Our Team

All of our lawyers have years of experience in their respective practice areas. We don’t employ junior associates and paralegals and we do not teach our lawyers at the client’s expense.


Vladimir Lipavsky

Managing Partner

Experience: Vladimir Lipavsky advised and represented clients' interests on more than 50 largest projects in the fields of power industry, oil and gas processing, petrochemistry, microelectronics, civil construction. Vladimir is the author of a number of articles and legal opinions concerning legal regulation of industrial construction and power.
Among recent Vladimir's projects are:

  • preparation of legal position and representation of interests of M+W Germany GMBH (the international contractor with headquarters in Germany) on court proceedings on the customer's claim for penalty on the basis of EPC(M) contract  for total amount over 1 000 000 000 rubles;


  • representation of interests of CJSC Nizhnevartovskaya GRES, the client, in the claim to the contractor for application of the responsibility measures  provided by the EPC contract in the arbitration court for resolution of economic disputes at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and also representation of the client's interests during presentation of the requirement for the bank guarantee;


  • representation of interests of the contractor in arbitration court on the Federal  grid company claim for collecting penalties for the contract of project works implementation (total amount of the requirements – over 50 000 000 rubles);


  • consultation of JSC E.ON Russia during pre-judicial arbitration with EPC-contractors at construction of power units on Shaturskaya GRES and Surgut-1 Power Station.

Vladimir's Legal experience is more than 15 years. 

Specialization: Vladimir specializes on energy, industrial engineering, international financing (including project financing), international trade, litigation and arbitration.  

Languages: Russian, English.

Education: Graduated from the Russian School of Private Law under the President of Russian Federation (Institute), Moscow. Has studied at Far-Eastern State University. Juridical institute. International Law Faculty. Vladivostok, Russia; Master of Private Law.



+7 (495) 150 36 28 | Lipavsky@ostlegal.ru

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Vadim Tsvetkov

Partner, Head of dispute resolution practice

Experience: He has over 15 years' experience representing Russian and foreign clients in sophisticated complex litigation and arbitration cases. Companies represented by Vadim include RUSAL, COALCO, Basic Element, Sibisrky Cement, Akmenes cementas, Sevmash, Rusenergosbyt, Rusenergoresurs, Tyumenenergo, Kurganenergo, Mosgortrans, State Unitary Enterprise of the Ministry of Foreogn Affairs of the Russian Federation and others.

Vadim was a partner at Egorov Kryazhevskyh & Partners Law Offices, leaded an energy practice and was a senior associate at the dispute resolution practice of Egorov Afanasiev Puginsky & Partners (EPAM), and headed law departments of Tyumenenergo and Urals Energy Management Company.

Spesialization: Vadim specializes in litigation and arbitration, as well as in electric power regulation. Vadim heads the Ost Legal dispute resolution practice and consults on electric power regulation and industrial construction issues.

Education: Vadim graduated from the Law Department of the Bashkir State University. He speaks English.



+7 (495) 150 36 28 | tsvetkov@ostlegal.ru

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Ivan Suzdalev


Experience: Ivan provides legal support for the largest Russian industrial enterprises and financial-industrial groups activity on corporate management, property, construction and reconstruction, subsoil use and ecology for more than 20 years.

Among clients whom Ivan advised: RUSAL, ROSATOM, COALCO, Akmenes cementas, Buket Group, Unkomtekh, USM Holdings, EON Engineering, etc. Earlier he was a partner in the Russian law firm, ROSATOM and Bratsk Aluminum Plant OK RUSAL.


Corporate law
Industrial and civil engineering
Real estate
Environmental management
Dispute resolution

Law department of the Krasnoyarsk state university


+7 (495) 150 36 28 | suzdalev@ostlegal.ru

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Anna Kozhushko

Senior Associate

Experience: Before joining Ost Legal in 2009, Anna worked in reputable international and Russian law firms: Clifford Chance and Magisters.

Specialization: Real estate, construction law, corporate law, litigation and arbitration. 

Education: Graduated from the Department of Law of the Moscow State Academy of Law (Moscow, Russia). 

 Languages: Russian, English.



+7 (495) 150 36 28 | kozhushko@ostlegal.ru

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Gulnara Nastrutdinova

Senior Associate

Experience: Before joining Ost Legal, Gulnara worked at Yukov, Khrenov & Partners as the senior associate of corporate practice, PWC Legal, and as the corporate lawyer at Integrated Energy Systems Holding. Gulnara is the author of a number of legal publications in Russian and foreign periodicals.

Specialization: Power generation industry, industrial engineering.

Education: Graduated (with honors) from the Department of Law of the Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia) and from the Russian School of Private Law with the Research Center of Private Law under the President of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia). Gulnara has also completed a post-graduate course in International Private Law with the Hague Academy of International Law (The Hague, Netherlands).

Languages: Russian, English.



+7 (495) 150 36 28 | nastrutdinova@ostlegal.ru

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Konstantin Bykovsky

Senior Counsel

Specialization: EPC(M) contracts, construction law, contract negotiation, cross-border transactions, structured finance, international commercial arbitration, project management.

Education: Graduated (with honors) from the International Law Department of the Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok, Russia). Konstantin holds an LL.M. degree in International Business Law from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). He has also completed a 5-month post-graduate course in International Trade and Business Law with the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands.

Languages: Russian, English, Dutch.



+7 (495) 150 36 28 | bykovsky@ostlegal.ru

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Darya Soldatenkova


Specialization: Corporate law, commercial real estate, inheritance law, international trade and finance.

Education: Graduated (with honors) from the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian federation (International Law Department

 Languages: Russian, English.



+7 (495) 150 36 28 | soldatenkova@ostlegal.ru

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