Ivan Marisin

Practice Group Chair - International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (Firmwide) Partner



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Mr. Marisin is a “universally respected” and "a star disputes lawyer – a veteran of the market with huge practical experience" Chambers Europe (2015). He has represented domestic and international clients in more than 100 major litigations and arbitrations worldwide, and has acted for Russian and foreign clients on corporate, banking and foreign investment matters over the last 20 years. Mr Marisin has also advised on numerous commercial cases involving the recognition and enforcement in Russia of foreign judgments and awards.

Ivan Marisin is an accredited arbitrator at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at Chamber of Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC), International Arbitral Center in Vienna and other leading centers for arbitration. He is listed as a top-tier dispute resolution practitioner in Russia by Chambers Global (2016), Chambers Europe (2016) and Legal 500 EMEA (2016).

Related Experience

  • A number of Russian businessmen and their companies in several high value LCIA arbitrations and court proceedings in various jurisdictions arising out of a project to rebuild the Soviet-era Moskva hotel just off the Red Square.*
  • The interests of a Russian billionaire in a major dispute over one of the largest social networks in Europe - VKontakte. The dispute involved several proceedings, including in London, U.S. and offshore jurisdictions.*
  • Bank of New York Mellon as respondent before the City of Moscow Arbitrazh Court in a $22.5 billion claim brought by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, the largest case ever heard by a Russian state court, in which the claimant sought the first ever application of the U.S. RICO Act in Russia.*
  • Russian uranium seller Tenex as defendant in a $1 billion international arbitration (Stockholm) regarding the alleged non-delivery of nuclear materials, involving price determination issues related to the contracted market prices of the goods, with a final award entirely in favor of Tenex, and also in the Svea Court of Appeal, again with a final award entirely in favor of Tenex.*
  • Participants of a gigantic joint venture with business operations in Russia and CIS in a complex high value corporate conflict regarding management of the JV and contractual obligations of the JV members. The dispute resulted in a favourable outcome for the clients.*
  • The Russian Chess Federation in connection with non-admission of the Russian women's team to the 2014 World Chess Olympiad in Tromsø (Norway). As a result, the Russian team was admitted to the competition and received official apologies from the organizers.*
  • Secured apologies for the Russian Chess Federation from the Turkish Foreign Ministry (in connection with alleged statements of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan) and a UK newspaper Telegraph (in connection with statements regarding Panamanian papers).*
  • A Russian company in two parallel high value SCC and ICC arbitrations with a Western contractor relating to construction of a unique high-tech plant in Russia. The dispute settled in a favorable outcome for the client.*
  • A subsidiary of Group DF in several proceedings in Russia regarding control over EMFESZ a leading Hungarian gas trader with annual turnover of circa $1 billion.*
  • One of the world’s leading mining groups in a high value LCIA arbitration against a big Russian metal producer regarding iron ore supplies. Eventually the debtor proposed to settle and agreed to pay all the client’s claims, including principle debt, late payment interest and 100% of legal fees and arbitration costs.*
  • A Russian businessman in a corporate dispute with other beneficiaries of major oil refinery and production assets in Russia held via a complex offshore structure. The matter involved proceedings in Guernsey, BVI, Cyprus, Russia and other jurisdictions.*
  • Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in U.S. court proceedings initiated by a U.S. contractor regarding development of interior design for Sukhoi Business Jet aircraft. After important victory on the opponents’ injunction application, which allowed presentation of the aircraft at the MAKS air show, the claim was withdrawn.*
  • Erdenet Mining Corporation, a major copper producer, in a large number of London Metals Exchange arbitrations regarding supplies of copper concentrate.*
  • A large Russian company trading in commodities in four separate high value international arbitrations (Stockholm) against an American company.*
  • Gazpromexport, a Russian gas exporter, in a high value arbitration over payments for gas.*
  • Société Générale as agent together with the 10-bank syndicate prior to and in a default situation and insolvency regarding a $1 billion loan to Yukos Oil Company secured over oil export receivables.*
  • A major Russian metals and mining company in civil and criminal legal proceedings in the Belgian courts.*
  • A Russian mining company in an international arbitration (Stockholm) in a dispute regarding one of Russia’s largest diamond deposits.*
  • A major international car producer in a number of litigations in Russian courts against Russian consumers that sought, inter alia, replacement of allegedly defective cars or recovery of the purchase price thereof.*
  • Moscow Narodny Bank as defendant in proceedings involving the Central Bank of Russia and Vnesheconombank and initiated by Vneshtorgbank seeking to deem a chain of English law deposit and sub-participation agreements as a sham and invalid under Russian law.*
  • A Tajik enterprise in a high value dispute against a Swiss company before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and the ICAC.*
  • CSX World Terminals LLC, an American participant in a Russian joint venture, in a dispute regarding the recognition as invalid of a lease agreement of sea port facilities entered into by the joint venture and a Russian lessor, initiated by the lessor's participant.*
  • Moscow Oil Refinery in a $500 million ad hoc arbitration in LonPrion against Fiber Technologies International Ltd in connection with a dispute regarding construction of a polypropylene plant.*
  • A joint venture involving Xella, an international building materials firm, in a construction dispute heard by the City of Moscow Arbitrazh Court.*
  • OAO Gazprom on its planned acquisition of Rosneft.*
  • A major international bank, reviewing its activities in response to an inquiry by U.S. prosecutors.*
  • An international investment bank in an investigation of alleged fraud committed by one of its employees against the bank and its clients (and in several related arbitrations with its clients and in a labor litigation with the employee in question).*
  • NVIDIA, a leading U.S. producer of visual computing technologies, in a white-collar criminal investigation regarding leakage of highly confidential information, which involved interviewing employees of the client and its Russian business partner.*
  • A major energy company in its investigation of activities of its former employee and in a labor litigation with that employee.*
  • A major New York bank with operations in Moscow, conducting investigations related to a lawsuit brought against the bank in New York, including interviewing a large number of witnesses.*
  • A German company in the course of its internal investigation of unauthorized disposal of the company’s property by one of the company’s managers, which included interviewing managers within the client company.*
  • A leading multinational chemicals producer on its internal investigation of potential fraud by employees of its Russian subsidiary.*
  • An international investment consortium on Russian anti-corruption legislation in the context of a number of court cases in The Netherlands (as well as acting for the consortium in those cases).*
  • A major Russian company in connection with a fraud investigation and criminal proceedings in the Russian Federation.*

*Prior to Baker Botts

Awards & Community

Ranked in Band 1 for International Dispute Resolution (Russia), Chambers Europe (2013-2016)


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