Angela Kolesnitskaya

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Angela Kolesnitskaya
Legal Director
Angela Kolesnitskaya
Angela Kolesnitskaya Legal Director
Angela focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation.

Angela provides advice and represents clients in courts of all instances and in international commercial arbitration, including disputes under the rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Swiss Arbitration Centre.

Angela has extensive experience in resolving commercial disputes, as well as cases related to administrative and tax issues.

Angela is recommended in the area of international arbitration and international litigation by Pravo-300.
University of the Russian Academy of Education, Law Degree, 2002

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Degree in Chemistry



  • Representing an energy company in arbitration proceedings under SCC Rules related to the supply and transportation of natural gas (total claims value exceeded USD50 billion), challenging arbitration proceedings in Sweden and enforcement litigations in England, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland
  • Representing a Chinese metallurgical company in arbitration proceedings (total claims value USD43 million) under ICAC rules in relation to a supply contract
  • Representing a gas transportation company in seven arbitration proceedings under SCC rules (total claims value USD3.6 billion)
  • Representing an international insurance company against a Russian joint-stock company in arbitration proceedings under SCC rules in relation to the payment of insurance compensation, and advising on sanctions issues considered in the SCC arbitration and a Russian arbitrazh court
  • Representing a German equipment supplier in arbitration proceedings under ICAC rules (claim value approximately EUR1.5 million) in relation to a supply contract


  • 2022-present

    Legal Director, Denuo (Moscow)
  • 2012-22

    Legal Director, DLA Piper (Moscow)
  • 2009-12

    Senior Associate, DLA Piper (Moscow)
  • 2005-09

    Associate, DLA Piper (Moscow)
  • 2003-05

    Legal Advisor, Senior Legal Advisor, Ernst & Young (Moscow)