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Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners
MOSCOW, 127051

Work Department

Litigation & Investigations


Founding Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution practice


Ilya Rybalkin is a founding partner of RGP and the head of our Dispute Resolution practice. His practice focuses on large-scale commercial cross border disputes, fraud litigation, investigations and reputation recovery matters. Ilya also advises major Russian and international clients on corporate activity, especially those having a significant litigation component.

Prior to founding RGP Ilya was a partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Hogan & Hartson and Noerr. He has over 20 years’ professional experience representing clients in complex, corporate disputes and developing legal strategies for international litigation and arbitration; internal investigations relating to allegations of corruption; cross border, white-collar crime matters; and regulatory investigations and enforcement matters, as well as investigations regarding improper dealings with public officials. Ilya’s credibility and depth of knowledge in relation to Russian and international fraud and asset tracing litigation is appreciated by clients and acknowledged by the legal press. He advises clients in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, energy, retail, real estate and media.

In 2020 Ilya became a member of the Scientific Advisory Board on International Law under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation and a member of ICC FraudNet. In 2019 Ilya was included in the ICC Russia’s roster of arbitrators and his questionnaire was added to the List of Practitioners on VIAC’s website.


Russian, English, German, French


ICC FradNet
Scientific Advisory Board on International Law under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation


DL, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 1999

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.