Dmitry Shnaydman

Partner
  • The team demonstrated a very commercial approach: hands-on partners that helped clients to achieve their goals

    Chambers Europe 2016
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Partner and Head of the “Insurance” practice. He has 19 years’ experience in the insurance sector and comes highly recommended by the international legal directory Best Lawyers 2019. During long time he headed the Legal Service Department of one of the largest Russian insurance companies, specializing in significant disputes for all types of insurance. He has significant experience of provision of the effective support for major judicial disputes either for classic types of insurance (with the claim sum amounting up to USD 30 million), related to insurance contracts in the sphere of power engineering, agricultural insurance, maritime hull insurance, professional liability, as well as experience of legal proceedings with participation of foreign reinsurers.

Education:

  • Law Department of Bashkir State University, full-time attendance, “Jurisprudence” specialty, “Legal Support for Foreign Economic Activities” specialization (1993-1998)
  • LINK International Institute of Management (Moscow), state-recognized diploma with honors on advanced training in “Management” specialty (2004-2005)

Projects:

  • Support for major judicial disputes with the amount of claims up to USD 30 million related to insurance of electrical energy risks, aviation risks, transport (including marine) insurance, agricultural insurance, insurance of property of legal entities (real estate, inventory holdings, etc.), insurance of different types of liability and reinsurance, for example:
    • Representation of interests of the defendant in dispute with ASKO Interregional Insurance Company LLC in the case on recognition as concluded of the reinsurance contract for the sum of USD 15 million. By virtue of a complex approach to the substantive law it was proved in the court that the parties of the case failed to comply with the statutory requirement on the form of the reinsurance contract which in its turn served as a reason for refusal to satisfy the claim.
    • Defense of interests of the insurer in the case against a reinsurer on recovery of the insurance compensation for the sum of approximately USD 10 million under the property insurance contract. The court refused to satisfy the stated claims. Based on the results of the judicial dispute the representatives proved that the presence of the insured property at the warehouse during the fire in the amount stated by the plaintiff was not confirmed.
    • Defense of interests of the insurance company in the dispute on recovery of the insurance indemnity for the sum of approximately USD 3 million in favour of Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant OJSC. The stated claims were not satisfied.
    • Representation of interests of the insurer in the case against the agri-industrial company that filed a claim for more than USD 2 million. In the course of the proceedings the defendant’s representative proved that the plaintiff missed the limitation period and that no evidence of occurrence of the insured event was present.
    • Effective defense of the insurance company in the arbitration court under the claim on recovery from the defendant of the insurance indemnity for the sum of more than USD 1 million under the cargo insurance contract. As a result it was proved that the limitation period was missed, and also the fact that the defendant is improper was proved.
    • Representation of interests of a major insurer in the case against a major agri-industrial complex that filed a claim on payment of indemnity  under the crop insurance contract and interests for the use of borrowed funds for the total sum of approximately USD 1 million. The stated claims were dismissed due to a successful mechanism of the representatives’ defense. 
  • Representation of interests of Kapital Strakhovanie OJSC (a member of ROSGOSSTRAKH Group) in the dispute related to thirty foreign reinsurers, including members of Lloyd's insurance cartel, which rejected the claims to pay reinsurance indemnity for the amount of more than USD 32 million in connection with the crash of Sukhoi Superjet plane in Indonesia in 2012. The decision in favor of the Principal came into effect.  

  • Representation of Kapital Strakhovanie OJSC (a member of ROSGOSSTRAKH Group) in a number of disputes with foreign reinsurers concerning claims on the return of unjust enrichment. These disputes were connected with liability reinsurance contracts, and were the subject of consideration by different levels of courts (including the Russian Supreme Court). As a result, all claims against Kapital Strakhovanie were denied in full.

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