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Dr. Sergey Kovalev

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law at Kovalev Tugushi & Partners (Russia)


Since 1992 Sergey held the position of the Head of Legal with well-known Russian companies.  

Since 2001 Sergey was the managing partner of his own law firm which was highly recognized by state corporations and the main banks of Russia. At that time he was a member of the Legal Committee of the National Association of Securities Market Participants.

In 2011 – 2017 Sergey successfully headed the Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice of EPAM Law Offices managing a team of 60 lawyers.

In April of 2017 he took the lead of KT&P. Sergey is admitted to practice as Attorney-at-Law in Russia. He has advised on over 1000 successful cases before Russian courts of all instances. He has effective experience in arguing high – profile cases before supreme courts of Russia: the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court and the High Court.

He participated in multi – jurisdictional litigations and got involved in preparing and performing legal positions for different foreign courts and arbitration institutions.

Sergey Kovalev is a highly recognized practitioner with extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, debt recovery, corporate, tax, construction and energy law.

He is ranked as a leading practitioner in distressed assets recovery in 2017, 2015 and 2014.

Sergey is named the Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Restructuring in the Best Lawyers’ ranking for 2017.

He is a member of the Expert Council for the Ministry of Justice and holds a PhD in Law from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and lectures as associate professor there.

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