Alim Oshnokov

Partner, Attorney at Law


Practice area: Litigation, international commercial arbitration, cross-border transactions, sanctions regulation

Languages: Russian, English

represents interests of clients in courts, participates in large cross-border transactions related to acquisition and sale of businesses, investments and fundraising.

Since 2023 he has been conducting clients’ business in the UAE on a permanent basis, coordinating the work of the help desk of Bureau in the Middle East.

Additional Information

  • PhD in Law (Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Degree granted in 2002)
  • Co-author of the Commentary on the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, prepared by the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences (seven restatements)
  • Participation in development of the draft Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union (as part of the Working Group of the Russian Foreign Trade Academy under Ministry of Economy and Development)
  • In collaboration with A.G. Lisitsyn-Svetlanov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he participated in preparation of the monograph dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
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Relevant (significant) experience

  • Advising a major logistics operator on the formation of management bodies during the redomicilation of a public company from European jurisdiction to the UAE
  • Supporting one of the largest international automakers during selling assets to a Russian partner, liquidating structural divisions in the Russian Federation and receiving payments by shareholders taking into account restrictive (counter-sanctions) measures
  • Challenging the series of transactions concluded with the large Russian development company in arbitration courts of several instances
  • Defending the well-known Russian company in the lawsuit brought by its former shareholder in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York
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  • Settlement of the dispute under the claim of a British national versus a group of Russian entities (including a large mining company) in the High Court of England and Wales
  • Participation in litigation held in the court of Rotterdam on the claim filed by the Latvian company against the holding company with participation of Russian shareholders
  • Settlement of a claim of the client being an owner of an aircraft against the major American aircraft manufacturer
  • Legal support in the transaction for the sale by the foreign company of a large property in Moscow City
  • Legal support in the acquisition of a Russian airline by the international business group
  • Creation of a joint venture (with the large international concern) in Switzerland to invest in the Russian production of aluminum oxide