March 1, 2022
RGP Changes Its Name

The law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners (RGP) is pleased to announce that effective today, March 1, 2022, it will be changing its name to Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD). The addition of Dmitry Dyakin, Co-Head of the Dispute Resolution practice, as a name partner and the addition of Dmitry’s name to the name of the firm both emphasize his high professional achievements and significant personal contribution to the firm’s development.


Suren Gortsunyan, RGD co-founder and managing partner, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Dmitry Dyakin, one of the top international litigators, today, as the firm’s newest name partner. His name adds weight and power to our brand. The addition of Dmitry Dyakin was just a question of time that was necessary to integrate him and his team as well as transform our legal business founded 3,5 years ago”.


Ilya Rybalkin, RGD founding partner and Co-head of Dispute Resolution practice commented: “I have always admired Dmitry’s commercial awareness, persistence and creativity which are among the top strengths we value in our lawyers and values that we would like to enshrine within our new name. It was a very good decision back in 2020 to invite Dmitry and his team to join this firm”.


Dmitry Dyakin, RGD partner and Co-head of Dispute Resolution practice, shared: “I am thrilled to have been added to the name of this unique law firm – Russian by origin and international by its mindset. My colleagues combine legal brilliance, energy and creativity in a way that consistently produces rare and remarkable results for our clients and creative and innovative business management while changing the perception of the Russian legal market as a whole. Since its inception, the firm showed an impressive growth and achieved remarkable results. I am deeply committed to our firm’s litigation practice, and look forward to our continued growth.”


Dmitry Dyakin joined the firm in February 2020 with a team of 11 lawyers. His arrival marked the launch of the arbitration practice. During this time, Dmitry's team has provided legal support to some of the market’s largest players (Power Machines, Rosatom, VEB, Rusnano, TMK), has contributed to projects totaling USD11 billion, and has handled over 25 court cases worldwide, including the latest high-profile court victories against foreign nations (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Lithuania).


Dmitry Dyakin is a recognized expert in international arbitration and has been representing clients’ interests in complex disputes for over 20 years. He is on the list of arbitrators maintained by leading international arbitration centers: the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), 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). Dmitry has completed over 300 court and arbitration proceedings involving, among others, such companies as Alfred C. Toepfer, Bayer, Conde Nast, Credit Suisse, Lafarge Cement, Sanofi-Aventis, Tetra-Pak, Alfa Bank, Petrocommerce Bank, Lenta, Miratorg, Mosenergo, Russian Railways, RTM Development, and Rosenergoatom.


Not only is he a recognized international arbitration attorney but also a key representative of the Russian arbitration community worldwide. Dmitry Dyakin is an ambassador of international arbitration institutions in Russia, a member of the Court of Arbitration in Singapore (SIAC) and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC). In 2021, his support was instrumental in helping ICC obtain the status of a permanent arbitration institution in Russia. Dmitry is a patron of global professional international arbitration events hosted in Russia.

Dmitry’s accomplishments have been recognized on many occasions by foremost international publications that produce rankings, such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Chambers and Partners Global 2020 has noted that “he is extraordinarily efficient and focused”, and Legal 500 calls him “a very gifted strategist”, pointing out that “he is called in when you need the best”. The Global Arbitration Review recommends Dmitry Dyakin as a leading arbitration expert.



Otherwise, the corporate website and employee email addresses will change to reflect the firm’s new name. The firm’s address, tax ID number, and phone numbers will remain the same.


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) is a fast-paced law firm of the next generation, combining a leading Russian practice focusing on international dispute resolution and a high-end corporate practice servicing complex transactions and projects.


We support clients from all over the world in their business dealings in our key practice areas involving Russia and CIS countries. In addition, our firm offers unparalleled expertise in foreign legal matters to Russian companies with significant international presence.


We are a cohesive team of seasoned professionals with a background in leading international law firms.


Our lawyers have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented Russian companies in over 170 jurisdictions worldwide.

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