Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev
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Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Sergey Kovalev has 25 years of extensive arbitral and consulting experience. 

From 1992 onwards, Sergey held the position of the head of legal with several well-known Russian companies. In 2001 Sergey became managing partner of his own law firm, which was highly recognised by state corporations and the main bank of Russia. At that time he was a member of the legal committee of the National Association of Securities Market Participants. From 2011 to 2017 Sergey successfully headed the litigation and bankruptcy practice of EPAM Law Offices, managing a team of 60 lawyers. 

In April 2017 he took the lead at Kovalev Tugushi & Partners (KT&P). Under Sergey Kovalev’s supervision, within the first year of KT&P’s existence it was highly acknowledged and ranked by (in Band 2 for arbitration proceedings and bankruptcy) and Kommersant (as one of the top five best legal practices in the arbitration: debt recovery category). It also won the Corporate LiveWire Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution – Russia.

In 2017 Sergey Kovalev was named Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" in the bankruptcy and reorganisation category. He is also ranked in WWL: Asset Recovery (2015–2018), Chambers and Partners (Band 4 for dispute resolution (2017) and dispute resolution: domestic (2015–2016); also recommended for restructuring/insolvency); GAR 100; and The Legal 500, which describes him as "comprehensive and accurate", adding that he "demonstrates excellent knowledge of the Russian procedural codes and possessing an impressive practical experience". 

Sergey Kovalev is a highly recognised practitioner with extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, debt recovery, corporate, IP and tax law. He has advised on over 1,000 successful cases before Russian courts of all instances. He has effective experience in arguing high-profile cases before supreme courts of Russia, including the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court and the High Court. He participated in multi-jurisdictional litigations and was involved in preparing and performing legal positions for different foreign courts and arbitration institutions.

He is a member of the Expert Council for the Ministry of Justiceand an arbitrator for the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC).

WWL says: Sergey Kovalev comes "highly recommended" by sources for his expertise in multi-jurisdictional asset recovery, typically related to liquidations and bankruptcies.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

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