November 13, 2023
RGD Lawyers Discussed International Hydrocarbon Trade with Students at MGIMO Workshop

Alexander Geda, Counsel and Head of Finance Practice, and Alexander Borgoyakov, Counsel at Finance Practice of Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD), recently participated as experts in a workshop focused on the international trade of hydrocarbons. The workshop, which took place on November 10, was attended by students pursuing a Master's program in International, Private, and Public Law at MGIMO University. 

During the workshop, the participants discussed the key features of contracts for the international purchase and sale of oil, petroleum products, and natural gas. They also highlighted the rights and obligations of parties to such transactions and engaged in a simulation of arbitration proceedings based on the anonymized plot of the newest case of the ICAC at the RF CCI.

The invited experts shared their unique experience in legal support of energy transactions. Alexander Geda and Alexander Borgoyakov outlined the key features of exports of oil and petroleum products and elaborated on the structure of prepaid oil purchase and sale transaction involving bank financing.

The students expressed gratitude for this valuable opportunity to study the legal nuances of international hydrocarbon trade using real-life cases.

This workshop reflects RGD's dedication to promoting knowledge exchange and improving the quality of legal education to ensure that future lawyers can gain a better insight into the complex inner workings of international trade.


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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