INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES

We are constantly expanding our international practice in complex national and international commercial disputes, increasing our overseas client base and number of cases involving participation in multiple jurisdictions.

A team of specialists in international dispute resolution represents interests of clients at all stages of dispute. We make every effort to quickly achieve a settlement of our clients' disputes in order to avoid high legal costs. However, if settlement is not feasible or desirable, we will dispute developing possible strategies for enforcement. If client is already involved in a dispute, we provide assistance in matters of interim measures and enforcement. Our experts provide legal opinions, including second opinions, as well as assessments of any potential claim that may be brought by or against the client in relation to any transaction.

Most major legal disputes between legal entities occur today in several jurisdictions. Relations of parties themselves affect several legal systems, often overlapping with execution of judicial acts of different systems of law, which assess same circumstances from different points of view. It is not uncommon for legal entities to be registered in one country, beneficiaries residing in another country, and assets are in third jurisdiction. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to consider existing legal relationship, taking into account different legal systems and ways of their interaction. Our practice lawyers have extensive experience in advising in over 50 jurisdictions. One of undoubted advantages for our clients is that we have a Russian-speaking arbitration partner and a Russian-speaking team in London and Cyprus.

Our team represents clients in international arbitration and cross-border disputes in Russia in international arbitrations - non-state, (tribunals) commercial arbitration courts specifically designed to consider disputes between participants in international commercial transactions, parties to which are persons of different nationalities with locations in London , Paris, Singapore, etc. according to various Regulations:

  • London International Arbitration Court (LCIA);
  • The Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
  • Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC);
  • The Netherlands Arbitration Institute and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration;
  • Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC);
  • ICAC at the RF CCI.

 

PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES INCLUDES:

  • Development of strategy to protect interests of client in a cross-border dispute;
  • Representing interests of parties as plaintiffs, defendants, third parties, witnesses in international arbitration proceedings;
  • Representing interests of parties in cases of preliminary interim measures;
  • Preparation and translation of documents, collection of evidence for international arbitration proceedings;
  • Preparation of opinions on issues of Russian and foreign law;
  • Representation of interests in cases of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
  • Debt collection: options and procedures for cross-border bankruptcy.
  • Forced debt restructuring as an alternative to bankruptcy.
  • Management of cross-border disputes in context of debtor's bankruptcy for the purpose of efficient debt collection.
PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND CROSS-BORDER DISPUTES INCLUDES:
  • Development of strategy to protect interests of client in a cross-border dispute;
  • Representing interests of parties as plaintiffs, defendants, third parties, witnesses in international arbitration proceedings;
  • Representing interests of parties in cases of preliminary interim measures;
  • Preparation and translation of documents, collection of evidence for international arbitration proceedings;
  • Preparation of opinions on issues of Russian and foreign law;
  • Representation of interests in cases of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards;
  • Debt collection: options and procedures for cross-border bankruptcy;
  • Forced debt restructuring as an alternative to bankruptcy;
  • Management of cross-border disputes in context of debtor's bankruptcy for the purpose of efficient debt collection.
Key contacts
AGAYAN ERNEST
PARTNER, LL.M, HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE e.agayan@lawbridge.ru
Ernest is the Head of International Practice and coordinates various international projects of the LawBridge ... Read More
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS:
BANK OF CYPRUS
The Bank of Cyprus filed a claim for foreclosure of immovable property of a Russian company, pledged to secure the repayment of a loan issued to a company registered in Cyprus. The value of the disputed assets was estimated at about 18 million US dollars. The case was complicated by the circumstances of the financial crisis which broke out in Cyprus in March 2013, and by the cession by one of the bank's Russian clients to the borrower of his claims against the bank under the bank deposit agreement, and the involvement in the relationship between the bank and the assignor of a trustee with whom the assignor had signed a trust agreement governed by the British Virgin Islands trust law. The bank was trying to prove that the assignment was made by an unauthorized person, it could not have been made, as by the anti-crisis legislation of Cyprus in March-April 2013 most of the clients' money deposited in the accounts had been converted into bank shares.