Vladislav Kuzmin

Associate, Astana



Vladislav is an associate in the Astana Dispute Resolution practice. He predominantly focuses on commercial disputes and insolvency proceedings. Vladislav represents Russian and foreign companies in proceedings before Russian commercial courts in various regions and at all levels, in complex, cross-border disputes over corporate, finance, construction, real estate and other business-related questions often involving states, multinational corporations, and high net worth individuals.

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


Representation of a foreign bank in complex bankruptcy proceedings, debt recovery disputes, challenging chains of transactions to find and recover assets that were unlawfully withdrawn through an affiliated group of companies, including those registered in offshore jurisdictions. *

Representation of a major company against the supervisory state authority in a liquidation case which was initiated due to violations of provisions which regulates public companies` activity. *

Representation of one of the largest manufacturing companies in numerous legal proceedings against state authorities over several large land plots, as well as in disputes arising out of leases. *

Representation of one of the largest international media companies in the restructuring of assets due to legislative amendments as related to foreign interests in the domestic media. *

Representation of a major international company in international commercial arbitration to recover over US$30 billion in losses as related to an alleged breach of an agreement to develop subsoils in regions of the Russian Federation. *

Representation of a major bank in litigation worth over US$500 million in the London High Court, as well as coordination of numerous litigations in foreign jurisdictions as related to enforcement of Russian judgments to recover debts under a loan agreement (asset tracing, interim relief, judgment recognition and enforcement). *

Representation of a gold mining company in a complex dispute against the state authority regarding a claim for unlawfully charged fees for negative environmental impact, appealing a court precedent that established the grounds for the claim. *

Representation of a fishing company in a legal dispute that is unique to the industry related to the incorrect application of mathematical formulas by government agencies for calculating the limits of bioresource harvesting and their recalculation. *

Representation of a private client in complex disputes regarding a multi-billion claim based on a non-concluded contract. Successfully preventing such actions as an attempted hostile takeover of assets, unlawful enforcement of the court decision. *

Representation of the largest automobile manufacturer in legal disputes concerning the suspension and deferral of multi-million-dollar court orders to collect debts arising from power supply contracts. *

* Experience prior to joining White & Case