Vsevolod Taraskin is a senior associate with RGP’s Dispute Resolution practice.

Background

Prior to joining RGP, Vsevolod worked as a senior associate with the Litigation & Arbitration practice of one of the largest Russian law firms. Performed successfully as a trainee at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP London office in 2019. Vsevolod has extensive experience in representing clients in international arbitration under UNCITRAL, ICSID AF, ICC, LCIA, ICAC rules as well as in cross-border and domestic litigation. His professional experience also includes a position as a legal advisor at LUKOIL oil company. Vsevolod is a co-author of numerous articles on investment arbitration and the Russian arbitration process published in leading law periodicals.

Expertise

Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution

Languages: English, Russian

Vsevolod Taraskin
Senior Associate
Landline   +7 495 139 6500

International experience

39 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

Investment Arbitration and Investment Disputes

  • Representing Client in an international arbitration against a sovereign state under the ICSID AF Rules
  • Representing a Russian investor in a US$500 million dispute related to metallurgical asset expropriation in the territory of an Eastern European state
  • Representing the Russian Federation in a US$1 billion tax dispute arising out of a production sharing agreement
  • Advising a top-tier Russian telecom provider regarding an investment dispute against a Central Asian state
  • Representing a Russian investor in an ad hoc arbitration against Lithuania under the UNCITRAL Rules

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Representing a Russian management company in commercial arbitration proceedings under the ICAC Rules in a dispute with a CIS state related to the recovery of damages from improper fulfilment of the terms of a sovereign guarantee
  • Representing a Russian construction company in an international arbitration under the ICC Rules in relation to construction of a large power facility abroad

Cross-Border and Domestic Litigation

  • Advising a Russian state-owned company in a dispute against its former employee with parallel proceedings underway in Guernsey, the British Virgin Islands and in Luxembourg, the overall amount in dispute being around €50 million
  • Representing a UAE investor in a dispute over JV with a Russian construction group in Russian courts and parallel LCIA arbitration
  • Representing a TOP-3 Russian commercial pension fund and its asset management companies in multiple disputes against state-owned banks and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in Russian commercial courts

Education

  • Summer Arbitration Program (top score), American University Washington College of Law, 2017
  • Master of Laws (with honours), Pericles Law Center for International Legal Education, 2014
  • DL (International and European Law), Perm State University, 2010

Qualification

  • Advocate, 2017
  • Russia, 2010

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Legal 500 "Arbitration Powerlist: CIS and Caucasus" - recommended among the leading arbitration experts of the region in 2020
  • The Best Lawyers 2022 – ranked among the top Arbitration & Mediation lawyers in Russia

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