Anton Berezin
Counsel, licensed to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey and the District of Columbia
Anton Berezin

21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.,
Moscow, 125047, Russia

Tel.: +7 (495) 935 8010
Fax: +7 (495) 935 8011


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Anton Berezin has vast experience in advising and representing Russian and international clients in cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as coordinating and leading internal and regulatory compliance investigations involving major corporations.

He is uniquely qualified in the field of sanctions, having worked at a leading Washington, D.C.-based law firm representing clients before regulatory bodies in the U.S., as well as advising on sanctions disputes and compliance.

Anton’s recent experience highlights include:

  • Representing clients before the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in delisting disputes and funds deblocking actions.
  • Advising global clients on various aspects of compliance with U.S. sanctions regimes targeting Russia, Belarus, Iran, and Venezuela.
  • Advising a U.S. company on U.S. sanctions issues in its divestment of its Russian operations.
  • Successfully dismissing an arbitration claim under JAMS Rules (USA) based on lack of an arbitration agreement.
  • Successfully representing a client in a USD 200m+ arbitration claim under JAMS Rules.
  • Successfully representing the interests of a client in a dispute with a Danish company in a SCC dispute related to supply of defective equipment.
  • Representing a client in an SCC arbitration.
  • Developing strategy for and leading cross-border efforts to protect a Russian investor’s interests, including claims in common law jurisdictions and successful obtaining evidence in a state of New York.
  • Representing clients in New York state and federal courts, and advising CIS-based clients on various issues under law of New York state.
  • Advising a publicly traded company on issues of recognizing, enforcing and collecting on arbitration awards exceeding of USD 400m.
  • Advising an international telecom company on anti-corruption issues of its day-to-day operations.
  • Participating in and leading numerous Russia-based internal and FCPA-related compliance investigations.
  • Conducting anti-corruption investigations of international companies.

Anton began his career at the Firm in 2010. In 2022, he joined a leading Washington, D.C. law firm at their International Department, focusing on sanctions, international arbitration and investigations. In 2024 he rejoined EPAM.

Anton earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010. In 2007, Anton completed dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Sciences and Literature from Rutgers University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

He has been a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars since 2011 and became a member of the District of Columbia Bar in 2023. Anton is one of the few foreign attorneys registered with the Russian Ministry of Justice as a foreign attorney advising on foreign law in Russia.

Anton is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.