April 15, 2024
RGD Announces New Practice and New Partner Hire

The law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) is pleased to announce a new practice, Public-Private Partnership and Real Estate, to be headed by Ilya Skripnikov, who has joined our team as partner.


Prior to joining RGD, Ilya had worked in a number of international and Russian law firms. His professional focus is on infrastructure projects, including P3 and concessions, and specifically, legal support for state-owned and private companies and financing entities. Ilya has a wealth of advisory expertise in real estate, construction, Special Investment Contracts (SPIC), and other fiscal incentives provided to support major projects.


Ilya also participated in a range of projects in the transportation sector. Of particular note is his advisory role on Russia’s first ever concession project for a toll highway (Moscow–St. Petersburg). He also advised on the construction of the M-4 Don highway, Almaty-Khorgos highway, and Belkomur railway line projects. In the real estate and hospitality industry, Ilya delivers successful structured financing solutions for the construction of new factories, offices, private schools, and residential and hotel complexes.


For over two decades, RGD lawyers have represented principals in engagements associated with EPC, development projects, and sale and purchase of commercial, office, and residential real estate. Working closely together with the lawyers of our Finance Practice, our new team is expected to bring insightful legal expertise into projects in different industries, and to represent clients successfully in project financing arrangements.


“P3 projects become increasingly relevant in times of economic change,” said RGD cofounder Suren Gortsunyan. “We are glad we have secured the buy-in of a strong professional like Ilya to build up a P3 and real estate practice in our firm. By joining us, Ilya will help consolidate our expertise and strengthen our team, which includes Ilya Zotkin, Nikolay Kuzmin, and many others.”


“It is my pleasure to join a team of true professionals,” said Ilya Skripnikov, partner and head of the new practice. “The P3 sector is massively on the rise. I am sure we have many exciting projects and creative challenges ahead of us.”


Dmitry Kaysin, a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice, will continue his professional activities outside the RGD firm.


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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