is a specialist, conflict-free, distribute resolution practice with a total commitment to effective solutions
The quality of the skills dedicated to a case is far more important than the number of people. We provide an authoritative, highly knowledgeable, partner-led team of specialists who have considerable experience of working in frontier markets, international financial centres and offshore jurisdictions. We speak a number of languages.
Anastasia is a Russian-Speaking Trainee Solicitor and assists the team in various dispute resolution matters with a focus on international commercial litigation and complex civil fraud. As a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker, Anastasia has been involved in court and arbitral proceedings on behalf of institutional and corporate clients from Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries. She is also fluent in German, Ukrainian and Mandarin and is learning Romanian and Greek. Since joining the firm in August 2018 Anastasia has worked on applications for innovative interim relief, proceedings in support of arbitration and cross-border contractual disputes.
With a degree in Jurisprudence with German Law from Brasenose College, Oxford and a Master’s in Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics, Anastasia commenced her Training Contract at the firm in January 2019 and is currently undertaking the Legal Practice and Professional Skills Courses at the University of Law.
Cases of note
PCB acted for the Deposit Insurance Agency, the state liquidator of the collapsed Vneshprombank LLC (“VPB”) in successfully obtaining a £1.34billion worldwide freezing order and associated search order against Georgy Bedzhamov. He, together with his sister, Larisa Marcus, the former President of VPB, is alleged to have committed one of the largest banking frauds in Russia resulting in VPB’s collapse. Following the granting of the worldwide freezing order and search order there were a series of hearings in relation to a number of heavily disputed applications. These included an application by Mr Bedzhamov for an extension of time to make an application to vary or discharge the worldwide freezing and search orders. VPB opposed this application on the basis that the Court had given previous extensions of time to Mr Bedzhamov and the last minute manner in which he had made this application for a further extension. At a hearing on 22 May 2019, Mrs Justice Falk agreed and took the highly unusual step in a case of this magnitude of refusing the extension therefore halting any attempt by Mr Bedzhamov to have either the worldwide freezing order or associated search order discharged or varied.