April 15, 2021
RGP Strengthens It’s Positions in The Legal 500
On 14 April, The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, an annual international legal ranking, was published. RGP was highly ranked after its first submission in 2020. In 2021, the Firm leading practices reinforced positions in the following practice areas:
  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation – Band 2; Leading individuals: Dmitry Dyakin, Next Generation Partner: Vladimir Pestrikov

  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation – Band 3; Rising stars: Yuri Makhonin

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Moscow – Band 4

  • Restructuring and Insolvency – Band 4

According to the published client feedback RGP ‘is by far the most innovative firm… across in Russia. On the one hand, they are a new-generation independent Russian firm, but on the other hand, all key members of their team have 10+ years of experience working for large UK and US firms, and they are doing a great job at combining the best practices of both cultures.’

Seven RGP lawyers are featured in the Testimonials: Ilya Rybalkin, Suren Gortsunyan, Dmitry Dyakin, Oleg Isaev, Vladimir Pestrikov, Yuri Makhonin and Vsevolod Taraskin.

The clients continually praise the expertise and efficiency of RGP lawyers:

 ‘Ilya Rybalkin is an international transactional and disputes lawyer with excellent judgement, strong tactical instincts and a client list that would be the envy of every international firm doing Russian work.’

Suren Gortsunyan is one of the heavyweights of the Russian corporate scene. He has a solid track record in successfully closing deals and his level of expertise deserves the highest praise.’ 

‘The absolute star individual in the team – and in my view, in Russia – is Dmitry Dyakin. I have not seen a better Russian arbitration practitioner and his track record says it all. He is highly experienced and versed both in treaty arbitration as well as in commercial arbitration.’ 

‘Oleg Isaev is my go-to lawyer. He is a top-notch corporate expert who has worked on some of the highest-profile transactions in Russia, yet he remains very dedicated, responsive and approachable whenever my company is facing a challenging legal task.’ 

‘Vladimir Pestrikov is one of the pillars of this team and it is his amazing ability to rise above and get a helicopter view of each matter at hand, with an abundance of vital details to be considered, that allows us to predict our opponents.’ 

Yuri Makhonin is an excellent and hardworking lawyer with an out-of-the-box approach. Very knowledgeable and effective, and very easy to work with. His clear and persuasive advocacy skills are highly impressive and recommended for the most complex matters.’

‘I have worked with Dmitry Dyakin, Vladimir Pestrikov and Vsevolod Taraskin and found them to be an exceptionally dynamic and talented team. They were all diligent, approachable and collaborative throughout the case. All three gentlemen were exceptional in their approach to the case. They were unfailingly courteous, well-informed and entirely appraised of the legal issues, attending diligently to all matters as they arose.’

Congratulations to our colleagues!

For more information please visit the Legal 500 website.

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