Osborne Clarke - Commercial Disputes Senior Associate

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Commercial Disputes team in London to play a key role in developing our Russia/CIS disputes practice. The role has arisen following the high profile arrival of a new partner in 2018.

The practice

Our Commercial Disputes team undertakes a full range of complex corporate and commercial law cases of high value. We have a strong sector focus and are well known for cross-border disputes work, particularly on matters involving Russia/CIS.

We have a deep specialism in disputes work for Russia/CIS clients and have been doing this work for many years. Our team of Russian-speaking/English-qualified solicitors, combined with our commercial disputes, fraud and asset tracing experience, gives us a powerful CIS disputes offering which is reflected in long term relationships with our clients.

We act for major corporations, financial institutions and private individuals in a wide variety of cases including High Court litigation, enforcement proceedings, and international arbitration under the Rules of LCIA, ICC, SCC and other institutions. Through the network we have built up in Russia/CIS we have also been able to help many of our international clients with Russia/CIS business projects – ranging from setting up businesses and branches to helping with advertising and sponsorship contracts for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Artem Doudko joined the team in 2018 and leads the practice. Artem is an English qualified Solicitor Advocate who has a strong reputation and profile in his field and has been repeatedly voted as one of the top “young” Russia and CIS disputes lawyers in the Russian Arbitration Association’s annual vote.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Artem has extensive experience of cases under all the major arbitral rules, including both commercial arbitration and investment arbitration. He regularly advises on significant and complex international litigation and arbitration matters, covering a wide range of issues including strategic, substantive, jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues. Artem has acted for major corporate groups, ultra high net worth individuals, states and state-owned entities.

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The team

Our Russia/CIS practice is led by Artem Doudko (Partner) and includes lawyers at all levels from our wider disputes team, which operates across all of our UK offices and is made up of 70+ lawyers.

Technical skills and experience

You will be a UK qualified lawyer who with fluent Russian language skills who has trained with and gained knowledge and experience of Russia/CIS disputes at a firm with a strong reputation in this area. Experience of arbitration would also be an advantage. Due to the technical nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to hire a Senior Associate in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

  • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;

  • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;

  • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;

  • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and

  • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com.

At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.