April 18, 2022
RGD Strengthens Its Expertise in Finance Law

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) strengthens its expertise in the sphere of financing. Alexander Geda, a lawyer focused on banking and finance, joins RGD as a counsel. Before joining RGD, Alexander worked at the international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advising clients from the different sectors on the matters of banking and finance law including Russian and foreign banks, major international traders, financial institutions and borrowers.

Alexander has a more than 10-years experience of working on various finance matters, including corporate, prepayment and project financing representing major Russian and foreign clients. Alexander was a member of, and headed, the teams working on the high-profile international transactions. In particular, Alexander advised a syndicate of banks arranged by ING Bank in connection with a USD570 million pre-export finance facility to Siberian Anthracite; bank Natixis S.A. in its USD300 million facility agreement with TOO Aktyubinskaya Mednaya Kompaniya, and many other major Russian and foreign clients on various matters of finance law.

Alexander’s professional achievements are recognized by leading international and national legal ratings. Alexander is included in the list of Recommended lawyers by in the Banking and Finance. He is named as a “Rising Star” in Banking, Russia by IFLR1000 EMEA, recognized by The Best Lawyers in Russia in the Insolvency and Reorganization Law, recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA in Banking and Finance: Lender or Arranger Side, Russia.

Suren Gortsunyan, RGD co-founder and managing partner, commented: “We are happy to greet Alexander, an excellent professional in finance law, in our team. There are already lawyers with rich experience in the field of capital markets and financing in our firm, including Sergey Komolov, one of our most reputable lawyers with over 30-year professional experience. Prior to joining RGD was a head of Moscow office at King&Spalding and a general counsel to one of Russia's largest banks, where he oversaw complex projects and transactions, including private and syndicated borrowings; bond and note transactions; structured financings; securities and derivative deals; establishment of investment funds; securitizations; and bank mergers.

Alexander strengthens our current financing expertise. I am particularly glad that RGD’s growth is accompanied by increased expertise of our corporate and finance practice which supports exceptional competence of the firm in dispute resolution”.

Alexander graduated from the Higher School of Economics and is eligible to practice in Russia. Alexander starts his work at RGD Corporate practice as a counsel from 18 April, 2022.


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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