MOSCOW, 21 September 2016 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Ivan Marisin and Vasily Kuznetsov have joined the firm’s Moscow office as Partners.

“Both Ivan and Vasily are outstanding lawyers and highly regarded litigators with a wealth of experience, representing both Russian and international clients. They have a deep seated understanding of the Russian legal system,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.

“They will both add significant value for our Russian and international clients and their arrival also speaks to the commitment that we have made to continue to grow our international network,” added Mr. Baker.

“Vasily and Ivan are terrific lawyers with a great deal of trial and international arbitration experience. Their addition highlights the growing strength of our global litigation and dispute resolution capabilities,” said David Sterling, Chair of the firm’s Litigation department.

"Upon joining the firm, Ivan becomes Co-Chair of the firm's International Disputes Resolution (IDR) Practice while Vasily will play a key role in managing our Russian IDR Practice," added Mr. Sterling.

“We are delighted to welcome Ivan and Vasily as our new Partners in Moscow. Their extensive experience in dispute resolution, both international and domestic, will complement our already strong Russian law offering in Moscow,” said Maxim Levinson, Partner-in-Charge of the Moscow office.

“Ivan and Vasily’s expertise will enable us to build upon the services we offer our clients in areas such as energy, technology, banking and finance, real estate and construction, and aviation,” added Mr. Levinson.

Mr. Marisin has represented Russian clients in matters across the globe, as well as international clients in disputes in Russia. He has also advised Russian and foreign clients on corporate, banking and foreign investment matters. Mr. Marisin obtained his law degree from Moscow State University in 1986. Chambers Europe described Mr. Marisin as "a star disputes lawyer."

Mr. Kuznetsov has been representing domestic and international clients in major litigations and arbitrations since 2002. Chambers Global describes Mr. Kuznetsov as “a rising star.” He is a graduate of Moscow State University.

Mr. Marisin and Mr. Kuznetsov join Baker Botts from Quinn Emanuel.