Consultant
Victor Dumler
Background
Expertise
Victor specialises in complex dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on international trade and maritime law.
He also has an extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of issues relating to international trade.

Victor’s experience in dispute resolution comes into play both in international arbitration and in domestic litigation. He has represented clients in arbitrations under the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKAS) and other.

He has also received appointments as arbitrator. On a domestic level, he has an extensive experience on a wide range of commercial matters including corporate and creditors’ rights’ related disputes.

Victor is named among the leading experts in Russia in international commercial dispute resolution by Best Lawyers and Global Arbitration Review.

LANGUAGES
  • Russian, English.
A list of selected cases (as Counsel)
    • Representing the claimant, a major state company of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in a complex dispute with a foreign consortium over the supply of renewables technologies and equipment (ICC, Swiss law, Geneva).
    • Representing the claimant, a Russian shipowner, in a dispute with a German shipper (ICAC, Russian law, Moscow).
    • Representing the respondent, a European supplier of petroleum processing equipment, in a dispute with a Russian refinery (ICAC, Russian law, Moscow).
    • Representing Armenia in an investment arbitration in a dispute out of a major infrastructure project (ICSID, Armenian law, Frankfurt).
    • Representing the respondent, a Norwegian insurance club, in a dispute with a Russian oil company in connection with damage to a port in Russia (DIS, German law, Munich).
    • Representing the claimant, a Russian metallurgical company, in a dispute with an Italian-Turkish consortium out of the Western High-Speed Diameter construction project in St. Petersburg (ICC, English law, London).
    • Representing the claimant, a national retailer, in a marketing contract dispute with a Dutch business partner (ICAC, Russian law, Moscow).
    • Representing a UK auction house in disputes with buyers of artwork (LCIA, English law, London).
    • Representing the claimant, an Estonian trader, in a dispute with an Indian food supplier (ICAC, Russian law, Moscow).
    • Representing the claimant, a Russian cellulose manufacturer, in a dispute with a European buyer (Swiss Rules).
    • Representing the claimant, an Armenian drilling company, in an equipment supply dispute with a Swedish engineering holding (SCC, Swedish law, Stockholm).
    • Representing the respondent, a major Russian industrial holding, in a dispute with a UK bank over a foreign asset acquisition deal (LCIA, English law, London).
    • Representing the respondent, a major Russian industrial holding, in a complex dispute with an Italian-French consortium over a foreign asset acquisition deal (ICC, Turkish law, Istanbul).
    • Representing the claimant, a Russian aluminum manufacturer, in a dispute over supply and related contracts (SCC, New York law, Stockholm).
APPOINTMENTS AS ARBITRATOR
    • Appointed co-arbitrator by an institution in a supply dispute between a Korean and a Kazakh company (ICC Rules, Kazakh law).
    • Appointed co-arbitrator by a party to a construction contract dispute between a Swedish and a Russian company (ICAC, Russian law, Moscow).
    • Appointed co-arbitrator by a party to an insurance dispute between a German shipowner and a Russian insurer (MAC, Russian law, Moscow).
    • Appointed co-arbitrator by a party to an insurance dispute between a Russian shipowner and a Russian insurer (MAC, Russian law, Moscow).
Expert opinions
    • Expert opinion on Russian law in a corporate dispute in the British Virgin Islands.
    • Expert opinion on Russian law in a sports dispute involving a leading Russian tennis player (Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry).