Sergei Volfson
Name: Sergei Volfson
Firm Name: Jones Day
Jurisdiction: Russia
Practice Area: White-Collar Crime Law

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Professional Biography:

Sergei Volfson’s practice focuses on complex multijurisdictional litigation and arbitration. He has significant experience representing U.S., European, and Russian companies in international litigation and arbitration proceedings in Russia and other jurisdictions, including banking, securities, corporate, commercial, insurance, tax, competition, product liability, and employment matters. Sergei also has represented clients in numerous administrative proceedings, civil and criminal investigations, and internal compliance matters.


Represented a multinational software corporation in Russian court in a €30 million dispute with its Russian customer.

Represented a leading global consumer goods manufacturer in several IP litigation matters in Russian courts.

Represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings of a Russian airline.

Represented a Swiss company in Russian court proceedings in enforcement of an arbitral award rendered by the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Represented a Russian brewery company in IP litigation in Russia against a Russian subsidiary of the global brewery group.

Represented a JV oil & gas exploration company in litigation with Russian Federal Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Represented a Japanese car manufacturer in tax litigation in Russia.

Represented European pharmaceutical manufacturer in an inquiry initiated by Russian law enforcement authority.

Represented US automotive manufacturer in several inquiries initiated by Russian law enforcement authorities.

Represented US IT company in internal investigation and global compliance review.

Jones Day Moscow:

Jones Day’s Moscow Office opened in 2004, following the Firm’s introduction to the Russian market through our representation of Alfa Group and Access/Renova Group in the formation of TNK-BP, the largest M&A transaction in Russian history at the time.

Today our Moscow Office team combines cross-border transactional capability with in-depth knowledge of Russian law and industry experience in such sectors as oil and gas, telecommunications, financial services, mining and metals, aviation, manufacturing, and retail.  We are fully integrated into our global organization of more than 2,500 lawyers in offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.  This affords our clients not only a global reach, but also seamless access to substantial legal resources of the Firm’s practices, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Disputes, Banking & Finance, Energy, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Antitrust & Competition Law, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, and Capital Markets.  A significant number of the Firm’s lawyers assigned to these practices have substantial experience handling matters related to Russia.

Despite the Firm’s relatively recent presence in Moscow, we have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile cross-border M&A, finance, and capital markets transactions in the region.