Alexander specialises in the resolution of commercial disputes in state courts of the Russian Federation.

Alexander’s professional interests also cover contract law, real estate, and tort law issues.


Participation in the Metrostroy bankruptcy case. The project is critical, both for the continuation of the construction of the metro in St Petersburg and for the satisfaction of lenders’ claims through the return and sale of assets worth more than US$200 million and subsidiary liability of the debtor’s shareholders.

Development of a legal strategy for the client in four sets of legal proceedings, initiated by the Moscow government which brought claims for demolition of an office centre located on city land and pledged under loans granted by our client in the amount of US$120m.
Advising the client and participation in preparing an expert opinion in support of a claim filed in the High Court of England against Vneshprombank beneficiary Mr Bedzhamov, a Russian tycoon hiding in England. With the support of Maxim and the team, the client obtained a judicial seizure of Mr Bedzhamov’s assets worth more than RUB 117bn.
Defending a client, who recently provided audit reports for one of the largest Russian retail chains, in proceedings aimed to declare audit reports misleading on the claim of one of the shareholders of the chain who considers that the reports didn’t address important issues affecting financial performance. Thanks to the firm’s efforts, the opponent dropped the claim.