Nikita Boenko


Nikita Boenko specialises in international arbitration and cross-border litigation.

Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Nikita worked for five years for Dechert Russia LLC and Delcredere Bar Association.

Representative disputes handled by Nikita:

  • Represented a major Russian bank in an LCIA arbitration over recovery of aggregate debts of more than USD 200 m of two Russian borrowers from their Maltese holding company, which acted as the guarantor under an English law governed deed of guarantee, including obtaining interim relief measures in Malta in support of the LCIA arbitration.
  • Represented a major Russian hydroelectric company in an ad hoc international investment arbitration against a former Soviet Republic for recovering costs totalling approx. USD 40 m incurred when several international investment agreements were breached during construction of hydroelectric power plants in the host state.
  • Represented one of Russia’s biggest high-grade steel manufacturers in an SCC arbitration arising out of a construction contract worth over USD 200 m, brought by a Chinese contractor.
  • Represented a major Greek bank in a series of resonant litigations in Moscow and Moscow Region courts in connection with foreclosure on pledged assets and in subsequent bankruptcy cases against Russian subsidiaries of a Greek developer conglomerate in connection with their default under a Greek law governed credit facility worth over EUR 40 m.
  • Represented a Russian bank in a series of litigations in Turkey over lifting attachment from a number of large-capacity vessels pledged to the bank, complicated by bankruptcy of their owner.
  • Represented a BVI company in a case over recognition and enforcement in the USA of an LCIA award recovering from the respondent debt and interest accrued under a loan agreement. Having applied to the US Supreme Court using the fast-track procedure, the claimant obtained a decision recovering the debt and interest from the sole shareholder – a US citizen, who, despite acknowledging personal liability for the respondent’s debts and an amicable settlement having been reached, is failing to perform it voluntarily and, moreover, has filed for personal bankruptcy.
  • Defended a US subsidiary of a major producer of petroleum industry pipes in a Texas court litigation based on lawsuits filed by a business partner for breach of several contracts by supplying allegedly substandard products and also breaching previously provided warranties and representations regarding the quality of these products.
  • Represented a major international insurance broker in a dispute with a cornerstone Russian insurer over damages arising from discontinued negotiations on an agreement.
  • Represented a major Russian hydroelectric power plant construction company in a series of Moscow Commercial Court disputes for recovery of over RUB 300 m outstanding for work performed but not paid for under construction contracts, including arbitration clause challenging.