Kirill Ermolenko

Partner, Head of Litigation


    Moscow State Law Academy, Honours Diploma

    Membership in associations

    Member of the Moscow Bar Association


    Special Situations, Dispute Resolution, M&A, Negotiations, Economic Crimes

    Kirill Ermolenko

    Partner, Head of Litigation

      Kirill’s key specialisations are litigations before state courts and arbitrational tribunals, transborder disputes, corporate conflicts, bankruptcy proceedings, real estate, intellectual property rights, protection of business reputation, and recovery of losses.

      Many of Kirill’s projects represent the so-called “special situations”, i.e. cases having no parallels in case law while requiring comprehensive legal expertise and his personal management of, and involvement in, a large number of litigations in Russia and abroad. He also has an extensive experience in representing clients in criminal proceedings. Many of the projects managed by Kirill related to legal support for business restructuring and M&A transactions.

      Kirill is an acknowledged specialist in bankruptcy proceedings which include not only participation in the court hearings but also representation of the clients’ interests in all other relevant matters such as meetings of creditors, public auctions, appeal of receiver’s actions, assets recovery etc. Kirill’s experience consists of his personal involvement in and legal management of a wide range of bankruptcy proceedings of large plants, development companies as well as individuals.

      Kirill speaks Russian, English and French.

      Kirill’s experience includes, in particular, acting for the following clients:

      • А1 Investment Company

      Litigations over claim to protect minority shareholders’ rights, transborder litigations, bankruptcy proceedings against legal entities and individuals, corporate conflicts, recovery of losses, and M&A transactions

      • Rosgosstrakh Insurance Company

      Disputes over a corporate conflict with the client’s former management and infringement of the client’s trademarks, including those heard by the Intellectual Property Rights Court and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

      • MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC

      Litigations over a corporate conflict with a major shareholder, including those before the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation

      • IKEA

      Various cases related to leases and real estate

      • UCF Partners Limited

      A high-profile dispute over claims for infringement of exclusive rights in commercials


      In various insolvency and bankruptcy matters of its buyers and contractors

      • Sibenergostroy LLC

      In a number of separate disputes within the court case related to bankruptcy of its largest contractor

      • Rosseti Corporation

      A case related to claims challenging the results of a state competitive bidding

      • Porsche Russland

      In various litigations

      • Rostelecom PJSC

      Litigations over claims to enforce real estate pledges (non-residential structures and land plots) and claims challenging bailiff actions and non-regulatory acts of antimonopoly authorities

      • Efes Brewery

      Litigations with a distributor claiming over one billion roubles against the client and other cases

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