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SERGEY KOVALEV
MANAGING PARTNER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, PHD
29 years of dispute resolution and bankruptcy experience
e-mail: s.kovalev@ktaplaw.ru
Sergey is a recognized practitioner with vast experience in the areas of dispute resolution, bankruptcy and distressed assets recovery in Russia.

Since 2001, Sergey has been managing his own law firm, which in different years was accredited by state corporations: the Agency for the restructuring of credit organizations (ARCO) and the Deposit insurance agency (DIA), as well as the Sberbank of Russia, the main bank of the Russian federation.

Previously, in 1992-2000, Sergey managed legal services: Modern business technologies, Business systems development, Kolenergo, Trinfico.

In 2011-2017, he was the leader of the dispute resolution and bankruptcy practices in the "Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & partners" and controlled a team of 60 lawyers.

Starting from 2017, he has been the Managing Partner at Kovalev Tugushi & Partners.

PRAVO.RU-300 2020
  • I group: Commercial court proceedings - high market (since 2019)
  • I group: Proceedings in courts of general jurisdiction
  • II group: Bankruptcy (since 2019)
KOMMERSANT 2021
  • Bankruptcy (since 2019)
  • Commercial court proceedings
  • Proceedings in courts of general jurisdiction
  • International Disputes
  • Agriculture
WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2020
  • Asset recovery
WWL says: 2020: Sergey Kovalev is distinguished as "the best in asset recovery proceedings" by sources who add, "If he can't help, nobody can."
2019: Sergey Kovalev is a prominent name in Russia's asset recovery space. He is experienced in multi-jurisdictional litigation proceedings before Russia's highest courts.

BEST LAWYERS 2021
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Insolvency and reorganization law
He was named Lawyer of the Year for Insolvency and Reorganization at the 2017 Best Lawyer awards.
PERSONAL RATINGS BY YEAR:
  • PRAVO.RU-300 2019: ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS (HIGH MARKET), BANKRUPTCY
  • KOMMERSANT 2020: Legal Services Market Leaders 2020: BANKRUPTCY
  • KOMMERSANT 2020: THE EDGE OF BANKRUPTCY: CASE IN TOP PRECEDENT-SETTING PROJECTS, TOP-20 BANKRUPT LAWYERS IN RUSSIA
  • BEST LAWYERS 2021, 2020, 2019: "LITIGATION", "ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION", "INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW", PREVIOUSLY HE WAS HONORED WITH THE TITLE OF "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" IN THE VERSION OF BEST LAWYERS 2017 IN THE CATEGORY "INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW", HE WAS ALSO NOTED IN THE PRACTICE OF "ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION".
  • WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2020: ASSET RECOVERY. HE IS MARKED IN THE HANDBOOK FROM 2015 AS A LEADING EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF RECOVERY OF DISTRESSED ASSETS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. WWL SAID: SERGEY KOVALEV IS A PROMINENT NAME IN RUSSIA'S ASSET RECOVERY SPACE. HE IS EXPERIENCED IN MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL LITIGATION PROCEEDINGS BEFORE RUSSIA'S HIGHEST COURTS. SERGEY KOVALEV IS A HIGHLY REGARDED PRACTITIONER WITH A STRONG TRACK RECORD ACTING FOR MAJOR RUSSIAN CORPORATES ON SIGNIFICANT DEBT RECOVERIES.
  • CHAMBERS 2017: BAND 4 - DISPUTE RESOLUTION; IN CHAMBERS 2016 AND CHAMBERS 2015, HE IS RECOMMENDED IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION: DOMESTIC - BAND 4, MENTIONED IN RESTRUCTURING / INSOLVENCY; IN "CHAMBERS 2015" HE IS RECOMMENDED IN THE "DISPUTE RESOLUTION: DOMESTIC" - BAND 3. PRESENT IN THE DIRECTORY FROM 2013. IN DIFFERENT YEARS, CHAMBERS NOTES SERGEY'S SKILLS OF "BRILLIANT BUSINESS" IN RUSSIAN COURTS IN THE FIELD OF BANKRUPTCY, NOTED HIS "PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE AND A STRATEGIC APPROACH", "PRACTICAL SKILLS OF DISPUTES RELATED TO FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS" AND "HIS EXPERIENCE OF CONDUCTING LONG-TERM BUSINESS". SERGEY KOVALEV ACTS FOR MAJOR RUSSIAN CORPORATE CLIENTS ON LOCAL DISPUTES. HE IS INSTRUCTED ON SIGNIFICANT BANKRUPTCIES AS WELL AS LARGE-SCALE CORPORATE DISPUTES, CONTRACTUAL CONFLICTS AND HIGH-VALUE DEBT RECOVERY CASES. "HE IS STRONG IN INTERNATIONAL LAW - HE HANDLES CASES RELATED TO SEVERAL JURISDICTIONS VERY WELL".
  • LEGAL 500 2014-2016: HIS PRACTICE WAS NOTED IN LEGAL500, THE HANDBOOK QUALIFIES SERGEY AS "THOROUGH AND ACCURATE", "SHOWING EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE RUSSIAN CODE OF PRACTICE AND POSSESSING IMPRESSIVE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE"
  • GAR 100 2015 CALLED SERGEY KOVALEV'S PRACTICE "OUTSTANDING"
  • The Lawyer: mentions Mr. Kovalev in the context of work on "Olympic projects"
"PROVIDES OUTSTANDING, MULTI-FACETED ADVICE THAT IS ON TIME AND TO THE POINT"

LEGAL 500
"HE IS STRONG IN INTERNATIONAL LAW - HE HANDLES CASES RELATED TO SEVERAL JURISDICTIONS VERY WELL"

CHAMBERS
Sergey is an arbitrator in the shanghai arbitration commission of the Shanghai International Economic Cooperation Commission (SHIAC).

He is a member of the expert council under the ministry of justice of the Russian Federation on monitoring law enforcement in the Russian Federation.

Previously, he was a member of the legal committee of the National association of stock market participants.

60
LAWYERS

FROM 2011 TO 2017, SERGEY SUCCESSFULLY HEADED A DISPUTE RESOLUTION DEPARTMENT AT EGOROV PUGINKIY AFANASIEV AND PARTNERS LAW OFFICES MANAGING A TEAM OF 60 LAWYERS.
1000 SUCCESSFUL
LITIGATION CASES

SERGEY HAS ADVISED ON OVER 1000 SUCCESSFUL LITIGATION CASES. HE HAS VAST EXPERIENCE IN REPRESENTING HIS CLIENTS' INTERESTS BEFORE THE RUSSIAN SUPREME COURTS.
He has also participated in foreign litigations and was involved in preparing and performing legal positions for arbitration institutions and foreign courts including: ICAC, the high court of justice in England, LCIA, CAS, Civil and Criminal Swiss courts, Dutch courts.

Sergey is the author of more than 150 articles and commentaries. Sergey is also a speaker for Vedomsti, a broadcasting channel RBK, St. Peterburg's international legal forum, Adam smith conferences, International bar association, Minsk legal forum, and C5, C-bonds.

He is an associated professor of the PFUR's law department for Civil law, Civil proceedings and International private law. Sergey attended English legal methods course in 2012 at Cambridge university.

He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian and Belarusian.

ЮРИДИЧЕСКИЙ ФОРУМ РОССИИ,
ВЕДОМОСТИ

СЕССИЯ: «АКТУАЛЬНЫЕ ПРОБЛЕМЫ ИНСТИТУТА БАНКРОТСТВА В РОССИИ»

ИНСТИТУТ БАНКРОТСТВА В РОССИИ. ПРАКТИКА И ТЕХНОЛОГИИ ПРОВЕДЕНИЯ БАНКРОТСТВ, ВЕДОМОСТИ

ТЕМА ВЫСТУПЛЕНИЯ: «ПРОКАЛЫВАНИЕ ЦЕПОЧЕК ВУАЛЕЙ ДЛЯ ОБОСНОВАНИЯ ПРАВА НА ИСК И ПРИВЛЕЧЕНИЯ К ОТВЕТСТВЕННОСТИ КОНЕЧНОГО БЕНЕФИЦИАРА ОБЩЕСТВА»

ЛУЧШИЕ МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЕ ПРАКТИКИ ВЫСШЕЙ ЮРИДИЧЕСКОЙ ШКОЛЫ

СЕРГЕЙ КОВАЛЕВ В РАМКАХ ПЕТЕРБУРГСКОГО МЕЖДУНАРОДНОГО ЮРИДИЧЕСКОГО ФОРУМА

СЕРГЕЙ КОВАЛЕВ В ЭФИРЕ РБК ТВ

СЕРГЕЙ КОВАЛЕВ В ЭФИРЕ ТЕЛЕКАНАЛА «РБК ТВ» ПРОКОММЕНТИРОВАЛ СИТУАЦИЮ С ОТЗЫВОМ ЛИЦЕНЗИИ У «МАСТЕР-БАНКА».

БАНКРОТСТВО ФИЗИЧЕСКИХ ЛИЦ

СЕРГЕЙ КОВАЛЕВ В ЭФИРЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОГО ТЕЛЕВИДЕНИЯ РОССИИ О БАНКРОТСТВЕ ФИЗИЧЕСКИХ ЛИЦ.

САММИТ КОРПОРАТИВНЫХ ЮРИСТОВ РОССИИ, ADAM SMITH CONFERENCES

ТЕМА ВЫСТУПЛЕНИЯ: «ТРАДИЦИОННЫЕ СПОСОБЫ УМЕНЬШЕНИЯ РИСКА НЕИСПОЛНЕНИЯ ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬСТВ ИХ СТОРОНАМИ И ТРАНСФОРМАЦИЯ ЭТИХ СПОСОБОВ В ПЕРИОД ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКОГО КРИЗИСА. ВЗЫСКАНИЕ ЗАДОЛЖЕННОСТИ С НАРУШИТЕЛЯ ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬСТВ».
МОДЕРАЦИЯ СЕССИИ: «ФИНАНСОВАЯ ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТЬ КОМПАНИИ, И ЕЕ ВЛИЯНИЕ НА КОРПОРАТИВНОГО ЮРИСТА».

Sergey Kovalev
Managing Partner, attorney-at-law, PhD
E-mail: s.kovalev@ktaplaw.ru