Lev Vasilievykh
Lev Vasilievykh

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

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



  • Best Lawyers (2020-2021)
  • (2021-2022)

Lev represents clients in complex legal proceedings, including corporate conflicts, and before oversight bodies. He has successfully challenged requirements to suspend business operations on several occasions.

Recent projects have included:

  • Representing an oil company shareholder in a protracted corporate conflict over the loss of the shareholders’ register.
  • Protecting a shareholder’s interests in disputes over the return of shares stolen through a series of transactions, and the restoration of corporate control.
  • Representing Alvarez & Marsal in its role as receiver for the assets of BTA Bank, in disputes over restoring corporate control of Vitino seaport.
  • Representing Togliattiazot in disputes with shareholders over demands for information, recovery of losses, share claims, etc.
  • Developing a successful pre-trial strategy and advising the client on the prospects for legal proceedings in conjunction with a counterparty’s intent to walk away from a deal to acquire a block of shares.
  • Protecting the interests of Sakhalin Energy in a multibillion dispute with Rosneft over access to an LNG pipeline.
  • Representing European financial corporation in disputes over the repayment of a US $ 100m-plus loan.
  • Representing a private individual in a precedent-setting legal dispute to recover funds from a bank that were stolen from an account by using a fake notarised power of attorney.
  • Successfully protecting the interests of Allianz against a group of fraudsters trying to claim more than RUB 1bn from the company.
  • Protecting the interests of Transammiak in a landmark dispute relating to an ammonia leak from the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline in Voronezh region.

Lev graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, School of Law, and completed a master’s degree at the Russian School of Private Law. He has been admitted to the Moscow Bar Association and teaches a course in practical jurisprudence at the Higher School of Economics.