Dispute resolution and mediation

Dispute resolution and mediation

The attorneys and associates of Pepeliaev Group's dispute resolution and mediation practice represent clients in commercialLegal-500-leading-firm-2020.jpg courts and courts of general jurisdiction (up to the Russian Supreme Court) and in the Russian Constitutional Court. Pepeliaev Group's professionals have extensive experience of handling cases at international commercial arbitration centres. If knowledge of foreign law is required, we engage foreign experts from partner firms.

According to Pepeliaev Group's internal statistics, we have won over 90% of all cases we have handled. What is more, 15% of disputes are settled at the pre-trial stage.

Pepeliaev Group's dispute resolution and mediation practice provides legal services in various disputes: both integrated cases and those that require expertise in a narrow area of law.

  • Corporate, antimonopoly, administrative, commercial, business disputes
  • Disputes relating to real estate (including lease) and construction
  • Financial disputes (including bankruptcy, debt collection and loss recovery; factoring; bank guarantees; leasing and insurance)
  • Resolving disputes relating to intellectual property rights
  • Business defamation disputes
  • Protecting manufacturers in disputes with consumers
  • Representing clients in conflicts relating to default on contractual obligations
  • Cases relating to the distribution of information in the mass media (including exercising rights to refute, responding to the information published, etc.)
  • Liaising with search engine operators so that they stop providing information on websites containing false and outdated information as well as information that is distributed illegally
  • Supporting cases relating to contracts being treated as invalid or not having been concluded and cases relating to contracts being entered into and terminated


Pre-trial settlement and mediation

  • Analysing transactions with a view to assessing risks of disputes
  • Establishing a strategy to avoid or exit a conflict
  • Collecting an evidence base and holding negotiations, including as part of mediation proceedings


Disputes in foreign courts arbitral proceedings international commercial arbitration

  • Advising with respect to drafting agreements on jurisdiction
  • Supporting foreign court proceedings relating to Russian jurisdiction
  • Drafting expert opinions on issues relating to Russian law to be provided within the framework of foreign court proceedings
  • Having foreign arbitral awards recognised and enforced
  • Advising with respect to drafting arbitration agreements
  • Advising with respect to conflict-of-law rules and the applicable legislation
  • Representing clients as part of arbitration proceedings
  • Handling cases in state courts to obtain provisional measures to support arbitration proceedings or with a view to cancelling arbitral awards issued in Russia and abroad

Legal risk management

  • Analysing legal implications at the stage when commercial conditions are set for a future transaction and/or a group of related transactions
  • Assessing commercial projects (transactions) in terms of whether the client’s interests have sufficient legal protection in case disagreements with a contractor arise

Enforcement proceedings providing legal support with respect to enforcement of court awards


Defended the interests of a large international bank in connection with the new requirements of the regulator
Our lawyers represented a major international bank in a series of cases over the compulsory conversion of depositary receipts as established by special law No. 114-FZ.
Successfully resolved a dispute in courts of three levels and recovered almost all legal costs under the case
The team of the Dispute Resolution and Mediation Practice helped a client to win a dispute in courts of three levels in a case involving the recovery of an advance payment that was not covered by the counter-supply of agricultural machines. 
Other projects