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Sergey Litovchenko


Areas of Expertise

Sergey specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has experience in multi-million dollar multi-jurisdictional fraud claims, shareholders disputes, defamation, breach of contract, tort and insolvency claims. He also has experience acting in high value divorces.

Sergey is a native Russian speaker and heads the Russia and CIS practice at Bivonas Law.

Recent Work

  • Representing a Russian pharmaceutical company in International Chamber of Commerce proceedings defending a claim over alleged wrongful termination of a distribution contract.
  • Representing PJSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” in its claims against Mr Berezovsky and others.
  • Representing the Government of the Samara Region, Russia seeking enforcement of a Russian judgment in England against Mr Berezovsky.
  • Representing a Russian national in dispute over dilution of his shareholding in a UK company valued over £100 million.

Notable Cases

  • Joint Stock Co “Aeroflot - Russian Airlines” v Berezovsky & Anor (2014) [2014] EWCA Civ 20.
  • JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” v (1) Michael Thomas Leeds Nicholas Stewart Wood and Kevin John Hellard (As Trustees Of The Insolvent Estate Of Platon Elenin (also known as Boris Abramovich Berezovsky)) and others [2017] EWHC 150 (Ch).
  • Aeroflot v Berezovsky and ors [2018] EWHC 1735 (Ch).

Professional Associations

Sergey is the UK representative of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. He is also a member of the British-Russian Law Association, Anglo-Russian Law Association, Russian and CIS Arbitration Network and British Ukrainian Law Association.