“Bringing Anthony into our team is a logical and consistent step in the firm’s development and expansion of the range of services offered to our principals. To meet our clients’ expectations, we continue expanding our expertise through the engagement of internationally qualified lawyers highly experienced in advising major companies on corporate governance and dispute resolution,” comments Suren Gortsunyan, managing partner at RGP. “Needless to say, we will continue active cooperation with leading law firms in various jurisdictions worldwide, as we have done so far, through engaging the best specialists in their respective fields of law to meet the demands of each specific project. Anthony’s arrival will add to our internal English law expertise, which will allow us to give our clients even more efficient pre-project legal advice and coordinate efforts of our foreign partners in cross-border transactions and disputes,” says Mr Gortsunyan.
Anthony Walker’s professional qualification and expertise make him a truly unique specialist: he has been living and working in Russia for 13 years, he speaks Russian fluently and is well-versed in the specifics of the local market. He has gained extensive work experience both in London and in the Russian offices of leading international law firms. He worked with the RGP team in the past, advising on the resolution of major disputes involving Russian companies and governed by English law. Over the span of his professional career, he has taken part in some of the largest corporate projects and deals, many of which have been high-profile in the Russian market. This varied expertise will enable him to make a valuable input into the future development of RGP’s practice. Mr Walker will be actively involved in supporting disputes on which the firm advises in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and other international arbitration centres.
“From the moment of its foundation, RGP has represented foreign businesses in Russia and CIS countries and offered unique legal support opportunities abroad to Russian companies that have an international presence. In the past, we worked together at the Russian office of a large international law firm, and I am delighted at the prospect of working again with such a strong team. They have a wealth of expertise in representing Russian and foreign companies in various sectors including energy and natural resources, telecommunications and media, e-commerce, real estate, and banking and finance,” comments Anthony Walker.
Prior to joining Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners, Anthony Walker was a senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, and before that – a counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. His clients include major companies in energy, sales, construction, industrial and transportation sectors, banks and investment funds, telecommunication holdings and petrochemical companies. Anthony has a vast experience in supporting complex M&A deals. He also represented clients in disputes arising out of a breach of the terms of share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements. Anthony is registered as an arbitrator with the Russian Arbitration Center, Vienna International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (confirmation is pending) to resolve English law disputes with a Russian arbitration seat. Prestigious international ranking guides such as Chambers & Partners Europe, Chambers & Partners Global and The Best Lawyers recommend Anthony as a leading specialist in corporate law and M&A in Russia.
Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners is an independent law firm established in 2018 in Russia, supporting clients from all over the world in their business dealings 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, highly ranked in all aspects of dispute resolution and corporate work and with significant international expertise, gained in leading international law firms.
Our lawyers and advocates have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented clients in 175 jurisdictions worldwide.
Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners operates through the Limited Liability Company and the Advocates bureau of the City of Moscow “RGP”. The relations between the above entities are governed by the general agreement on legal assistance.
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