In 2012 Vasily graduated cum laude from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a masters degree in civil law.
He is proficient in English.
Vasily heads the commercial disputes practice at Rustam Kurmaev and Partners. He boasts significant experience representing domestic and international companies in arbitrazh (commercial) courts and courts of general jurisdiction. His industry expertise spans energy and natural resources, real estate and construction, with a particular focus on proprietary and contractual disputes related to large scale investment projects.
Successful defense of the interests of an industrial enterprise in disputes stemming from supply contracts in the total amount of RUB 11 bln.
Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Plant PJSC
Successful representation of the interests of the client in a series of disputes with customers and their contractors seeking the recovery of damages in connection with the loss of equipment in a total amount of more than RUB 264 mln.
Successful representation of the interests of the client’s subsidiary in a series of contracting disputes involving the construction of a business center in Moscow. The dispute made its way through all instances from the lower courts to the RF Supreme Court, culminating in total victory for our client.
Representation of the client’s interests in numerous land disputes, including: prevention of the threatened demolition of the “Khimki Business Park” business center, defending the client’s rights to a land plot in Mytishchi, clearing the client’s land plot in Voronezh of an unauthorized structure, successful challenging of land-use and development rules, lifting of a public easement, successful protection of a land plot in Veliky Novgorod against government seizure, and other successfully resolved cases.
Successful representation of the interests of a systemic enterprise in a dispute over a claim seeking the recovery of RUB 11 bln. The swift and decisive actions taken by our team made it possible not only to secure injunctive relief through the freezing of the respondent’s assets, but also to organize the sweeping imposition of effective provisional remedies that allowed for the actual seizure of the opponent’s key production assets and the freezing of accounts receivable owed to the industry’s main players in just three days. The sheer speed and scope of these actions prompted the opponent to reach an amicable settlement with our client.
Successful representation of the client’s interests in a series of disputes with customers and their contractors involving the recovery of damages in connection with the loss of equipment in a total amount of more than RUB 264 mln. The damages stemmed from the loss of our client’s equipment in the customer’s borehole in an incident that occurred through the fault of the customer and the contractors it engaged. Within the scope of this case, we were tasked with substantiating an extremely complicated set of damages, which entailed taking all of the procedural actions envisioned by applicable law: questioning of witnesses, examination of physical evidence, organization of forensic evaluations and collaborating with a wide array of specialists across a number of different technical fields.