Ost Legal — we are different

Ost Legal is a leading Russian law firm in Electric Power, Construction & Building. The Legal 500, one of the trustworthy legal directories recommends Ost Legal as the best legal consultant in electric power industry in Russia

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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: English.

Education: Has 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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Suzdalev Ivan Valerievich


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 Counsel

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

Specialization: Anna spesializes on real estate, construction, corporate law, litigation and arbitration. 

Education: Has graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law, Law Faculty. Languages: English.



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

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Gulnara Nastrutdinova

Senior Counsel

Experience: Before joining Ost Legal Nastrutdinova Gulnara worked as the senior counsel of the corporate practice of “Yukov, Khrenov and  Partners”, PWC Legal, the corporate lawyer in Integrated Energy Systems holding.

Specialization: Specializes on electric power industry, industrial engineering.

Education: Has graduated from Novosibirsk state university, law department, diploma with honors). Has studied at Russian School of Private Law under the President of Russian Federation (Institute, Moscow). Also studied at Hague academy of international law, Netherlands, course "International Private Law". Gulnara is the author of a number of legal publications in the Russian and foreign editions. Languages: English.



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

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Konstantin Bykovsky


Specialization: Specializes on international trade, structured finance, international commercial arbitration, contract law.

Education: Has finished Far-Eastern State University, (International Law Faculty of Juridical Institute, Vladivostok, Russia). Studied at  Central European University (Department of Legal Studies, Budapest, Hungary); T.M.C. Asser Institute, Asser College Europe (Postgraduate Course «Law of International Trade and International Business, International Commercial Arbitration and EU Law», the Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands). LL.M. in International Business Law. Languages: English.



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

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Darya Soldatenkova


Specialization: Specializes on corporate law, commercial real estate, heritage law, international trade and finance.

Education: Has graduated from the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (International Law Department, diploma with honours). Languages: English.



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

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