Yuri Makhonin > Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners
MOSCOW, 127051

Work Department

Dispute resolution




Yuri is a counsel at RGP Dispute Resolution practice, focusing on litigation and arbitration in Russia, including commercial, real estate, construction and corporate disputes, bankruptcy, debt recovery and administrative disputes. Yuri represented major foreign and local clients in more than 400 cases in state arbitrazh, general jurisdiction courts and international arbitration tribunals. Yuri is a member of the Russian national committee of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; and a Committee member of Moscow Commercial Litigators’ Forum. Prior to joining RGP Yuri worked at the leading Russian and international law firms. During the last ten years Yuri was working at Dechert where he supervised all of the Russian dispute resolution work of its Moscow office for the last 3 years.


Russian, English


Moscow State Linguistic University, Law Degree, magna cum laude, 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

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.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

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.