About the Firm Experts VEGAS LEX Анастасия Чередова

Анастасия Чередова

Anastasia Cheredova

Head of Special Projects group




+7(495) 933-08-00


  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020


  • Out-of-court and court settlement of complex economic disputes

  • Antitrust disputes and advising

  • Cross-border projects


  • National Research Tomsk State University, Specialist in Law, Dean’s Honours List

Professional experience

Practical legal work experience – since 2011

  • Present – Head of Special Projects group at VEGAS LEX Law Firm

  • Ivanyan and Partners Law Firm, Senior Associate at Dispute Resolution Practice

  • VEGAS LEX Law Firm, Associate, Senior Associate at Commercial group

  • Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (St. Petersburg), Junior Associate at Litigation Practice

  • Siberian Generation Company PJCS (Novosibirsk), Legal Counsel at Judicial Protection Department

Key projects

Complex litigation

  • Protected the State corporation in three construction-related disputes (RUB 15bn in total) with respect to a strategic infrastructure facility:
  • Partial peaceful settlement of non-material claim
  • Negative court practice in similar cases between same parties overturned
  • Largest and most expensive construction expertise ever appointed by Russian courts.
  • Represented the State corporation in a RUB 1.2bn dispute on recovery of damages under the sale-purchase contract:
  • Strategy planning: filing a RUB 1.3bn counterclaim to trigger negotiations
  • Dispute settlement: the plaintiff dropped the claims and partly satisfied our client's claim
  • Represented the Russian energy major in a EUR 8mn international trade-related asset loss dispute against an insurance company:
  • Complexed nature of legal issues complicated by bankruptcy of the counterparty and loss of the assets in the EU territory
  • Two rounds of trial      

Antitrust projects

  • Represented the Multinational energy major and its subsidiary in a RUB 6bn antitrust dispute over monopolistic pricing for oil shipment services:

  • One of the largest antitrust cases in Russia
  • Precedent-setting nature due to absence of legal practice
  • Protected the Leading regional construction company in RUB 1bln antitrust proceedings related to alleged cartel collusion in tenders: 
  • Successful rebuttal of the FAS’s decision in state courts
  • Protection from criminal risks and bankruptcy risks
  • Developed the strategy and protected the International bio-pharma innovation company in a dispute related to unfair competition on the pharmaceutical market:
  • Precedent-setting nature of the dispute involving drug registration issues

  • Advised the Regional energy supplier on antitrust audit of its business units:
  • Comprehensive audit of the company and its main business processes
  • Antitrust compliance system development and introduction
  • Employee training
  • Protected the officials of the Multinational oil major before the FAS and courts in administrative cases for breaching defence procurement state contracts.

Cross-border projects

  • Assisted to one of the largest Russian banks in a USD 500mn dispute with its borrower in the High Court of Justice (UK), as well as coordinated cross-border litigation and recovery proceedings in France, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and the BVI. The case featured in the Top 10 Cases of The Lawyer magazine
  • Protected the client in a Russian state court against the claim in relation to assets transferred into a trust under an agreement governed by the law of the Isle of Man
  • Assisted with recognition and enforcement of the ICAC at the RF CCI decisions in the territory of the member states of the CIS
  • Advised the Multinational energy major in multilateral negotiations on settlement of mutual claims associated with international supplies of substandard goods
  • Drafted the agreement between a Russian insurance company and companies incorporated in Sweden and Norway on settling a dispute concerning insurance payment for damages to a turbine generator
  • Advised to the large energy generating company on risks arising from partnership with an international partner under non-compete agreement governed by German and Swiss law
  • Developed a unique agreement between the Leading pharmaceutical company and a Public party based on foreign experience and assessed related legal risks



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