Dmitry A. Pentsov, LL.M.

Attorney at Law, Partner

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Dmitry Pentsov’s specialisms include banking and finance, international arbitration (with a particular focus on Russia and other republics of the former USSR), corporate and commercial (especially international joint ventures and cross-border transactions governed by Swiss law) and international private client law (wealth transfer and structuring, including trusts, acquisition of aircraft and real estate and relocation to Switzerland).

He has been an associate in our Geneva office since 2006 and became a Partner in 2016. He has extensive legal experience in Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union. He has represented foreign investors in joint-venture projects with local companies (banking, oil, gas and other natural resources, transportation, real estate, telecoms), as well as domestic and foreign purchasers, sellers and brokers in connection with the purchase and sale of securities, custodial relationships, creation of investment funds and institutions, and brokerage contracts.  He acted as a counsel in international arbitration (ICC, Swiss Rules, VIAC, amongst others) in various disputes, arising out of the international sale of goods, joint venture agreements as well as distribution agreements. He also acted as counsel in the CAS arbitration.

Experience

Education & Admission

Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (2013)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
University of Geneva (MLaw)
Admitted to the New York State Bar (2001)
Admitted to the St. Petersburg Bar (2001)
Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State University

Memberships

New York State Bar Association
St Petersburg City Bar Association

Languages

Russian
English
French
Spanish


News


Publications

Contractual Joint Ventures in International Investment Arbitration, 38 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 391 (2018) (PDF) Development of Norms of International Sports Law in Awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal rendered in 2016-2017, New Horizons of International Arbitration, Issue 4: Collection of Articles / Academic Editors: A.V. Asoskov, А.I. Muranov, R.M. Khodykin (PDF) Attachment of Assets in Switzerland, Legal Insight, 2018, No. 2 (68), pp. 34-37 (PDF) Do Athletes Really Have a Right to a Fair Trial in “Non-Analytical Positive” Doping Cases?, in: American Review of International Arbitration 2011, vol. 22, No. 2, p. 189-240 (PDF) Recognition and taxation of foreign trusts in Russia, in: Zakon Journal, 2010, No. 10 (PDF) Advantages of using Swiss law in international contractual joint ventures, in: Zakon Journal, 2010, No. 5 (PDF) Recognition and taxation of foreign trusts in Russia, in: Trusts & Trustees Advance Access originally published online (http://tandt.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/ttp090?ijkey=HhHXLJZngLF2781&keytype=ref) on September 4, 2009 Tax advantages of using Swiss companies in international business activities (in Russian), in: Zakon Journal 2009, No. 8. (PDF) Sanctions for Anti-Doping Rule Violations in the Revised Version of the World Anti-Doping Code, in: The International Sports Law Journal, 2008/3-4 (PDF) Termination of a “Difficult Employee” on the Grounds of Significant Harm to Working Relationships is Upheld by Supreme Court, in: International Labor Law Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association, December 2007 (PDF) Shareholders’ Agreement under Swiss law, Corporate Lawyer Journal 2007/10, p. 13-16 (PDF) Lump Sum Taxation in Switzerland (in Russian), in: Kollegia 7/8, 2007, p. 34-35 (PDF) Joint Study by the ILO and WTO Issued on the Relationship Between Trade and Employment, in: International Labor Law Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association, April 2007 (PDF) Use of Indirect Evidence Approved by Supreme Court for Sexual Harassment Cases, in: International Labor Law Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association, March 2007 (PDF) Major Changes in Russian Currency Control Law Create New Opportunities For Foreign Investors, in: BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, vol. 17, number 3, March 2007, p. 30-33 (PDF) International Financial Law Review, in: International Financial Law Review (IFLR.com), March 2007, p. 34-35 (PDF) Federal Law on Registered Partnership Between Persons of the Same Gender Changes Benefits Requirements, in: International Labor Law Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association, January 2007 (PDF) Russia’s Supreme Court Clarifies Financial Liability of Employees For Damage To Employers, in: BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, vol. 17, no. 1, January 2007, p. 26-29 (PDF) Effect of Insolvency on Employment Contracts Addressed by Supreme Court, in: International Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association, November 2006 (PDF) Russia’s Recent Law on Concession Agreements, in: BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, vol. 16, no. 11, November 2006, p. 23-25 (PDF) The legal regulation of strikes in the Russian Federation, in: BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, vol. 16, number 7, July 2006, p. 17-23 (PDF) International Labour Standards for Seafarers, in: Russian Year-Book of Labour Law, 2006, No. 1 American securities v. Russian “securities”: Caveat Emptor, in: Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2004, vol. 12, p. 153-199 Labour Standards on Cypriot Ships: Myth and Reality, also published in: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2004, vol. 37, p. 647-725; in: Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique (France), 2004, vol. XXII, p. 151-238; in: NAYTIKH ?IKAIOSYNH (Greece), 2004, p. 189-229, 291-326, 383-404; in: Russian Year-Book of Labour Law, 2006, No. 1 The Conception of Securities and the Legal Regulation of the US Capital Markets, in: St. Petersburg, 2003, p. 302 et cet. (ISBN 5-94201-147-8) Maritime Liens, Rights of Retention and Mortgage of Vessels under the Legislation of the Russian Federation, in: Tulane Maritime Law Journal, 2002, vol. 26, p. 609-630; also published in “Pravovedenie” Journal, 2005, No. 5, p. 19-35 Seafarers (Chapter 14), Fishermen (Chapter 15), in: International Labour Standards. A Global Approach. Geneva, 2001, p. 533-600, 605-617 (ISBN 92-2-112668-4) Downsizing in Russia: Legal Hurdles to Terminating Employment, A legal guide to doing business in Russia and the former republics of the U.S.S.R., in: American Bar Association, 2000, p. 209-226 (ISBN 1-570073-766-5)
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