SergeiVolfson

Partner

Moscow + 7.495.648.9200

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.

Experience

  • Chinese airline seeks advice regarding bankruptcy proceedings of Russian airlineJones Day represented a leading Chinese airline in the bankruptcy proceedings of a major Russian airline.
  • Leading global consumer goods manufacturer litigates IP matters in Russian courtsJones Day represented a leading global consumer goods manufacturer in several IP litigation matters in Russian courts.
  • Major EU IT company litigates several commercial disputes in Russian courtsJones Day represented a major EU IT company in several commercial litigation matters in Russian courts.
  • Development bank advised on enforcement of facilities to Kyrgyztan borrowerJones Day advised a leading emerging market development bank on a number of complex cross-border enforcement and recognition issues in respect of a Kyrgyzstani borrower with English law facilities, but relevant security and assets in Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Russia and Uzbekistan.
  • Japanese car manufacturer litigates tax dispute in RussiaJones Day represented a Japanese car manufacturer in tax litigation in Russia.
  • Russian brewery company litigates IP disputeJones Day represented a Russian brewery company in IP litigation in Russia against a Russian subsidiary of the global brewery group.
  • Braun wins in long battle over hijacked trademark registrations made in bad faith by "famous" Russian squatterJones Day represented The Procter & Gamble Company subsidiary Braun in a series of trademark cancellation actions and unfair competition court actions before the Russian Chamber for Patent Disputes, Moscow Arbitration Court and the Court for Intellectual Property Rights.
  • JV oil and gas exploration company litigates dispute with Russian Federal Ministry of Emergency SituationsJones Day represented a JV oil and gas exploration company in litigation with the Russian Federal Ministry of Emergency Situations.
  • Company brings shareholder multiple derivative action in Cayman Islands Grand Court alleging conspiracyJones Day is representing a company in a shareholder multiple derivative action listed for a six week trial in the Cayman Islands, involving novel points of Cayman Islands law and allegations of conspiracy.
  • European pharmaceutical manufacturer navigates investigation by Russian law enforcement authorityJones Day represented a European pharmaceutical manufacturer in an inquiry initiated by a Russian law enforcement authority.
  • Swiss company enforces ICAC arbitral awardJones Day represented a Swiss company in Russian court proceedings in enforcement of an arbitral award rendered by the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • U.S. industrial company navigates inquiries initiated by Russian law enforcement authoritiesJones Day represented a U.S. industrial company in several inquiries initiated by Russian law enforcement authorities.
  • City of Moscow defends US$2 billion international arbitration claimJones Day is representing the Government of the City of Moscow and its affiliate, OEK-Finance, in the defense of a LCIA arbitration claim for over US$2 billion arising from a joint venture for the redevelopment of a landmark Moscow hotel complex.
  • 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.

  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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
    • 2012
      Conducting Internal Investigation, ACI Russia & CIS Anti-Corruption Summit
    • February 2, 2012
      Globalization of Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Russia
    • 2011
      Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Know-How and its Protection in Russian
    • 2011
      Vetting Third Parties, ACI Russia/CIS Anti-Corruption Summit
    • 2011
      Russian Anti-Corruption Regulatory Exposure, Russia/CIS Customs and Compliance Forum
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