Maria specialises in international commercial arbitration, as well as the resolution of commercial disputes in state courts of the Russian Federation, including insolvency proceedings

Representing RBC, one of the largest Russian media holdings, on the claim of Independent Oil and Gas Company (NNK) for the recovery of RUB500m as damage to business reputation allegedly caused by an article published by RBC about the transactions between NNK and Rosneft. The firm’s efforts helped to defeat the claim against our client.
Representing a client in insolvency proceedings against the bankrupt Mariysky Oil Refinery (MNPZ, one of the largest enterprises in the Mari El Republic), whose creditors’ claims amount to around US$460m. The MNPZ receiver tries to challenge the debtor’s payments to our client of US$74m as an unfair preference over other creditors.
Providing assistance to the clients – shareholders and ex-directors of the client – in a number of corporate disputes aimed to return the control over the company, protect clients from corporate liability claims of US$1.75m and recover damages of US$0.7m from the former bankruptcy receiver, its insurance company and the former shareholder.
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.