July 3, 2023
Head of RGD International (Armenia) to Depart From the Firm

Sargis Grigoryan, Partner at Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) law firm and Head of RGD International (Armenia), has decided to leave the RGD team. He plans to pursue an independent career as a counsel and arbitrator.


In August 2022, Sargis Grigoryan took charge of the firm’s first overseas office. The RGD International (Armenia) brand was created based on Grigoryan & Partners law firm, which Sargis founded in 2008.


Sargis Grigoryan possesses a wealth of experience representing clients in over fifty ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL arbitrations, including investment disputes. At different times, Sargis advocated for Armenian government organizations and major international investors.


Effective July 1, 2023, Irina Danielyan will assume the role of Counsel and take charge of RGD International (Armenia). Irina has significant experience advising on civil matters, commercial arbitrations, corporate disputes, and bankruptcy cases. Her particular areas of interest revolve around corporate, contractual, and financial law.


“I am grateful to the fabulous RGD family for the fateful decision to open the office in my home country, and I am proud that I had the opportunity to participate in creating a completely new legal brand. I plan to continue my practice in the USA, primarily focusing on CIS-related disputes. I also intend to pass the bar examinations to practice in this country. I am confident that with such an incredible team of professionals, the business of RGD International (Armenia) will flourish,” shared Sargis Grigoryan.


“We are grateful to Sargis for his contribution to the development of RGD International (Armenia). His efforts paved the way for a new chapter in the history of our firm. We wish him good luck and success, and we are confident that we will have a chance to collaborate in diverse formats in the future,” shared Suren Gortsunyan, RGD Co-founder and Managing Partner.


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD), a leading law firm established in 2018, which combines a premier dispute resolution practice and a high-end corporate practice dedicated to complex projects and transactions.

From our offices in Moscow, Yerevan, Tashkent, Belgrade, Dubai, and Ras Al Khaimah 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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