Fedor Belykh

Associate
Moscow
  • Ul. Gasheka 6, Ducat III, Office 510
  • Moscow 125047
  • Russia
Profile Experience

Fedor Belykh is an associate in the Moscow office. His practice focuses primarily on dispute resolution, special situations and distressed assets, construction, and project development.

Mr. Belykh has significant experience advising on large international and domestic Russian disputes, acting in litigation and arbitration matters in Russia and abroad (SCC, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, etc; litigation in England, France, Baltic countries, Cyprus, BVI, Curacao, Panama, Costa-Rica, etc.), conducting corporate investigations, anti-fraud investigations, representing clients in criminal, antimonopoly, and administrative matters. 

Mr. Belykh also has significant experience advising on major construction projects in manufacturing, logistic, FMCG, oil & gas, power generation and other industries in Russia and overseas, including advising on EPC contracts, service, O&M, and other agreements customary to major projects.

Mr. Belykh’s experience includes advising: 

  • A major client in connection with a global settlement of a number of $US multimillion disputes with a group of industrial and financial companies
  • A major Russian bank on recovering debt in the UK and offshore jurisdictions under loan agreements concluded with a Russian group of companies
  • A private oil refinery company in a series of complex large-scale multiregional bankruptcy proceedings in Russia with participation of the leading Russian banking institutions and total claims amounting to over RUB40 billion*
  • Clinic of High Medicine Technology at the Saint Petersburg State University in a precedential case decided by the arbitrazh courts of St. Petersburg, where the new All-Russia procedures for compensation for High Medicine Technology Treatment under the Statutory Mandatory Medical Insurance Program were established and further upheld by the Supreme Court of Russia*
  • A major Russian private bank in the debt collection matter against Vitaly Arkhangelsky (Oslo Marine Group founder) and his affiliated companies; the matter involved structuring of a defense position against counter-claims of Mr. Arkhangelsky alleging that the bank “raided” his assets, including successful lift of an arrest of the bank’s property and unblocking the personal assets of the bank’s CEO through a litigation in the BVI and Russia*
  • UniCredit Bank AG in relation to one of the first largest bankruptcies of financial institutions in Russia: Deposit Insurance Agency, acting as the bankruptcy manager of International Industrial Bank, challenged the debiting of the IIB’s account opened at UniCredit Bank AG for a cash cover under a letter of credit in Moscow Arbitrazh Court; the case was yet another development of lex concursus concept in Russia introduced by the Russian Supreme Arbitrazh Court in 2012*
  • Rosneft (PAO) in the matter involving defense of the foreign assets from the claims of the former shareholders of UKOS arising out of the US$50 billion Hague PCA arbitral award in several jurisdictions outside of Russia, in which Rosneft had certain business activities*
  • LSR Group in a dispute with a French contractor in relation to a multi-million euro claim under FIDIC Yellow Book 1999 construction contract in the French courts and an SCC arbitration (this dispute involved enforcement of an on-demand bank guarantee issued by a French bank)*
  • A major Russian state corporation on its large energy projects outside of Russia, including advising on EPC contracts and finance transaction documents 
  • A major Russian private investment group on its largest energy construction project, including advising on FS/pre-FEED contracts and tender documents
  • Russian Direct Investment Fund on an EPC contract for construction of a bridge across Amur river in the Russian Far East*
  • Ramboll on a contract on the basis of a model contract of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) for design of the new terminal of Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia*
  • One of the leading global services providers in the dredging, maritime infrastructure, and maritime services sectors, on various legal matters related to an EPC construction contract concerning the St. Petersburg Flood Protection Barrier concluded with Rosstroy on the basis of a FIDIC model contract (total contract price exceeds €350 million)* 

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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