Denis Shestakov

Denis Shestakov

Partner of GRATA International SPb.  Head of Practice of Restructuring and Bankruptcy. In 2015, he

Denis ' main activity is advising clients on bankruptcy and crisis management issues. He has extensive experience in supporting bankruptcy procedures and developing measures and strategies to restore the solvency of enterprises in crisis situations.

Supervises the preparation of procedural documentation, analyzes the financial and economic activities of debtors, as well as develops a strategy for managing an enterprise in a crisis, participates in the development of a strategy for litigation and actively participates in key court sessions. He is an expert in the field of real estate transactions, including the construction of objects from the acquisition of land rights to commissioning.


  • Russian
  • Lithuanian
  • English


  • Member of the Union "interregional center of arbitration managers" since 2015


  • 1999 Kaliningrad state University   faculty of Law, specialty "Jurisprudence"
  • 2015 Moscow State University of Economics, statistics and Informatics Crisis management

Practice areas:

  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Ligation
  • Real estate

Industry Sectors: 

  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Trade and Industry
  • Reduction of the requirements of the Federal tax service of the Russian Federation (by 95%), unreasonably included by the court of first instance in the second stage Of the register of creditors ' claims in a bankruptcy case. The project cost is 300,000,000 rubles.
  • Representation of the interests of a Bankruptcy Trustee - a development company in order to increase the limits established by law. To pay for the services of attracted specialists, if the Federal tax service actively objects to the amount of accounts payable under the register of creditors ' claims of 3,600,000,000 rubles, the limits are increased by more than 15 times the legal maximum.
  • Support of the activity of the arbitration Manager in the bankruptcy procedure of the debtor of the DiY operator company. The total amount owed by the registry is 2,500,000,000 rubles.
  • Successful representation of the interests of ECOS North-West in the bankruptcy procedure. As a result of a well-developed strategy and competent actions, we were able to conclude a settlement agreement, under the terms of which the registry requirements were
  • Structuring the transaction and ensuring protection of the financial interests of The client-the equipment manufacturer, from the risk of non-repayment of funds provided under the loan agreement (more than 7,000,000 dollars) related to the Counterparty's pre-bankruptcy status.
  • Successful challenge of transactions on offset of security payments made during the period of suspicion between the bankrupt Debtor (Client) and its Counterparty with the restoration of claims against the counterparty and subsequent recovery of unpaid security payments from the counterparty, or unjust enrichment.
  • Support of a dispute about collecting a penalty from a Client for a non-existent, but mostly fulfilled obligation. As a result of the actions taken, it was possible to turn the situation around 180 degrees – to declare the transaction invalid, refuse to collect the required penalty, and impose on the counterparty the obligation to return the funds previously received under the agreement in the amount of 29,000,000 rubles.


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GRATA International in the rating "Leaders of the Russian Legal Services Market 2024" by Kommersant publishing house

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The first offline meeting of the “Banking & Finance” Committee in Uzbekistan

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GRATA International in Saint Petersburg, Russia


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Pandemic, taxes and bankruptcy in Russia. What to expect and what to get ready for?

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Fate of Pledge (Lien) in Bankruptcy Cases