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25 August 2020
MZS hosted an informal meeting dedicated to the re-election of co-chairs and heads of committees of Young Institute of Modern Arbitration (Young IMA).

28 July 2020
ARBITRATION journal published an article by Yuri Monastyrsky “Regulation of damages recovery by contract. Autonomy of the arbitration approach”.

28 April 2020
MZS attorneys Anton Aleksandrov and Dmitry Krakhmalev talked to the main Russian business media “KOMMERSANT” on the key remedies and litigation prospects in the light of legislative changes and COVID-19 pandemic.

27 April 2020
MZS advised A-Property on RUR 89 billion worth acquisition of 51% in Elga coal deposit in Yakutia as well as a RUR 45 billion call options granted by Gazprombank in respect of the remaining 49% in Elga deposit.

15 April 2020
The Legal 500 has published the best law firms and lawyers’ ratings for 2020. MZS retains the top rankings in dispute resolutions in Russia, including resolving bankruptcy dusputes.

10 April 2020
MGIMO team coached by MZS lawyers secured the best result among the Russian teams in the WILLEM C. VIS INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT by advancing to the quarter-finals.

24 March 2020
MZS took 3rd place in the Forbes ranking of the 20 best law firms in Russia.

12 March 2020
For the 18th year in a row Chambers ranked MZS first in dispute resolution in Russia. And this year MZS have again been highly recommended in ‘Restructuring/Insolvency: Litigation’ and ‘Corporate / M&A: Mid-market’.

3 March 2020
SCC Tribunal takes VEB.RF’s side in a high-profile investment treaty dispute against Ukraine and refuses to set aside the emergency arbitrator’s award.

28 February 2020
ZAKON magazine published an article by MZS lawyers I. Melnikov and N. Chernov “Topical issues of the shareholder’s right to receive information on the activities of a joint stock company”.

26 February 2020
MZS received top rankings from Kommersant’ rating “LEGAL SERVICES MARKET LEADERS – 2020”.

18 February 2020
MZS’ partner Kirill Udovichenko has been included as arbitrator in the International and Investment Disputes Panel at the Arbitration Centre at RSPP.

14 January 2020
MZS has won the case in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation between its client – the Russian investment company A1 – and the Academician Vladimir Betelin related to the shares of defend enterprise Korund-M. 

13 December 2019
Valery Zastrozhin, attorney of MZS, spoke at the conference "Criminal Legal Responsibility of Business" (Pravo.ru).

6 December 2019
MZS received top rankings from The Pravo.ru-300 Russian law firms rating in its main practice areas: litigation, criminal law and corporate.

20 November 2019
Yuri Monastyrsky took part in the First International scientific conference “Abova Readings” – “Fundamental Issues and Prospects of Civil and Business Law, Civil and Arbitration Procedure in Contemporary Economic Environment”.

13 November 2019
MZS Partner Anton Aleksandrov is on the list of the leading bankruptcy lawyers based on the research conducted by Kommersant media house.

21 June 2019
MZS represents VEB.RF in the investment treaty arbitration against Ukraine.

12 May 2019
The “Civil Law Review” journal published an article by Yuri Monastyrsky “Recovery Of Damages & Compensation For Non-Economic Loss”.

11 April 2019
For 15 years The Legal500 ranked MZS among ‘Tire 1’ firms in dispute resolutions: this year we have again been highly rated in Litigation and Restructuring and Insolvency.

11 March 2019
For the 17th year in a row Chambers ranked MZS first in “Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End in Russia”.

5 March 2019
The paintings by Pavel Nikoforov are on display at Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum.

4 March 2019
Journal of Russian Law published an article by Yuri Monastyrsky “Legal Logic Underlying Imposition of Losses on the Controlling Persons”.

1 March 2019
MZS counsel Maxim Muzyka spoke at the conference “Court Practice – 2018-2019: Key Cases” held by Pravo.ru.

17 January 2019
MZS has won cases in the Supreme Court against the Federal Antimonopoly Service. These are the first commercial disputes the Presidium of the Supreme Court has reviewed in the past two years.

7 December 2018
Anton Aleksandrov elected as a managing partner of the firm.

1 December 2018
MZS took part in the Masters’ Games 2018 (an education game held by the Moscow State University Faculty of Law).

20 November 2018
MZS attorney Dmitry Andreev directed the work on the Review of case law of Russia’s Supreme Court and commercial courts of circuits regarding arbitration for the 3d quarter of 2018.

20 November 2018
MZS contributed to the publication of “Dispute Resolution in Russia: The Essentials”.

7 August 2018
MZS attorney Dmitry Andreev directed the work on the Review of case law of Russia’s Supreme Court and commercial courts of circuits regarding arbitration for the 2nd quarter of 2018.

8 June 2018
Another MZS success: the London Court ordered Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation to close judicial proceeding against O1 Group companies represented by MZS.

6 June 2018
Zakon magazine published an article by the MZS senior associate Sergey Korolev "Certain Aspects of Judicial Assistance in Taking of Evidence Abroad: as Illustrated by Matrimonial Proceedings".

28 May 2018
MZS signed an agreement on cooperation with the Association of Lawyers of Russia and the Roscongress Foundation.

25 May 2018
MZS partners took part in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Alexander Zyuba addressed the Forum at the session Competitiveness of Russian Jurisdiction.

18 May 2018
MZS partner Kirill Udovichenko took part in Mock-Case under rules of "Arbitration of International Commercial Disputes of the ICAC at the CCI of Russia" as part of the VIII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

16 May 2018
MZS attorney Dmitry Andreev directed the work on the Review of case law of Russia’s Supreme Court and commercial courts of circuits regarding arbitration for the 1st quarter of 2018.

14 April 2018
Yuri Monastyrsky took part in the 14th Russian Legal Forum as a moderator of the session "Ongoing judicial reform in Russia".

2 April 2018
The "Insurance Law" magazine published an article by Yuri Monastyrsky and Anatoly Vlasov "Damages and Insurance Recoveries in Russian Law".

12 March 2018
Chambers Europe has published the best law firms and lawyers’ ratings for 2018. MZS retains the top rankings.

2 March 2018
MZS Partner Kirill Udovichenko took part in the Russian Arbitration Debates sponsored by MZS.

1 March 2018
The Pravo.ru published the Professionals’ Choice Rating for 2017: the most reputable companies among the Russian legal experts announced. MZS ranks first in Arbitration Proceedings.

15 February 2018
A legal newspaper “VIP” (run by ConsultantPlus in Primorskiy Krai) published an article by the MZS attorney Dmitry Andreev about enforcement of an arbitration award.

1 February 2018
Yuri Monastyrsky has published an article, Comparative modern meaning of damages (private reflections), in Zakon magazine No. 1/2018

11 January 2018
The 7th edition of The International Capital Markets Review was recently published. MZS’ partner Vladimir Khrenov is the author of the ‘Russia’ Chapter.

1 December 2017
Yuri Monastyrsky spoke at the conference “Modern civil contract law and its application in civil proceedings” held by the RAS Institute of State and Law.

30 June 2017
Interview of Vladimir Khrenov in the "Arbitration Practice for Lawyers" magazine №6, 2017

28 June 2017
Yuri Monastyrsky took part in the 5th Russian Forum of the Arbitration, Mediation and Business Communities hosted by St. Petersburg State University.

17 February 2017
Yuri Monastyrsky contributed to the conference “Court Practice – 2016: results, trends and cases” held by Pravo.ru.

28 October 2016
MZS has celebrated its 25th anniversary! The gala evening in Baltschug Kempinski hotel gathered friends, colleagues and clients of the firm.

28 October 2016
Alexander Zyuba spoke at the RCCA conference “Pinnacle of the legal career. Management and staff motivation.”

18 October 2016
The 8th Annual IBA Conference "Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS" was held in Moscow on 18 October 2016. Yuri Monastyrsky spoke on “Arbitral autonomy when awarding damages”.

14 October 2016
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations celebrated the annual MGIMO Day. Yuri Monastyrsky was awarded the prize in the nomination “For outstanding achievements in law”.

23 September 2016
MZS’ partner Kirill Udovichenko made a speach at RCCA training conference “Liability: prosecution and avoidance. Hazards: red flags for corporate lawyers”.

16 September 2016
MZS’ partner Anton Aleksandrov made a speech at Conference “Bankruptcy institute in Russia” arranged by Vedomosti on 16 September 2016.

3 September 2016
MZS partner Anton Aleksandrov took part in the Eastern Economic Forum 2016.

20 June 2016
According to the Best Lawyers research of the Russian legal market as published by Kommersant on 20 June 2016, MZS partners have again been listed among top 100 lawyers.

14 June 2016
Anton Aleksandrov addressed the Euro-Asian Law Congress at the round table on “Russia-China investments. Details of mutual understanding”.

10 May 2016
Legal Insight Magazine published an interview with Yuri Monastyrsky on the occasion of MZS 25th anniversary.

15 April 2016
Yuri Monastyrsky took part in the XII Russian Legal Forum in Moscow.

13 April 2016
MZS has again been highly rated in The Legal 500.

21 March 2016
Chambers Global has published the best law firms and lawyers ratings for 2016. MZS maintains its Band 1 position in Dispute Resolution while Yuri Monastyrsky and Dmitry Lovyrev are again listed among the leading lawyers in this area.

14 March 2016
Our firm supports the Moscow State University’s team in the 9-th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court competition.

10 March 2016
MZS advises the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

21 January 2016
On January 21st MZS celebrated our 25th anniversary.

1 December 2015
Yuri Monastyrsky has published an article in The Arbitration Journal.

6 November 2015
MZS successfully defended its client in an ICAC case upon the cash claim of Schlumberger Logelco, Inc.

24 October 2015
Yuri Monastyrsky took part in the Minsk Legal Forum and spoke at the session “Bankruptcy, Asset Search (Domestic and International), Criminal Aspects of Bankruptcy”.

8 October 2015
The 3d Russian Forum of Arbitration and Business Community “Russian Arbitration Reform: the Final Stage?” has completed its work in St. Petersburg. Yuri Monastyrsky delivered a speech on the implications of the arbitration reform for the legal services market.

17 September 2015
Students and colleagues paid tribute to the memory of MGIMO Professor Yury Kolosov at Vagankovo cemetery in Moscow.

30 May 2015
Anton Aleksandrov made a speech at The V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum’s roundtable discussion on “Business Protection in Case of Bankruptcy”.

30 May 2015
MZS – a cultural program partner of The V St. Petersburg International Legal Forum – hosted its version of Legal Drink for the Forum’s participants.

21 May 2015
The third Russian Arbitration Day international conference has completed its work in Moscow. The conference was held for the third time with theMZS support of MZS.

30 April 2015
In 2015 Chambers Europe Guide MZS has once more received high rankings: Dispute Resolution, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets.

30 April 2015
Chambers Global 2015 has again placed MZS among Band 1 firms for Dispute Resolution – Russia.

20 April 2015
MZS has again been highly rated in The Legal 500: Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate and M&A.

17 April 2015
On April 16-17, 2015, Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel hosted the XI annual Russian Law Forum.

4 March 2015
MZS won a record amount as damages for its client Sistema JSFC.

3 March 2015
A corporate conflict concerning control over Stroyfarfor, one of the major Russian ceramic tile producers, has been settled. MZS successfully represented A1.

27 February 2015
MZS partner Anton Aleksandrov spoke on extension of the recovery scope in bankruptcy and secondary liability of the persons controlling the debtor at the conference "Our Response to Crisis" hosted by Russian Corporate Counsel Association.

23 February 2015
MZS, acting for Mining and Chemical Concern - member of ROSATOM group, secured reversal of the judgment against the client in excess of RUR 1 bln.

4 December 2014
Yuri Monastyrsky took part in the 6th Annual IBA “Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS” Conference.

13 November 2014
The Second All-Russian Forum of the Arbitration, Mediation and Business Communities «Alternative Dispute Resolution in Russia: Expectations and Perspectives» took place in Moscow. Yuri Monastyrsky were given a floor to deliver first part of the concluding speech of the session dedicated to arbitration reform in Russia.

26 October 2014
Global Law Experts named MZS a law firm of the year 2014 in Dispute Resolution (Russia).

22 May 2014
MZS has had a Rospatent decision to terminate an invention patent successfully quashed.

5 May 2014
According to both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners in 2014 MZS became the only law firm in Russia which made it to the top 3 list in Dispute Resolution.

30 April 2014
Chambers Global and Europe Guides 2014 named Yuri Monastyrsky as Eminent Practitioner in Dispute Resolution: Domestic – Russia.

30 April 2014
According to Chambers Global and Chambers Europe Guides 2014, Dmitry Lovyrev is still one of best lawyers (Band 1) for Dispute Resolution: Domestic – Russia.

30 April 2014
In the 2014 Legal 500 Guide we have once more received high rankings.

30 April 2014
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe Guides 2014 have again placed MZS among Band 1 firms for Dispute Resolution – Russia.

22 April 2014
According to the Best Lawyers search of the Russian legal market in 2014, MZS partners have again been listed among top 100 lawyers.

24 February 2014
On 24 February 2014 the Court of Cassation affirmed the decision of the Arbitrazh Court of Moscow made in favour of our client OOO IKEA MOS (Retail and Property).

23 December 2013
MZS secured judgment acknowledging validity of credits extended by a foreign bank to Russian borrowers for the sum total exceeding USD 100 million.

1 October 2013
The collection of articles and essays “Transnational trade and law – Liber amicorum in honour of the 50th anniversary of Alexey Zhiltsov” (Moscow-Berlin, Infotropic-Media, 2013) contains the article “Legal effect limits of judicial acts on annulment of arbitral awards” by Yuri Monastyrsky.

30 June 2013
MZS has published an article, The Russian OTC Derivatives Market – Key Developments, by partner Vladimir Khrenov in The Euromoney Derivatives Handbook 2013/14.

13 May 2013
MZS has become the sponsor of the conference “Russian Arbitration Day 2013” that will take place on June 20, 2013 in Congress Centre of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

4 April 2013
On April 3-4, 2013, Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel hosted the annual Russian Law Forum.

26 October 2012
On 26 October 2012, MZS lawyers have contributed to OECD Russia corporate governance roundtable.

15 October 2012
MZS partner Dmitry Lovyrev and associate Kirill Udovichenko have authored a chapter dedicated to arbitration in Russia in the 4th Edition of authoritative international yearbook Arbitration World (The European Lawyer Reference Series), edited by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

27 September 2012
MZS assisted in holding an international academic and practitioners’ conference Modern Private Law in Russia and the European Union organized by the Institute of State and Law.

20 September 2012
On 20 September 2012, our law firm participated in the WTO, Customs Union, EurAsEC: what to expect from the new business order Conference organized by the Russian Corporate Counsel Association with the support of MZS.

13 August 2012
MZS successfully represented a Swiss company Boegli-Gravurs S.A. (Boegli) in proceedings on recognition and enforcement in Russia of a number of court orders for recovery of legal costs borne in course of litigation in English courts. In this important precedent, Russian arbitrazh courts enforced English costs orders which are not foreign judgments on the merits, but rather are the final decisions on an ancillary question of allocation of litigation costs.

22 February 2012
On 22 February 2012, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Russian Corporate Counsel Association held the Practical Issues in Applying Antitrust Law in Light of the Third Antitrust Package Conference.

14 April 2011
On April 13-14, 2011, Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel hosted the annual Russian Law Forum.

31 December 2010
In December 2010, Anton Aleksandrov was elected a partner of MZS.

9 December 2010
A conference named "Best Practices in Fighting Corruption in Business Transactions; Specifics of Corruption in Innovation Business. Is It Possible for Skolkovo To Be a Corruption-Free Zone?" was held on December 9, 2010.

17 June 2010
On June 17, 2010, the Russian Corporate Counsel Association with the support of MZS held a conference on "Current Practice of Using Shareholders’ Agreements and Responsibility of Governing Bodies, Shareholders, and Members of Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies".

10 June 2010
The 2nd international law conference “Commercial Arbitration in Russia, Sweden and England: New Business Opportunities” was held at the Congress Center of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry on June 9-10, 2010.

19 November 2009
On November 18-19, 2009, the 1st Conference of the International Bar Association “Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and other CIS Countries” was held in Moscow.

10 April 2009
On April 9-10, 2009, the annual “Legal Business in Russia” conference was held in Moscow.

17 October 2008
On October 17, 2008, an academic and research conference “International Commercial Arbitration in Russia amid Globalization of Economic Development” was held, in connection with the 15th anniversary of the Russian Federation Law “On International Commercial Arbitration” and the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, at the Conference Center of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

31 August 2008
In 2008, Texas Pacific Group (TPG), a US private investment fund, entered into a deal to acquire a 50% stake in SIA International, Russia’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, which MZS represents, at a price of approximately USD 800 million, which constitutes the Russia’s biggest private equity investment to date.

17 June 2008
MZS has won the most important trademark case tried in Russia over the recent years. The final award in the case was issued on June 17, 2008 by the Russian Higher Arbitrazh Court, the supreme judicial institution.

16 April 2008
The conference "Legal Business in Russia. Three Years of Growth. What Will Be Next?" was held on April 15-16, 2008

1 April 2008
The 2008 edition of European Legal Experts Guide named MZS managing partner Alexander Zyuba one of the leading experts in Corporate and M&A sectors.

31 January 2008
In 2008 Dmitry Mukhomorov was elected a partner of MZS.

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