Alexander Nazarov

Alexander Nazarov is an Associate at RGD’s Dispute Resolution Practice.


Prior to joining the RGD team, Alexander was employed at a major Russian law firm and litigation and arbitration boutique firm, where he acted for Russian and foreign companies and individuals as well as foreign states in complex investor-state, commercial arbitration and cross-border dispute matters. Alexander’s track record covers arbitration and litigation in USA, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Cyprus, UAE, BVI, Bermuda, Belarus, Baltic, Balkan and Central Asian states, etc. He has also advised clients on high-profile transboundary M&A transactions, antitrust, compliance and sanctions-related matters.


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, International Litigation

Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Industry & Transportation, Telecom & Media, Agriculture

Languages: Russian, English, German

Landmark engagement experience

  • Representing a large international company in an arbitration against a sovereign state concerning expropriation of the company’s mineral resources business under ICSID Rules

  • Advising a Russian company in an international arbitration against a sovereign state under UNCITRAL Rules

  • Advising a respondent state in an arbitration against an investor concerning alleged expropriation of oil & gas business under ICSID Rules

  • Representing a Russian company in LCIA arbitration against US company concerning delays and failure to deliver works under contractor’s agreement governed by English law

  • Representing a Swiss company in multi-contract LCIA arbitration against EU company concerning failure to supply chemicals as per various supply agreements governed by English law

  • Representing a Russian company in ICC arbitration against Turkish company concerning failure to comply with contractual obligations upon exit from the Russian market

  • Representing a sovereign state authority in a dispute against an English company related to setting-aside of ruling on jurisdiction in ad hoc international arbitration

  • Acting as sole arbitrator (appointed by Russian Arbitration Center) in a commercial arbitration concerning supply of goods for major international construction project



  • LLM (with honours), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2019

  • LLB (with honours), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2017


  • Advocate, 2021

  • Russia, 2017

International Experience
Alexander Nazarov