Sergey Treshchev focuses his practice on corporate, international trade, commercial banking, financial leasing and other financial transactions, mining, insolvency (restructuring), arbitration and litigation matters. He has extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in various transactions such as loans, securities transfers, mortgages and leases in Russia and abroad. He has also handled matters in securities, currency control and mining regulation.

    As a litigator, Sergey has been involved in numerous court cases ranging from complex banking disputes following the 1998 Russian financial crisis, to import-export, customs and mining litigation, to labor matters, attended hearings at state commercial courts, including the Highest Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation, and courts of common jurisdiction, provided advice on and represented clients in international arbitration. Sergey Treshchev has advised and represented clients in disputes related to patent and trademarks infringement, including at state commercial courts and specialized Russian IP Court. He has also litigated in anti-dumping cases at the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community, located in Minsk, Belarus.

    Sergey has negotiated, prepared documents (including protocols, resolutions and prospectus) and provided advice with respect to mergers and acquisitions in the Russian Federation, registration and reorganization of  companies in Russia, issues related to convocation of general shareholders’ meetings and meetings of Board of Directors, increase of charter capital, issue of shares, bonds, promissory notes and bills of exchange, registration of prospectus and changes in the charter with the Russian authorities, and advised foreign companies with assets in Russia in connection with their admission to the Alternative Investments Market.

    Sergey has also negotiated, drafted and provided advice in connection with numerous banking agreements, including loan agreements, cash transfer agreements, sureties, guarantees and others – in Russia and former Soviet Union countries. Sergey has provided advice to banks and credit organizations on securities licensing, currency transactions licensing, export and import licensing, credit card transactions and contractual matters. He has conducted due diligence and document preparation for syndication loan transactions, lease transaction, pledge and mortgage transactions.

    Sergey has advised and prepared documents in connection with international trade, internal and cross-border leasing transactions, including leasing of railway carriages and flat cars, and telecommunications equipment, providing advice concerning the issue and registration of mineral licenses, and participating in litigations and settlements related to mineral license holding.

    Previously, Sergey was the legal department head of a major Russian bank. He also interned at a Soviet representative office in Angola in 1983 and 1984.

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    • Emory University, Diploma, American Law, 1997
    • Moscow State University, J.D., 1995
    • Moscow State Linguistic University, B.A., 1982


    • Russian Federation, 1995
    • Chamber of Advocates, Moscow, 2000

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Sergei is a member of International Bar Association, Association of Russian Lawyers, INSOL EUROPE and World Jurist Association.


    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 in energy and natural resources, Russia
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 Edition
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 Edition
    • Noted in Russia's Best Lawyers for corporate matters.
    • Part of the team recognized for outstanding client service in Russia in the International Law Office Client Choice Guide 2011.

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    • Chapter on Russia in “International Banking Law and Regulation”, Thomson Reuters Westlaw.
    • “IP Court Provides Guidance on Use of Trademark Under Rights Holder's Supervision”, World Trademark Review Daily.
    • “Moscow SPB Team Wins Eurasian Union Court Case”, Legal Insight Magazine.
    • “IP Court Considers Use of Registered Mark in Slightly Different Form”, World Trademark Review Daily.
    • “Government Ready to Pay Offended Businessmen”, Vedomosti.
    • “Non-Standard Terms of Supply Contracts”, Corporate Lawyer Praktikum.
    • “Reset of Supreme Courts or of Whole Judicial System?” Company’s Lawyer.
    • “Corporate Discovery”, Corporate Lawyer Praktikum.

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