The International Bar Association



Matvey Levant — president, barrister of The International Bar Association “Levant & partners Law Firm” in Moscow. International private law, corporate, real estate and arbitration. Graduated from the Smolensky Humanitarian University, degree in Civil law, and Smolensky Pedagogical University, philological faculty. Represented interests of heads of administration of the Russian Federation in arbitration. Participated in drafting a number of federal law legal acts and regulatory legal acts of federal and local executive authorities. Working experience in a number of Russian leading consulting companies. Mr. Levant is the author of publications on the Russian law in Russian and foreign editions, co-author of the monography “Procedural legal grounds for forensic expertise”.  Since 2001 Mr. Levant has been the president of the International Legal Fund, which renders free legal assistance to social and religious organizations of national minorities. Admitted to practice in New York, USA.  




Aslan Gostokhov – vice-president, barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow. In 1994 he graduated Karachay-Cherkessia Institute of Technology with a degree in "Civil Engineer", in 2007 he graduated from Karachay-Cherkessia State Technological Academy, specialty "Jurisprudence". Has extensive experience in the Interior Ministry Karachay-Cherkessia Republic, the General Directorate for Combating Economic Crimes Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (Moscow), Department of Economic Security Ministry of Russia, the Main Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (Moscow). In 2011, received the status of a lawyer. Worked in Karachay-Cherkessia National Bar Association, Bar Association "Legal protection" in Moscow. Since 2013, a barrister of the International Bar Association Law Firm “Levant and Partners” in Moscow.Has an extensive successful judicial practice in criminal cases economic orientation varying degrees of difficulty. Conducting civil, family and administrative cases in courts of first instance, appeal, appeal and supervisory authorities. Legal service companies, consulting legal services companies.




Irina Vanina – barrister of The International Bar Association “Levant & partners Law Firm” in Moscow. She graduated from Southwestern State University, majoring in "Civil Law" in 2002 and the Russian State Social University, majoring in "Finance and Credit" in 2003. In 2005 she received the status of a barrister. Specializes in the conduct of complex criminal cases economic orientation and malfeasance. Has a successful judicial practice of conducting civil cases on housing law, family law, inheritance law, debt collection, as well as civil cases involving commercial real estate (claims for recognition of property rights, for the recovery of premises from illegal possession and challenging transactions involving with residential / non-residential premises). Has extensive experience in the conduct of arbitration proceedings. Provides legal support of organizations.




Maxim Davydov - barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow. He graduated from the Don Law Institute (DUI) with the specialty “Jurisprudence” in 2004. He also received additional qualification from the Moscow City Government University of Management Moscow as a specialist in placement of state orders in 2007. He worked as an in-house counsel for companies (holding companies) carrying out maintenance of securities circulation on the public market and paper issue, getting permission from the antitrust authority with respect to the acquisition of shares in the companies, suppressing unfair competition (defamation). Mr. Davydov has successfull trial practice in actions involving debt collection under obligations, recovery of damages caused by illegal use of patents and sale of counterfeit products as well as IN challenging transactions in bankruptcy. The main areas of specialization include litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy, corporate law, intellectual property protection. He also provides comprehensive legal support for legal entities. 




Gulfia Sirazetdinova - barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow.  She graduated from the Ufa Law Institute of the Russian Interior Ministry. Currently enrolled in the master of the law faculty of Moscow state University named after M.V. Lomonosov. She has experience in a legal practice since 2009, in particular experience in advocacy since 2012. The specialization is civil law, family law, business law, constitutional law and municipal law. She represents the interests of individuals and legal persons in courts of first instance, appeal, cassation. She has a successful court practice on disputes with real estate, return the car in bad faith purchaser, divorce, division of joint property, debt collection, compensation for moral harm and damages, consumer protection and practice on support of enforcement proceedings. Criminal cases do not lead. She  is a member of the Bar Association of the City of Moscow and the arbitrator of the Federal arbitration court at the International Association of Civil Procedure.




Alexey Yakushkin - barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow. In 2008 he graduated from Voronezh State University - criminal law specialization. He began his career as a legal adviser of Voronezh large company, where he represented the interests of the principals in the courts, accompanied real estate transactions. Further, more than four years he worked as an investigator of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, engaged in the investigation of crimes of different categories of gravity from ordinary and economic orientation. In 2014 he received the status of a lawyer. The main activity is the protection of suspects and defendants in criminal cases of malfeasance and against property, in the economic sphere and against the interests of service in commercial and other organizations against the person. He has achieved great success, protecting the interests of workers in labor disputes, representing the interests of companies on bringing to administrative responsibility. 




Vitaliy Naumov - barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow. His legal experience is more than 15 years. Prior to being qualified as a barrister in 2013 he was head of legal departments in one of the construction companies and the company, which makes investments and operates commercial real estate; worked in a Corporate Governance Department in a large energy company (which shares are on MICEX Stock Exchange), where he dealt with management of subsidiary companies. In the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow he takes on corporate projects, which are connected with business reengineering, corporate entities development, maintenance of investments in private companies, deal structuring. He represents Clients at court houses regarding corporate, contractual and commercial disputes, in challenges to decisions, actions (non-feasance) of state authorities, in disputes connected with real estate property rights protection.  



Olga Savelieva - barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow. In 2001 she graduated from the Saratov State Academy of Law (SSAL), specialization – law. From 1999 till 2001 she worked as a counsel in a construction company. Having joint the bar community immediately after her graduation Olga dedicated her life to the protection of rights and legal interests of people. In 2007 she participated in a professional -skills- enhancement course in the Russian Bar Academy with the program being «Conduct of a Barrister in the Arbitration Proceedings». During her 15-year experience as a barrister Olga has conducted a vast number of negotiations between both individuals and legal entities in the course of procedures of the amicable settlement of disputes, provided legal support of various organizations (including those specializing in medicine and fire security), as well as of individuals in the context of criminal cases at different stages of proceedings, in courts of all instances (including jury courts). She has extended experience of the legal protection of individuals in the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, has taken part in the civil and administrative cases where she represented individuals and legal entities in the arbitration courts and in the courts of general jurisdiction. In the process of advocacy Olga is guided by the principles of confidentiality and objectivity.




Julia Bosenko - barrister of the International Bar Association "Law firm "Levant and partners" in Moscow. In 2010 she graduated from O.E. Kutafin’s Moscow State Academy of Law (MSLA). From 2009 to 2015 worked in Moscow City Court and in the Bar Association DIA Law International. Julia specializes in the complicated arbitration proceedings such as:

- tax dispute resolution (provision of legal support to a client both during the examination by taxing authorities and in court);

- corporate dispute resolution (disputes concerning stocks and shares, order of the election/ appointment of the participants of a company, recovery of damages, administrative accountability of CEOs, convocation of the general shareholders meeting, appeal of the decisions taken by management bodies of a company);

- bankruptcy of legal entities and persons (Julia has successful judicial practice involving the protection of CEOs from bearing subsidiary liability for having rendered financial statements  containing certain material misstatements);

- administrative proceedings in the arbitration courts and in courts of general jurisdiction.