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Dmitry Dyakin
“Clients appreciate his experience, highlighting that he has ‘excellent intuition; he’s very good at knowing exactly when to do the right thing.’ Sources further note his pragmatism, pointing out that ‘he doesn’t waste time; he is extraordinarily efficient and focused.”


Chambers and Partners Global 2020


“Very gifted strategist.”

Leading Individuals, The Legal 500 EMEA 2020



Dmitry Dyakin is the Co-head of our Dispute Resolution practice. Dmitry has vast experience representing the government and major state corporations, Russian and foreign companies operating in various industries, including oil and gas, banking, and construction. Dmitry has handled numerous arbitrations under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the ICAC of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Background


Prior to joining RGD, Dmitry Dyakin was a partner and co-head of the Litigation & Arbitration practice at a leading Russian law firm.

Dmitry is admitted to the Moscow Bar Association and is a member of its International Relationships Committee. Dmitry leads the ICC Arbitration Commission in Russia and the Investment Arbitration Working Group of the Russian Arbitration Association. He is a member of the Russia/Eurasia Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Users Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Dmitry is included in the list of arbitrators of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC), he is also a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators at The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) and his questionnaire is added to the List of Practitioners on VIAC's website.

In 2017 Dmitry was appointed as the Chairman of the Presidium and Dmitry is elected of the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) Management Board in 2018.

Dmitry is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, mandate 2021-2024. In 2021 Dmitry was also appointed as a member of SIAC Court of Arbitration.

 

Expertise


Primary Practice Focus
: Dispute Resolution

Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Fintech & Financial Institutions, Industry & Transportation, Telecom & Media, Retail & Real Estate, Pharmaceutical Companies and Healthcare Industry


Languages
: English, Russian

Landmark engagement experience

Investment Arbitration and Investment Disputes


  • Representing Client in an international arbitration against a sovereign state under the ICSID AF Rules

  • Representing a Russian investor in an ad hoc arbitration against Lithuania under the UNCITRAL Rules

  • Representing a Russian mining company in a $ multibillion investment arbitration against the EU member state

  • Representing the Russian Federation in a US$1 billion tax dispute arising out of a production sharing agreement

  • Representing a Russian investor in a US$500 million dispute related to metallurgical asset expropriation in the territory of an Eastern European state

  • Representing Saint Petersburg in a dispute over the termination of a concession agreement and recovery of losses

International Commercial Arbitration


  • Representing a major Russian contractor in a dispute in Vietnam arising out of an EPC contract in arbitration under the SIAC Rules

  • Representing a member of a consortium in a dispute out of performance of a contract in Chile under the SCC Rules

  • Representing a Russian nuclear company in a dispute with an energy company from CIS related to a supply contract in international arbitration proceeding under ICC rules

  • Representing a Hong Kong company in a dispute with a European company under the LCIA Rules arising from a loan agreement related to a mining project

  • Representing a major Asian construction company in an arbitration related to construction of a large energy plant under the ICC Rules

  • Representing a Russian construction company in an international arbitration under the ICC Rules in a dispute with a subcontractor arising out of a FIDIC contract for the construction of a complex linear infrastructure facility

  • Representing a shipbuilding company in two international arbitrations under the SCC and the ICC Rules in the disputes arising out of a supply agreement and services agreement

  • Representing a Danish agro-industrial holding in arbitration proceedings under the SCC Rules with respect to a dispute arising out of a purchase and sale agreement

Litigation


  • Representing a nationalized Irish bank in Russian bankruptcy proceedings, corporate disputes, real estate disputes and parallel litigations and arbitrations in Ukraine, Ireland, Panama, and Belize

  • Representing holders of Russian bank’s shares sold out at an auction conducted in the bankruptcy case of a large insolvent bank, including before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

  • Representing a large construction-engineering enterprise, including before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, in an environmental dispute resulting from the dumping of a vessel in the Caspian Sea

  • Representing a Dutch bank in connection with a bankruptcy case involving its debtor and in a parallel dispute on the invalidation of loan agreements tried by a court of general jurisdiction, including before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

  • Representing a major petrochemical holding company in a dispute with a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and municipal entity related to having the co-funding deals of a regional environmental project recognized as terminated

Education


  • Executive MBA, London Business School and Columbia Business School, 2013

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law (USA), 2009

  • M.P.L., Russian School of Private Law, 2007

  • Honours Degree in Law, Moscow State Social University, 2000


Qualification


  • Advocate, 2003

  • Russia, 2000


Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers and Partners Global 2020 – Band 2, Dispute Resolution: International - Russia

  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2020 – Band 2, Dispute Resolution: International - Russia

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – Leading individuals: Restructuring and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation. Also featured in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution: Litigation

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – Leading Individuals: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation

  • The Legal 500 "Arbitration Powerlist: CIS and Caucasus" - recommended among the leading arbitration experts of the region in 2020

  • Global Arbitration Review – listed among Russia's top arbitration practitioners

  • The Best Lawyers 2009-2022- ranked among the top Arbitration and Mediation, Competition/Antitrust Law, Government Practice, International Arbitration, Investment and Litigation lawyers in Russia

  • Pravo.ru-300 – recommended lawyers in International Litigation, International Arbitration, Domestic Dispute Resolution (Major Disputes – High Market)

  • "Kommersant" ranking - ranked among leading individuals specializing in International Arbitration, International Disputes, Transportation and logistics


International Experience
Publications and public speaking
May 21, 2021
Language Русский | English
A View from Singapore and SIAC on Russia-Related Disputes. SPILF 2021 Session, moderator: Dmitry Dyakin.
Dmitry Dyakin
April 21, 2021
Language Русский
GAR Connect: Moscow Workshop. Dmitry Dyakin - Co-Chair of the online conference and moderator of the session "Sanctions and Russia-related arbitration: what’s the effect of the latest legislation?"
Dmitry Dyakin
March 17, 2021
Language Русский
International Trade Legal Day. Conference by ICC Russian National Committee of The International Chamber of Commerce – the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) supported by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners. Chairman of the Conference: Dmitry Dyakin.
Dmitry Dyakin | Dmitry Kaysin | Vladimir Pestrikov | Anastasia Konstantinova
February 17, 2021
Language English
Leading Arbitration Cases 2020: Different Perspectives. Joint event by ICC Russia and ICC United Kingdom supported by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners. Co-chairman of the Conference: Dmitry Dyakin.
Dmitry Dyakin | Anthony Walker | Yuri Makhonin
February 3, 2021
Language Русский
Online seminar “Arbitration: Problems and Effective Solutions”. Joint webinar held by RGP, RSPP and Deloitte, moderated by Dmitry Dyakin.
Dmitry Dyakin | Vladimir Pestrikov | Yan Kalish
January 27, 2021
Language Русский
Online seminar “ICC International Court of Arbitration: new rules, new trends”
The event organised by the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Russia) jointly with the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Dmitry Dyakin
October 9, 2020
Language English
Dmitry Dyakin moderates the session "Asian opportunities and disputes" at the GAR Interactive: Moscow
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Dmitry Dyakin
October 8, 2020
Language English
Dmitry Dyakin moderates the session “The commoditisation of investment claims” at the GAR Interactive: Moscow
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Dmitry Dyakin
July 16, 2020
Language Русский
Practical aspects of construction arbitration. Online seminar by ICC Russia supported by RGP, moderator: Dmitry Dyakin
Dmitry Dyakin | Dmitry Kaysin | Vladimir Pestrikov | Timur Abushakhmanov | Vsevolod Taraskin
Dmitry Dyakin
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