Specialist in litigation, civil fraud and asset recovery, Nikita has experience in business crime and advisory work on business set-up and commercial agreements.
- Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
Nikita completed his training contract at Peters & Peters and became an Associate in September 2014.
Nikita has been involved in a number of high-profile cases and has acted for claimants and defendants in proceedings relating to breach of contract, tort, breach of directors’ duties, breach of trust, breach of competition law, insolvency and liquidation. In addition, Nikita has advised applicants and respondents in relation to interim applications for world-wide freezing, receivership and asset disclosure orders. Nikita’s experience also involves resolving disputes through alternative means, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
Nikita speaks Russian fluently and as such is often involved in cases with an international dimension, particularly (though not exclusively) cases connected with the CIS region. Many of Nikita’s cases have been highly complex, where the commercial proceedings ran parallel with criminal (including in particular extradition) or employment proceedings.
Nikita has an LLM in International Business Law from LSE and is particularly interested in the area of conflict of laws. He has co-authored an article exploring the issues of recognition and enforcement of Russian judgments in England and Wales, which was published in the leading Russian legal journal, Zakon (in Russian).
Nikita has a Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualification which entitles him to exercise rights of audience in all civil proceedings in the higher courts.
- Acting for claimants in proceedings concerning breaches of directors’ duties
- Acting for a defendant in a follow-on competition damages action
- Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority & Others v Bestfort Development LLP & Others
- Advice in relation to a dispute concerning a sale of a privately-owned software company