Benaur Law

Benaur Law, a boutique law firm providing general business law counseling, corporate, litigation and international services to businesses and individuals.
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Benaur Law Wins Section 1782 Application in Aid of Foreign Proceedings

Today, the Southern District of New York granted our application, on behalf of Lake Holding & Finance S.A. Case Number 20-mc-00652, for discovery in aid of foreign proceedings. The Court entered the opinion and order annexed hereto. 1782 Application Granted

Akerman Attorneys Can’t Stop This International Litigation From Advancing to Trial

The case may serve as an exemplar for how international litigators can pursue post-judgment enforcement from foreign debtors who are using the sunshine state as a sanctuary for their assets. By Michael A. Mora| October 26, 2020 at 03:28 PM A British Virgin Island...

Miami State Court Enters Final Judgment for $36 Million Domesticating Moscow Judgments

Benaur Law LLC is currently engaged in a litigation on behalf of Lake Holding & Finance S.A. in state court in Miami, Florida, involving enforcement of certain Moscow Court Judgments against debtor Mikhail Belyak in the total amount of over $36 million.  On...

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George Benaur - Benaur Law

George Benaur, the founder and owner of the firm, has been selected to New York Super Lawyers® and as AV Rated, Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in Business Litigation. Mr. Benaur specializes in serving as general counsel for international businesses, and in domestic and international business litigations, investigations and dispute resolution matters.

He is a recognized trial advocate, speaker and writer. He represents clients worldwide in litigations, dispute resolution proceedings, general counsel matters and investigations. George has served as lead counsel on many of the significant and complicated civil litigations and dispute resolution matters, such mediations, arbitrations, and confidential negotiations, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Benaur regularly handles unique matters calling for the creative, sensitive and artful resolutions and works with a network of trusted counsel around the world, especially in Russia and the United Kingdom to offer global solutions to his clients.

Primary Practice Areas

Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Strategy

Rated among Super Lawyers ™ in Business Litigation in New York in 2017-2020 and AV Preeminent in 2019 and 2020, Benaur Law is a leading law firm specializing in litigation and dispute resolution. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, we offer quality services to both individuals and private businesses locally and globally.

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Domestic and cross border disputes often require focused and thorough, yet discreet investigation. Our team and affiliates have the experience and resources necessary to handle investigations wherever they arise. needs.

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General Counsel Services

Many entities, business owners and individuals need quality legal advice from experienced advisors who have a solid understanding of their business and industry. However, there are some entities that may require regular and constant input from advisors on long-term projects and transactions. This is where they can benefit from our in-house and outside general counsel and corporate services.

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International Services, Affiliations in Russia and U.K.

At Benaur Law, we ensure that our clients comply with all the necessary regulations when engaging in international trade. We do this by counseling clients globally regarding the application of US and non-US trade laws.

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UK, Russia and CIS Republics International Litigation & Investigations

Our team combines legal experts in the United States, United Kingdom and the Russian Federation to offer unique, top level litigation capabilities for clients operating within the Russian-U.K/Europe-U.S. business corridor to serve as a cost effective and conflict free model, as an alternative to behemoth international law firms. In our experience, our team does the work better, faster, and more efficiently.

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Severe Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

The firm has expertise to handle serious personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured persons. 

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Hard Working and Ambitious

George is an extrememely hard working and brave attorney. He has excellent communication, social, and language skills. He can handle an extremely wide range of cases including international cases. He stays calm and focused under great stress. He is very ambitious, charismatic and skilled and has achieved and will achieve great things in the legal field.


Diligent, Intelligent, and Ethical

I worked very closely with George on several major cases and got to know him very well. He is a diligent, intelligent, ethical lawyer for whom I have the highest regard. I have no hesitation in recommending him for an AV designation.


Enormous Energy and Enthusiasm

George is very smart, detail oriented, creative and ethical, and shows enormous energy and enthusiasm in representing his clients.


Recent News

Enforcement of Russian Courts’ Money Judgments in the United States Courts

This article shares some observations and the law about the process for domesticating and enforcing money judgments of the Russian courts in the United States courts. Reference is made to our recent experience with enforcing and domesticating such judgments in Florida...

Russian Oil Magnate Who Sued Rothschild for Fraud Sees N.Y. Case Tossed

By Christian Berthelsen and Hugo Miller November 11, 2021, 10:59 AM CST Updated on November 12, 2021, 9:04 AM CST A former Russian oil magnate’s lawsuit...

Miami Florida State Court $36M Russian Judgment Enforcement Case Resolved

We are pleased to announce the resolution of the two year litigation in Florida State court in the judgment enforcement and fraudulent transfer litigation case involving a Russian court judgment for over $36M, with the annexed satisfaction of judgment being filed...

Second Circuit Allows Section 1782 Discovery for Use in Investment Treaty Arbitration by a Fund Against Lithuania

The law as to whether U.S. courts may serve as a gateway for allowing discovery on U.S. based persons and entities in aid of foreign proceedings, and foreign arbitrations in particular, has been developing in recent years. Indeed, the question of whether Section 1782...

Американские миллиардеры уходят от налогов. Что стало известно из расследования ProPublica?

В США расследуют утечку данных налоговых деклараций миллиардеров. Издание ProPublica выпустило материал, согласно которому 25 богатейших американцев, в том числе основатель Amazon Джефф Безос, владелец Tesla Илон Маск, портфельный инвестор Уоррен Баффетт и бывший мэр...

Benaur Law Wins Section 1782 Application in Aid of Foreign Proceedings

Today, the Southern District of New York granted our application, on behalf of Lake Holding & Finance S.A. Case Number 20-mc-00652, for discovery in aid of foreign proceedings. The Court entered the opinion and order annexed hereto. 1782 Application Granted

Lost Fortune Pits Rich Russian Against Rothschild in New York Court

source: Oil magnate Sergey Bogdanchikov claims the bank lost half his $150 million portfolio in a kickback scheme. His lawsuit tells a...


New York has long served as a center for the enforcement of judgments rendered by foreign courts. As a major financial center, and a hub for global trade, New York courts have been flooded with international cases where creditors seek to enforce foreign judgments...

Judgment Enforcement of Russian Courts’ Money Judgments Against Debtors in United States: It’s Happening and Will Likely Only Increase

Recent years have brought increased litigation activity to U.S. courts involving debt collection in multi-million dollar matters originating from Russia. It should not be surprising, as after the privatization that occurred in Russia, following the fall of the Soviet...

Judgement Enforcement and Business Litigator George Benaur Receives Another AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale and SuperLawyer(tm) New York in Business Litigation

We are pleased to announce that George Benaur, Esq. has again received the highest possible ratings in the legal profession, as rated by Martindale and SuperLawyers.  

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