Head of Projects, Attorney at Law

Sergey Vysotskikh

Specializes in bankruptcy, litigation, corporate law.
Sergey Vysotskikh is in charge of S&K Vertical projects in the field of bankruptcy, financial investigations, corporate law, civil and arbitration proceedings related to the settlement of troubled assets: debt collection, bankruptcy of legal entities and individuals, representation of of debtors, creditors and insolvency administrators.
Projects managed by Sergey Vysotskikh are included in the Russian and international ratings, Legal 500, IFLR in the “Bankruptcy and Restructurization” and “Disputes Settlement” categories. For several years the Best Lawyers international rating recognizes Sergey Vysotskikh as one of the best lawyers in bankruptcy and disputes settlement. In 2022, the Legal Insight magazine noted Sergey Vysotskikh’s project among the cases that altered legal reality.
In 2014, S. Vysotskikh graduated with honors from the Law School of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. In 2016, he completed a masters with honors at the Law School of the St. Petersburg State University.
Sergey Vysotskikh’s projects are included in the international (Chambers, Legal500, IFLR1000) and Russian (, Kommersant) ratings.

Project experience

  • Handling litigation cases on collection and bankruptcy of one of the major independent oil/gas holdings of Russia related to the settlement of a USD 50 mln debt in favour of the client (a top-10 bank per the amount of net assets in Russia);
  • Bankruptcy of the third largest group of companies specialized in production and realization of live fermentation beverages in Russia. The registered creditors’ claims amount exceeded USD 26 mln;
  • Bankruptcy of one of the contractors in construction of the bridge across the Kerch Strait, motor roads in the Crimea, as well as highways between St. Petersburg and Moscow. The client’s claims towards the debtor exceeded RUB 2.8 bln;
  • Bankruptcy of one of the contractors in the construction of the St. Petersburg subway. The registered creditors’ claims exceeded RUB 20 bln;
  • Legal support for the bankruptcy of the largest DIY-market company in Siberia;
  • S&K Vertical’s client was the major creditor of the debtor (a top-10 bank per amount of net assets in Russia);
  • Defended the interests of the client, a business with foreign investment, against dozens of lawsuits initiated by an unscrupulous contractor.The project included not only legal support for direct lawsuits, but also bankruptcy proceedings on the client’s opponent to recover the client’s legal costs and recovery of damages from the persons controlling the opponent for the reason of clearly unwarranted lawsuits against the client;
  • Legal support for bankruptcy proceedings of an oil trader whose debt to creditors exceeded RUB 2 bln;
  • Represented the interests of insolvency administrators in challenging the asset withdrawal transactions of debtors on the threshold of bankruptcy for hundreds of millions of rubles;
  • Bankruptcy of a foreign citizen, the beneficiary of a group of companies manufacturing railcars;
  • Represented the interests of a Russian bank (top-15) in disputes with debtors over recovery of over 10 billion rubles, including legal support for bankruptcy proceedings on the borrower and guarantors, criminal prosecution of officials, financial investigation, imposing subsidiary liability on members of the board of directors of the debtor, disputes over bank guarantees, issues related to the search of assets in Russia and abroad;
  • Represented the interests of a creditor (top-10 bank) in the bankruptcy case of a Russian agricultural holding whose debt exceeded RUB 2.5 bln;
  • Represented the interests of the insolvency administrators in bankruptcy proceedings of a large contractor of the Russian Railways during the Olympic Games in Sochi; ensuring the recovery of assets of the debtor;
  • Represented the interests of a creditor in the insolvency proceedings of major developers in St. Petersburg.
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