Corporate disputes


  • Resolve incorporation, reorganization and liquidation disputes
  • Resolve share ownership disputes
  • Represent clients seeking to recover damages caused to a business or to invalidate transactions entered into by a business
  • Resolve disputes regarding appointment, election, termination, suspension or liability of corporate management bodies
  • Represent clients in disputes regarding calls for general meeting of shareholders
  • Represent clients seeking to challenge resolutions of corporate management bodies
  • Represent clients in shareholder conflicts

Key contacts

Rustam Kurmaev Managing Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Rustam Kurmaev specializes in the resolution of commercial disputes, real-estate and construction disputes, corporate disputes, as well as disputes involving the criminal defense of business, systematically mounting a comprehensive defense strategy for corporate executives and top managers at all stages of the criminal process. Armed with a significant amount of experience representing the interests of Russian and foreign companies at the commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction, including the RF Supreme Commercial Court and RF Supreme Court, Rustam is a widely-recognized specialist on issues involving the execution of court rulings, both through the procedures envisioned by law (enforcement proceedings and bankruptcy), as well as through the application of alternative instruments (mediation).
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Dmitry Kletochkin Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Dmitry Kletochkin specializes in representing client interests in litigation involving corporate conflicts, real-estate disputes, hostile takeovers and restructuring & bankruptcy cases. He has a vast amount of experience representing the interests of Russian and international clients at the commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction. Dmitry has rendered legal assistance to clients in disputes stemming from supply contracts, loan agreements and contracting agreements, disputes involving real-estate rights, and other disputes in the area of civil and commercial law.
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Recent experience:

Successful representation of the interests of a Russian mining-and-metallurgical giant in a dispute with the counterparty under consulting agreements and finished-product supply contracts in the total amount of RUB 12.7 bln. Successful representation of the interests of Mechel Group companies in disputes on holding controlling entities to subsidiary liability within the scope of bankruptcy cases, as well as in disputes involving the recovery of damages caused by the actions of management bodies.

Successful resolution of a complex corporate conflict at the client’s company. In handling this project, we not only mounted the defense of company management against wrongfully-opened criminal cases (the orders on their opening were rescinded), but also secured the observance in Russian conditions of contractual terms actually governed by English law.
Major producer of agricultural fertilizers
Successful defence of the members of the BoD of a large power generating company in a dispute with a counterpart attempting to recover losses incurred as a result of concluding transactions on conditions allegedly unfavorable for the company.