Dispute resolution practice

A full range of services to protect our clients’ interests, from claims preparation to court order enforcement.

SCHNEIDER GROUP’s litigation specialists will defend your interests in state courts (commercial courts named literally as arbitrazh courts and courts of general jurisdiction), as well as before arbitration tribunals (including international commercial arbitration). Depending on our clients’ needs, we will assemble a team of lawyers specialising in relevant field(s) of material law and experts in procedural aspects. We will:

  • Help at the pre-trial stage: prepare a claim, negotiate an amicable settlement of the dispute,
  • Represent the interests of the client in the court of first instance,
  • Assist in challenging/defending the judgement of the court of the first instance' in higher instances
  • Support throughout the process of the implementation of the court judgement.

We specialise in the following categories of disputes:

  • Commercial disputes (e.g., the recovery of debts for goods delivered, disputes due to untimely fulfilment/non-fulfilment of contractual obligations, obligation to fulfil obligations under a contract, etc.),
  • Disputes related to infringement of exclusive rights to trademarks and other intellectual property disputes,
  • Corporate disputes,
  • Disputes with tax authorities,
  • Labour disputes with employees,
  • Separate disputes in bankruptcy cases (challenging of transactions), and 
  • Cases on the recognition and enforcement of foreign court and arbitration awards
Our experts are also ready to support clients throughout tax control processes, including the questioning of employees as witnesses by tax or internal affairs authorities.

What you get

We pay attention to the details of each case and provide quality legal support. We specialise in disputes that our clients may encounter during day-to-day business activities. 
We represent our clients in various types of disputes. SCHNEIDER GROUP’s litigation attorneys have extensive experience in representing international clients and Russian companies with foreign participation and will guide you through the specifics of the litigation process in Russia.
SCHNEIDER GROUP’s litigation team includes a licensed attorney-at-law (namely advocate), which enables us to participate in tax control procedures and investigative actions, and provide our clients with professional assistance in stressful situations.
Yadviga Pavlovich
Attorney-At-Law, Moscow
Yadviga joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2020.  She is responsible for litigation services. Yadviga is an advocate, member of the Moscow City Bar since 2013. In 1994-2005, she worked as an in-house lawyer in major Russian banks and oil and gas companies. Since 2005, she worked in Moscow offices of US and European law firms, specialising in representing clients’ interests in Russian commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction.  She has also experience in representing clients in international commercial arbitration and in cases of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Russia. Yadviga also represented clients in corporate disputes, for example, in the dispute between big telecommunication services providers from Europe and Russia, as well as in disputes arising from agreements on construction, goods supply (including international supplies) and logistics, in tax disputes, bankruptcy cases, labour disputes, disputes arising from provision of banking services for private clients, etc.  She also participated in disputes in foreign courts (in the USA and Great Britain), has prepared expert opinions on Russian law for the High Court of Justice, US district courts and other foreign states’ commercial courts.  She has in-depth knowledge in corporate law, and M&A, and took part in projects on due diligence of Russian oil and gas exploration and oil-processing companies, and telecommunication services providers, where she was responsible for assessment of intellectual property rights, licensing and court proceedings. Yadviga advised clients on the Russian corporate law, including restructuring and change of corporate control, corporate approval of deals, mandatory share buyback, main shareholders’ and management responsibility.  Yadviga graduated with degrees in Law and Foreign Languages and Literature (English) from Lomonosov Moscow State University, she continued her studies there, pursuing a postgraduate degree in Civil and Private International Law at the Faculty of Law. She defended her thesis on topic "Independent Documentary Obligations" at the Kazan State University and received a degree of PhD in Law.  Yadviga is recognised by the international Legal 500 and “Best Lawyers in Russia” rankings, and listed in the Russian Pravo.ru 300 rating.

Why Schneider group

We assemble a team of experts in procedural aspects and lawyers specialising in the relevant area(s) of material law to ensure the most favourable outcomes for our clients’ businesses.
Extensive experience in representing clients in Russian courts in many different types of cases, as well as in major international disputes.
We offer our clients tailor-made solutions for court representation on an hourly basis at pre-agreed hourly rates. We are flexible in adapting the scope of our services, if your situation and objectives change. 
We ensure that our representation of your business is fully compliant with the law and help organise effective cooperation between local subsidiaries and head office during court proceedings.