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Grigori Lazarev is a senior associate and solicitor advocate in King & Spalding's International Arbitration practice. Grigori represents clients across a number of industry sectors, with a particular focus on the oil and gas, mining and construction industries.

Grigori regularly advises clients in relation to matters originating in Russia and other CIS jurisdictions, and increasingly in francophone Africa. He has acted in a number of international arbitration proceedings, including under the LCIA, ICC, SCC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and OHADA rules. He also appears in English High Court proceedings in relation to enforcement of arbitral awards and other arbitration-related matters.

Prior to joining King & Spalding in 2012, Grigori practiced at Herbert Smith in London and Paris. During that time, he went on a six-month secondment to BP PLC's Global Dispute Resolution team in London.

Grigori is also a founder and treasurer of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network. He is fluent in English, Russian and French.

Publications

  • Regular contributor to the PLC arbitration blog.

  • UK Supreme Court clarifies the law on penalties Cavendish Square Holding BC v Talal El Makdessi [2015] UKSC 67, King & Spalding Client Alert, January 2016.

  • ExxonMobil decision by ICSID: a win for ExxonMobil or Venezuela? co-author with Nina Howell and Sarah Vasani, Energy Law Exchange, December 2014.

  • Russia: Domestic Litigation or International Arbitration? co-author with Ekaterina Ushakova, Transnational Dispute Management, TDM 3 (2012), in Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN) Supplement.
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Credentials

B.A. History, University of Warwick, UK

England & Wales

Law Society of England and Wales (1/9/2010; Reg. # 453361)

Russian

French

Matters

Acting for a Russian state oil company in a SCC arbitration against a U.S. company in relation to an oil field development project in Western Siberia.

Acting in a LCIA arbitration for a Russian industrial group in relation to a failed sale of a Siberian coal mine to an Indian purchaser.

Acting for Central European Aluminum Company (CEAC) in Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC ) v. Montenegro ICSID Case No. ARB/14/8.

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Acting for a Russian state oil company in a SCC arbitration against a U.S. company in relation to an oil field development project in Western Siberia.

Acting in a LCIA arbitration for a Russian industrial group in relation to a failed sale of a Siberian coal mine to an Indian purchaser.

Acting for Central European Aluminum Company (CEAC) in Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC ) v. Montenegro ICSID Case No. ARB/14/8.

Acting in a LCIA arbitration for a founding partner in a partnership dispute relating to a UK-based financial services firm.

Acting for the owner in a dispute with the main contractor in relation to a hotel refurbishment in Guinea Bissau in an arbitration under the OHADA rules.

Acting for VTB Bank in the case of VTB Bank (Austria) AG v Kombinat Aluminjuma Podgorica AD [2015] EWHC 750 (Ch).

Acting for a major Russian bank in a LCIA arbitration against a commodity trading company in relation to an aluminum supply contract with the bank’s borrower.

Acting for a leading provider of natural gas compression products and services in a series of related LCIA arbitrations concerning operation of a gas processing facility in Kazakhstan.

Acting for a Russian private client in LCIA arbitration proceedings in a shareholders’ dispute concerning the sale of a paper mill in Russia.

Advising and representing the Government of the Republic of Guinea in negotiations for the grant of a mining concession to China Power Investment Corporation in relation to an integrated bauxite mining project worth in excess of US$ 6 billion.

Enforcement of an ICC award rendered in Paris against the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Acting for a French cement producer in ICC award enforcement proceedings in a number of European jurisdictions.

Advising a French engineering company in relation to a potential dispute concerning a long-term development and production contract for elements of an aero engine.

Acting for a consortium of international oil companies in an ICC arbitration in relation to a dispute over an international oil pipeline with a state-owned pipeline operator.

Acting for a UK-based oil exploration and production company in relation to a dispute over revenues from assets located in Eastern Europe.

Matters

Acting for a Russian state oil company in a SCC arbitration against a U.S. company in relation to an oil field development project in Western Siberia.

Acting in a LCIA arbitration for a Russian industrial group in relation to a failed sale of a Siberian coal mine to an Indian purchaser.

Acting for Central European Aluminum Company (CEAC) in Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC ) v. Montenegro ICSID Case No. ARB/14/8.

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Matters

Acting for a Russian state oil company in a SCC arbitration against a U.S. company in relation to an oil field development project in Western Siberia.

Acting in a LCIA arbitration for a Russian industrial group in relation to a failed sale of a Siberian coal mine to an Indian purchaser.

Acting for Central European Aluminum Company (CEAC) in Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC ) v. Montenegro ICSID Case No. ARB/14/8.

Acting in a LCIA arbitration for a founding partner in a partnership dispute relating to a UK-based financial services firm.

Acting for the owner in a dispute with the main contractor in relation to a hotel refurbishment in Guinea Bissau in an arbitration under the OHADA rules.

Acting for VTB Bank in the case of VTB Bank (Austria) AG v Kombinat Aluminjuma Podgorica AD [2015] EWHC 750 (Ch).

Acting for a major Russian bank in a LCIA arbitration against a commodity trading company in relation to an aluminum supply contract with the bank’s borrower.

Acting for a leading provider of natural gas compression products and services in a series of related LCIA arbitrations concerning operation of a gas processing facility in Kazakhstan.

Acting for a Russian private client in LCIA arbitration proceedings in a shareholders’ dispute concerning the sale of a paper mill in Russia.

Advising and representing the Government of the Republic of Guinea in negotiations for the grant of a mining concession to China Power Investment Corporation in relation to an integrated bauxite mining project worth in excess of US$ 6 billion.

Enforcement of an ICC award rendered in Paris against the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Acting for a French cement producer in ICC award enforcement proceedings in a number of European jurisdictions.

Advising a French engineering company in relation to a potential dispute concerning a long-term development and production contract for elements of an aero engine.

Acting for a consortium of international oil companies in an ICC arbitration in relation to a dispute over an international oil pipeline with a state-owned pipeline operator.

Acting for a UK-based oil exploration and production company in relation to a dispute over revenues from assets located in Eastern Europe.

Credentials

B.A. History, University of Warwick, UK

England & Wales

Law Society of England and Wales (1/9/2010; Reg. # 453361)

Russian

French