Ksenia Belyaeva

Associate, Astana



Ksenia is an associate in the Dispute Resolution practice. She represents clients in both arbitration and litigation proceedings, tackling complex, cross-border disputes often involving states and multinational corporations. Ksenia predominantly focuses on construction disputes and Russian insolvency proceedings.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Law Faculty
Moscow State University for International Relations


Ksenia's recent and ongoing matters include advising and representing:

Belarus in investment treaty claim commenced by UAB Pavilniu saules slenis 14 and UAB Modus grupe under the ICSID Rules concerning the construction of a business center with a hotel and a multi-level car parking at Minsk National Airport.

An independent creditor of Probusinessbank, in the Moscow Commercial Court, in a dispute stemming from the dissipation of Probusinessbank's assets by its former shareholders and management. Following a year-long trial, the Moscow Arbitration Court recovered US$185.34 million from the British Dinosaur Merchant Bank, holding that this bank was a party to fraudulent transactions involving the transfer of Probusinessbank assets outside Russia.

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

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.

Credit Europe Bank N.V. and its Russian subsidiary, Credit Europe Bank JSC, in insolvency proceedings of Art Aztek Ltd. and in a range of related debt recovery cases concerning the company and its beneficiaries in Russia and the Isle of Man.

Uniastrum Bank in insolvency proceedings of two companies of Gamma, a Russian hotel operator, including several wins at the Russian Supreme Court.