September 6, 2023
Justice for Alexander Shulgin restored in the EU Court of Justice - the Court decided to lift restrictive measures

The sanctions team of Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD), represented by Head of Sanctions Practice Anastasia Konstantinova, Senior Associate Maria Shaubert and Associate Vladislav Viryasov, together with lawyers Thierry Bontinsky (Daldewolf), Frédéric Bélot (Bélot Malan & Associés ), Kirill Belsky (Belsky and Partners), achieved the abolition of restrictive measures in the Court of Justice of the European Union against the former CEO of OZON Alexander Shulgin.

The RGD team was directly involved in developing the strategy, forming the position of the client and instructing European lawyers on his behalf.

“It was a challenging and long journey, but we are happy that justice has prevailed and we were able to take part in restoring the good name of our client. This is the first positive decision in the EU Court of Justice regarding a representative of Russian business,” said Anastasia Konstantinova, Partner and Head of the Sanctions Practice at the RGD.

The RGD sanctions practice team has unique experience challenging restrictive measures against its principals. To date, the RGD is handling more than ten such cases in various jurisdictions, including the European Union, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and Japan.


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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