January 11, 2021
RGP welcomes new partner
RGP is pleased to announce that Dmitry Kaysin, a counsel at the firm’s Arbitration practice, was promoted to partner effective 1 January 2021.

Dmitry focuses on the resolution of cross-border commercial disputes and represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings both in Russia and abroad. He has significant experience in representing clients in disputes with the involvement of states. Dmitry is experienced in arbitrating under LCIA, SCC, Swiss Chambers, UNCITRAL, ICAC and WIPO arbitration rules. He has outstanding expertise in disputes involving public-law entities and international investment disputes. He also possesses significant experience in providing legal support in restructuring projects and bankruptcy proceedings. Dmitry’s clients include leading companies in banking and finance sectors, industrial enterprises, oil and gas companies, transportation and logistics companies, as well as leaders of FMCG sector and major retail networks.

Dmitry Kaysin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MСIArb) and sits on the Steering Committee of the Russian Chapter of CIArb’s European Branch, launched in 2020. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee of the Commission on International Arbitration, ICC Russia. Dmitry is engaged in academic work and is a lecturer at the Law School of the Higher School of Economics where he co-lectures International Investment Arbitration for graduate students. He is an author of a number of publications on exequatur procedures (recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards) and jurisdictional immunity of states.

Dmitry graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law cum laude and holds an LL.M. degree from NYU School of Law, as well as PhD of the Moscow State Academy of Law. Dmitry has been admitted to the Moscow Region Bar Association since 2007. Dmitry is an arbitrator on the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators. He is recognised in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2020-2021 for work in international arbitration and litigation, and by The Legal 500 as a leading arbitration specialist in CIS and Caucasus.

Head of RGP’s Arbitration practice Dmitry Dyakin commented: “We are pleased to welcome Dmitry as a partner and will offer him every assistance in achieving the most ambitious goals in his new role. Our clients have already had an opportunity to appreciate Dmitry’s vast experience and professional skills in court and arbitration dispute resolution, and we wish him every success in reaching new professional heights”.

Head of RGP’s Litigation and Investigations practice Ilya Rybalkin added: “Dmitry Kaysin is a brilliant lawyer, one of the best litigation and arbitration specialists I’ve come across. His appointment to partnership is a logical step in the rapid development of our practice. In these challenging times, we continue to strengthen our positions on the Russian market by offering the highest quality services to our clients”.

Dmitry Kaysin commented on his appointment: “I am grateful to my colleagues and clients for their ongoing trust and support. Together we have succeeded in building a truly unique practice, one of the national leaders in dispute resolution, and I am delighted to be given an opportunity to contribute to the success of such a strong professional team”.


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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