Norton Rose taps Freshfields for Moscow disputes head

Norton Rose has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for the firm’s Russian dispute resolution chief Yaroslav Klimov.

Klimov, who was a counsel at the magic circle firm’s Moscow office, has been made partner at his new firm and will lead its own Moscow dispute resolution team, which had previously been fronted by senior associate Nane Oganesyan.

Norton Rose Moscow senior partner Valentina Gluhovskaya said: “Yaroslav’s arrival will enhance the Moscow-based dispute resolution practice.

“I strongly believe that being the exceptional litigator, having practiced for more than 14 years, Yaroslav as the head of Moscow dispute resolution will create the new format of our Russia/CIS dispute resolution team. His broad corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration experience across Russia and CIS is a great asset for our clients.”

Klimov joined Freshfields legacy firm Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann in 1995, qualifying a year later and becoming a member of the Moscow Bar Association in 1997.