September 20, 2022
Sergey Mishin, International and Sports Arbitration Expert, Joins RGD

Sergey Mishin joins Dispute Resolution Practice of Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) law firm as senior associate and will concentrate his efforts on sports arbitration.


Sergey Mishin is a legal professional with over twenty years of experience. His legal practice spans over large international law firms as Pavia e Ansaldo, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Debevoise & Plimpton, where he advised on corporate and commercial law, and M&A transactions in various industries including O&G, M&M, TMT and transportation.


Prior to joining the RGD, Sergey, for several years along with commercial and corporate law, had been representing the interests of Russian athletes of national and international level. Sergey has over 30 cases related to violations of anti-doping rules in various disciplinary bodies and in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He also challenged the provisions of the statutory documents of international and national federations.


Counsel Yuri Makhonin also works in the practice of sports arbitration. Yury has been an ICAC arbitrator for many years, where he has dealt with numerous disputes concerning anti-doping violations, civil law disputes between athletes and clubs, and between clubs and sports leagues, including in relation to breaches of various sports league regulations. Yury was featured by The Best Lawyers 2018-2022 among the best lawyers in sports law in Russia.


“We are delighted to be welcoming such a strong professional as Sergey to our team. Our firm is one of the recognized industry leaders with one of the highest success rates, especially in complex disputes. I am confident that with Sergey’s arrival, our firm will take an important place in sports arbitration, which will allow us to defend the interests of athletes and the country in the international scene,” said Dmitry Dyakin, partner at Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners law firm.


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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