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Sergey Yuryev

Head of Dispute Resolution

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
10 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya
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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24 March 2021
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The As­set Tra­cing and Re­cov­ery Re­view
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