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Sergey Yuryev

Head of Dispute Resolution

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
123112 Moscow
Languages English, Russian

Sergey Yuryev is a partner of CMS and heads the Dispute Resolution practice in the Moscow office since 2008. Before joining CMS in 2000 Sergey worked at a major American law firm in Moscow, Baku (Azerbaijan) and Washington D.C. (USA).

Sergey has an extensive experience in representing Russian and foreign clients in complex disputes before state commercial courts, courts of general jurisdiction and before various state authorities in Russia, acting for clients in all categories of disputes. He also has substantial experience in handling international arbitration cases before various arbitration institutes (ICAC, SCC, LCIA). Sergey has significant experience in supporting debt restructuring procedures, insolvency (bankruptcy) proceedings as well as in participation and representation in corporate/shareholder disputes. Sergey leads a team of lawyers that provides a full range of services related to the resolution of any disputes in Russia and those having a Russian element in corporate, commercial, administrative and criminal areas.

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Relevant experience

  • Major Russian oil supplier on an international arbitration dispute with major China oil company arising from the oil supply contract; advising the client in an international arbitration proceeding re price calculation formula for oil supplied via international oil pipeline.
  • Major international brokerage firm on an international arbitration in connection with debt recovery matters.
  • International telecom company in relation to a dispute on receivables due for the supplied equipment in Russian commercial (arbitration) court.
  • Major Russian metallurgic company in relation to a dispute on loan debt restructuring in Russian commercial (arbitration) court.
  • Major Korean consortium in relation to an arbitration dispute regarding scrap metal supplies from Russia.
  • German chemical company in relation to a dispute against claims of minority shareholders in connection with a corporate dispute in Russian commercial (arbitration) courts.
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  • 1997 − Southern Methodist University, Dallas, LL.M.
  • 1995 − Moscow State Institute of International Relations, M.A. in Law
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Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
This CMS Ex­pert Guide con­tains an over­view of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion prac­tice and chapters on the law and prac­tice of ar­bit­ra­tion in jur­is­dic­tions covered.
23 June 2020
A Rus­si­an game changer? New law gives Rus­si­an courts ex­clus­ive jur­is­dic­tion...
On 19 June 2020, a new Rus­si­an law came in­to force (Fed­er­al Law No.171-FZ) that will have a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on cer­tain dis­putes in­volving sanc­tioned Rus­si­an en­tit­ies and in­di­vidu­als, as well as for­eign...
6 July 2020
Prac­tic­al Law | Product reg­u­la­tion safety and re­call in the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion
Thom­son Re­u­ters has pub­lished a prac­tic­al guide to the reg­u­lat­ory and safety is­sues in­volved in the product de­vel­op­ment pro­cess. Sergey Yuryev com­men­ted on such is­sues in Rus­sia.
27 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to con­sequen­tial loss in the en­ergy sec­tor
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on con­sequen­tial loss in the en­ergy sec­tor? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
30 April 2020
Rus­si­an Su­preme Court’s COV­ID-19 case law re­view
On 21 April 2020, the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fied in an of­fi­cial Re­view* cer­tain is­sues of ju­di­cial prac­tice re­lated to the ap­plic­a­tion of le­gis­la­tion in the con­text of meas­ures to com­bat the spread...
6 July 2020
Prac­tic­al Law | Product li­ab­il­ity claims in the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion
Thom­son Re­u­ters has pub­lished a prac­tic­al guide to the is­sues raised by product li­ab­il­ity claims, in­clud­ing con­sid­er­a­tion of product li­ab­il­ity audits and doc­u­ment man­age­ment policies. Sergey Yuryev com­men­ted on the Rus­sia-spe­cif­ic is­sues raised by product
15 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 cor­por­ate crime & reg­u­lat­ory is­sues
06 April 2020
Pro­long­a­tion of non-work­ing days un­til 30 April 2020 due to COV­ID-19 out­break:...
Dur­ing his na­tion­al ad­dress on 2 April, Pres­id­ent Putin an­nounced his de­cision to pro­long the ini­tial non-work­ing days from 4 April to 30 April 2020 in­clus­ive in or­der to fight against the spread of COV­ID-19....
23 June 2020
Sanc­tioned Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als now pro­tec­ted against law­suits...
Read about the new law that gives Rus­si­an courts ex­clus­ive jur­is­dic­tion over dis­putes in­volving sanc­tioned parties.
29 November 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to in­ter­im meas­ures
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on in­ter­im meas­ures? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
01 April 2020
Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) as force ma­jeure
Un­der Rus­si­an civil law, a leg­al en­tity is re­lieved from li­ab­il­ity for fail­ure to ful­fil an ob­lig­a­tion if such fail­ure is caused by ex­traordin­ary and in­ev­it­able cir­cum­stances (i.e. force ma­jeure cir­cum­stances)....