Lidings has announced the appointment of Partner Andrey Zelenin to firm Managing Partner, and Partner Sergey Kislov to Head of the Moscow office’s dispute resolution practice.
Lidings was established in 2006 by Sergey Aksenov and Andrey Zelenin, with Zelenin heading its dispute resolution practice area since the firm’s creation. The firm reports that, under his leadership, the firm’s attorneys "have successfully handled over 300 court cases, many of which were precedent-setting."
According to Lidings, "the changes to the firm’s structure occurred in the wake of the recently-announced creation by Lidings Managing Partner Sergey Aksenov of a new investment fund and the expansion of his business interests."
With Andrey’s transfer to the position of Managing Partner, Sergey Kislov, who joined the firm’s partnership in 2015, moves to Head of the Lidings dispute resolution practice.
"I’m pleased to be passing the baton to Andrey," said Sergey Aksenov. "I consider him to be a first-rate attorney boasting all of the qualities required for the firm’s tactical management and the continuation of its growth trajectory."
Zelenin expressed his enthusiasm about the new role as well. "I am very pleased to be continuing my efforts towards the firm’s further development and growth in my new role, concentrating greater attention on managerial aspects," says Andrey Zelenin of his new appointment. "Preserving my focus on international litigation and arbitration, as well as on intellectual-property contentious matters, I am confident in handing over the firm’s dispute-resolution practice to Sergey Kislov. I am certain that Sergey’s professionalism and strong leadership qualities will make it possible to strengthen and enhance the practice area’s ongoing robust development."
According to Lidings, "Sergey Kislov boasts extensive experience in handling corporate disputes, disputes with the public authorities, lawsuits involving insurance claims and debt collection. Longstanding professional experience has enabled him to formulate effective approaches and methods for the comprehensive protection of client interests – both in the commercial courts and in the courts of general jurisdiction, as well as ADR. Sergey’s portfolio encompasses more than 200 expertly-handled lawsuits from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, including dozens of successfully-implemented major, complex projects."
"I am grateful for the confidence my colleagues have expressed in my ability to lead the practice area’s ongoing development,” said Kislov. "We shall continue to do well what our clients value us for, striving always to do it even better."