Roman Saitov

Roman Saitov advises Russian and international clients on litigation matters and represents the clients in Russian courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court. Roman's main specialization is commercial disputes. He also has extensive experience in corporate conflicts, bankruptcy proceedings, disputes with antitrust authority and enforcement. Roman's practice also includes support of complex international commercial arbitration proceedings and disputes on the recognition and enforcement of foreign court decisions.

Roman's key projects include:

• representing the largest independent broker in the Russian market of petroleum products in disputes with the antitrust authority over the alleged manipulation of gasoline prices in 2018;

• advising a machine-building corporation on the bankruptcy legislation in connection with the insolvency of the EPC contractor who was engaged for building of new manufacturing premises for the client, as well as defending the client in the dispute over transactions with this contractor in the amount of RUB 630 million;

• representing various defendants in disputes over subsidiary liability for the obligations of bankrupt debtors with the disputed amount of up to RUB 560 million;

• representing the consortium of largest licensees of the SUBWAY fastfood chain in Russia in arbitration disputes in Stockholm under the UNCITRAL rules and in general courts in St. Petersburg in connection with alleged violations of franchising agreements;

• supporting the claim of the construction company shareholder to the bank for invalidation of the assignment agreement between the company and the bank in the amount of RUB 1.4 billion;

• assisting the former CEO of one of registration services market leader in connection with the former employer’s claim for the recovery of losses allegedly caused to the company;

• supporting foreign investor in the corporate conflict with Russian partners, which included advising on the strategy to regain control over assets and litigating the cases to return a 75% stake in the insurance company in Moscow;

• representing the interests of the creditor in enforcement proceedings for RUB 225 million against the IT business beneficiary, including asset tracing, support of foreclosure procedures and the criminal protection measures.

Roman graduated from the International Law Faculty of MGIMO-University in 2006 (diploma with honors). Prior to establishing VIK LEGAL, Roman worked for one of the top Russian law firms.