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Kuznetsov Vasily Andreevich

Kuznetsov Vasily Andreevich

Kuznetsov, Marisin and partners
Tel: +79857685276
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General information

Russian Federation
Russian - fluent
English - fluent


Kuznetsov, Marisin and partners , Moscow
Managing partner
Baker Botts , Moscow
Partner, head of Russian dispute resolution practice
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan , Moscow
Dechert , Moscow
Counsel, national partner
Clifford Chance , Moscow
Legal assistant, associate, counsel

Experience as arbitrator

Served as arbitrator in 8-10 cases in domestic arbitrations
RAC Rules

Examples of cases

Sole arbitrator in RAC arbitration in relation to high-tech products, venue in Moscow, Russian law

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel more than 15 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
NAUFOR, Polish Chamber of Commerce, London Metals Exchange

Examples of cases

2 arbitrations between Russian businessmen and their companies; compensation of damages out of an alleged “corporate raid” against a party’s stake in a construction project; Russian and English law; London seat; LCIA Rules; over US$ 2 bln each Arbitration between foreign entities of Russian businessmen; enforcement of rights under a shareholders agreement in a multibillion JV; English and Russian law; London seat, LCIA Rules A Russian state-owned company vs a US company; damages for alleged non-delivery of nuclear materials; the case ran in parallel with criminal investigations re inter alia circumstances of signing of an underlying contract; Swedish and Russian law; Stockholm seat; SCC Rules; around US$ 1 bln A foreign company vs a Russian company; dispute over validity and enforceability of a share purchase agreement over a major asset incl. due to alleged dishonesty of a signatory; foreign and Russian law; Moscow seat, ICAC Rules A Russian company vs a foreign company; dispute over construction of a high-tech plant; Swedish law; Stockholm seat; SCC and ICC Rules; over US$ 100 million A Russian company vs a foreign company; dispute over payments for gas in the context of a complex multi-party contractual scheme; Polish and Russian law; Warsaw seat; rules of Polish Chamber of Commerce; dozens of US$ millions
quantum (damages) experts
construction experts
legal experts

General arbitration experience

Geneva and/or Zurich
Russian law
English law
Swedish law
Swiss law
Polish law
commercial arbitration
commodity arbitrations
сonstruction arbitrations
investment arbitration
commercial arbitration
Has been involved in mediation as Counsel in matters where parties agreed to engage mediator
5-day intensive training in international arbitration in Stockholm (2005)
RAC, list of arbitrators of ICC Russia

Education, qualifications, awards

Moscow state university after M.V.Lomonosov, Lawyer, Honors: graduated with honors, 2003
Recognized as one of leading dispute resolution specialists in Chambers and Legal 500 EMEA
Member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission for Russia Member of the Expert Council of the Arbitration journal

Preferences as an arbitrator

no general preference
no general preference
no general preference
no general preference
no general preference
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

Personal preferences

Antoine de Saint Exupéry "The little prince"
The Firm by Sidney Pollack
Soccer, triathlon
Reading books