Ilya Dedkovskiy

Head of practice
Attorney at law
  • The team is very focused on the needs of the client and treats every client as if they are the most important one
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • A unique team of highly professional lawyers and attorneys
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • A noteworthy practitioner for insolvency litigation
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Highly skilled, reliable, friendly and always available to react to clients’ queries – the team provides excellent advice and achieves great results
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • They always demonstrated creativity in defending our legal position and showed an ability to work under tight deadlines
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Bankruptcy practice is focused on cases concerning the liability of the management of a bankrupt company and handling challenging restructuring issues. Lawyers have extensive experience in such cases
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • It is pleasant to work with him – he is always in contact, quickly responds to requests, and his recommendations are clear
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Always offers creative solutions to non-standard legal problems. He is well aware of the economic component of the business of his clients
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • This firm stands above the rest as it sees solutions where other lawyers see problems
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • High level of service, excellent client focus, unmatched in terms of industry knowledge
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • A rare mix of high professionalism, intellect and modesty - this can be said about every lawyer at KIAP
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • The lawyers keep clients up to date on key changes to the law and are on top of risks associated with our business
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • It is impressive how quickly KIAP manages to get into an issue and turn things around for the client
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • The lawyers keep clients up to date on key changes to the law and are on top of risks associated with our business
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • KIAP is one of the most reliable and transparent firms on the market, which also has valuable professional experience
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • The team specialises in litigation in the real estate industry, which is an area in which we really appreciated its professionalism
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • They are not afraid of unknown issues and keep up with progress in the industry
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • When you engage KIAP for any matter, you can be sure that the legal opinion, agreement or court documents will be on a par with the standards of a top international law firm for a fair price
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • KIAP is one of the most reputable Russian law firms on the market
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Bankruptcy practice of KIAP always sinks into the legal problem deeply, identifies risks clearly and proposes appropriate solutions to the problems
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • They're very strategic in their planning, they're very clear and open with the client
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • When we need immediate support, it’s good to know that our counsel is always available
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • They don’t miss a single email and always return every call
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • Litigation practice represents clients from a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing and financial services
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • Leading mid-market contentious practice, representing both international clients and notable local names
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • Bankruptcy practice assists creditors with debt recovery and advising shareholders and company directors on subsidiary liability for the insolvency of the company and outstanding debt
    Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • They are flexible and everything they provide is highly detailed. We appreciate the commercial approach and personalised attention of KIAP lawyers
    Chambers Europe 2019
  • The team has a great understanding of its clients and offers good value for money
    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly
    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • Outstanding litigation lawyers with an extensive experience in various legal matters
    Legal 500 EMEA 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 understands the practice of applying the bankruptcy law, and its lawyers are able to offer the best and most effective business solution to the problem
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP Bankruptcy practice is well regarded for its disputes capacity, including bankruptcy litigation. Acts for creditors and borrowers. Represents international clients in Russian bankruptcy proceedings and also assists local companies
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals
    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
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Practical experience in dealing with insolvency matters. The lawyers represented the creditors very well
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • The team demonstrated a very commercial approach: hands-on partners that helped clients to achieve their goals
    Chambers Europe 2016
  • The litigation team is praised for its ability to advise “in a very easy manner which is what clients appreciate, an easy way to understand issues
    Chambers Europe 2015
  • Close co-operation with a number of international firms on cross-border mandates
    Chambers Europe 2015
  • KIAP is a standout team of breakthrough litigators
    Legal 500 EMEA 2014
  • The team has excellent expertise and is aware of the subtleties of the arbitration process
    Chambers Europe 2014
  • The team always works hard to find the best solution for our business
    Chambers Europe 2014

Head of Bankruptcy practice at KIAP, Attorney at law. One of the firm’s leading litigation lawyers since its founding in 2010. Personally ranked lawyer in the Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers 2021 and Pravo.ru-300 ratings. Ilya specializes in the support of complex litigation representing the interests of companies having foreign capital, including real estate, construction and bankruptcy. Since 2015 Ilya teaches the course on practical aspects of supporting of litigation projects at the Faculty of Law of The Higher School of Economics.

Education:

  • Russian School of Private Law (diploma with honours 2009 – 2011)
  • Law department of St. Petersburg State University (2005 — 2009)

Projects:

Dispute resolution:

  • Representing of OAO OGK-2 (Russia's No 1 provider of cogeneration, Gazprom's energy asset) in litigation with the E4 company owned by Mr Abyzov, Russian cabinet minister, to recover an advance of 3.5 bln rbl (about 100 mln US dollars in 2014). Dispute over the termination of contract to supply a powerplant acquired for the Serov State District Power Station construction project. OGK-2's claim was granted: the supply contract was terminated and the advance refunded. 
  • Representation of a large office and warehouse complex in Moscow in a dispute that dealt with the recovery of damages caused by a fire accident at the warehouse complex. Although two experts’ opinions stated the client was at fault, the court denied the claim.  
  • Representation of a large electronics manufacturer in a dispute with a Russian bank to recover bank guaranteed debt. The client’s claim was satisfied by court in full.
  • Comprehensive legal support of METRO Cash & Carry in a series of disputes with suppliers of goods amounting to one-half billion rubles. The vast majority of litigation actions were completed by counterclaims or by signing settlement agreements approved by the client. KIAP’s legal team was so successful in these cases that precedence in this area of practice in the Moscow Region now follows the results we have achieved.
  • Representation of a major retailer's companies in a dispute with the owner of a new shopping centre over coercion into a long-term lease contract. That secured the retailer's investment in the development, finishing and opening of shopping spaces for 4 brands, totalling 300+ mln roubles.
  • Comprehensive legal support of Schindler in a series of successful disputes over contractual obligations and the work performed on the supply and installation of escalators and elevators.

Bankruptcy:

  • Representing Irish Bank in assets protection project during bankruptcy proceedings in several Russian regions.
  • Advising the largest Russian company of electric energy on matters related to the structuring of relations with one of the largest Russian contractors involved in the construction of power sector facilities in connection with its bankruptcy. The amount of the debt was about 36 billion rubles. 
  • Representing one of the biggest airline companies in a bankruptcy matter of a large tour operator.
  • Representation of a global leader in molten metal flow engineering in the bankruptcy proceeding of one of the largest Russian steel manufacturers.
  • Representation of a major drilling tools manufacturer in the bankruptcy proceeding of one of the largest producers of rock cutting equipment.
  • Representing the world’s leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone wool in a bankruptcy matter of a warrantor.
  • Representation of the world’s leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone wool in a bankruptcy matter involving a Russian citizen.
  • Representation of a global marketing company operating in more than 60 countries worldwidein bankruptcy proceedings against a major distributor of the company's products in Russia, the representative of Noble House group.
  • Representation of an international mobile payments provider in the bankruptcy proceeding involving the company’s Russian partner.
  • Representation of a large chemical company as a creditor in a bankruptcy proceeding in the Central Federal District.
  • Representation of a debtor's former director in an action for vicarious liability damages of 250 mln roubles. The court of first instance and the court of appeal upheld the firm's position that the director's actions were legally valid.
  • Representation of a debtor's former director in an action for vicarious liability damages of 46 mln roubles. The court of first instance and the court of appeal upheld the firm's position that the director's actions were legally valid.

Real Estate. Land. Construction:

  • Representing one of the largest retail chains protecting its investments in a number of disputes in several regions of the Russian Federation totaling 5 billion roubles. As a result all disputes were resolved in our client’s favor.
  • Representing a regional integrated company against power supplies and related integrated companies in up to 20 disputes that dealt with discrepancies concerning the total volume of the power supplied, the gaps in statutory regulations, as well as defects inagreements between the participants of the dispute. 
  • Representing a major international retailer in litigation to protect investments in an amount of over 2 billion rubles in a Russian region. The result — the client’s investments were protected.
  • Representation of a major retail chain before the Federal Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the Moscow District in a dispute over recovery of rent. The KIAP's litigators succeeded in having set aside the previous court rulings that rejected Principal's claims. In a retrial, Principal's claims were upheld in full.

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