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Alexander Epaneshnikov

Ph.D. in Law
Head of Litigation


epaneshnikov@sameta.ru
+7 (495) 937 54 85 (-146)

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Alexander's practice focuses on resolution of commercial disputes and covers more than 18 years of court and arbitration experience, including cases of construction contracts, real estate lease, and land disputes.

He is an expert in supporting bankruptcy proceedings of legal entities; he represented the clients’ interests on the side of the lender and the debtor; he also provided advice in connection with the activities of an arbitration receiver. Alexander has successful experience in challenging debtors' transactions, counteracting to the inclusion of fictitious claims in list of claims of debtor' lenders by "friendly creditors", challenging actions (omission) of arbitration receivers, suspension and recovery of losses from arbitration receivers.

Alexander wrote publications in law magazines of research and practice profile concerning the civil law matters, including the insolvency issues.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Recent mandates

  • Advising on legal proceedings involving a major automotive holding in connection with foreclosure under a mortgage
  • Recovering debt owed by a major Russian airline under promissory notes: presentation of the promissory notes for payment, protesting non-payment of the notes, compilation of the evidentiary base, participation in legal proceedings
  • Resolving a dispute over the return of a deposit paid by a major foreign airline in connection with the contemplated entry into an aircraft lease under English law. On the basis of the legal opinion produced the deposit was returned to the client before legal proceedings commenced
  • Representing a leading Russian non-ferrous metals mining company in cases involving administrative offences, including lodging appeals against reports and decisions on administrative offences, both before authorised government agencies (in the framework of an administrative inquiry) and in court
  • Representing a major foreign airline in employment disputes, including disputes connected with the termination of employees and disputes on recovery of debts owed to the client by employees who were laid off. Representing the client in the mediation of employment disputes
  • Projects involving taxation of subsidiaries and dependent companies of leading Russian companies of the gas and energy sector: lodging appeals against/challenging the results of field tax audits
  • Advising Russian companies that are part of a leading international industrial group in the aluminium sector in respect of field and desk tax audits and lodging appeals against/contesting in court the tax authorities’ decisions taken on the basis of such audits
  • Representing a subsidiary of a leading gas and energy company in relation to claims brought by the tax authorities on the basis of a field tax audit in which it was argued that the client obtained an unjustified tax benefit



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