Lidings Bolsters its Expertise in Transportation and Logistics

Lidings is pleased to announce the joining of an expert in legal matters in transportation and logistics industry - Sergey Vasilyev.

Sergey has many years of experience advising Russian and international companies on a wide range of issues related to maritime, aviation, insurance, and fisheries law, as well as sanction compliance in these sectors. His expertise includes legal support for large projects for both international brands in the aviation industry, rail, and maritime transport in Russia, as well as state-sector corporations in the field of freight transport and logistics.

Among Sergey’s representative projects: release of a vessel of an international environmental organization, representing interests of the client in the interstate dispute in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague; release of a vessel belonging to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation from the arrest imposed by the district court of Venice; implementation of an interstate project on the delivery of petroleum products under sanctions.

At Lidings, Sergey will focus on advising clients in the transport and logistics industry on legal issues of international transport, transport insurance, financing, purchase and leasing of air and sea vessels, representation of clients in courts, and assistance with conducting business under sanctions.

Sergey graduated from the Law Faculty of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He has a Ph.D. in Law (International Law), from the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation. 

Andrey Zelenin, Managing Partner of Lidings The decision on admission of an expert of such a high level is based on significantly increased number of large-scale projects entailing transport and logistics sector the Firm is currently involved in. With extensive in-house experience in the sector, Sergey has a deep understanding of industrial specifics, which will allow us to enhance our industry expertise.
Boris Malakhov, Partner of Lidings We are pleased to welcome Sergey to our team. The Firm sets new ambitious goals for itself, and Sergey’s expertise, his thorough knowledge of the market, will be a good backbone for both our current clients and new ones.