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Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is one of the key areas at Ilyashev & Partners. We are able to litigate in any court, whether it be a local court, Supreme Court or International Arbitration. Furthermore, we never stop at just obtaining a judgment; we also ensure its enforcement.

We have an extensive experience in protecting the clients’ rights within the international court institutions and helping the clients in their interactions with foreign courts and law enforcement authorities.

Our services:

  • Representation before the courts of all levels and jurisdictions.
  • International commercial and investment arbitration.
  • Representation in the proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Appealing against the decisions of government authorities.
  • Representation in corporate disputes.
  • Representation in intellectual property disputes.
  • Representation in tax disputes.
  • Representation in real estate and construction disputes.
  • Representation in the area of competition law.
  • Criminal defence of business.
  • International extradition.
  • Execution of court judgments.
  • Debt collection.
  • Legal support of bankruptcy procedures.
  • Mediation.

Representative projects:

  • Representation of BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) in Ukraine and overseas in criminal cases regarding the embezzlement charges against the former Chairman of Board of BTA Bank M. Ablyazov, and his extradition to Ukraine or the Russian Federation. The amount of damages incurred – USD 10 bln.
  • Representation of BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) in the case on the enforcement in the territory of Ukraine of the judgment of High Court of Justice of England and Wales concerning the recovery of USD 451 mln in favor of the bank.
  • Recognition in Ukraine of Emergency of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce under the claim Ostchem Holding (Group DF) against Odesa Portside Plant. The price of the claim is USD 246.5 mln.
  • Representation of Feodosia Shipbuilding Company “Morye”, one of 13 enterprises of the national military-industrial complex under the control of SE “Ukroboronprom” in Crimea, at the European Court of Human Rights in the dispute over the Company’s rights violated by the nationalization of its assets in the territory of Crimea. The amount of damages incurred – USD 240 mln.
  • Representation of SE “Ukrinterenergo” at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in case against PJSC “Inter RAO” concerning the recovery of payment for electricity supplied from the territory of the Russian Federation to certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • Release of the Ukrainian plane Аn-124 (“Ruslan”) from custody in Canada and Belgium.
  • Representation of Ukrrichflot in litigations regarding the contract, corporate, labor, tax and intellectual property law.  
  • Representation of Vitino Specialised Sea Port, one of the largest Northern ports in the Russian Federation, the only port in the White Sea that transports crude oil, in litigations related to bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Annulment of the agreement on the termination of mortgage agreements, the restoration of the pledge of right for the land plots in Moscow and Moscow region of the total space 3000 ha.
  • Representation of interests of SE Antonov in disputes with OJSC “Aviakor – Aviation Plant” on recovery of royalty under the License Agreement for the right to use the trademark.
  • Representation of SE Antonov in arbitration with Libyan Arab Air Cargo in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry regarding the debts of Libyan Arab Air Cargo for the maintenance of the plane Аn-124-100 in Kyiv.
  • Representation of interests of the clients of Garant-Life Insurance Company related to the revocation of license of the Insurance Company and the commencement of criminal proceedings against the company’s officials.

Ratings and Awards

  • Firm No.1 in dispute resolution in Ukraine (Chambers Global 2017/2016/2015, Chambers Europe 2017/2016/2015)
  • Firm No.1 in dispute resolution in Ukraine (The Legal 500 – EMEA  2017/2016/2015)
  • Recommended Firm in bankruptcy and restructuring procedures in Russia (IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2017)
  • Firm No.1 in litigation and bankruptcy (Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2017/2016/2015)
  • Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy (Legal Awards 2016)
  • Law firm of the year in litigation (Legal Awards 2015)
  • Mikhail Ilyashev is recognized as the best in the nomination “Best Litigation Lawyer” (Legal Awards 2017)
  • Roman Marchenko is recognized as the best in the nomination “Best Lawyer in Arbitration” (Legal Awards 2016)
  • Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko – leading lawyers in dispute resolution in Ukraine (The Legal 500 – EMEA  2017)
  • Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are recognized as Top-3 leading lawyers in dispute resolution (Ukrainian Law Firms 2017. A Handbook for Foreign Clients)
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