Firm Profile > Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners > Moscow, Russia

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners
ENTRANCE C, 5TH FLOOR
2, TSVETNOY BOULEVARD
MOSCOW, 127051
Russia

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Dispute resolution boutique Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners has significant capabilities in investment treaty and commercial arbitration, as well as arbitration enforcement work. Name partner Ilya Rybalkin heads up the department, which expanded its arbitration offering in 2019 with the arrival of counsel Yuri Makhonin, who was previously practice head at Dechert Russia LLC. Dmitry Dyakin and Vladimir Pestrikov were new arrivals in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ilya Rybalkin

Testimonials

The firm exists in a unique space of being a domestic boutique firm, and therefore has an in-depth understanding of the commercial needs of Russian corporate and private clients. The team is very loyal, reliable and creative. The lawyers are accepted as peers by prestigious US and UK firms and barristers, which makes cross-border interaction smooth and very effective.

Founding partner Ilya Rybalkin is a longstanding trusted adviser to a number of high-net-worth individuals and heavyweight corporates. Experienced in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, he has tremendous insight into the commercial objectives of his clients, and is a highly creative lawyer unafraid to think outside the box to achieve those objectives.

Yuri Makhonin is a brilliant counsel for complex international arbitration.

Key clients

Renova Industries

Tatneft

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 5

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners

Practice head(s):

Suren Gortsunyan, Oleg Isaev, Vadim Kukushkin, Kirill Ratnikov

Key clients

Tatneft

Aeon Corporation

Finstar

Upfield (backed by KKR)

Papa John’s International

Transcomponent

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 5

Established in late 2018, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners handles domestic commercial litigation proceedings and cross-border disputes involving the Russian Federation. The team's broad sector-specific expertise spans the energy and natural resources, fintech and financial services, transportation, retail, real estate and TMT industries. Ilya Rybalkin heads up the practice, which expanded its offering in late 2019 with the arrival of Dechert Russia LLC’s former dispute resolution practice head Yuri Makhonin. Dmitry Dyakin was a new arrival in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ilya Rybalkin

Testimonials

Yuri Makhonin is an excellent trial lawyer. He is very impressive in court, creative, hardworking and thoughtful.

Key clients

Renova Industries Limited

Tatneft