Vlad is currently on sabbatical.
A specialist in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration, Vlad also has experience of acting in cases involving parallel criminal proceedings and investigations by the SFO.
- Anglo-Russian Law Association
- British Nigeria Law Forum
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Vlad joined Peters & Peters in 2009 as a researcher to Monty Raphael QC. He subsequently trained with the firm and became an Associate in 2013 upon the completion of his training contract.
Prior to joining the firm, Vlad worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and University of Oxford. He holds a doctorate and masters in Law and Accounting from London School of Economics and Political Science where he has also taught on the LLM Corporate Governance Programme. Vlad’s doctorate thesis deals with issues of investor protection in the Russian Federation.
At Peters & Peters, Vlad has worked on a range of civil and criminal law matters, the more recent ones of which include:
- A £100m Commercial Court claim against a prominent Kazakh businessman brought by a Kazakh bank in connection with an acquisition of certain oil assets in Russia by LSE-listed company.
- Acting for a former Ukrainian cabinet minister and two connected companies in securing the setting aside of a US$23m restraint order (pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002), on the grounds of material non-disclosure by the Crown, and successfully resisting an application for a de novo order.
- Ongoing US$ multimillion London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) adjudication involving Russian nationals.
- US$100m Commercial Court fraud claim against a prominent Kazakh businessman brought by LSE-listed Kazakh and Manx group of companies of which he was formerly director and chairman.
- £800m Commercial Court claim brought by one of Nigeria’s largest banks against its former CEO involving issues of domestic and Nigerian law and parallel criminal proceedings ongoing in Nigeria prosecuted by the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
- High Court claim with an aggregate value of over US$2bn brought by a major Kazakh state-owned bank relating to allegations that substantial sums were misappropriated by its former management.
- SFO investigation into alleged large-scale corruption involving the supply of banknote paper to a large West African country. The investigation against our client was later discontinued.
- HMRC criminal enquiry into alleged abuse of the film tax credit scheme involving a company concerned with the production and distribution of Bollywood films.
He has also contributed to a number of publications, including: “Asset Recovery in 26 jurisdictions” Getting the Deal Through (2015).
- Representation of former CEO of large Nigerian bank in £800 million fraud proceedings
- Acting in connected Commercial Court claims with a combined value in excess of $400 million, subject to Kazakh law
- Representation of corporate clients and individuals in relation to restraint arising from money laundering investigation