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Almakaev Denis A.

Almakaev Denis A.

Hogan Lovells
Tel: +7 495 9 333 000
Address: 22 Tverskaya st., Summit Business Centre, 9th floor, Hogan Lovells, 125009 Moscow, Russia

General information

Russian Federation
Russian - fluent
English - fluent


Hogan Lovells , Moscow / London
Linklaters , Moscow
United Kingdom
United States (State of New York)

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 11-15 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
SIAC Rules
ICSID Convention

Examples of cases

- Acting for a global energy company in proceedings against a CIS state in connection with an investment made in the country's energy sector, ICC Rules, London seat, claims in excess of USD 500 mln. -Acting in a shareholder dispute over a major Russian IT company, LCIA rules, London seat, English / Russian / Cypriot law, claims in excess of USD 100 mln, parallel proceedings taking place in Cyprus. - Acting for one of the largest international banks in a series of proceedings aimed at recovering debt from a leading CIS-based consumer goods company, LCIA rules, English / Russian law, claims in excess of USD 50 mln, parallel proceedings before Russian courts, etc.
quantum (damages) experts
forensics experts, experts in IT, experts in foreign law, experts in economics, industry-specific experts (e.g. oil & gas)

General arbitration experience

Russian law
Belarussian law
English law
Ukrainian law
French law
German law
Cypriot law, Turkish law, laws of the most of the CIS states, etc.
commercial arbitration
investment arbitration
сonstruction arbitrations
Has been involved in expert determination as counsel
Has been involved in mediation as Counsel
CIArb – MCIArb or FCIArb or Chartered Arbitrator
ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy, 2015
Columbia Law School (New York), 2013 LL.M.; Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law
ABA International Arbitration Skills Training, 2021 , Trial Advocacy Program by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2018

Education, qualifications, awards

Moscow State University, Specialist (J.D.equivalent), Honors: Diploma with honors, 2009
Recognized by Legal500, Best Lawyers and in "international arbitration" and "international disputes"
Member of the Advisory Council on International Law under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Justice (2020)

Preferences as an arbitrator

broad disclosure
fully electronic
it is up to parties to decide
Maximum deference to the right to present the party’s case
Rigorous control of the process by the tribunal
If it is a legal issue or an important factual issue
It is only for parties to decide and arbitrators should focus on resolution of the dispute