International Arbitration and Litigation
The practice

EPAM’ International Arbitration and Litigation Practice has, over the years, built a solid reputation and today is highly regarded by leading dispute resolution experts across the globe. It is the only law firm in the CIS ranked by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 100.

The Firm represents leading corporations and multinationals with interests in Russia and the CIS. We have also represented on a number of occasions the Russian Federation.

Our lawyers have represented clients in litigations on four continents. We regularly provide assistance in regards to legal proceedings in Austria, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Cyprus, USA, France, Sweden, Japan, Turkey, India and other countries.

The Firm’s lawyers specialise in corporate, antitrust, construction, maritime, IP, insurance, and investment disputes. They are experienced in all international arbitration rules and have successfully represented clients in various international ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations including:

  • AAA – American Arbitration Association, New York;
  • ICC – International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris;
  • ICSID – International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington DC;
  • LCIA – London Court of International Arbitration;
  • SCC – Arbitration Institute at Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;
  • ICAC at the Russian RCCI – the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow;
  • ICAC at the UCCI – the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, Kiev;
  • GAFTA – Grain and Feed Trade Association;
  • FOSFA – Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations;
  • CAS – Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne;
  • Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution;
  • ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules.

The unique experience of the Firm’s lawyers also includes representation in the UN International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Our Dispute Resolution Practice is top ranked by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, was named the best in Eastern Europe and recommended by The GAR 100, PLC Which Lawyer, Who's Who Legal, Legal Experts EMEA, Best Lawyers and other reputable directories.


Our services include:

  • early case assessment: independent assessment of case prospects and parties’ positions;
  • development of defense strategy, drafting dispute resolution agreements;
  • evidence: research, legalization in Russia, the CIS and abroad;
  • representing clients before arbitral tribunals;
  • advice on drafting arbitration clauses;
  • interim relief in support of arbitration, foreign legal proceedings;
  • enforcement proceedings;
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards.

"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 team stands out for its excellent knowledge of international arbitration, its great contacts at the Bar in London and other law firms, and its unique insight into the Russian market. Overall, this is a first-class team of highly intelligent and hardworking lawyers.” (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)

“The firm stepped in to help in “an extremely difficult situation” (GAR 100 2019)

“Splendid capabilities in handling demanding cross-border cases” (The Legal 500 2018)

"A very strong market presence, excellent reputation" (Chambers Europe 2017)

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

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

“Highly professional and dedicated team” (The Legal 500 2016) 

"Clients and peers praise the team for “combination of exacting attention to detail while at the same time giving great attention to the overall strategy implications of decisions in the arbitral process" (GAR 100 2016)

“It’s is a resourceful firm which is able to handle complex, high-profile international arbitration cases” (GAR 100 2016)

“Handles a lot of high-profile cases and also can do large volumes of work”. “I value its speed and hands-on attitude” (Chambers Europe 2015)

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