April 22, 2020
Law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners advised on the sale of more than 75% of shares in PFC CSKA to VEB.RF
RGP team was engaged in a transaction on the sale of more than 75% of shares in Professional Football Club CSKA to State Development Corporation VEB.RF. RGP represented PFC CSKA in the transaction.

The work on this matter was led by RGP partner Suren Gortsunyan, and the project team included Konstantin Mineev, counsel, Marina Abazyan, associate, and junior associates Danil Karimov and Nikolay Kuzmin.

CSKA is one of the oldest and most celebrated Russian football clubs, its history goes back to more than 100 years. Both founding partners of RGP, Ilya Rybalkin and Suren Gortsunyan, along with a number of the firm’s employees, are devoted fans of CSKA.

Suren Gortsunyan commented on the work for his favourite club: “We were delighted to assist the parties in achieving agreement on certain key issues”. Ilya Rybalkin added: “We were honoured to work for our favourite club on such an important transaction”.


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. 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 have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented clients in 175 jurisdictions worldwide.

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