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Egishe Dzhazoyan specializes in arbitration and litigation. As a dual qualified (UK and Russia) lawyer with both civil and common law background, Egishe is uniquely placed to provide strategic legal advice concerning large and complex disputes, often involving a cross-border element and “bet-the-company” litigation.  During his 17 years of practice, Egishe has advised clients in more than 150 arbitration and litigation proceedings across a host of various jurisdictions.

In arbitration, Egishe represents clients and appears as counsel in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters before leading European tribunals, including the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, UN Commission on International Trade Law and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, as well as the International Commercial Arbitration Court in Russia.

Egishe also frequently advises clients in court proceedings and has particular experience in matters involving enforcement of arbitral awards against sovereign states, as well as complex offshore commercial fraud and asset recovery disputes.

Egishe has been consistently recognized in arbitration by Legal 500 for 2012–2019. He has also been listed as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” in international arbitration by Chambers UK 2013, as an expert by ExpertGuides Commercial Arbitration in the 2018 edition, and has also featured in the inaugural Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist UK 2019.

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Credentials

G.D.L., College of Law, London, UK

LL.M., University of Cambridge, UK

Ph.D., Moscow State University

J.D., Moscow State University, with distinction

England and Wales

Law Society of England and Wales

Moscow City Bar, Russia

Russia

Law Society of England & Wales (4/15/2013; Reg # 486409)

Moscow City Bar, Russia (2002; Reg # 77110479)

German

Russian

Cited in Arbitration category


Legal 500, 2012–2018

“Up and Coming” lawyer, International Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2013

“Expert”: Commercial Arbitration


Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

Leading Individual: Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2012 edition

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Recognition

Cited in Arbitration category


Legal 500, 2012–2018

“Up and Coming” lawyer, International Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2013

“Expert”: Commercial Arbitration


Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

Leading Individual: Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2012 edition

Matters

Selected Arbitration Matters

Acting for investors in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Italian Republic arising out of the Energy Charter Treaty. Value €200+ million.

Representing a Cypriot investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Montenegro. Value US$200+ million.

Acting for a European subsidiary of a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration against a major commodity trading company. Value €28+ million.

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Selected Arbitration Matters

Acting for investors in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Italian Republic arising out of the Energy Charter Treaty. Value €200+ million.

Representing a Cypriot investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Montenegro. Value US$200+ million.

Acting for a European subsidiary of a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration against a major commodity trading company. Value €28+ million.

Acting for a European subsidiary of a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration against a Montenegrin aluminium smelter. Value €28 million.

Successfully representing a Cyprus-based claimant company in LCIA proceedings with a Singapore counterparty arising out of the parties’ failed joint venture in a Russian coal mining project. The award obtained upheld the entirety of the claimant's claims, including legal costs and interest. Value US$8 million.

Successfully representing an individual respondent in LCIA proceedings arising out of the parties’ dispute in relation to a Russian cardboard mill. The claims were fully dismissed on jurisdictional grounds with costs awarded in the client’s favour. Value US$10 million.

Representing an Eastern European energy company in a London-based UNCITRAL arbitration with a major commodity trading company. Value US$100 million.

Acting for a large Russian automobile manufacturer in a LCIA arbitration dispute against a major European investment bank involving a guarantee. Obtained a favourable settlement for the client. Value US$100+ million.

Representing two Russian claimants in a SCC arbitration against the government of an Eastern European state relating to expropriation of the claimants' shares in a major local bank. Value US$8 million.

Successfully representing three claimant companies against a Bermuda-based affiliate of a leading Russian investment bank following the market crisis of 2008 in three related LCIA arbitrations. The awards obtained upheld the entirety of the claimants' claims, including legal costs and interest.

SCC arbitration in Stockholm on behalf of a Swiss trading company arising from a shareholder dispute and consequent fraud under various agreements associated with the Russian aluminium industry. Obtained a favourable settlement for the client. Value US$380 million.

Selected Litigation Matters

Global counsel in multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings against a Balkan state on behalf of a US based award creditor. Value €50+ million.

Representing various EU corporate defendants in High Court of Justice proceedings relating to the state bailout of a major Russian bank. Value US$70+ million.

Representing Moldovan investors in enforcement proceedings in relation to an US$535 million Energy Charter Treaty arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan - Stati and others v Republic of Kazakhstan [2018] EWCA Civ 1896.

Representing a subsidiary of the Libyan sovereign wealth fund in High Court proceedings with a Dubai-based counterparty involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud and conspiracy - Catalyst Management Services v Libya Africa Investment Portfolio [2018] EWCA Civ 1676.

Advising a private Russian client in a dispute arising out of a failed joint venture property development project in Morocco - Baturina v Chistyakov [2017] EWHC 1049 (Comm).

Representing defendants in freezing order and related proceedings in the English High Court brought by the liquidator of a BVI entity - Montvale Invest Ltd (In Liquidation) v Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd and another [2016] EWHC 1664 (Ch).

Advising a private Russian client in High Court of Justice proceedings brought by a liquidator of a major Russian bank - JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelnniy Bank and another v Pugachev amd others [2015] EWHC 2623 (Ch).

Representing VTB Bank (Austria) AG in High Court proceedings against a foreign liquidator under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 - Re Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica AD (in bankruptcy) [2015] EWHC 750 (Ch).

Successfully representing a Gibraltar-based company in High Court proceedings against a number of Kazakh defendants arising out of a loan agreement – Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd v Aidar Assaubayev and Ors [2014] EWHC 4211 (Comm).

Representing an Eastern European energy company in worldwide freezing order proceedings in aid of a London-based UNCITRAL arbitration with a major commodity trading company. Value US$100 million.

Privy Council proceedings on behalf of a Kyrgyz telecom holding company on appeal from the Isle of Man concerning a dispute over a Kyrgyz mobile operator - Altimo Holdings and Investment Ltd and others v Kyrgyz Mobil Tel Ltd and others[2011] UKPC 7.

Anti-suit proceedings in the High Court of Justice relating to an LCIA arbitration involving a large Russian automobile manufacturer and a major European investment bank - BNP Paribas SA v Open Joint Stock Co Russian Machines and another[2011] EWHC 308 (Comm).

Advising a number of Russian parties in Bermuda court proceedings against a Bermuda-based investment fund in a dispute involving alleged breach of contract, fraud and tort arising out of the parties' joint venture in Russia. Value US$84 million.

Representing two Cypriot entities in English court proceedings concerning breach of agreements about the transfer of shares in a Russian company and related proceedings in Cyprus for negative declarations - Kolden Holdings Ltd v Rodette Commerce Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Civ 10.

Advising a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil in freezing order proceedings under section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 against a Venezuelan state owned oil & gas company - Mobil Cerro Negro Ltd v Petroleos De Venezuela SA [2008] EWHC 532 (Comm).

Fraud and conspiracy proceedings before the High Court of Justice in London on behalf of France, Cyprus and Dubai based investors in the Tajik aluminum plant. Proceedings involving claims under six separate governing laws - Intermet FZCO and others v Ansol Ltd and others [2007] EWHC 226 (Comm).

Matters

Selected Arbitration Matters

Acting for investors in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Italian Republic arising out of the Energy Charter Treaty. Value €200+ million.

Representing a Cypriot investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Montenegro. Value US$200+ million.

Acting for a European subsidiary of a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration against a major commodity trading company. Value €28+ million.

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Selected Arbitration Matters

Acting for investors in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Italian Republic arising out of the Energy Charter Treaty. Value €200+ million.

Representing a Cypriot investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Government of Montenegro. Value US$200+ million.

Acting for a European subsidiary of a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration against a major commodity trading company. Value €28+ million.

Acting for a European subsidiary of a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration against a Montenegrin aluminium smelter. Value €28 million.

Successfully representing a Cyprus-based claimant company in LCIA proceedings with a Singapore counterparty arising out of the parties’ failed joint venture in a Russian coal mining project. The award obtained upheld the entirety of the claimant's claims, including legal costs and interest. Value US$8 million.

Successfully representing an individual respondent in LCIA proceedings arising out of the parties’ dispute in relation to a Russian cardboard mill. The claims were fully dismissed on jurisdictional grounds with costs awarded in the client’s favour. Value US$10 million.

Representing an Eastern European energy company in a London-based UNCITRAL arbitration with a major commodity trading company. Value US$100 million.

Acting for a large Russian automobile manufacturer in a LCIA arbitration dispute against a major European investment bank involving a guarantee. Obtained a favourable settlement for the client. Value US$100+ million.

Representing two Russian claimants in a SCC arbitration against the government of an Eastern European state relating to expropriation of the claimants' shares in a major local bank. Value US$8 million.

Successfully representing three claimant companies against a Bermuda-based affiliate of a leading Russian investment bank following the market crisis of 2008 in three related LCIA arbitrations. The awards obtained upheld the entirety of the claimants' claims, including legal costs and interest.

SCC arbitration in Stockholm on behalf of a Swiss trading company arising from a shareholder dispute and consequent fraud under various agreements associated with the Russian aluminium industry. Obtained a favourable settlement for the client. Value US$380 million.

Selected Litigation Matters

Global counsel in multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings against a Balkan state on behalf of a US based award creditor. Value €50+ million.

Representing various EU corporate defendants in High Court of Justice proceedings relating to the state bailout of a major Russian bank. Value US$70+ million.

Representing Moldovan investors in enforcement proceedings in relation to an US$535 million Energy Charter Treaty arbitral award against the Republic of Kazakhstan - Stati and others v Republic of Kazakhstan [2018] EWCA Civ 1896.

Representing a subsidiary of the Libyan sovereign wealth fund in High Court proceedings with a Dubai-based counterparty involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud and conspiracy - Catalyst Management Services v Libya Africa Investment Portfolio [2018] EWCA Civ 1676.

Advising a private Russian client in a dispute arising out of a failed joint venture property development project in Morocco - Baturina v Chistyakov [2017] EWHC 1049 (Comm).

Representing defendants in freezing order and related proceedings in the English High Court brought by the liquidator of a BVI entity - Montvale Invest Ltd (In Liquidation) v Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd and another [2016] EWHC 1664 (Ch).

Advising a private Russian client in High Court of Justice proceedings brought by a liquidator of a major Russian bank - JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelnniy Bank and another v Pugachev amd others [2015] EWHC 2623 (Ch).

Representing VTB Bank (Austria) AG in High Court proceedings against a foreign liquidator under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 - Re Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica AD (in bankruptcy) [2015] EWHC 750 (Ch).

Successfully representing a Gibraltar-based company in High Court proceedings against a number of Kazakh defendants arising out of a loan agreement – Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd v Aidar Assaubayev and Ors [2014] EWHC 4211 (Comm).

Representing an Eastern European energy company in worldwide freezing order proceedings in aid of a London-based UNCITRAL arbitration with a major commodity trading company. Value US$100 million.

Privy Council proceedings on behalf of a Kyrgyz telecom holding company on appeal from the Isle of Man concerning a dispute over a Kyrgyz mobile operator - Altimo Holdings and Investment Ltd and others v Kyrgyz Mobil Tel Ltd and others[2011] UKPC 7.

Anti-suit proceedings in the High Court of Justice relating to an LCIA arbitration involving a large Russian automobile manufacturer and a major European investment bank - BNP Paribas SA v Open Joint Stock Co Russian Machines and another[2011] EWHC 308 (Comm).

Advising a number of Russian parties in Bermuda court proceedings against a Bermuda-based investment fund in a dispute involving alleged breach of contract, fraud and tort arising out of the parties' joint venture in Russia. Value US$84 million.

Representing two Cypriot entities in English court proceedings concerning breach of agreements about the transfer of shares in a Russian company and related proceedings in Cyprus for negative declarations - Kolden Holdings Ltd v Rodette Commerce Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Civ 10.

Advising a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil in freezing order proceedings under section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 against a Venezuelan state owned oil & gas company - Mobil Cerro Negro Ltd v Petroleos De Venezuela SA [2008] EWHC 532 (Comm).

Fraud and conspiracy proceedings before the High Court of Justice in London on behalf of France, Cyprus and Dubai based investors in the Tajik aluminum plant. Proceedings involving claims under six separate governing laws - Intermet FZCO and others v Ansol Ltd and others [2007] EWHC 226 (Comm).

Credentials

G.D.L., College of Law, London, UK

LL.M., University of Cambridge, UK

Ph.D., Moscow State University

J.D., Moscow State University, with distinction

England and Wales

Law Society of England and Wales

Moscow City Bar, Russia

Russia

Law Society of England & Wales (4/15/2013; Reg # 486409)

Moscow City Bar, Russia (2002; Reg # 77110479)

German

Russian

Cited in Arbitration category


Legal 500, 2012–2018

“Up and Coming” lawyer, International Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2013

“Expert”: Commercial Arbitration


Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

Leading Individual: Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2012 edition

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Recognition

Cited in Arbitration category


Legal 500, 2012–2018

“Up and Coming” lawyer, International Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2013

“Expert”: Commercial Arbitration


Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

Leading Individual: Arbitration


Chambers UK, 2012 edition