RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN LAW EXPERT SERVICES
Our Russian and U.S. qualified attorneys are experienced in providing foreign law expert legal opinions in a variety of forums, including U.S. federal courts, state courts and arbitral forums and before the Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow. They have practical experience working on Russian, American and international legal matters and have the practical skills necessary to provide analysis and testimony on complex cross-jurisdictional legal issues.
Our attorneys have prepared and presented expert legal opinions on the following topics:
- A Summons and Complaint in a New York proceeding served in Russia upon a Russian bank was not effective under Russian law or an agreement between the former Soviet Union and the United States. Morgenthow & Latham v Bank of N.Y. Co. 305 A.D.2d 74 (1st. Dep’t 2003).
- Recognition of “res judicata” and collateral estoppel under Russian law. Helmer v. Doletskaya, No. 02-00460 (D.D.C. 2002).
- Russian law regarding choice of law governing a contract under the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Conn v. Zakharov, 1:09 CV 0760 (N.D. Ohio 2009).
- The requirements for Russian regulatory approval for acquisition of shares in foreign companies, requirements to transaction concluded in foreign currency and certain aspects of tax reporting of such transaction. Belikov v. Huhs, Case No. 12-2-23972 (Kings Cty. Sup. Ct., Washington, 2014).
- The U.S. RICO statue and application by a foreign court. Russian Federation v. Bank of New York, Case No. A40-24987/07-10-149 (Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow, 2009).
- Russia will not recognize or enforce a foreign judgment from the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. Sullivan and Cromwell LLP v. James C. Justice II, et al., American Arbitration Association, Case No.,01-15-0002-9299.
- Entitlement of a Russian corporate official to obtain corporate documents from a corporation due his position with a company. In Re the Application of Natalia Potanina for an Order to Take Discovery Pursuant to 28 USC 1782, Case No. 14-MC-31 (S.D.N.Y. 2014).
- Jurisdiction of Russian courts in defamation suits. Alex Goldfarb v. Channel One Russia and RT America, a.k.a. ANO TV-Novosti, Case No. 1:18-cv-08128 (S.D.N.Y. 2018).
- Russian bankruptcy law, commencement of Russian insolvency proceedings, administration of Russian insolvency proceedings, the role of the Financial Administrator and financing of bankruptcy proceedings, and the debtors Russian bankruptcy proceeding, in connection with the U.S. bankruptcy Chapter 15 petition for recognition of a Russian bankruptcy proceeding. In re: the Foreign Economic Industrial Bank Limited, “Vneshprombank” Ltd., Case No. 16-13534-mkv (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2016).
- Russian bankruptcy law and a Russian involuntary bankruptcy based upon an $18.5 million claim arising from five credit agreements, in connection with the U.S. bankruptcy Chapter 15 petition for recognition of a Russian bankruptcy proceeding. In re Natalia Pirogova, Case No 18-10870 (SCC) (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2018).
- Russian bankruptcy law which includes all assets of the individual debtor, and once the debtor is declared bankrupt the financial administrator exercises all rights with respect to the property making up the bankruptcy estate and is entitled to collect and dispose of such property for the benefit of creditors, in support of a S. bankruptcy Chapter 15 petition for recognition of a Russian bankruptcy proceeding. In re Ms. Larisa Markus, Case No 19-10096 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).
- Russian bankruptcy law in connection to a S. bankruptcy Chapter 15 petition for recognition of a Russian bankruptcy proceeding. In re Sergey Petrovich Poymanov, No. 17-10516 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2017).
- Declaration on validity of transactions under Russian law. Andrey Kazakov vs. Oleg Pashchenko, Docket No. HHD-CV18-6091905-S (Conn. Sup. Ct. 2019).
- Russian trade secrecy laws. Phoenix Process Equipment Co. v. Capital Equipment & Trading Corporation, Case No. 3:2016cv00024 (W.D. Ky. 2017).