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Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners
MOSCOW, 127051

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Partner, Head of Arbitration practice


Dmitry Dyakin is a partner and the head of our Arbitration practice. Dmitry has vast experience representing the government and major state corporations, Russian and foreign companies operating in various industries, including oil and gas, banking, and construction. Dmitry has handled numerous arbitrations under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the ICAC of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Prior to joining RGP, Dmitry Dyakin was a partner and co-head of the Litigation & Arbitration practice at a leading Russian law firm. 


Russian, English


ICC Arbitration Commission in Russia
International Relationships Committee of the Moscow Bar Association
Investment Arbitration Working Group of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA)
Russia/Eurasia Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) 
The International Bar Association (IBA)
The Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Member of the Management Board, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE)


Honours Degree in Law, Moscow State Social University, 2000
M.P.L., Russian School of Private Law, 2007
LL.M., New York University School of Law (USA), 2009
Executive MBA, London Business School and Columbia Business School, 2013

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

(Leading individuals)

Dmitry DyakinRybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners

Dispute resolution boutique Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners has been on an expansion streak since its establishment in 2018, most recently gaining ground in the international commercial and investment arbitration space through multiple arrivals from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in early 2020. Particularly notable is the appointment of highly regarded practice head Dmitry Dyakin (‘he’s one for the hardest and most complex disputes when you need the best’). Alongside Dyakin, clients also praise Vladimir Pestrikov and senior associate Vsevolod Taraskin for ‘attending diligently to all matters’. Other noted practitioners include counsels Dmitry Kaysin and Yuri Makhonin, and senior associate Stanislav Karandasov.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

Since its establishment in 2018, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners has been focused on bolstering its dispute resolution offering. It continued its expansion streak with multiple hires from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, including Dmitry Dyakin, whose expertise significantly contribute to the group’s ability to handle cross-border disputes. Founding partner Ilya Rybalkin leads the practice; he is a key contact for fraud litigation – a strength that manifested itself in the team’s role in representing Renova Industries in its $1bn case brought against a former Russian minister. Counsel Yuri Makhonin is also a key figure.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners launched a restructuring and insolvency practice following the arrival of Vladimir Pestrikov from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in June 2020. Reflective of its dispute resolution focus, the group is particularly well-equipped to handle contentious insolvency work. Its sector-specific expertise spans banking and finance as well as energy, among others. Dmitry Dyakin and name partner Ilya Rybalkin are also key figures in the team, which is recommended by clients for being ‘versatile, commercially minded and meticulously thorough’.