Luiza specializes in the resolution of commercial disputes in Russian state courts, as well as international commercial arbitration

Projects:
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.
Participation in the preparation of an expert report under the Russian law for the LCIA in a dispute to recover debts under two loan agreements totalling $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.
Assessing the risks of our client’s participation in the tender for the acquisition of debtor’s assets in bankruptcy proceedings for a total amount of US$40m. We propose a detailed step-by-step plan to mitigate or eliminate the risks and support the client within the negotiations with the tender organiser and debtor’s creditor.
Advising a client, as part of a corporate conflict arose between him and other shareholders of the holding. The opponents claim that our client seized control of the key subsidiaries, while our client insists that the opponents intend to sell their shares in the company to its main competitor, which will lead to the loss of the key know-how.