Sergey Ilin

Associate
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sergey Ilin is a very clever and capable associate with a strong mind and a swift reaction
    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
  • 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 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 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
Sergey specializes in complex litigation, both in state courts and in international arbitration, including proceedings in trade, real estate and construction areas, as well as represents Russian and international clients in other commercial and corporate disputes. Sergey has in-depth expertise in subsidiary liability and liability of the controlling person spheres, as well as manages solitary disputes within the framework of bankruptcy proceedings. Sergey is experienced with financial and securities markets and blockchain technologies projects. In 2020 Sergey is personally recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2020 and Best Lawyers 2021 international ratings.

Education:

  • The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Ph.D student (2020 - till present time)
  • Higher School of Law,  National Research University «Higher School of Economics», LL.M. (Law), diploma with honours (2018 - 2020)
  • National Research University «Higher School of Economics», LL.B. (Law), diploma with honours (2014 - 2018)

Projects:

Litigation

  • Representing the interests of the largest international pharmaceutical company in the number of cases on bringing the guarantors to responsibility amounting to 2,5 billion rubles.
  • Representing the interests of the one of the largest petrochemical company in Europe in the case on nullity of the pledging transactions, according to which rights under the loan agreements amounting to 3 billion rubles were transmitted to the bank.
  • Representing the interests of the qualified central counterparty in the case on challenging of the transactions amounting to 2 billion rubles concluded at stock market and related to the bankruptcy of the longest standing investment company on the Russian market.
  • Representing the interests of the largest warehouse and office complex in Moscow in the case on protecting from unfounded acceleration of the credit facility totaling over 4 billion rubles.
  • Representing the interests of the leading international provider of supply chain solutions in the case on causing reputational damage relating to freight of the drilling installation and workers’ settlement.

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Representing the interests of the Italian construction company in the case of penalty and damages recovery linked with the luxury property construction in Moscow.

Bankruptcy

  • Representing the interests of the former CEO of major construction company in the case on bringing him to the subsidiary liability amounting to 1 billion rubles.
  • Representing the interests of the one of the largest Russian aviation holding company in cases on bringing controlling persons to subsidiary liability within the framework of bankruptcy proceedings of the Russian tour operator amounting to 1,7 billion rubles.
  • Representing the interests of the owners of warehousing property located at Moscow region in the case on nullity of the property selling contracts within the framework of bankruptcy proceedings of the Russian major bank amounting to 100 million rubles.

Real Estate. Land. Construction

  • Representing the interests of the large landowner of the Moscow region in the group of claims related to the state’s reclamation of the agricultural lands from the Client’s possession.
  • Representing the interests of one of the world's largest fashion retailers in litigation related to the recovery of the Client’s deposit paid to the company that controls prestigious shopping mall and to the interpretation of the lease contract.

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