Corporate conflicts

Project experience

  • complex support for the client in the Russia’s central corporate conflict of the year 2020. S&K Vertical managed to ensure a maximum winning position in courts for more than 20 disputes, which led to settlement of controversies and signing of amicable agreements regarding mineral raw commodities worth USD 157 mln;
  • representation of a client in a dispute with the former co-owner of business with claims exceeding RUB 3.4 billion (the largest corporate conflict in the North-West Region of Russia in 2019-2021);
  • representation of the client in one of the largest corporate conflicts of 2021 which began after the death of the founder of a cosmetics production empire. The total amount of assets exceeds USD 31 mln;
  • defense and interests representation strategy for an owner of a large IT holding in a dispute with the heirs of the asset’s former owner. Complex work to protect the client’s ongoing business from hostile takeover. The protected amount of assets exceeded USD 70 mln;
  • representation of the shareholder in a large medical center in a corporate conflict, which involved corporate claims challenging the decisions of management bodies, as well as a mandatory offer that allowed the Client to obtain corporate control over the issuer;
  • representation of the shareholder of the industrial holding in a corporate conflict that involved a corporate dispute that was considered by the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian federation as regards the issues of proving the rights to shares and protecting the rights to shares during the company’s reorganization;
  • representation of the shareholders in the corporate conflict concerning the rights to the holding company having the assets worth more than USD 1 billion in real estate, construction, banking, sports business, the dispute was settled out of court;
  • representation of the largest automobile market-place in Moscow in the corporate conflict concerning the rights to shares of the enterprise, which involved litigation concerning the division of spouses’ property, criminal prosecution, numerous interim measures;
  • representation of the shareholders of a large regional enterprise in a corporate conflict, which involved several criminal cases, international search for opponents, invalidation of decisions of management bodies, disputes over the issue of shares and the invalidation of transactions;
  • representation of a member of the board of directors of a leading energy company in a dispute with shareholders concerning the recovery of losses caused by approval of interested party transactions with non-market conditions;
  • representation of the All-Russian public organization in restoration of control over federal and territorial management bodies and support in all corporate procedures related to the conflict. During the period 2003–2008, the partners of the Firm (at that time they were the partners at Green Corridor law firm, the predecessor of the Firm) took part in the development and implementation of anti-raider protection strategies in more than 50 cases throughout Russia, the result of many years of work was the successful protection of assets worth more than USD 200 million.
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