Slagoda Sergey

Slagoda Sergey, Senior partner, Attorney at Law
Senior partner, Attorney at Law

Specializes in litigation, corporate law, bankruptcy, international projects.

Sergey Slagoda’s projects are noted in the international (Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000) and Russian ratings ( and The Kommersant). Sergey Slagoda is recognized as one of the leading Lawyers in the ‘Corporate disputes category (The Kommersant, 2017, 2018).

Professional experience

Sergey Slagoda manages S&K Vertical and is an expert in the area of private international law, international commercial arbitration, commercial, corporate and banking law, legal aspects of foreign investment in the Russian Federation, mediation, organization and support of litigation in foreign jurisdictions. Sergey represents clients in corporate conflicts (with foreign element).

Sergey is the member of the board of Russia-China Law Society.

In 2004—2008 he provided legal support for foreign economic activities of OJSC Ilim Group, including legal support for attraction of international financing. Sergey was co-chairman of the commission for international cooperation of the Council of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.

Sergey Slagoda graduated from the Law Department of the St. Petersburg University, 1998; holds the diploma of professional mediator of the Department of Philosophy of the St. Petersburg University, 2012; Master of European and International Business Law, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2013.

  • represented the beneficiary of a large banking holding in a corporate conflict, which included disputes in Russian courts and in foreign jurisdictions and which resulted in the Supreme Court’s precedent-setting judgment on the rights of beneficiaries (Aspect-Finance case);
  • represented the World’s largest export-import Asian agencies in corporate debt recovery, as well as in commercial cases and bankruptcy, the amount of claims exceeding $ 100 million;
  • represented a major Russian telecom retailer in a dispute with Russia’s largest mobile operator worth more than 70 billion rubles;
  • carried out the replacement of assets in the bankruptcy proceedings on one of the largest developers of Russia by installing the property of the bankrupt debtor into the authorized capital of the newly created joint-stock company, the project’s value is $ 35 million;
  • represented an Asian public company in an investment dispute with the state bodies of a Central Asian state, which included appeals of tax claims that served as the basis for expropriation of the energy assets worth more than $ 50 million. The dispute included the cases in the Supreme Economic Court and the Constitutional Court of the Central Asian state;
  • acted in a major corporate conflict involving Russian and foreign companies with the claim amount exceeding $ 100 million;
  • represented the shareholders of a large oil producing holding in a dispute with banking structures, including the organization of legal proceedings in foreign jurisdictions and relations with foreign banks;
  • represented the largest bank of Central and Eastern Europe in the collection and settlement of corporate debt totaling to more than $ 200 million;
  • manages S&K Vertical’s work with clients from the Asian countries, including China, Korea, Singapore. Sergey is the author of numerous articles and materials in the media on Russian-Chinese business relations and legal aspects of working with Asian partners, and is the participant of leading economic and legal forums.

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