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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Work +7 495 935 80 10
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Kiev, London, Minsk, Moscow, St Petersburg, Washington DC

Dmitry Dyakin

Work +7 (495) 935 8010
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Work Department

Litigation, International Arbitration and Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring


Co-head of Litigation Practice


Dmitry is a Partner and Co-head of the Litigation Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in litigation and international arbitration, particularly specialising in large, complex and multinational disputes involving various jurisdictions. He has considerable expertise in international arbitration (both commercial and investment cases) with extensive experience of arbitrating under ICC, SCC, LCIA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, GAFTA and ICAC (MKAS) rules.

Dmitry’s career milestones include the role of general counsel at a Russian holding company and managing partner roles at two law firms.


Russian, English


Dmitry has been admitted to the Moscow Bar Association and is a member of its International Relationships Committee.

He was the regional representative of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) in Russia and the CIS. He is also a member of the Advocacy and Notariat Committee of the Association of Lawyers of Russia; the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Working Group on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities in Russia; the ICC National Appointing Committee; the Russia and Eurasia Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA); the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; the International Bar Association; and the SIAC Users Council.

Dmitry has been appointed a Vice-President of the Presidium of Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) in 2017;  and elected to the RSPP Board in 2018.


Dmitry holds a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law (USA), an Executive MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School, an Honours Degree in Law from Moscow State Social University and a Master’s degree in Private Law from the Russian School of Private Law.


Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners maintains its impressive reputation as a ‘dispute resolution powerhouse’; the sizeable team is jointly led by Valery Eremenko and Dmitry Dyakin, who are known ‘for their excellently organised and effective courtroom strategies and for always keeping a few steps ahead of the opponents’. Dimitry Afanasiev has recently handled a major post-M&A transactional dispute in the London Commercial Court; Dyakin is also active in a high-value commercial multi-jurisdictional dispute. Other highlights include representing an international carpooling company in a successful appeal against a restriction on its commercial activities. Denis Arkhipov ‘has a special legal intuition and good understanding of the Russian insurance market’. Counsels Vera Rikhterman, Tatyana Neveeva and Alina Kudryavtseva are also highly recommended, as are Alexander Kiselev and Oleg Bouiko, who ‘have a very good understanding of the clients’ needs’.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is 'an internationally oriented law firm with very good connections in the local market’, which stands out for its ‘outstanding knowledge’ and a strong record in ‘domestic and international proceedings’. The ‘impressive’ practice is led by Evgeny Raschevsky, who is acting in a high-value commercial arbitration in India in a construction-related dispute. Dmitry Dyakin is active in significant domestic and international arbitral proceedings in the nuclear and industrial manufacturing space. Counsel Vladimir Pestrikov focuses on commercial arbitration and enforcement of foreign judgments and domestic arbitral awards. Tatyana Neveeva advises on the English law aspects of disputes and is particularly noted for contentious matters concerning shareholders' agreement and sales and purchase agreements.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' expertise in energy sector disputes was evident in Dimitry Afanasiev, Evgeny Raschevsky and Dmitry Dyakin  successfully defending the Russian Ministry of Finance in Uncitral arbitration against ExxonMobil, in which the claimant sought tax cuts and reimbursement due to the alleged overpayment of profit taxes on the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project; the dispute was successfully settled. Taras Rabko focuses on regulatory matters in the energy and natural resources space.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Dmitry Dyakin - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is 'one of the most prominent bankruptcy practices' in the market, according to one client, and the 'top-level team' represents well-known Russian corporations, international financial institutions and their Russian subsidiaries in insolvency proceedings in local arbitration courts and the Supreme Court. Valery Eremenko and Dmitry Dyakin are active in the team's most significant insolvency proceedings. Denis Arkhipov successfully defended the shareholders of an insurance company against claims of subsidiary liability during the course of its bankruptcy proceedings. St Petersburg managing partner Ivan Smirnov is also active in bankruptcy-related disputes.

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