Yuriy L. Nemets

Managing Member


Northwestern University School of Law ∙ JD, LLM

Kellogg School of Management ∙ Certificate in Business Administration

Moscow State Law Academy ∙ LLB, PhD in Law

Bar admissions

New York

District of Columbia





Yuriy is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago), from which he received his Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees, and Moscow State Law Academy (Russia), from which he received his first law degree and his Ph.D. in law.  Yuriy has practiced law for over fifteen years.  He worked in one of the most prominent litigation law firms in the United States ranked top 30 by Vault Law 100 and in one of the most reputable law firms in Russia.  In addition, Yuriy worked as an in-house counsel at Yukos, one of the world’s largest privately owned energy companies at the time, where he successfully headed the company’s litigation and recoveries department.

Yuriy specializes in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, cross-border investments, international trade, transportation and maritime law, corporate, banking, intellectual property, international extradition and INTERPOL law, and white collar defense.  Yuriy is actively involved in academic life.  His articles about securities, intellectual property, banking, defamation, INTERPOL and international extradition law are published in authoritative law reviews and journals.

Yuriy is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.





Economical and transparent in billing practices





Work & Results

Yuriy Nemets speaks at the American Bar Association event ‘Red Notices and the INTERPOL Wanted List: Balancing Law Enforcement with Due Process’ (January 29, 2019)

At the request of the United States Helsinki Commission, NEMETS has drafted amendments to INTERPOL’s rules necessary to protect the rights of individuals on the international wanted list and an amendment to the United States legislation to stop the practice of using INTERPOL red notices and diffusions as evidence against individuals in bail and extradition hearings

Yuriy Nemets speaks at the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) event ‘Entrepreneurs on the International Wanted List: Balancing Law Enforcement with Due Process’

Yuriy Nemets speaks about INTERPOL Red Notice abuse at Texas A&M University School of Law

NEMETS advises a major stevedore and maritime logistics company on customs regulations

A website popular among traders and investors removes a defamatory post about NEMETS’ client following the law firm’s demand

NEMETS was retained by a group of international investors seeking recovery of their reputation from false accusations an anonymous author published on a website popular among traders and investors.  Following the law firm’s demand, the website agreed to block the publication.

INTERPOL approves NEMETS’ request to remove the red notice published against the law firm’s client

The law firm was retained by a businessman, a victim of an attempted illegal takeover of his business in Russia and persecution related to it.  Russian authorities brought trumped up charges against the client and used INTERPOL’s channels to publish a red notice against him, an international request to locate and detain the individual with a view to his extradition.  While on an international business trip, the law firm’s client was detained due to the red notice.  He spent over five months awaiting extradition.  NEMETS prepared and submitted a request to the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF), a body responsible for adjudicating complaints against INTERPOL member countries that abuse the organization’s channels to persecute political opponents, independent businessmen, and other victims of illegal criminal prosecution.  INTERPOL approved the law firm’s request and deleted the red notice from its databases.  In addition, INTERPOL General Secretariat notified all INTERPOL members countries that any international police cooperation with regard to the law firm’s client via INTERPOL’s channels would be in violation of INTERPOL’s regulations and its Constitution.

NEMETS successfully advises a plaintiff in a libel case against a news website, the court awards over $900,000 in damages

A group of international entrepreneurs retained NEMETS to defend their reputation against multiple defamatory statements published on a well-known news website.  The articles at issue contained false accusations of fraud, money laundering, corruption, and other serious crimes.  In the defamation case filed against the website owner, the court ruled in favor of the law firm’s clients and awarded over $900,000 in damages.

NEMETS advises a client in an international trade dispute which arouse over the embargo a foreign government imposed on certain goods produced in the United States

NEMETS was retained by a foreign food supplier.  The client entered into an international sale and supply contract with a United States food producer to have it deliver the goods to Russia.  The dispute arouse after the Russian government imposed embargo on certain goods produced in the United States.

NEMETS successfully advises an investor in a start-up private placement

NEMETS was retained by an international investment company to advise it in a start-up private placement of series seed preferred stock.  The law firm advised the client on securities regulations and negotiated and drafted the instruments necessary to secure the client’s rights.

NEMETS advises a group of international investors on banking regulations and Know Your Customer laws

The law office has been retained by a group of international investors to provide advice on U.S. and international banking regulations and know your customer laws

NEMETS successfully represents a client in an international extradition case

NEMETS was retained by a client after the client was detained and had already spent several months awaiting extradition.  The client was arrested due to the INTERPOL red notice disseminated by his country of origin seeking his location and extradition.  After the law firm was engaged, the court ruled to deny the extradition request and allowed the client to leave the country.

NEMETS in the Media

Al Jazeera Arabic interviews Yuriy Nemets about INTERPOL Red Notice abuse

Forbes: INTERPOL CCF’s Latest Annual Report Highlights Fundamental Flaw in the System

The Atlantic: How Russia Persecutes Its Dissidents Using U.S. Courts

 EU Observer: Russia Used Interpol ‘loophole’ Against EU Activist

The Independent: Interpol’s New Chief Set to be Russian: ‘Putin Will Attempt His Most Audacious Operation Yet’


Denying Authoritarian Regimes INTERPOL Presidency Won’t Stop Them From Using INTERPOL to Persecute Political Opponents; In Fact, it Won’t Even Slow Them Down

International Enforcement Law Reporter Vol 35, Issue 3 (March 2019)

INTERPOL Rolls Back Individual Right to Access Information in its Files, Makes it Harder to Fight Abusive Red Notices

International Enforcement Law Reporter Blog (December 12, 2018)

 “INTERPOL Reviewing 40,000 Wanted Notices for Political Abuse” – What’s Behind the Message?

International Enforcement Law Reporter Blog (December 27, 2017)

86th INTERPOL General Assembly: Mixed Messages for Refugees

International Enforcement Law Reporter Vol. 33, Issue 10 (October 2017)

INTERPOL’s Mandate: “Case Law” on Requests for Access and Complaints

Novaya Advokatskaya Gazeta 18(251) (September 2017) (Russ.)

The Right to be Forgotten, Reputation Recovery, and Know Your Customer (KYC) Laws

Novaya Advokatskaya Gazeta 17(250) (September 1-15, 2017) (Russ.)

Mass Prosecutions and INTERPOL Red Notice Abuse

International Enforcement Law Reporter Vol. 33, Issue 9 (September 2017)

INTERPOL Red Notice Abuse: Which Member Countries are the Primary Offenders?

International Enforcement Law Reporter Vol. 33, Issue 5 170 (May 2017)

Due Process and the Presumption of Innocence in the Interpretation and Enforcement of INTERPOL’s Rules

Public International Law: Organizations eJournal Vol. 4, No. 12 (March 22, 2017)

INTERPOL’s Reforms: New Measures Aimed at Protecting the Rights of Individuals on the International Wanted List

Novaya Advokatskaya Gazeta 3(236) (February 1-15, 2017) (Russ.)

INTERPOL’s Mandate: the Rights of Individuals on the International Wanted List

Novaya Advokatskaya Gazeta 21(230) (November 1-15, 2016) (Russ.)

INTERPOL’s New Policy on Refugees: Is Everything Settled?

Red Notice Law Journal (September 30, 2016); International, Transnational & Comparative Criminal Law eJournal Vol. 10, Issue 67 (October 5, 2016)

The Role of the International Organization of Securities Commissions in Cross-Border Enforcement of Securities Laws

Social Science Research Network (September 4, 2011)

Trademarks and the Internet: Litigation and Legislation

4 Khoziaistvo i Pravo 111 (2002) (Russ.)

Internet Domain Names: A New Area of Intellectual Property Law

5 Khoziaistvo i Pravo 18 (2001) (Russ.)

Movable and Immovable Property: How to Make the Civil Code Better?

6 Khoziaistvo i Pravo 102 (1998) (Russ.)




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