Baker Botts is announcing today that Partners Ivan Marisin and Vasily Kuznetsov have joined the firm’s Moscow office, moving over from Quinn Emanuel.
According to a statement released by Baker Botts, Marisin — who obtained his law degree from Moscow State University in 1986 — "has represented Russian clients in matters across the globe, as well as international clients in disputes in Russia. He has also advised Russian and foreign clients on corporate, banking and foreign investment matters." Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Marisin was the head of Dechert’s dispute resolution team in Russia, the CIS, and Eastern Europe. Previously, he was head of the litigation and arbitration practice of Clifford Chance's Moscow office, which he joined in 1992, acting as Senior and Managing Partner from 2000 through 2010.
According to Baker Botts, Kuznetsov, who also graduated from Moscow State University, "has been representing domestic and international clients in major litigations and arbitrations since 2002." He joined Quinn Emanuel in 2012 after working for one and a half years at Dechert Russia, and for seven years before that at Clifford Chance.
"Both Ivan and Vasily are outstanding lawyers and highly regarded litigators with a wealth of experience, representing both Russian and international clients," said Andrew Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts, in a statement released by the firm. "They have a deep seated understanding of the Russian legal system," adding, "they will both add significant value for our Russian and international clients and their arrival also speaks to the commitment that we have made to continue to grow our international network."
"Vasily and Ivan are terrific lawyers with a great deal of trial and international arbitration experience," said David Sterling, Chair of the firm’s Litigation department. "Their addition highlights the growing strength of our global litigation and dispute resolution capabilities." He explained that, "upon joining the firm, Ivan becomes Co-Chair of the firm's International Disputes Resolution (IDR) Practice while Vasily will play a key role in managing our Russian IDR Practice."
"We are delighted to welcome Ivan and Vasily as our new Partners in Moscow. Their extensive experience in dispute resolution, both international and domestic, will complement our already strong Russian law offering in Moscow," said Maxim Levinson, Partner-in-Charge of the Moscow office. "Ivan and Vasily’s expertise will enable us to build upon the services we offer our clients in areas such as energy, technology, banking and finance, real estate and construction, and aviation."