Nane Oganesyan has more than 15 years of experience in international arbitration and litigation, with an emphasis on corporate, energy, and infrastructure disputes. Nane regularly appears in international arbitration tribunals in Russia and other countries, as well as in the Russian commercial courts. She also has experience with compliance and anticorruption matters, including investigations of alleged misconduct under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, and Russian anticorruption laws.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Nane served as leader of the dispute resolution practice for Russia/CIS at another international law firm.
This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Advised a publicly listed company in the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) arbitration proceedings (Arbitration Institute at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce under UNCITRAL Rules) in relation to a breach of a joint venture agreement and failure to transfer a subsoil license. The dispute also involved litigation in several jurisdictions, including before Russian, US, and Swedish courts.
Acted for a major Russian infrastructure company in an international arbitration under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration in the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), and advised on the potential for parallel LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) proceedings and other offshore jurisdiction issues in relation to a number of related contracts.
Lead or participated in complex investigations of anti-corruption and other compliance violations, involving both multinational companies and major Russian companies. Interviewed witnesses, analyzed evidence and cooperated with US, UK and other foreign counsel in reporting to both internal bodies and governmental authorities.
Represented a major Russian infrastructure company in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a counterparty in an arbitration under the Rules of the International Court of Arbitration in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Zurich, and further representing the client in parallel court proceedings in BVI, Cyprus, Germany and other jurisdictions.
Acted for Sun Group in a matter related to acquisition of gold exploration and production rights for a deposit located in the Russian Far East. Our client had been excluded "on technical grounds" from participating in a scheduled state auction for the subsoil use rights to explore and produce gold in this new deposit. Based on the results of our work, the client was admitted to the auction and emerged victorious.
Acted for Schlumberger, a major global oil servicing company operating in Russia, in a complex bankruptcy case in the Russian state commercial court related to its counterparty’s failure to honor payment obligations under a number of contracts. Our involvement includes securing rights for 5 companies of the client in the bankruptcy proceedings, research of the principal accounting and financial data, independent evaluation of the debtor’s assets, and challenges of the transactions.
Acted for a leading environmental asset manager in two cases pending before different regional commercial courts in Russia in disputes related to the Emission Reduction Sale and Purchase Agreement concluded under the Kyoto protocol. These disputes also involved a number of leading international companies. This is the first Kyoto protocol-related litigation in Russia.
Acted for a leading Russian energy infrastructure company in arbitration proceedings under LCIA Rules concerning a multimillion-dollar infrastructure dispute with a major contractor.
Acted for Public Interest Registry (PIR) in a dispute with a Russian company that claims to hold the trademark rights to the Russian version of the .ORG domain.
Acted for MTV Networks Vostok in the Moscow City Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court. MTV was a defendant in the case initiated by Intersvyaz-2, one of the biggest local TV operators in Russia under a license dispute.
Acted for Dyckerhoff GmbH – a major international cement producer in a complex and high value bankruptcy case in Russian state courts.
Represented and advised a European company in a series of ICAC (the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation) arbitration proceedings concerning disputes with a large Russian steel corporation, which included proceedings in Germany, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, and Switzerland.
Acted for a leading Russian development company in a dispute against the Moscow government over recognition of the decisions and acts of certain state bodies regarding their suspension of a major construction project in the center of Moscow and their determination that the project was illegal and invalid.
Acted for a large Russian construction company in a dispute against the Moscow government over an obligation to demolish part of major real estate property under construction.
Acted for a large foreign-owned Russian company in respect to a number of corporate disputes over recognition of the decisions of the general shareholders meetings as invalid.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2002, LL.M., Cum Laude
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2001, LL.B., Cum Laude
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
Arbitrator, Arbitration Court of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Arbitrator, Arbitration Court of the Moscow Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Listed, The Legal 500 for dispute resolution (2012–2014)