Dmitry represents clients in international commercial litigation, parallel proceedings and arbitration, as well as in Russian state courts of all levels. Dmitry is repeatedly recognised by authoritative international legal directories such as The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

“Dmitry Vlasov is a deep thinker and very committed lawyer who explores every angle” The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Dmitry specialises in contractual and corporate, damages and tort disputes, internal investigations, compliance and banking law issues, and international commercial arbitration. Dmitry is the author/co-author of over a dozen publications.

Examples of his work are given below.

Projects:

Participation in preparing of an expert opinion for the High Court of England in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors on over a hundred issues of Russian law, including the possibility of bringing a tort claim against a company’s controlling persons in response to the company’s non-performance of contractual obligations bypassing the ‘competition of claims’

Participation in preparing an expert opinion and giving evidence before the High Court of England n a number of Russian law issues, including recovering damages in connection with the alleged rigging of an auction in the Yukos bankruptcy case. The team’s expert evidence helped to defeat a US$40m claim against the defendants.

Dmitry Vlasov was a Secretary in an SCC arbitration between a major Russian EPCI contractor in oil and gas industry and a European largest energy and engineering company, concerning the recovery of US$12m under a services agreement in connection with gas turbine generations supplied for the development of an oil field in the Caspian Sea.
Advising the aviation fuel supplier company on Transaero airline’s bankruptcy case with regard to contesting US$1.4bn in claims brought by lenders/lessors on the basis of dozens of English-law-governed lease contracts and related agreements (including coordinating specialists in English and Russian law and arranging for expert reports).
Participation in the preparation of an expert report for the Economic Court of Minsk in a dispute between the Republic of Belarus (RB) and the client, arising from a loan agreement for financing of Osipovchiskiy rail car plant, secured by a RB guarantee and guarantee of individuals, and relating to the validity of restrictions from the guarantees.

Advising the client, which was sued by a rival company in connection with an alleged patent infringement. The claim is aimed to block the import, manufacture, sale, and use of the client’s invention, which the rival company claims infringes its patents.

Participation in preparing of an expert report in the dispute between Russian chemical holding company, one of the world’s leading phosphate-based fertilizer producers, and its ex-employee being heard by the High Court. The opponent alleges that in addition to his employment-based compensation, he was orally guaranteed 1 % shareholding in the company which he has not received so far.
Advising the respondent in connection with a claim submitted for international arbitration for damages for expropriation of the assets of a subsidiary bank based on a bilateral investment agreement between the states. The substance of the dispute concerns the alleged violation of the claimant’s rights as an investor in relation to his investment in the bank.
Participation in preparing of an expert report for the Royal Court of Jersey in relation to a claim issued against the world’s largest aluminium producer concerning alleged infringement of the Claimant’s patents totalling over US$1bn.
Coordinating Cyprus proceedings related to a corporate conflict between the client and his business partner who together owned an elite housing estate in Moscow on an equal footing. The partner transferred the estate to controlled third parties at a reduced price without the client’s consent, which resulted in the client’s losses of US$110m.
Participation in the preparation of an expert report in the LCIA arbitration regarding a long-term corporate dispute between the owners of one of the largest coal deposits in Russia over the issue of violation of parity in business management.
Participation in the preparation of an expert opinion in the LCIA arbitration in a dispute arose out of a SHA and a personal guarantee under English law on the issues of the arbitrability of corporate disputes, the possibility of an indirect shareholder bringing a derivative claim, and Russian law on major interested-party transactions.
Participation in the preparation of an expert report for the LCIA in a dispute over the recovery of debts under two loan agreements totalling US$1.3bn. The dispute is complicated by the defendant’s argument that the board of directors of the client’s parent company has no authority to approve the initiation of arbitration proceedings.
Advising a client in a complex corporate dispute arising out of a claim brought by an ex-business partner seeking his share of joint business and recovery of billions of dollars in damages allegedly caused by the breach of numerous joint venture agreements. The dispute was recently settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.
A US$3m dispute between a European construction company and a Russian subcontractor regarding work on the Moscow metro.

Advising a construction company on the termination of a 50-year franchise agreement with a major hotel operator relating to a hotel in central Moscow without any penalties for early termination.

Advising an independent compliance monitor in connection with the monitoring of an international financial services company with regard to measures taken against fraud and money laundering.
Defending a Russian businessman in an English court in a multibillion rouble dispute arising out of an agreement for prospective partnership.
A corporate investigation of a gas condensate production joint venture established by the Republic of Kazakhstan and five international oil companies.
Advising an international group of oil producers on the out of court recovery of expenses under a production sharing agreement and a settlement with the Republic of Kazakhstan.