Alexander Poychenko

Alexander Poychenko is an associate with RGD’s Sanctions and Dispute Resolution practices.



Prior to joining the RGD team, Alexander worked at the Saint Petersburg office of Borenius, a leading Finnish law firm, and its Russian successor where he advised Russian and foreign clients (predominantly from Northern Europe) on international arbitration and unilateral economic measures against Russia. Alexander is also experienced in corporate law and conducting legal due diligence.



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

Industries and sectors: Energy and Natural Resources, Industry and Transport, Telecom & Media

Languages: Russian, English



Landmark engagement experience

  • Advising a number of major Russian and foreign companies operating in the oil and electricity production, telecommunication and transport industries, as well as UHNWIs on the application of US, EU, UK, Swiss, Ukrainian sanctions and Russian countermeasures

  • Representing a Russian supplier of mining equipment in a FAI arbitration with a Finnish company regarding non-performance of contractual obligations due to the inclusion of a beneficiary of the end-purchaser in EU blocking sanctions

  • Representing an Indian aviation company in a SCC arbitration with a Russian manufacturer of turbine engines regarding alleged non-payment of overhaul works

  • Advising a Swedish company, a market-leading provider of systems solutions for central financial institutions in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and its majority shareholder on debt restructuring, corporate management and legal support for day-to-day activity in Russia and foreign jurisdictions

  • Advising a Danish company, a world leader in the processing of frozen fish production, on selling its Russian business to the local management team and investors



  • Winter Academy on International Arbitration of the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, 2023

  • LLM (with honours), St Petersburg State University, 2022

  • Summer School on Public International Law at the International and Comparative Law Research Center, Course on International Investment Law, 2021

  • LLB, St Petersburg State University, 2019


  • Russia, 2019



  • Whether it is Permitted to Submit Purely Domestic Disputes to Foreign Arbitration: A Comparative Legal Analysis // Herald of Economic Justice of the Russian Federation. Issue 1. 2022. P. 83-117.

International Experience
Alexander Poychenko