The practice

The Litigation Practice at EPAM is top-ranked in all the trusted local and international legal guides. The Firm's lawyers advise on the most sophisticated and large-scale disputes in Russia and Belarus and participate in cross-border disputes involving multiple jurisdictions.

We successfully defend the rights and represent interests of clients not only in Russia and Belarus but also in other CIS jurisdictions. We provide legal support in litigation and arbitration and advise both international clients on legal issues across the CIS and local businesses in terms of their interaction with foreign partners.

Our team has a successful track record of pursuing legal proceedings to defend major companies in complex cross- border disputes. Many cases we have been involved in set precedents that changed the way business is conducted in various industries for the benefit of our clients.

We are specialized in resolving:

  • commercial disputes;
  • disputes involving monopolies, public authorities and state corporations; 
  • corporate disputes;
  • libel suits;
  • intellectual property disputes; 
  • fuel & energy complex, real estate, construction and insurance disputes;
  • investment, tax and antitrust disputes; 
  • debt recovery and bond defaults disputes; 
  • as well as other types of disputes.

We have extensive experience in representing our clients in the Constitutional Court, Supreme Arbitrazh Court, Supreme Court, lower courts, and before quasi-judicial, patent, customs and antitrust authorities.

Our team also has a track record of successfully defending our clients in Belarusian courts and courts of other CIS jurisdictions.

We strive to win cases in courts as well as ensure actual execution of judgements. Our experts advise our clients not only on legal prospects of a legal action but also on the likelihood of actual asset recovery. Therefore, we have one of the best success records in terms of actual executed judgements.

The Firm’s stellar competence in dispute resolution is recognised both locally and internationally. The Firm holds leading positions in the rankings of legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Legal Experts: EMEA, Best Lawyers, Pravo.Ru-300 and many others.


Our services:

  • litigation risk analysis;
  • developing a litigation strategy; 
  • developing a stance in legal action, preparing legal opinions;
  • collection of evidence, preparation of statements of claim, complaints, motions and other service documents; 
  • representing clients at the stage of execution proceedings;
  • enforcement of judgments as part of execution proceedings;
  • enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards;
  • drafting and execution of settlement agreements; 
  • assistance in administrative inquiries and procedures;
  • coordination of steps taken by a client in concurrent legal proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.

"From the first step they could see exactly what to do, and they can predict the moves of the other side as well. They really have that intuition, that experience, to know when to push and when to hold." (Chambers Europe 2020)

"They're very quick, they provide good guidance on the issues. They give practical legal advice." (Chambers Europe 2020)

“…the best law firm in Russia by far for any form of commercial dispute. The partners are fully on board with disputes and do not simply leave issues to associates.” (The Legal 500 2020)

“One of the few firms on the market that has such diversified capacities and expertise in the resolution of all types of disputes.” (The Legal 500 2020)

“Lawyers’ unique litigation expertise is reinforced by their sector-specific knowledge in sectors such as IP, shipping, transport, customs, real estate, and multiple others.” (The Legal 500 2020)

"Ddispute resolution powerhouse” (The Legal 500 2019)

"A real constellation of stars." "They are focused on achieving the result for the client; they don't make false promises" (Сhambers Europe 2018)

“One of the most experienced and powerful litigation teams in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region” (The Legal 500 2018)

"A very strong market presence, excellent reputation and a deep domestic litigation expertise" (Chambers Europe 2017)

“A true powerhouse in the Russian market when it comes to dispute resolution’ (The Legal 500 2017)

"Dedicated to the client’s interests and overcome all obstacles" (Chambers Europe 2017)

“The lawyers are clever, innovative and strong enough to defend us in really unique disputes that can change the practice" (Chambers Europe 2016)

Team provides “outstanding, multi-faceted advice that is on time and to the point” (The Legal 500 2016)

“Prominent for its deep bench of disputes lawyers covering the full range of contentious issues” (Chambers Europe 2015)

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« One of the most impressive practices in the CIS. The group is exceptionally adept at navigating cases through courts »

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