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Practice Focus

Anton Maltsev is the head of the Dispute resolution and arbitration practice group and an advocate. Anton specializes in dispute resolution and general commercial and corporate law issues. Anton has represented international and Russian companies in various industries, including automotive, heavy machinery, oil & gas, chemical, FMCG and others.

Representative Legal Matters
  • Represented Deutsche Leasing Vostok, part of Deutsche Leasing AG, the largest manufacturer-independent leasing company in Germany, in complex court proceedings involving Visma, a well-known manufacturer of Russian mineral water ARKHYZ (Архыз).
  • Represented Codest Engineering Srl, an Italian general contractor, in litigation proceedings initiated by its counterparty in breach of arbitration clause (ICC, seat in Stockholm) in a construction subcontract.
  • Defended JV Systems, a subsidiary of GM Avtovaz, from multiple vicarious liability claims with allegations of conspiring with a construction contractor’s former management, budget fraud and massive damage to the creditors of the construction contractor. The size of the claims exceeded RUB 1.8 billion (approximately USD 30 million).
  • Represented TNT Express Worldwide in complex legal proceedings involving Russian litigation with one of the client’s customers and German export control procedures relating to aviation equipment.
  • Represented Azbuka Vkusa, a federal chain of premium supermarkets, in their dispute against a former partner related to recovery of the share in the partnership.
  • Represented a Swedish manufacturer of mining and construction equipment in an international commercial arbitration initiated by the client’s Russian contractor, who was engaged by the client for renovation works on the client’s site in the Far North of Russia.
  • Represented an Italian engineering company specialized in heavy transport, lifting, freight forwarding, in an international commercial arbitration on the claims lodged by the client’s Russian counterparty — a large transport company.
  • Represented a world-known technology business in a dispute with a Russian media holding regarding video hosting and advertisement monetization services.
  • Represented an English bank in a dispute with a Russian information agency regarding the agency’s funds frozen in bank accounts due to sanctions.
  • Advised an international business company in relation to a dispute out of agency agreement where the agent undertook to conclude agreements on behalf of the principal for delivery of automotive spare parts to a Russian car manufacturer.
Professional membership
  • member of the Moscow City Bar since 2018
  • member of the Association of European Businesses Legal Committee
  • member of the ICC Russia’s Commission on Arbitration
  • member of the Council for the Development of Alternative Dispute Resolution under the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
  • member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • co-head of the working group on case law monitoring of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA)
  • member of the Public Council under the Federal Treasury
  • member of the Arbitration and Litigation, Corporate and M&A, and Business Crime Committees of International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Moscow State Law Academy, Ph.D. in Law, 2007
  • Pericles ABLE, Master of Laws with Honours, 2006
  • Russian Private Law School, LL.M., 2006
  • Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law, Law Degree, 2001