Maryana Batalova
Associate | London
Maryana Batalova

Maryana Batalova focuses on litigation and arbitration in the Russian Federation. She advises clients on corporate, commercial, real estate and construction, debt recovery and administrative disputes, including multijurisdictional disputes.

Ms. Batalova has represented Russian and international clients in sectors including the construction, automotive, and oil and gas sectors, and has significant experience in conducting due diligence on leading Russian companies. She has also assisted clients with investigations and corporate compliance matters.

She is included in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA for her litigation expertise. The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 additionally recognizes her experience in dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation alongside dispute resolution: litigation. Since 2020 she has also been listed in Best Lawyers for her litigation focus.

Ms. Batalova holds PhD degree and is an Associate Professor at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, where she teaches advanced research seminars in international dispute settlement.

  • Kinross Gold Corporation on its recently announced plans to acquire Chulbatkan, a high-quality, heap leach development project in Russia, from N-Mining Limited for a total fixed consideration of US$283 million. The deal, which required extensive due diligence of the subsoil license holding company, includes approximately US$113 million in cash and US$170 million in Kinross stock, plus 1.5% contingency payments. The acquisition is a strategic addition to Kinross’s existing mining operations, as it is expected to be a high yield, yet low-cost operation. 
  • A Cyprus investment company in ICAC proceedings in which it sought to have the purchase of a major energy company in Hungary recognized as void.
  • A leading Turkish construction company in injunction proceedings before Russian arbitrazh courts resulting from a dispute over the performance of fit-out works in a business center for a U.S. consumer goods manufacturer; and in multimillion dollar ICC disputes regarding construction and fit-out works in a business center in Moscow.
  • Two major Russian businessmen and their companies in a dispute over their investment in a project to rebuild a luxury hotel in Moscow, which involved LCIA arbitration proceedings.
  • A major foreign transportation company in litigation before Russian arbitrazh courts concerning the purchase of an aircraft.
  • A foreign client in separate bankruptcy proceedings against two major Russian banks.
  • A leading natural resources group in an internal investigation.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • Higher School of Economics, Law Faculty, -
    • Russian Federation
    • Russian
    • English
    • German