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Alexei Dudko

Partner
Moscow

Alexei Dudko

Heading the Russian dispute resolution practice of the firm, Alexei offers clients the benefit of over 18 years' experience as an accomplished litigator and advisor. Alexei has built a strong portfolio of winning complex cases in both commercial and general courts in Russia and in international arbitrations. He is a recognized authority on Russian and international fraud and asset tracing litigation.

Alexei has developed a strong track record of conducting corporate internal investigations for major corporations, as well as their senior management and top executives, and advising on all aspects of bribery, corruption, and fraudulent activities. Alexei's diverse commercial litigation background enables him to offer clients mature and knowledgeable representation across a broad range of matters. Dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients, Alexei's track record has made him the 'go-to' litigator for major clients involved in complex domestic and international cases. He has served as counsel in numerous international arbitrations, involving commercial and investment disputes in the energy and natural resources, sports, telecommunications, real estate and financial services sectors.

Alexei is consistently ranked in the top tier of litigation and arbitration practitioners in Russia. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers directory in Russia (categories 'Arbitration and Mediation' and 'Litigation' in 2010-2016). In 2014, Alexei was ranked by Global Investigation Review (GIR) as one of the top 40 investigations practitioners worldwide under the age of 40. Clients describe him as a 'strong litigator' (Chambers Global, 2015) and praise him for 'strategic vision' and 'excellent management and tactical litigation skills' (Legal 500, 2015).

Practices

Representative Experience

Advising a number of international and Russian clients on the package of sanctions addressing evolving situation in Ukraine introduced by US and EU as well as Russian retaliatory measures and their impact on companies business in Russia.

Acting for a major European technology company in connection with the criminal investigation of the activities of its Russian joint venture.

Acting as Russian counsel in connection with the anti-corruption investigation of a leading pharmaceutical company in Russia and Central Asia.*

Acting for BTA Bank in a number of claims worth over $6bn against Mr Ablyazov and his companies in a number of proceedings around the world, including the UK, Cyprus, BVI and Russia. BTA Bank in BTA Bank v Ablyazov is the biggest fraud case ever to come before the English courts.

Acting for Rosneft in the ongoing US$90m international fraud litigation in multiple offshore jurisdictions, including proceedings in Gibraltar, Russia, the Cayman Islands, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and Greece.

Acting for Société Générale and Banque Société Générale Vostok against a major Russian corporate group in a series of finance disputes worth US$240m in international arbitration and in the parallel Russian litigation.

Acting for a major European technology company in connection with the criminal investigation of the activities of its Russian joint venture.

Advising a leading international technology company in connection with the allegations of breach of the FCPA and the criminal investigation initiated in Europe and the subsequent investigation by the General Prosecutor’s Office in Russia.

Acting as Russian counsel in connection with the anti-corruption investigation of a leading pharmaceutical company in Russia and Central Asia.

Acting as lead counsel for Bank of New York Mellon, a trustee under the global debt issuance programme, in a US$215m insolvency litigation in Russian courts against a major Russian leasing company.

* Representative experience includes matters handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells

Education and admissions

Education

  • Ph.D. in Commercial Law, Moscow State University, 2002
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law, with honors, University of Leiden (Lugd. Batav.), 2000
  • Law degree, with honors, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1998

Memberships

  • Moscow City Bar

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Moscow

2015

Alexei Dudko "combines strategic vision with excellent tactical litigation skills"

The Legal 500

2014

Market sources commend Alexei Dudko for his "strong client management skills and flexibility"

Chambers Global 2014

2013

Highly energetic Alexei Dudko wins praise for his grasp of court procedure

Chambers Europe

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