Roman Zaitsev appointed Of Counsel at international law firm Salans



Roman Zaitsev has been promoted to Of Counsel at Salans’ Russian Litigation/ Arbitration Practice.

Roman specializes in Russian procedural, civil, corporate law, enforcement proceedings, and has significant experience representing client interests in the state commercial courts, where he successfully represented major multinational corporations, individuals and various organizations, including commercial banks, energy companies, car manufactures, state and municipal authorities, largest defense enterprises.

Roman has successfully acted in major commercial disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and disputes with state authorities and in cases involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the Russian Federation.

He has also participated in general enforcement proceedings, due diligence investigations, alternative dispute resolution and various other commercial, civil, procedural, general corporate and administrative matters.

Roman is the author of many legal publications, including a monograph on the enforcement of foreign judgments in Russia, Russian chapter of the book Enforcement of money judgments (published in the USA), and a recent commentary to several chapters of the Civil Procedural Code of the Russian Federation. He has also participated in drafting legislation.

Roman graduated from Urals State Law Academy, Yekaterinburg (Law Degree, 2002; Post-Graduate Degree, Candidate of Legal Sciences, 2005). He conducted international research at Christian-Albrechts University, Institute of East European Law in Kiel, Germany (2004) and at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland (2007), where he also read a lecture course devoted to resolution of commercial disputes in Russia.

Salans’ Moscow Office Managing Partner Florian Schneider commented: “Roman is a tough litigator, who finds creative solutions to the hardest problems. This promotion is recognition of his personal contribution to the success of the practice over the past year.”

Salans’ Russian Litigation and Arbitration Practice is one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Russia and has handled some of the most significant and precedent-setting cases in the country, including a landmark decision for Ciments Franзais recognising an ICC arbitral award that had been set aside in Turkey, the seat of the arbitration; representation of a multinational company in one of the biggest commercial disputes for recovering losses in Russia to date; numerous complex tax disputes. The practice, headed by partner Mikhail Ivanov, combines 14 lawyers and provides first-rate legal advice to Salans’ Russian and international clients.


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