Oleg Skvortsov

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Oleg Skvortsov
Counsel, Doctor of Law
Oleg Skvortsov, Doctor of Law, is the head of Litigation at Denuo in St Petersburg, and a professor of the commercial law department at St Petersburg University’s Law Faculty.

Oleg is a recognised expert in the legal regulation of investment activities, the commercial use of real estate, privatisation, and insolvency. He possesses broad experience and is in a position to provide a unique insight into arbitrage and litigation. This knowledge is particularly valuable for filing actions, appeals and cassations, and also for lodging any supervisory protests. Oleg also focuses on arbitration proceedings.

Since 2002 Oleg has been engaged as an expert in Russian legislation at a number of foreign State Courts and in the International Arbitration Courts of Austria, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the US among others. Oleg has extensive experience in drafting legal opinions for the international commercial arbitration court at the Chamber of Commerce in Vienna, for the international commercial arbitration courts in Berlin, Geneva, the Hague, London and New York, as well as for the international commercial arbitration court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Oleg is recommended in the area of dispute resolution by Best Lawyers and Chambers.
St Petersburg University, Doctor of Law, 2006

St Petersburg University, PhD in Law, 2000

St Petersburg University, Law Degree, 1988



Oleg’s selected experience includes participation in international commercial arbitration as an expert and as a representative of the parties in the following proceedings:

  • a lawsuit involving an oil corporation at the London Court of International Arbitration
  • a lawsuit involving a public enterprise producing alcoholic products in the courts of arbitration in Amsterdam, Bermuda, New York and Vienna
  • a share alienation lawsuit involving a Russian telecommunication company in the courts of arbitration of Stockholm and Zurich
  • a lawsuit involving a Kazakh metallurgical enterprise in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • a lawsuit involving an oil producer in Russia at the London Court of International Arbitration


Oleg is a member of editorial boards with several professional periodicals. He is the author of more than 180 scientific publications on legal issues, including 12 textbooks, manuals and monographs, as well as commentaries to the Federal Law “On insolvency (bankruptcy)” and the Federal Law “On the courts of arbitration in the Russian Federation.”


  • 2022-present

    Counsel, Denuo
  • 2008-22

    Legal Director, DLA Piper
  • 2001-present

    Professor, St Petersburg University
  • 1996-2001

    Judge, Federal Arbitration Court of the North-West Region of Russia

Teaching experience

St Petersburg University
Professor in the commercial law department; he delivers lectures on the law of commerce, investment law, commercial arbitration and arbitration proceedings at the Law Faculty