Strong cases in front of us — a prominent move in the dispute resolution market

We are pleased to announce that Dmitry Kaysin, one of the most experienced international arbitration practitioners, joined Better Chance as Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice. Together with Dmitry, Senior Associate Vasily Bakumenko and Associate Alexander Nazarov, as well as a team of junior associates, also join our practice in May.

Over the last two years, the dispute resolution landscape in the Russian Federation has undergone significant transformation. Approaches to selecting arbitration institutions and structuring arbitration clauses have changed, and Russian clients constantly face new challenges in protecting their lawful rights and interests. We witness and actively participate in shaping new practices and the arbitration services market. In the current environment, finding unconventional solutions in litigation and arbitration is of great importance for achieving the strategic goals of our clients. Our new dispute resolution team will ensure that we and our clients have a better chance of resolving even the most ambitious tasks.

Dmitry Kaysin, Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice at Better Chance: “I have an ambitious task ahead of me - to elevate the dispute resolution practice to a new level. It’s no secret that Russian investors are showing considerable interest in arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily because they consider this destination the most promising for achieving their strategic goals. In this regard, I believe that the expert support of a legal advisor is extremely important.”

Alexander Anichkin, Managing Partner at Better Chance: “The development of our dispute resolution practice is an important element of our strategy. We are pleased to announce the arrival of a team of professionals whose experience and capabilities strengthen Better Chance's leadership in the Russian legal services market.”

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Dmitry Kaysin specialises in resolving disputes involving public-law entities. He has significant experience representing clients in international commercial arbitration under the rules of key arbitration institutions and UNCITRAL, as well as in Russian state courts. Dmitry is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and is included in the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Dmitry is among the top lawyers according to the Pravo-300 and Best Lawyers in Russia rankings.

Before joining Better Chance, Dmitry worked as a partner in the dispute resolution practice and managing partner at the Central Asian office of a major Russian law firm.

Vasily Bakumenko and Alexander Nazarov specialise in dispute resolution, including international commercial arbitration under the rules of major arbitration institutions, investment arbitration, cross-border litigation, as well as in restructuring and insolvency/bankruptcy disputes. Alexander is a member of the working group for the establishment of the Tashkent International Commercial Court (TICC). Vasily is the author of several publications on international civil procedure and international commercial arbitration.

Over the course of their work, the team has represented clients all over the world, from New York to Singapore, in the most high-profile and significant Russian and international proceedings under the laws of various jurisdictions, ranging from Chile to Vietnam, including cases complicated by the sanctions matters.


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