Fladgate strengthens Russia group and dispute resolution with partner appointment

Our team: Charles Wander, Eugene Matveichuk

Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Russia specialist and dispute resolution partner Eugene Matveichuk, who joins from Osborne Clarke.

Eugene specialises in advising entrepreneurs, HNWIs and corporates from Russia and the CIS on their international interests. He is a native Russian speaker with a wealth of experience in handling complex international arbitration, mediation and court proceedings, and advising on contract negotiation.  Eugene’s clients operate mainly in the energy, real estate and financial sectors in Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Eugene is rated by the UK legal directories and has been described by the Legal 500 as “impressive”, while Chambers UK highlighted his “fabulous understanding of the Russian market and what drives Russian commerce”.

Commenting on the appointment, Fladgate’s chairman, Charles Wander said: “Our focus on strategic growth continues with this appointment and we are delighted to welcome Eugene to Fladgate.  His extensive experience of advising businesses and individuals from Russia and the CIS will add gravitas to our growing capability in this field while his considerable expertise in dispute resolution will enhance our existing high profile in this area”.

Eugene added: “I was attracted by the firm’s international independence, its people and its ambition.  I look forward to working with my partners to expand the firm’s offering to businesses and individuals with commercial interests in Russia and the CIS region”.

Fladgate’s Russia/CIS team brings together lawyers from various disciplines across the firm and includes six fluent Russian and Ukrainian speakers who provide legal know-how based on a first-hand practical understanding of similarities and distinctions in the legal systems and business cultures.

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