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Anatoly Matveev is an experienced, dual-qualified practitioner (Russian lawyer and English solicitor). His work focuses on complex cross-border court disputes, international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and corporate investigations.

He has represented major clients from Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan in contract, fraud, joint ventures, M&A, and procurement disputes. He has taken part in dozens of arbitrations conducted under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules, as well as in English High Court litigations. He also has been involved in several internal corporate investigations. Anatoly acted on behalf of a client in a successful application to lift an Interpol red notice. He also assisted on several cases of western companies exiting Russia in 2022, following the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Anatoly worked in London at several leading English and U.S. law firms. He was counsel in the only Energy Charter Treaty case conducted in Russian. He also represented a client in one of the most important recent English law cases on the "piercing the corporate veil" doctrine. Before moving to England to pursue a career as an English solicitor, he was a successful lawyer in Russia, where he worked for a major Russian oil company, representing the company in state commercial courts and competition tribunals and advising on corporate and antitrust law issues.


  • Canadian mining company initiates UNCITRAL arbitration against KazakhstanJones Day represents a Canadian mining company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Clients seek advice in connection with criminal investigation and potential criminal and civil claims relating to alleged fraud of over US$1 billionJones Day is advising clients in connection with a criminal investigation and potential criminal and civil claims relating to an alleged fraud of over US$1 billion.
  • World Wide Minerals obtains arbitration award in excess of $50 million against the Republic of KazakhstanJones Day obtained an arbitration award on behalf of World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM"), a Toronto-based mining company, and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.
  • Windoor arbitrates ICSID claim against KazakhstanJones Day is representing Estonian construction company AS Windoor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Advised a leading Russian developer in an LCIA early assessment case.

    Represented an investor in an arbitration claim at the SCC against an Eastern Europe state under the Energy Charter Treaty.

    Represented a major Russian telecommunication company in a commercial arbitration concerning enforcement of an LCIA award.

    Member of the team that successfully challenged the jurisdiction of English courts in a high-profile commercial case at the High Court and Court of Appeal (VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp & Ors).