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Irina Morozova is an associate in the Civil Fraud and Business Disputes Practice in Greenberg Traurig's London office. Her experience includes working on matters concerning international clients in high value cross-border disputes, including seeking and defending injunctions for freezing orders, making and defending interim applications, conducting asset disclosure under Worldwide Freezing Orders as well as disclosure exercises in the main proceedings under the Disclosure Pilot Scheme. Irina has a substantial history of working with clients, lawyers and experts from Russia and the CIS states in connection with litigation and some private client matters, including political asylum applications and extradition requests in the UK.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Assisted in advising and defending a large-scale fraud claim brought against a Russian businessman by an organ of the Russian State in the High Court with connected proceedings taking place in a number of other jurisdictions in Europe, United States and Russia.°
  • Assisted on defending a recognition application and ancillary applications brought by the client’s Russian trustee in bankruptcy in the English High Court.°
  • Worked on an appeal on behalf of a Russian businessmen to the Court of Appeal regarding living expenses permitted under a Worldwide Freezing Order.°
  • Assisted in obtaining a number of worldwide freezing injunctions in the  BVI Court in connection  with the underlying minority shareholder’s unfair prejudice claim on behalf of a London based Russian businessman operating in the petrochemical trading sector. The same matter also involved obtaining an order from the BVI Court preventing the shareholders of a BVI company removing the directors.°
  • Assisted on an arbitration conducted under the rules of the LCIA and connected proceedings in Switzerland, which concerned a dispute arising out of a SPA concluded in Russia.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Morozova prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., International Commercial Law, City University London
  • LPC, Kaplan Law School, Nottingham Trent University
  • LL.B., University of Kent
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • Russian, Native
  • French, Conversational
  • German, Conversational