Areas of Practice
  • Russian
  • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2007
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Diploma in General Course, Law Department, 2006
  • BPP Law School, G.D.L., 2005
  • Novosibirsk State University, L.L.B., with honors, 2003
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Solicitor, England

Ivan Gordienko

5 Aldermanbury Square
London, EC2V 7HR
TEL: +44 20 7367 8054
FAX: +44 20 7367 8001

Ivan Gordienko serves clients in substantial English and international commercial litigation and arbitration, particularly within the aviation, telecommunications, real estate, chemical, and financial services sectors. Clients remain loyal to Mr. Gordienko based on his proven negotiation skills, understanding of cross-border issues, and sensitivity to challenges that arise within diverse environments. He has particular experience managing complex international arbitrations and litigations arising from corporate transactions connected to Russia and the CIS.

Mr. Gordienko’s client relationships in dispute resolution matters have been recognized by Chambers Global. He supports clients in fraud charges, wealth and estate disputes, defamation and negligence claims, as well as contentious takeovers and shareholder disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Acting for Aeroflot in PJSC Aeroflot v. Berezovsky & Forus Group Companies, the £100 million fraud case was brought by Aeroflot against Boris Berezovsky and six other defendants. This engagement required a challenge of jurisdiction and encompassed numerous countries, including Russia, UK, Switzerland, France and Cyprus.
  • Acting for the Government of the Samara Region of the Russian Federation in Government of the Samara Region v. Berezovsky, which involves enforcement of a £20 million Russian judgment in England.
  • Defended Aeroflot in PJSC Aeroflot v. Berezovsky. The case involved a dispute as to the control of the estate of the late Mr. Boris Berezovsky, and involved complex and heavily contested applications as to privacy and confidentiality, and related European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) issues, concerning information belonging to a third party.
  • Handled appeal in Terluk v. Berezovsky eg, in defamation action against refusal to grant adjournment and loss of right to jury trial.
  • Advised on Mutual Assistance applications in an ECHR claim against the UK for a CIS client.
  • Acted for a central interested person in a high-profile inquest/public inquiry involving most of UK law enforcement authorities.
  • Acted for a large Irish bank in a £15 million professional negligence claim against a major international firm of chartered surveyors.
  • Leading the negotiations while acting for a buyer in highly contentious takeover of a large chemical production facility worth more than $1.4 billion.
  • Acting for a shareholder of a £100 million UK telecommunications company in relation to an "unfair prejudice" application arising of a shareholder dispute.
  • Acted for a client in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) matter arising out of "economic divorce" between two ultra high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals from Eastern Europe. The amount in dispute exceeded £300 million.
  • Defended a major client against a hostile takeover of a $500 million real estate business. Secured a successful settlement with the other party on beneficial terms for the client, providing the client with sufficient "ammunition" by way of restructuring the ownership structure and relocating the dispute outside Russia.
  • Advised a major energy monopoly in relation to an investment treaty arbitration against a CIS sovereign state.
  • Led the internal restructuring of a major Russian religious/charitable organization in the UK. The successful restructuring involved complex and highly contentious trust law matters.

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