Oleg Volodin

Associate, Moscow



Oleg is an associate in the Moscow Dispute Resolution practice, focusing mainly on corporate and construction disputes debt recovery and investment arbitration. He has experience in both arbitration and litigation proceedings (often parallel) and has represented clients in various complex disputes, including those involving multiple jurisdictions. Oleg is recognized as one of Russia’s Top Young Arbitration Practitioners (Arbitration Association 40 Awards for 2020).

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Moscow State Law Academy


Advising 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 in connection with the revocation of Delta Bank's licence.

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

Assisting a major Russian bank with successful settlement of a dispute arising out of debt restructuring. Our work included developing strategy of debt recovery 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.

Advising a receiver appointed by a Cypriot court over 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.

Representing a Russian individual in connection with a dispute between former business partners concerning the ownership of a number of companies registered in Russia, Cyprus, BVI, Singapore, Hong Kong and other jurisdictions. Our team, assisted by local counsel in Cyprus, has managed to obtain interim measures in the District Court of Limassol (Cyprus) to the benefit of our client and lift the interim measures imposed by the District Court of Nicosia (Cyprus) upon the adverse party's application. The scope of our advice extends to other matters directly or indirectly related to the dispute, including various court proceedings in Russia.

Representing Ural Diesel Engine Works in a dispute with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation related to squeeze out proceedings under the Joint Stock Companies Law.

Representing Forreststream Holdings Limited before a Californian court in connection with a debt recovery dispute against an individual residing in California.

Advising a high net worth individual on enforcement proceedings against him and potential procedure for distribution of property belonging to a liquidated legal entity discovered after its liquidation.

Representing Prefa a.s., a Czech construction company, in Russian courts proceedings. The subject matter of the dispute is 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.

Speaking Engagements

CIArb Midsummer International Dispute Resolution Conference, Dublin. – June 2018.