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Anna Shalneva

Partner, Lawyer
Experience
Anna Shalneva is a partner of the Bureau. Her main specialization is complex litigation and arbitration disputes, including support of bankruptcy disputes and subsidiary liability of business owners and top managers of large companies.

Anna has extensive experience in consulting and legal strategy development, as well as corporate conflict resolution. She has a strong track record in managing complex multi-stage projects.

Anna graduated from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) and has more than 10 years of consulting experience, which she joined immediately after graduation.

Anna’s expertise was initially focused on the dispute resolution practice, due to which, she was partly involved in criminal defence in the economic sphere, and was also handled compliance procedures, due diligence and internal investigations in the interests of major Russian and international companies.

Anna has a successful experience in handling cross-border disputes and has repeatedly acted as a coordinator and team leader of large projects related to the resolution of cases in foreign jurisdictions.

Anna advises clients from various industries, including the financial and banking sectors, insurance, telecommunications and media business, energy, construction, retail, healthcare, and also provides legal assistance on a wide range of issues for leading Russian marketplaces.

Member of Moscow Bar Association.
Fluent in English.

Biography Facts
  1. Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN Russia). Law, Bachelor (2012) and Master (2014). Diplomas with honors (Summa cum laude).
  2. Anna is engaged in academic duties, is a member of the examination committee of RUDN University for legal bachelor and master programs.
  3. Author of a number of publications in scientific and specialized legal publications on complex issues of the theory of law and bankruptcy.

Practice areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Subsidiary liability and liability for damages disputes
  • Resolution of corporate conflicts
  • Conducting internal investigations and compliance procedures
  • Disputes in the field of insurance and claims settlement
  • Deal structuring
Industry experience

  • Banking and financial activities
  • Insurance
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Construction
  • Trade and e-commerce
  • Media & Telecom
Practice areas
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Subsidiary liability and liability for damages disputes
  • Resolution of corporate conflicts
  • Conducting internal investigations and compliance procedures
  • Disputes in the field of insurance and claims settlement
  • Deal structuring
Industry Experience
  • Banking and financial activities
  • Insurance
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Construction
  • Trade and e-commerce
  • Media & Telecom

Selected cases
Dispute Resolution
  • Representing the interests of the Russian division of an international advertising company in a case of recovery of debts from a large financial organization for a large-scale advertising campaign carried out without signed contract.

  • Strategy development for defending the interests of one of the majority owner of the plastic surgery and cosmetology clinics in a corporate conflict, as well as representing its interests in court in a number of corporate disputes, including claims for the exclusion of shareholders from the company, recovery of damages from the management bodies of the company and its shareholder, contesting unprofitable transactions concluded with the assistance and in the interests of one of the company’s shareholders, as well as in law enforcement and other state bodies on issues related to a corporate dispute.

  • Representing the interests of the beneficiary of a large construction company in a dispute with top management, advising on the settlement of the conflict.

  • Complex advice to a group of shareholders of the advertising business in connection with a corporate conflict, development of a legal strategy for defending of their interests in the context of corporate disputes, including representing interests in court in relevant disputes.

  • Representing the interests of the majority shareholder, the head of the supplier company of sports equipment for retail sale to the largest Russian retail chains and fitness clubs, in a dispute regarding the recovery of losses from him at the lawsuit of the company and other shareholders.

  • Complex representation of the interests of a large energy company in disputes related to contract work, with a total value of more than 800 million rubles.

  • Complex advice and representation of the interests of an investor of a major construction project in resolving a conflict relating to the receipt of profit from the implementation of the project, structuring cross-border transactions (Cyprus) for an amount exceeding 500 million rubles.

  • Representing the interests of a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in a dispute related to the use of an image confusingly similar to that of a competitor.

  • Representing the interests of a large energy company in a dispute with an insurance company on the payment of high-scale insurance premium.

  • Advising the largest Russian e-commerce player in connection with a fire resulted in a loss of more than 20 billion rubles (a complex project that includes legal assistance of the lawyers involved in criminal law and dispute resolution practices).

  • Complex advice to a top manager of one of the leading companies in the field of trade on disputes related to the blocking and freezing of foreign assets (interaction and work as part of leading Russian, English and European legal teams).

  • Comprehensive advice to the ex-chairman of the board of a large bank on disputes on the recovery of losses from him in foreign jurisdictions (UK and the USA), coordination of foreign legal teams, development of a legal dispute strategy.

  • Complex pre-trial advice to a company, one of the top 5 Russian players in the field of trade, on the settlement of a loss with an insurance company in the amount exceeding 20 billion rubles.

Bankruptcy
  • Representing the interests of the members of the Board of directors of the private bank in the case of bringing them to subsidiary liability at the suit of the Deposit Insurance Agency in the amount of 280 million rubles.

  • Representing the interests of the top manager of one of the leading Russian private banks in a case to recover from him and other members of the bank’s management bodies, losses in the amount of more than 289 billion rubles, at the lawsuit of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

  • Representing the interests of the top management of a large construction holding in a range of cases of bringing them to subsidiary liability for the company’s debts that exceed 16 billion rubles.

  • Complex representation of the interests of a majority creditor-investor in the bankruptcy case of a large company specializing on the construction and management of commercial real estate.

  • Representing the interests of a large agricultural holding in a range of bankruptcy proceedings related to challenging tenders for the acquisition of agricultural property, the total value of which exceeds 1.5 billion rubles.

  • Representing the interests of the majority creditor in bankruptcy cases of a movie production company engaged in the production and distribution of Russian block buster movies, and in the personal bankruptcy of its beneficiary, including challenging transactions, searching for and returning withdrawn assets.

  • Complex representation of the interests of a leading European top manager in the bankruptcy case of a large Russian clothing retailer in disputes related to challenging transactions, including creditors' claims in the register, bringing to subsidiary liability and recovery of damages.

  • Complex support for personal bankruptcy procedures for IT business beneficiaries, including disputes on declaring invalid transactions, challenging creditors' claims for inclusion in the register, consideration of issues on completing the bankruptcy procedure and releasing them from debts in the amount of more than 600 million rubles.

  • Advising an investor of a private medical center with the cost of more than 3 billion rubles on a number of bankruptcy procedures related to challenging transactions with the said asset, as well as recovering losses from the investor in an amount exceeding 500 million rubles.

  • Representing the interests of a private investor in a personal bankruptcy case of a beneficiary of an oil company, including challenging the claims of dishonest creditors in the amount more than 600 million rubles, challenging the debtor’s transactions aimed at the withdrawal of assets.

Other
  • Conducting the internal legal audit to identify illegal actions of the management of a large medical center for the benefit of the competing company, as well as attempts implemented by one of the business co-owners to gain sole control of joint assets.

  • Advising beneficiaries and top management of a large Russian publishing company within pre-merger due diligence.

  • Strategy development for defending the interests of the owner of the holding, which is one of the market leaders in the field of distance trade in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, in the context of a corporate conflict with the top management of the holding; conducting the internal investigation aimed to identify facts of abuse of power by the heads of companies that are the part of the holding structure, suspicious transactions and operations; development of a strategy for the transfer of management of the company to a new management team without interruption in the operating activities of the holding; advising on other extraordinary corporate and civil law issues.

  • Conducting the complex due diligence of the asset acquired at the auction in the bankruptcy procedure of an agro-industrial enterprise.

119435, Russia, Moscow, Bolshoy Savinskiy Ln, 11

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Moscow Bar Association registry no. 77/2-458
Managing Partner – Kirill Belskiy
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