Oleg Todua

Associate, Moscow



Oleg Todua is a dual-qualified senior associate in our Dispute Resolution practice, admitted in England & Wales and Russia. He focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation. Oleg has advised on a number of complex international disputes involving various jurisdictions and has had experience in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of leading arbitration institutions.

He spent six months on secondment to the LCIA, where, in his capacity as Counsel, he handled a wide spectrum of issues at all stages of arbitration proceedings, including appointment of Arbitral Tribunals. Oleg serves as an LCIA YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group) regional representative for Russia and is recognised by Who’s Who Legal in the 2018 and 2019 editions of their Arbitration – Future Leaders list.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Moscow State University, Law Faculty
Law Faculty


Representing the Russian Federation in a multi-billion dollar investment treaty claim commenced by a high-profile individual under the UNCITRAL rules.

Representing the Republic of Belarus in an investment treaty claim commenced by Delta Belarus Holding BV under the ICSID Rules in connection with the insolvency of Delta Bank.

Representing a receiver of a high-net worth individual appointed by a Russian court in connection with a precedent-setting case in the US, the amount in dispute being in excess of US$500 million. The proceedings resulted in an order of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granting recognition of the receiver's status as a foreign representative and the Russian bankruptcy proceedings in the US.

Advising Victor Pinchuk and EastOne in claims for loss of profits and dividends arising out of the operation and management of a ferroalloy holding in the Ukraine, and a claim for breach of an obligation to transfer shares in a Ukrainian iron ore plant.

Assisting a major Russian bank in successful settlement of a dispute arising out of debt restructuring. Our work included developing debt recovery strategies in multiple jurisdictions, as well as coordinating local counsel in Cyprus, the Netherlands and the UK, including in connection with a number of litigation proceedings in Cypriot and Dutch courts.

Representing an employee of a major Russian financial institution in a federal criminal case in which he was accused of conspiring to and acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian government.

Representing MTS, a leading Russian telecommunications company, in ICC arbitrations against state entities and the state of Turkmenistan in connection with breaches of contractual obligations.

Advising a receiver appointed by a Cypriot court concerning two Cypriot companies and their subsidiaries in Russia in support of arbitration proceedings on the issues of preservation and recovery of their assets and representing them in various court proceedings in Russia.

Awards and Recognition

"Future Leader: Arbitration" 2021 Who's Who Legal

Featured in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018 and 2019

Recognised as one of Russia's Top Young Arbitration Practitioners (Russian Arbitration Association 40 Awards for 2016 and 2018)