Sergei Volfson has more than 20 years of experience representing corporate clients in complex multijurisdictional litigation and arbitration. He also has handled international arbitrations and domestic litigation matters in Russia and the CIS in connection with banking, securities, corporate, commercial, IP, insurance, tax, competition, product liability, and employment issues.
Sergei acts for multinational corporations in administrative proceedings, regulatory inquiries, and criminal investigations, as well as internal compliance matters in Russia and in CIS countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.
He also advises clients on Russian regulatory matters with a particular focus on cybersecurity and data protection issues.
Sergei is the author of a number of published articles and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Advised a major Russian industrial group on a series of litigation proceedings in the U.K., BVI, Cyprus, Switzerland, South Africa, and Russia.
Represented a Norwegian national oil company in an antitrust investigation in Russia and in subsequent litigations.
Represented an Indian national oil company in a series of litigation proceedings in Russia in connection with vessel construction.
Represented the committee of Eurobond holders in connection with a major Russian bank's bankruptcy.
Represented the Eurobond holders in connection with a series of post-default enforcement actions against a Russian issuer and Russian pledgors.
Represented a Chinese state-owned company in connection with Russian bankruptcy proceedings; acted as the chairman of the bankrupt company's committee of creditors.
Represented a Russian pharma manufacturer in an arbitration and in subsequent litigation in Vietnam.
Represented top management of a major Russian automotive company in criminal investigation proceedings related to alleged tax evasion.
Represented senior officers of a Russian subsidiary of a Big 4 audit firm in criminal proceedings related to alleged tax evasion.
Represented senior officers of a Russian subsidiary of a major western bank in criminal investigation proceedings related to alleged tax evasion.
Advised a major international oil company and its officers in connection with criminal investigation proceedings related to allegations of dissemination of state secret and espionage.
США вводят санкции против ряда российских граждан, связанных с ними организаций и против государственных служащих
Foreign Investment Control Heats Up: A Global Survey of Existing Regimes and Potential Significant Changes on the Horizon
- September 2014
Regulatory Issues of Cloud Technologies in Russia, CNews' Conference on Cloud Technologies: New Horizons
- June 2014
Joint Client Seminar of Jones Day and KPMG on Investigations and Raid Response Strategies
- March 2014
How to Respond to Corrupt Employee Conduct within the Limits of Russian Employment Laws, 6th Russia and CIS Summit on Anti-Corruption
- December 3, 2013
International Investigations in the Age of the Whistleblower: Views from Around the World, Jones Day CLE Academy 2013
- October 2013
Be Prepared for Dawn Raids, ASIS International Meeting
- July 2013
Navigating the Complexities of Data Privacy Protections When Conducting Investigations into Alleged Improper Payments in Russia and China, 5th Global Summit on Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets
- March 2013
Navigating the Complexities of Data Privacy Protections When Conducting Investigations into Alleged Improper Payments, ACI 5th Russia & CIS Summit on Anti-Corruption
- July 2012
Many Faces of Corruption: Russia; Addressing Third Parties’ Risks: Focus on Russia, ACI Global Anti-Corruption Forum
Conducting Internal Investigation, ACI Russia & CIS Anti-Corruption Summit
- February 2, 2012
Globalization of Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Russia
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Know-How and its Protection in Russian
Vetting Third Parties, ACI Russia/CIS Anti-Corruption Summit
Russian Anti-Corruption Regulatory Exposure, Russia/CIS Customs and Compliance Forum
- Sverdlovsk Law Institute (Diploma in Law 1993)
- Russia; member of the Moscow Bar Chamber
- English, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese (Mandarin)