Dmitry Gusev

Associate, Astana



Dmitry is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice in Astana. He represents clients in both arbitration and litigation proceedings in complex, helping clients to successfully resolve complex cross-border disputes, often involving states, multinational corporations and high net worth individuals. Dmitry predominantly focuses on commercial arbitration, as well as in construction disputes and bankruptcy.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Qualified to practice law in Kazakhstan
Russian School of Private Law
BA (Hons)
Russian State University of Justice


Dmitry's recent matters include advising and representing:

Kazakhstan in an investment arbitration initiated by a Russian investor under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in relation to investments in cash and collateral under loan agreements for bioethanol and metallurgical silicon plants in Kazakhstan.

Dekhkanabad Potash Plant, the sole potash fertilizer producer in Central Asia, in a number of cross-border disputes with its Russian contractor (undergoing bankruptcy), in connection with the construction of a potash plant in Uzbekistan.

An individual in a dispute before the High Court of Justice in London arising out of an alleged joint venture agreement.

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.

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.

International fertilizer trader in criminal proceedings regarding stealing of production in connection with large corporate conflict with minority shareholder of the Russian fertilizer producer. *

Conducting internal investigation for international food producer company regarding alleged noncompliance with ecological regulations. *

* Experience prior to joining White & Case