Dmitry Ivanov counsels clients in cross-border and domestic litigation as well as international arbitration and general commercial matters. He also represents clients in state commercial and arbitration courts and advises on disputes in real estate, construction, and contractual corporate matters, as well as on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. A native Russian speaker, he is also fluent in English and French.
Representing a Russian construction company in LCIA arbitration in a dispute with its former European counterparty over termination of a contract in relation to construction of a high-valued complex in the northern part of Russia
Acting for a Russian bank in London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration proceedings and related enforcement proceedings in Eastern Europe to locate and arrest the respondent’s assets
Representing a transportation operator company in a cross-border litigation in Russian and Cyprus over the unfair competitive actions of its former business partner
Advising a major international oil company in relation to a carrier’s collision-related litigation in Russian courts
Representing a prominent Russian individual in LCIA arbitration and coordinating parallel litigation proceedings in Cyprus in a multimillion dispute with its former partner under a shares sale-purchase option agreement
Representing foreign investors and bondholders in a complex dispute with a Russian real estate developer over the non-payment of a multimillion loan. The complex proceedings included representing clients in two bankruptcy proceedings (including securing the clients’ interest with the creditors’ register, challenging the debtor-friendly creditors and the receiver’s actions, and investigating corporate relations).
Representing the largest oil servicing company in Russia in a bankruptcy of its counterparty, combined with the internal investigation of the business activity of the latter for the past three years, and the unwinding of existing financial schemes that led to the company’s insolvency
Representing a US nonprofit that owns the first-level Cyrillic web domain in a dispute with a regional Russian company over the alleged breach of intellectual property (IP) rights and trademark violation
Representing a large European cement producer in a complex high-profile bankruptcy of its former Russian subsidiary and in a number of related disputes involving its past directors and shareholders
Advising the Government of Moscow in a settlement of a dispute with an Austrian-German utilities and infrastructure company related to a public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the construction of a water purification plant in southern Moscow. (Our work ranged from litigating the contract invalidation to novation of a primary obligation and ultimate M&A transaction for the sale of the company)
Representing a Russian chemical producer in a dispute with its former shareholder over the restoration of the ownership of shares and violation of its rights
Representing a joint venture mining company in the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in a dispute with a regional Russian Subsoil Use Department to challenge decisions of the latter and be admitted to the auction over a golden ore field license
Advising a Russian ceramics producer in a controversy with a Russian energy generating and supply company over the excessive payments for electricity that were not consistent with existing energy tariffs
Advising a major Russian energy company during an internal investigation and public inquiries based on allegations of abuse of state procurement tenders, smuggling, fraud, and corruption.
Advising an international entertainment corporation on the procedures to be followed in case of a dawn raid of the client’s Russian offices
Advising an international car manufacturer in an internal investigation related to the business of its Russian subsidiary and its regional dealers. Work included investigation of the dealer’s business, its compliance observance, interviews with the top managers, and obtaining information from other dealers in Russia
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) arbitration proceedings between one of the largest Russian construction companies and its contracting designing company; the claims centered around the alleged unlawful termination of contract, recovery of monetary funds, lost profit, IP rights violation, and obligation to halt the construction of the building
Acting for a major Russian construction company in LCIA arbitration proceedings in a high-value dispute with its contractor arising out of the construction contract for the gas pipeline in southern Russia. The $60 million dispute relates to the costs of works, the standby time for the sea vessels, and the defects in the works performed
Representing a European businessman in a dispute out of an unsuccessful joint venture with its former partner, a prominent Russian businessman and former high-ranking official, in an LCIA arbitration
Acting for a major Russian infrastructure company in an international arbitration under the Rules of the International Court of Arbitration in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and advising on the potential for parallel LCIA proceedings and other offshore jurisdiction issues in relation to a number of related contracts
Advising (in LCIA, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC), and Russian state court proceedings) a BVI company affiliated with a large Russian bank on issues related to the breach of trust, which resulted in breach of loan agreements
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2004, LL.B., Jurisprudence
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2005, LL.M., International Law
École Nationale d'Administration, France, 2007, M.P.A.