Batura Elena

Batura Elena
Head of projects, Attorney at Law

Specializes in corporate law, litigation, bankruptcy, public-private partnership.

Professional experience

Elena manages S&K Vertical projects in the sphere of corporate disputes, bankruptcy (insolvency) proceedings, has vast experience in M&A, legal due diligence, intellectual property, land law disputes and disputes with state authorities.

Elena graduated from the Law Department of the St. Petersburg State University and is taking the post-graduate course at the Chair of Civil Law of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics.

  • provided legal support in the insolvency (bankruptcy) procedure of the major developer in the Kaliningrad region, and in particular successfully challenged the transactions involving more than 125 real estate objects worth over 300 million rubles;
  • represented the creditors of a large woodworking plant in the Leningrad region and successfully challenged the decision to close the bankruptcy proceedings of the debtor in order to replenish the bankruptcy estate; brought the sole executive of the company to liability in the form of damages (around RUB 20 million);
  • represented clients in the disputes which produced precedents in the interpretation of the provisions of the Law “On Insolvency (Bankruptcy)”;
  • represented shareholders in corporate disputes, including one of the oldest pharmacy retailers and large construction companies of the Northwestern Russia in commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction in disputes regarding the rights to shares in business entities, and in particular challenged decisions of management bodies and acted in disputes regarding transactions with shares or property of the companies, or in connection with imposition of liability on the management bodies;
  • represented one of the largest enterprises of the North-West region operating construction machinery and mechanisms in a dispute with the state body in respect of disposal of state property of St. Petersburg, which resulted in the successful challenging of recovery of unjust enrichment for a period of 15 years and recognition of the right of the enterprise to a land plot;
  • represented a company belonging to an international group of companies producing paint and varnish materials and holding the leading positions in the Russian Federation, in debt recovery cases, most of which were completed by settlement agreements; also successfully challenged the illegal liquidation of the debtor of the client and recovered the debt;
  • protected the title to a forest area of one of the largest hunting facilities in Leningrad region;
  • represented one of the leading companies in the supply of equipment for nuclear and thermal power plants in the Central District in a dispute with the largest power machine company of the North-West region concerning debt recovery of more than RUB 90 million, which resulted in a settlement agreement;
  • provided legal support on matters of transfer of exclusive and non-exclusive rights to  intellectual property.

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