Leonid.Zubarev

Leonid Zubarev

Senior Partner

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
Moscow
Russian Federation
Languages English, Russian
Insurance & Funds

Leonid Zubarev has been working at CMS, Russia since 1995. He heads Commercial Practice Group, leads the firm’s Insurance Group in Central and Eastern Europe.

Leonid advises many Russian and international insurers and re-insurers on complex insurance claims in various lines of insurance, regulatory issues, product development, market entry and exit strategies including corporate transactions.

Leonid has published numerous articles in various areas of insurance law and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Leonid was chosen by his peers as one of the leading practitioners in Corporate Law and Insurance Law according to Best Lawyers ranking in Russia and won the Client Choice Award 2016 for Insurance.

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"He is a unique professional in the insurance law sphere in the Russian market."

Client Choice - 2016

Relevant experience

  • Achmea Group on the sale by a major Netherlands-based finance and insurance group of 100% of the shares in Insurance Company Oranta.
  • A number of international financial groups on entry strategies into the Russian insurance market, including researching potential partners and structuring the acquisition; acquisition of controlling stakes in Russian insurance companies.
  • A number of leading Russian and international insurance and reinsurance companies on various issues regarding settlement of losses, including in respect of claims in connection with alleged misappropriation of goods, abuse, subrogation, as well as liability insurance for executives.
  • International insurance company in relation to an arbitration matter concerning claim of the leading Russian aluminium producer requiring indemnification under insurance policy and payment of USD 17 million from the client.
  • A major international insurance and reinsurance company on options for subrogation in connection with a series of losses, including as a result of landslides and fires.
  • A panel of international reinsurance companies on the accident at Zagorskaya Power Plant in 2013.
  • Allianz on successful reinsurance recovery action against Infrassure Ltd., a Swiss domiciled reinsurance company pursuant to the accident at Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Plant in 2009.
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Education

1995 – Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Degree in Law

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Memberships

  • The Association of European Business, Insurance and Pensions Committee
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Commercial Law

Leonid Zubarev has been working at CMS, Russia since 1995. He heads Commercial Practice Group, leads the firm’s Insurance Group in Central and Eastern Europe and co-ordinates on the Russian side the Chinese desk, established by CMS, Russia and CMS, China jointly to provide our clients with tailored-made and fully integrated advice to develop their business activities in China and in Russia.

Leonid has published numerous articles in various areas of law and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Leonid was chosen by his peers as one of the leading practitioners in Corporate Law and Insurance Law according to Best Lawyers ranking in Russia and won the Client Choice Award 2016 in Insurance.

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"Mr Zubarev is familiar not only with Russian law, but also EU and international law, and he brings these different traditions together."

Client Choice - 2016

Relevant experience

  • A major Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer on commercial debt restructuring agreements with its Russian distributors.
  • A leading international financial services consultant on services agreements with various Russian banks.
  • An international lighting equipment manufacturer on an asset transfer agreement.
  • A leading Japanese electronic games and toys producer on distribution agreements and general terms and conditions.
  • A leading international booking company on general terms and conditions.
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Education

1995 – Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Degree in Law

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Memberships

  • The World Law Group, official representative 
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