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Ivanyan & Partners

Work +7 495 647 0046
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Moscow, St Petersburg
Ivanyan & Partners, Khristofor Ivanyan, Moscow, RUSSIA

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Khristofor Ivanyan

Work +7 (495) 647 00 45
Ivanyan & Partners

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International Litigation / Public International Law / Foreign & Russian Regulatory & Compliance


With 19+ years of professional experience, Khristofor advises clients mainly on complex corporate conflicts and transactions and shareholder disputes, and represents Russian authorities in inter-state disputes before international courts. In particular, he has participated on numerous occasions as strategist and chief trial counsel in transborder commercial litigation involving issues of insolvency, corporate fraud, and asset tracing and freezing/recovery, and has led teams representing the Russian state in disputes before international courts.

Recent work highlights include representing Mr Kekhman and his JFC Group in $1bn+ insolvency proceedings in the UK and Russia (2012 – 2016); advising Gazprombank – in  the Russian TOP-3 – on a complex restructuring of $570m+ debt arrangements for the major Russian coal and steel producer Mechel (2016); representing the Russian Ministry of Justice before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in a case initiated by the Republic of Georgia (Georgia v Russia II, 2010 – present); and representing the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in a case brought by Ukraine under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (2016 – present). 


Prior to founding Ivanyan & Partners in 2006, Khristofor led the legal department of a private insurance company, worked as legal counsel for a regional energy company in St. Petersburg, and made his way from Associate to Partner in a major Russian law firm.


Russian and English


Member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 1998
Member of the Council of the Russian Federal Chambers of Lawyers since 2017


1999 LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University (Netherlands)
1998 Diploma with honours in Law from St. Petersburg State University (Russia)


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Ivanyan & Partners 'has well-established personal relationships with its high-net-worth clients’, which it advises on tax structuring, real estate and asset protection, business strategy, philanthropic activities and succession. According to one client, the firm has 'remarkable capabilities in handling cross-border private client matters'. Name partner Khristofor Ivanyan is 'a good strategist and a subtle negotiator'; Mark Rovinskiy advises on private tax matters; and Yulia Chekmareva assists charitable foundations with taxation and operational matters.

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