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Alexander Gridasov

Alexander Gridasov

Senior Associate

Alexander is a dual-qualified (Russia, England & Wales) London-based Senior Associate specialising in international arbitration and cross-border litigation.

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Experience

Alexander regularly represents international and CIS clients in international commercial arbitration matters before major international arbitration institutions, including the LCIA and the ICC. Alexander is also experienced in complex cross-border litigation proceedings focused on cross-border debt recovery, international insolvency, fraud and asset dissipation, including injunctions.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021 rating described Alexander as "top-notch" "proactive; close attention to detail; very hardworking". In 2022, a prominent Russian rating agency Pravo.ru included Alexander in the all-Russia list of recommended lawyers (in both international arbitration and cross-border disputes categories).

Alexander has represented:
 

  • ultra-high net worth individual in connection with a complex cross-border shareholders dispute regarding coal mining business in 9 jurisdictions (Cyprus, BVI, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Seychelles, Belize, England, Greece and Russia) including obtaining of disclosure and freezing orders in a number of jurisdictions
  • Russian billionaire and various Russian investment vehicles in a dispute with a Russian businessman relating to mining assets (including claims under an option agreement alleged to be worth in excess of US$100 million). The matter involved an LCIA arbitration; litigation proceedings against asset dissipation and obtaining asset freezing order in Russia; fighting against commencement of 28 USC §1782 proceedings in the courts of New York, the USA; and advising on potential action in Florida
  • private investment fund in the insolvency proceedings of a major retail company in Spain. The proceedings involved inclusion of the client's claims in the bankruptcy and challenging claims initiated by the insolvency administrator against the client regarding security provided by the retailer to the client
  • major private bank on recovery of debt from a Russian businessman in France. The matter involved recognition of Russian money judgments in France, obtaining of freezing injunctions against the French property of the debtor and successful challenge of the debtor's attempts to dissipate the assets. The proceedings also concerned recognition of Russian insolvency in France
 

Background

Alexander graduated with honours from the Law Faculty of the Moscow State University, Russia. He is a Russian qualified lawyer and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Alexander is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).