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Russian Litigation / Arbitration Practice


Roman Zaitsev is a partner in Dentons’ Moscow office and head of Moscow Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Roman has acted successfully in major commercial disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and disputes with state authorities as well as in cases involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the Russian Federation. Roman has also participated in general enforcement proceedings, due diligence investigations, alternative dispute resolution and various other commercial, civil, procedural, general corporate and administrative matters.

He focuses on Russian procedural, civil and corporate law and enforcement proceedings. He has significant experience representing client interests in state commercial courts, where he has successfully represented major multinational corporations, individuals and various organizations, including commercial banks, energy companies, car manufacturers, state and municipal authorities and major defense enterprises.


Partner, Dentons (formerly Salans), Moscow, 2014 – present

Of Counsel, Dentons (formerly Salans), Moscow, 2012-2014

Associate, Salans, Moscow, 2008-2012

International research projects at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 2006-2007

International research projects at Christian-Albrechts University, Institute of East European Law in Kiel, Germany, 2004

Senior lecturer, Urals State University, 2002-2008

Sverdlovsk Oblast Economic Bar, 2001-2008


Russian, English


Urals State Law Academy, 2005, PhD in Law

Urals State Law Academy, 2002, Law Degree

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Roman ZaitsevDentons

Dentons’ dispute resolution department focuses on high-value commercial disputes. Team members act for clients in the state commercial courts, among other legal forums, and are also adept at handling issues at the Eurasian Economic Union level. St. Petersburg-based Mikhail Ivanov heads up the wider dispute resolution group and specialises in claims between foreign investors and domestic companies. Roman Zaitsev leads the team in Moscow and is a seasoned practitioner in civil and corporate litigation.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

At Dentons, the dispute resolution group acts for national and international clients in matters involving Russian law. The practice’s work encompasses international arbitration, the enforcement of arbitral awards domestically and parallel proceedings. Benefitting significantly from the firm’s European network, the department cooperates closely with the London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin groups. In Russia, the practice is split between St. Petersburg and Moscow, with Mikhail Ivanov and Roman Zaitsev leading the teams respectively. Richard Cowie  is also a key name to note and focuses on arbitration involving corporate and commercial issues. In mid-2019, the Moscow-based practice expanded its cross-border capacity with the arrival of corporate and financial law specialist Konstantin Kroll from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP’s London office.