Litigation: from Russia with Lovells

Lovells has launched a domestic litigation practice in Russia with the recruitment of senior associate Yevgeny Perkunov from Chadbourne & Parke.

Perkunov, who joins the firm’s Moscow office, will form part of the firmwide dispute resolution practice. Until now Lovells has not had a standalone Russian litigation practice.

Lovells disputes partner Dominic Pellew said: “Outside investors operating in Russia recognise that while they might prefer not to get involved in Russian litigation, they often have no choice.

“With Yevgeny on board we can service their needs. Having a strong domestic litigation capacity is a necessary part of having a strong international arbitration practice, which is the focus of our work in Moscow.”