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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 > Private client

Ivanyan and Partners focuses on providing ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families with a full-service offering, including advising on assets, real estate, business interests, and inheritance planning. The scope of assistance provided by the ‘excellent strategists‘ at the firm ranges from complex multi-jurisdictional tax structuring work to ongoing support with day-to-day issues. The key contacts are Khristofor IvanyanMark Rovinskiy and Yulia Chekmareva; Chekmareva brings her prior experience of working for a major international charitable foundation to her current focus on handling a wide range of work on behalf of domestic and foreign non-profit entities.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

The offering at Ivanyan and Partners brings together a team of experts in corporate, finance, real estate and tax law. Structuring and implementing large-scale exploration, construction and production projects constitutes the majority of the firm’s workload. The key names to note are Khristofor Ivanyan, M&A expert Maria Miroshnikova, counsel Yuri Arkhipov and newly promoted partner Daria Semenikhina.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Ivanyan and Partners is rated for its ‘very diligent work’ and ability to be ‘all over the commercial implications of transactions’; its transactional experience encompasses domestic and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, joint venture projects, structuring work and corporate governance mandates. The firm also has a ‘super-impressive’ client roster, including key clients Gazprombank and Sibur Holding. Corporate practice founder Maria Miroshnikova and recently promoted partner Daria Semenikhina jointly lead the group. Other key contacts include Sergey Kushnarenko and founding partner Khristofor Ivanyan.