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Nikolay Stroev

Nikolay
Stroev

Counsel

Nikolay
Stroev

Counsel

Since 2008, Nikolay has been specializing in the resolution of economic disputes in state and arbitration courts in Russian jurisdiction, as well as in support of multi-jurisdictional disputes, disputes in foreign jurisdictions, as well as international commercial arbitration.

Nikolay was recommended in the field of international commercial arbitration according to Kommersant.

Since 2008, Nikolay has been specializing in the resolution of economic disputes in state and arbitration courts in Russian jurisdiction, as well as in support of multi-jurisdictional disputes, disputes in foreign jurisdictions, as well as international commercial arbitration.

Nikolay was recommended in the field of international commercial arbitration according to Kommersant.

Education
  • Moscow State University, Faculty of Law
  • University of Edinburgh School of law (UK), LL.M.
Career
  • PB Legal | Panin, Bayramkulov & Partners, counsel
  • Sameta, head of dispute resolution practice
  • Sirota & Mozgo, lawyer
  • Sokolov, Maslov & Partners, lawyer
Projects
  • Representing a client in a bankruptcy dispute over challenging of a transaction in the amount of approximately RUB 1.7 billion. Managed to win the case in the court of first instance, preventing invalidation of the transaction.
  • Representing a large Internet bank in the Arbitrazh Court of the city of Moscow in the case of the recovery of losses caused by former top managers of the bank. The amount of the is more than 150 million rubles.
  • Representing a group of majority beneficiaries of one of the largest Russian drug manufacturers in a corporate conflict with minority beneficiaries. The dispute was initiated in a Cypriot court. The conflict was resolved by conclusion of a settlement agreement on terms favorable for the client.
  • Representing a large Russian investment company in a corporate conflict against the majority shareholder of a large retail business. As part of the corporate conflict, different proceedings in the Cyprus court and in the Russian courts were initiated. As a result of the proceedings in Cyprus and Russia, the client, together with the partner banks, gained full corporate control over the retail business group.
  • Representing the interests of a large Russian metallurgical company in a long-standing and precedent-setting dispute over the ownership of the company's shares and the recovery of losses for the alienation of shares. We won the case in the Arbitrazh Court of the Volga-Vyatka Region and fully defended the interests of the client. The amount in dispute was about RUB 700 million.
  • Representing one of the largest Russian investment companies in Austrian state courts in cooperation with Austrian law firms as well as in Russian state courts on disputes arising out of a corporate conflict between former shareholders of a large Russian construction company. The corporate conflict was connected to an illegal deprivation of shares worth approximately RUB 15 billion from the client.
  • Representing the interests of the bank and its subsidiary, which are majority and minority creditors in one of the largest bankruptcy proceedings in the Krasnoyarsk Region.
  • Participation in the preparation of a legal opinion and development of a strategy for a large Kazakh bank on collecting multimillion-dollar debts of a Russian businessman and foreclosing on his assets in Russia and abroad, including Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia.
  • Representing a large investment company implementing investment projects in Russia's regions before the Arbitrazh Court of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and the Eighth Arbitrazh Court in a dispute involving vicarious liability of an investment company for the debts of its bankrupt subsidiary. In the litigation proceedings in the Arbitrazh Court of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, successfully defended the client's interests. The amount in dispute was approximately RUB 20 billion.
  • Representing one of the largest Russian investment companies in proceedings on the damages claim of a non-governmental fund. Successfully defended the client’s interests in Moscow courts of three instances. The fund was represented by Deposit Insurance Agency. The amount in dispute was approximately RUB 200 million.
  • Drafting a legal opinion on the buyer’s risks of challenging of the purchase price of a stake in a company. The buyer was- a major Russian telecommunications company. Developed a negotiation strategy for the client.
  • Conducting an independent investigation of a scheme of unlawfully withdrawn assets of a major Russian non-ferrous metals’ manufacturer, development of a litigation strategy to protect the company's interests, including mechanisms for recovery of damages caused by illegal withdrawal, before Russian courts, Swiss courts and the ICAC. As a result, the client concluded a settlement agreement on favorable terms.
  • Representing a Russian businessman in a dispute in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The claimant asked for recovery of losses caused by breach of an option agreement against a majority shareholder of a large Russian transport business. The amount in dispute was approximately USD 50 million.
  • Participation in preparation of legal opinions on issues of Russian law for proceedings in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the London High Court of Justice in a dispute involving recovery of damages from former executives and beneficiaries of one of the largest Russian banks.
  • Participation in preparation of legal opinions on issues of Russian law for proceedings in state courts of Monaco and France in a dispute involving debt recovery from one of the Russian largest bank’s debtors.
  • Representing a large Russian energy company together with foreign consultants in Cyprus courts in a case for recovery of about US $ 20 million damages caused by former beneficiaries and former management of the company as a result of an illegal transfer of assets to offshore jurisdictions.
  • Representing a company specializing in theme parks for children and its beneficiary in negotiations with large creditors, as well as in Russian Arbitrazh courts and courts of general jurisdiction in disputes on debt collection. As part of the project, we managed settlement agreement with the creditors on restructuring the client's debt, reducing the debt burden by several million dollars (more than 65 percent of the total amount of creditors' claims), this agreement allowed the client to avoid bankruptcy.
  • Representing a major investment company implementing investment projects in Russian regions in a major dispute with a contractor in the Arbitrazh Court of the Moscow Area, relating to construction of a bridge in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Successfully represented the client’s interests in a number of court proceedings, including proceedings on a revision of judicial acts based on newly discovered circumstances, in the Arbitrazh courts of the Moscow District The amount in dispute was approximately RUB 2 billion.
  • Development of a strategy to protect the interests of investors in the largest project related to the preparation for the launch and subsequent IPO of the cryptocurrency.
  • Advising a Russian gas company in an arbitration dispute before the Maritime Arbitration Commission on claims of foreign shipowners for the recovery of payments under marine charter contracts.
  • Representing a private investor in court and in state bodies on civil claims arising from the theft of shares of a Russian gas company from a client. The stolen shares were worth dozens of millions of dollars.
  • Representing a large construction company acting as a creditor in a bankruptcy case.
  • Case management of a project related to the conflict between the largest regional energy companies among themselves. Developing a legal position and representing the interests of a Finnish energy company in a number of lawsuits in Russian regions.
  • Representing a Russian subsidiary of a Swedish investment company in the Moscow Arbitration Court in a dispute with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and organizations accountable to the Ministry for the recovery of several billion rubles. Participation in negotiations aimed at the amicable settlement of a dispute. Signing a settlement agreement on the terms favourable for the Swedish company.
  • Representing a contractor in a dispute with a Russian governmental contractor arising out of a construction contract. Working in closed court sessions due to the secrecy of a significant part of the documentation. Successful protection of the client's interests in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
  • Representing a Russian-Swedish Internet company as a defendant in a number of landmark disputes over the protection of honour, dignity and business reputation in the arbitration courts of the Moscow District. Development of a legal position based on new clarifications of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. We won in all the instances of the Moscow Disctrict.
  • Representing an exclusive distributor of the largest Swedish manufacturer of construction equipment in a number of disputes in the regions of the Russian Federation.
  • Representing a large German automobile holding in a number of litigations from leasing contracts.
  • Representing investors in a bankruptcy case of a large Russian construction company.
  • Representing the interests of a large mining company in the field of non-ferrous metals in the context of administrative cases, including appealing administrative offenses protocols and rulings on administrative offenses in authorised state bodies (within the framework of an administrative investigation) and in courts.
  • Representing a large construction company in a number of disputes in Russian courts related appealing the results of the auction for the right to conclude lease agreements of municipal property.
  • Representing a Finnish company and the Norwegian Government Insurance Agency in a Russian court over a dispute with a Russian agro-industrial enterprise about non-payment of the goods delivered and subsequent courts related to the bankruptcy of the Russian debtor.
  • Representation in a Russian court of a foreign oil company in a dispute against the Russian oil and gas monopoly on the unlawful arrest of ships.
  • Representation of a Russian agricultural company in Russian state arbitrazh courts in a dispute over the rescue of a bulk carrier in the Kaliningrad seaport.
  • Advising one of the largest Russian air carriers on issues of pre-trial and court settlement of disputes with passengers.
  • Representing the interests of a Russian transport company in Russian courts in a dispute with a group of ship owners regarding the freight of a number of vessels.
  • Representation in a Court of Nizhny Novgorod region the interests of a German design firm in a dispute against a major automaker in connection with a violation of the design contract for an industrial complex.
  • Representing in courts of general jurisdiction the interests of the Indian group of companies engaged in the production and sale of sportswear and footwear on bankruptcy and labor law in the context of anti-crisis management.
  • Representing in Arbitrazh courts of Moscow District the interests of a Russian transportation company in a dispute against a Russian railway security monopoly regarding the loss / theft of cargo.
  • Representing several Russian transport companies in a dispute against the Russian railway monopoly regarding the illegal collection of fees and fines.

Alexander
Panin

Managing Partner

Alan
Bayramkulov

partner

Bledi
Albri

Counsel

Sergey
Kim

Associate

Nadezhda
Simakova

Associate