Electronic evidence in courts and investigations in Russia, Ukraine and CIS-related cases
Alex Sciannaca,
@ Hogan Lovells, London
Recorded on 9 September 2020
Alex Pisemskiy,
@ Kalita Partners, Moscow
Dan Armstrong,
@ Hogan Lovells, London
Daria Pavelieva,
Senior Associate
@ Hogan Lovells, Moscow
Live Talks
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt work operations globally, and the impact on Disputes and Investigations is real. The massive introduction of remote working creates a greater reliance on technology such as messaging systems, video conference, and shared-working platforms. It results in the creation of even larger amounts of relevant documents that can be disclosed in litigation, arbitration and investigations. It makes collecting electronic evidence today significantly more complicated and challenging than five years ago.

Cross-border cases also create additional complexities which must be taken into account when planning an evidence collection exercise. During this Live Session, we will discuss how to deal with electronic disclosure in courts and investigations in Russia, Ukraine and CIS-related cases.

The Live Session focused on:
Key topic #1
Collecting electronic evidence in cross-border cases: different legal cultures and types of approach.
Key topic #2
Checklist when embarking on a data collection exercise. What are the risks of not having preserved documents?
Key topic #3
Reviewing and producing the data: technical and human aspects.
Key topic #4
How is COVID-19 affecting the collection and use of electronic evidence?
Alex Sciannaca
Hogan Lovells, Partner, London
Alex Sciannaca has extensive experience of litigating complex and high value commercial disputes on a wide range of issues and for a variety of clients. As a Partner in the Financial Services Litigation team, he has advised major commercial institutions and ultra-high net-worth individuals in proceedings in the UK and abroad, both as claimant and defendant. He has particular experience of contractual and shareholder disputes, fraud, asset-tracing and recovery, and mis-selling claims. Alex has a comprehensive knowledge of the interlocutory weapons available to the English courts, in particular freezing injunctions, search orders and third party disclosure orders.

Alexander Pisemskiy
Kalita Partners, Partners, Moscow
Alexander Pisemskiy is a co-founder and heads Forensic Technology at Kalita Partners. He leads the eDiscovery and digital forensic requirements for internal fraud or regulatory anti-corruption and compliance investigations.

He has experience working on a wide range of cases in Europe, Middle East and Russia-CIS including multi-jurisdictional investigations and cross-border litigations.

Dan Armstrong
Hogan Lovells, Counsel, London
Dan brings a unique international background and legal perspective to the Commercial Litigation Department. After completing his legal studies in his native New Zealand, Dan qualified as a lawyer in New York, where he spent five years advising an international clientele on a varied range of business and legal matters. After relocating to London to pursue a career in litigation, Dan joined legacy Lovells in 2007, where he has focused on the resolution of complex, large-scale, multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Daria Pavelieva
Hogan Lovells, Senior Associate, Moscow
Daria conducts internal investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption and export control violations and supports clients during investigations and checks by state authorities. She also helps clients develop and implement robust compliance programs. Apart from investigations and compliance matters, Daria has experience in international arbitration and litigation.
Julien Artero
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Kalita Partners
Julien Artero is a co-founder and managing partner at Kalita Partners in London. He has international experience helping clients with forensic investigation and corporate intelligence support in Europe Middle East Africa, Russia & CIS in cross-border M&A, compliance and regulatory matter, and international disputes.