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Ivanyan and Partners
119017 MOSCOW

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For 20+ years, Khristophor has specialised in Russian and cross-border commercial disputes and Public International Law issues.

He advises clients on complex corporate conflicts and transactions and shareholder disputes, developing judicial defence strategies in Russian and foreign 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.

For 10+ years, Khristophor has led teams representing the Russian Federation in interstate disputes before the ICJ, ECHR, and other international courts.


Prior to founding Ivanyan and 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



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

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

At Ivanyan and Partners, the domestic dispute resolution and international commercial litigation departments act in insolvency litigation and related issues. Based in St. Petersburg, domestic dispute resolution practice co-head Alexey Kozyakov is a key name in the field for large-scale bankruptcy proceedings and debt recovery issues. Sergey Chuprygin, Vasily Torkanovskiy and Khristofor Ivanyan are key practitioners in the Moscow market.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

Ivanyan and Partners is recognised for its strength in bankruptcy-related proceedings, which is a key area for standout practitioner Alexey Kozyakov in St. Petersburg. In the Moscow office, Sergey Chuprygin acts for clients in general commercial disputes and IP-related claims. Alongside its international commercial litigation expertise, the group also has experience handling contentious issues relating to public international law, which is a notable area of strength for Vasily Torkanovskiy. Name partner Khristofor Ivanyan focuses on general corporate and shareholder disputes.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Ivanyan and Partners assists clients with general corporate law work, corporate transactions and contractual issues. The team also utilises the firm’s strength in dispute resolution for contentious corporate matters; Khristofor Ivanyan is a key adviser. Sector-specific expertise spans the oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, machinery construction and technology industries. Department head Maria Miroshnikova focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Russia > Private client

Name partner Khristofor Ivanyan leads the team at Ivanyan and Partners and advises individual clients on the Russian aspects of the investment and acquisition of real estate and other assets, as well as succession planning and the mediation of disputes among shareholders in private companies. Mark Rovinskiy focuses on private taxation, and asset and capital restructurings for private clients.