Vladimir Shapenko

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Founder of Shapenko & Partners Law Firm.
26 years of litigation experience in various categories of cases.
Vladimir participates in international arbitration (Moscow, Stockholm, London, Paris), arbitration courts, courts of general jurisdiction, takes part in dispute resolution procedures as a mediator under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. He is a Deputy Chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Board of Mediators. As an Attorney-at-Law, Vladimir defends Clients in criminal proceedings. For more than 10 years, he worked for international law firms Baker McKenzie and Clifford Chance.


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law Faculty

Moscow State Linguistic University (The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages), Translation Faculty

Cambridge University, UK

Language skills: English, Spanish


  • Dispute resolution

  • Real estate and construction

  • Criminal law (economic crimes)

  • Legal support of business

  • Financial and banking law

  • Mediation


  • Representation of a Client in a dispute regarding the ownership of a land plot for the exploitation of a major seaport
  • Representation of Clients in arbitration courts on issues of real estate and construction
  • Legal support for the design and construction of the Skolkovo Innovation Center facilities on a 400-hectare plot, including: Skoltech, Technopark, Residential Quarters ( Жилые кварталы), Family Campus (Семейный кампус), etc.
  • Participation in the dispute resolution procedure between the customer and the general designer in the Board of Mediators for Conciliation Procedures at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • Challenging decisions of international arbitration courts at the enforcement stage (refusal to enforce decision in Russia on the grounds set forth in the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958))
  • Leading a team of lawyers in legal analysis of real estate (Due Diligence)

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