Hogan Lovells Recruits Litigation Team in Moscow

MOSCOW, 23 January 2013 - Hogan Lovells is expanding its global litigation and arbitration practice with the recruitment of a litigation team from Linklaters in Moscow.  New partner Alexei Dudko will join the firm on 30 January 2013 and he will be bringing a team with him. 

Alexei was previously head of the Moscow-based disputes practice at Linklaters, which he joined in 2000. Prior to that he worked in a number of in-house positions with Russian corporates in Moscow and served with the Moscow-based International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce.  Alexei's work is a mix of arbitration and Russian-based court litigation and he has also developed a significant investigations practice. 

Including Alexei and his team, the litigation and arbitration practice in Moscow is now made up of one partner, one counsel, three senior associates, two associates and two trainees.

Patrick Sherrington, co-head of the Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice at Hogan Lovells, said:

"A vibrant Russian disputes practice is important to our global litigation and arbitration practice, and to Hogan Lovells as a whole.  Alexei is a first rate disputes lawyer and he will allow us to continue our expansion into areas such as investigations."

Oxana Balayan, managing partner of the Moscow office added:

"Alexei is a highly respected lawyer in Moscow and he is an excellent fit for the Moscow office and for the disputes practice worldwide.  He is a very welcome addition to the disputes team which will now impress not only with its quality but also with its size."

Alexei Dudko added:

"Hogan Lovells' cross-border litigation and arbitration expertise is a perfect fit for my skills and I'm looking forward to joining such a global firm."

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