August 5, 2022
RGD Opens Its First Overseas Office In Armenia Whilst Starting International Expansion

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners Law Firm (RGD) is pleased to announce the opening of its first overseas office in Yerevan (Armenia), which will begin operating under the RGD International brand on the 5 September 2022.

The office of RGD International opens on the basis of the local law firm Grigoryan and Partners, which has existed since 2008 and specializes in international disputes and public international law. Firm's partner Sargis Grigoryan becomes a partner of RGD.

Before starting his law firm Grigoryan and Partners, Sargis worked at various international law firms in London. Sargis holds extensive experience representing clients in more than fifty ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL arbitration cases, including investment disputes. Among Sargis' clients are government authorities of Armenia and major international investors.

RGD International practices span the full range of litigation, arbitration and regulatory work, with substantial expertise in commercial and contractual disputes, insolvency and restructuring disputes, banking and finance litigation, commercial and investment arbitrations, M&A and shareholders disputes in various industries in the sovereign and commercial sectors.

“We are starting a new chapter in the firm's history and we will continue building the strongest international dispute settlement team. We are delighted to be welcoming Sargis Grigoryan to our close-knit family. We are confident that years of Sargis's expertise and our mutual efforts will lay the foundation for a bigger success for our firm. His reputation as a recognized arbitration lawyer was the key factor that made us chose Armenia for first overseas office under the RGD International brand. It is the first cross-border investment in Armenia by major Russian law firms”, commented Suren Gortsynan, co-founder and managing partner, RGD.

“I am thrilled to become a member of RGD’s team of lawyers and join a strong legal brand. This is a story of combining knowledge and experience to achieve the best results for our clients and strengthen RGD’s leadership, primarily, in international arbitration”, said Sargis Grigoryan, partner, RGD International.


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) is a fast-paced law firm of the next generation, combining a leading Russian practice focusing on international dispute resolution and a high-end corporate practice servicing complex transactions and projects.

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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