December 29, 2021
RGP Provides Legal Support to an Innovative Taxi Service Expanding in Russia

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners (RGP) provides legal support to DiDi, an innovative taxi-hailing service expanding on the Russian market. The RGP team provides DiDi with general legal support.

Ilya Rybalkin, the RGP founding partner, is the project leader, and the project team includes counsel Anastasia Konstantinova, Head of Sanctions Practice at RGP, counsel Gayane Nadzharova, and associates Marina Abazyan and Maria Shaubert. Counsel Nato Tskhakaya, Head of Antitrust & Competition Practice at RGP, and associate Anton Sheronov provide legal advice regarding Russian antitrust regulation.

The company has been operating in Russia since 2020, starting from Kazan. Today, customers can use the DiDi aggregator to hail a taxi in 37 other cities across Russia. DiDi is one of the largest technological companies in the urban mobility sector with over 500 million users in 18 countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eurasia. DiDi offers taxi hailing, food delivery, car, scooter and limousine rental, bus service, payment service, logistics services and many other.

Ilya Rybalkin commented on the project: “Our special interest is working with leaders in innovative industries who offer the most advanced technological solutions. We are glad we can help this ambitious international business find their niche in the Russian market. Taxi services are an important part of our daily life, and it is gratifying to know that we have an opportunity to contribute to the development of this sector. Given the difficult situation we are facing today because of pandemic restrictions, such a new player on the market is great news for Russia that has traditionally attracted many global investments.”


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