June 15, 2020
Law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners breaks new ground in the dispute resolution market and sets up the RGP Advocates’ Bureau of the City of Moscow
“Together we plan to create a leader in the Russian dispute resolution market,” Dmitry Dyakin commented on his joining the law firm Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners with a team of six other professionals and on the establishment of the RGP Advocates’ Bureau of the City of Moscow (collectively, “RGP”).

RGP has completed a large-scale restructuring of its Litigation & Arbitration practice splitting it into two key areas: Litigation & Investigations Practice headed by Ilya Rybalkin and Arbitration Practice headed by Dmitry Dyakin. Prior to joining RGP, Dmitry co-headed the Litigation & Arbitration practice at a leading Russian law firm. Dmitry joined RGP with a team of six professionals, including Vladimir Pestrikov, Partner and Dmitry Kaysin, Counsel.

With 26 lawyers in its Litigation & Arbitration practice, RGP has become one of the largest Russian dispute resolution law firms. We have one of the most experienced and well-balanced legal teams in the market, boasting four partners, nine counsels and 13 associates who represent clients before Russian federal courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.

RGP’s extended practice covers all major litigation and arbitration areas, including corporate, commercial, construction and sports disputes; bankruptcy and restructuring; fraud and white-collar crimes; subsidiary liability; insurance disputes; regulatory and compliance; action suits; investigations; and antitrust investigations.

RGP also continues to establish precedents in foreign courts and counts among the few Russian law firms that have practical experience in resolving high-profile disputes with a Russian law element before the UK, US, Cyprus and BVI courts. The aggregate amount of claims in which Rybalkin Gortsunyan & Partners have represented their clients in the past 18 months exceeds US$5 billion.

Ilya Rybalkin, co-founder of RGP, comments: “In these challenging times, we have managed to dramatically enhance our team with outstanding professionals, and together we will continue to create a unique Russian legal firm and defend our clients in the most complex disputes in Russia and across the world.”

GAR COVERS development of RGP’s dispute resolution practice. News source: Global Arbitration Review (GAR) – Russian firm launches practice with prominent hire.

CDR COVERS development of RGP’s dispute resolution practice. News source: Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) – New disputes players in Russia and Kazakhstan.


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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