Alexander Sysoev

Associate, London



Alexander is a Russian law qualified associate in the London Dispute Resolution practice. He is experienced in both litigation and arbitration matters with a particular focus on investor-state and commercial arbitrations and technology disputes. He has represented private and state clients in a variety of complex investment, finance, construction and technology disputes, including those involving multiple jurisdictions.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
International Arbitration
University of Miami School of Law
National Research University – Higher School of Economics
Law Faculty
St. Petersburg State University
Law Faculty


Advising a European contractor specialising in the construction and civil engineering business on, and providing assistance with, the contract and claim management, review of negotiation position papers, as well as on strategic issues in relation to a large construction project in Central Asia.

Representing a major social networking service in a range of disputes in courts pertaining to defamation, personal data protection and compliance with regulatory framework applicable to social media.

Representation of the Republic of Belarus in investment treaty claims commenced by: (i) Manolium Processing under the UNCITRAL Rules concerning a real estate project in the centre of Minsk; (ii) Grand Express under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules concerning insolvency of a railcar producing plant; (iii) Delta Belarus Holding under the ICSID Rules concerning the revocation of Delta Bank's licence.

Representation of a Belarussian contractor in an SCC arbitration against a Central Asian state and a state concern. The dispute relates to the construction of an ore fertiliser plant under a US$1 billion contract.

Representation of the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice in the Russian courts against a claim brought by Vladimir Antonov, the former owner of Snoras bank, concerning compensation for Lithuania's alleged expropriation of the bank's shares. With our assistance, the client has managed to convince the Russian court to dismiss the claims of Mr. Antonov in full.

Representation of Credit Europe Bank in insolvency proceedings of Art Aztek Ltd., including in the Russian Supreme Court, in relation to the right of Credit Europe Bank JSC to initiate an insolvency procedure without a court ruling and to nominate an arbitrazh receiver; also representing Credit Europe Bank in a range of related debt recovery cases concerning the company and its beneficiaries in Russia, the Isle of Man and the Netherlands.

Representation of Ural Diesel Engine Works, which is a part of Sinara Group, in a dispute with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation related to squeeze out proceedings under the Joint Stock Companies Law.

Representation of Major aircraft leasing companies on repossession of aircraft from various Russian airlines and representing them in Russian courts in related disputes, including insolvency of Transaero.

Representation of Bank of Cyprus with respect to Cyprus- and Russia-related court proceedings seeking to recover the debt from a Cyprus-based company and its affiliates.

Representation of Prefa a.s., a major Czech construction company, in Russian courts proceedings over the guarantees issued by a major Russian bank to secure our client's counterparty's obligations under a construction contract, which it eventually failed to perform. The case involves parallel ICC arbitration proceedings.