, as well as on a major greenfield project in Russia for a world leading provider of renewable solutions.

In addition, Yury provides a broad range of corporate and commercial legal support to investors, including on establishing new manufacturing facilities, restructuring existing operations, and strategic and commercial advice on business reorganizations and executive disputes.

Furthermore, Yury has a wealth of expertise advising consumer and industrial companies. Yury’s client portfolio mostly consists of local and global players of retail, chemical, defense and energy sectors.


Russian, English


Yury is a Russian Attorney at law (Advokat) admitted to the Saint Petersburg bar (Chamber of Advokats).


St Petersburg University – Specialist in Law with distinction

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Yury PugachEversheds Sutherland

The litigators at Eversheds Sutherland ‘always formulate an efficient strategy for each case’ and have an excellent track record assisting companies and private clients during all stages of contractual, regulatory, corporate, tax and debt recovery disputes. The ‘extremely intelligentYury Pugach manages the office in Moscow and leads the dispute resolution department. Clients highly recommend Oxana Peters and IP expert Ekaterina Tilling, alongside senior associates Pavel Falileev, Ilia Tarabrin, and Olga Chirkova in St. Petersburg.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Eversheds Sutherland is adept at representing both creditors and debtors, among other interested parties, in bankruptcy proceedings; Moscow office managing partner Yury Pugach and Oxana Peters are both names to note in this regard. The team’s insolvency strength across the board is reflected in the praise garnered from clients: ‘they are all very strong and professional, from partners to associates’.