Варвара Кнутова

Varvara Knutova

Partner, Kveidze & Partners


Varvara has 15 years’ worth of professional experience. Before joining us, Varvara was heading the international sector of the dispute resolution practice in one of the leading Russian law firms, and then she was Head of group of the Dispute Resolution Practice of one of the reputed international law firms.

Varvara deals with complex projects with the focus on defending businesses from hostile take-over, represents investors in disputes related to acquisition / retaining of control over a business, handles bankruptcy cases (including tasks on defending from bankruptcy attacks, challenging of stripping of assets, handling of subsidiary liability claims), coordinates litigation processes in Russia and in foreign jurisdictions in alignment with uniform strategy of defending the client’s interests.

Varvara Knutova has significant experience of working with major Russian and international companies. Her expertise comprises conflict of laws problems, domestic and cross-border disputes, commercial and corporate arbitration, disputes over due forum and competent jurisdiction, recognition of foreign judgments (also based on principles of comity and reciprocity) and arbitral awards, cross-border bankruptcy proceedings. She acts from time to time as expert on Russian law for foreign court proceedings in such jurisdictions as UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Israel.

Varvara Knutova is recommended by the reputable international ranking Best Lawyers 2019.