Maria Zavarzina
Partner, Attorney at Law
the Head of Section Legal Disputes

Legal Practice Areas

Legal disputes, Contract disputes, Property builder disputes, including disputes with regulatory authorities, Energy and natural resources, Bankruptcy, Intellectual property


  • Bachelor of Laws, the Faculty of Law at Saint Petersburg State University

  • Master of Laws, The Faculty of Law at Saint Petersburg State University, Civil Law, Family Law and Private International Law

Professional Merits

  • The specialist is recommended by the BestLawyers of 2022 rating in the category of «Litigation»

  • The specialist is recommended by RG.RU individual rating in the category of «Arbitration Proceedings» (2023)

  • The specialist is recommended by Kommersant individual rating (Rising stars) in the category of «Construction and Real Estate» (2023)

  • The specialist is recommended by PRAVO-300 individual rating in the category of «Arbitration Proceedings: High market» (2023)

Relevant Projects

Legal support of major contract disputes related to the construction of gas pipeline infrastructure facilities

Legal support of disputes on the restoration of corporate control:

  • food production enterprises

  • timber industry enterprises

Legal support of dispute between the largest regional power grid companies

Legal support of disputes related to the implementation of development projects, in particular:

  • dispute over claiming a land plot of the railroad right of way under a residential complex

  • dispute with the supervisory authority on the demand to prohibit the collection of funds from participants in participatory construction

  • dispute on the recovery in favor of the developer of unjust enrichment, formed from the bank when the conditions for debt restructuring were met

Legal support of the isolated disputes on challenging transactions, bringing to subsidiary liability those controlling the debtor in the framework of bankruptcy cases of contractors, engaged in the construction of gas and power grid facilities

There also can be mentioned a formalization of a legal position to protect the interests of one of the largest mining enterprises in order to challenge the patentability of inventions and utility models of the right holder who monopolized the commodity market

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