Dmitry Kaysin

Dmitry Kaysin is a partner with Dispute Resolution practice and Managing Partner of RGD International Central Asia. Dmitry focuses on the resolution of disputes involving governments, primarily investment disputes and investment arbitration. Dmitry possesses vast experience in representing clients in international arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, SCC, LCIA, ICC, Swiss Chambers, SIAC, WIPO, and ICAC Rules, and in the Russian state courts, including bankruptcy proceedings. Dmitry is included into the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE). Dmitry is an associate professor at the Law School of the Higher School of Economics where he co-lectures International Investment Arbitration for graduate students. He is an author of a number of publications regarding exequatur procedures (recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards) and jurisdictional immunity of states.


Over a span of 20 years, Dmitry has worked both at one of the leading Russian law firms and as a deputy director of legal affairs for an asset management company in banking, insurance and alcohol industry. He has an in-depth understanding of the needs and interests of his clients, on one hand, and of specifics of consulting services, on the other hand.

Dmitry is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Commission on International Arbitration, ICC Russia; a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (СIArb). He is included into the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators.


Primary Practice Focus
: Dispute Resolution

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

Languages: Russian, English, Spanish

Landmark engagement experience


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

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

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

  • Advising a Russian investor in a dispute related to petrochemical asset expropriation in the territory of a CIS member state


  • Representing a British company in ad hoc arbitration to recover a debt under a consulting services agreement concluded with an authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Representing a petrochemical company in arbitration proceedings under the SCC Rules in a dispute arising out of a transhipment contract

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

  • Representing a Russian producer in arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules arising out of a contract related to sales of equipment to Cuba

  • Giving an expert opinion on Russian bankruptcy law matters for an LCIA arbitration

  • Representing a consortium’s member in arbitration proceedings under the SCC rules arising out of a contract related to construction in Chile

  • Representing an aviation distributor in arbitration proceedings under the SCIA rules in a dispute on termination of a sales contract


  • 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 shareholder in a bankruptcy case of an insolvent petrochemical enterprise complicated by a longstanding corporate conflict

  • Representing a Dutch bank in connection with a bankruptcy case involving its debtor and in a parallel dispute on invalidation of loan agreements tried by a court of general jurisdiction, 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 nationalized Irish bank in Russian bankruptcy proceedings, corporate disputes, real estate disputes and parallel litigations and arbitrations in Ukraine, Ireland, Panama and Belize

  • Representing members of a bank’s board of directors in a bankruptcy matter regarding directors’ subsidiary liability

  • Representing a large alcohol company in connection with bankruptcy proceedings of an alcohol producer, including before the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation

  • Representing a foreign state in the courts of general jurisdiction in connection with a dispute arising out of a real estate purchase and sale agreement complicated by jurisdictional immunity of a foreign state

  • Representing a Lithuanian leasing company in connection with enforcement of an international arbitral award against an air carrier domiciled in a CIS member state


  • LLM (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration), NYU School of Law, 2012

  • Ph.D. (Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Enforcement), Moscow State Academy of Law, 2005

  • JD (with honours), Moscow State Academy of Law, 2002


  • Advocate, 2007

  • Russia, 2002

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers 2020-2022 - recognized among the top Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration and Litigation lawyers in Russia

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

  • - recommended lawyers in Bankruptcy (including Disputes) (High Market), International Arbitration

International Experience
Publications and public speaking
June 16, 2021
Language Русский
The Role of Testimony in International Arbitration: What Do We Trust? Workshop organised by the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Russia)
Dmitry Kaysin
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
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 Kaysin
Landline (Russia)
+7 495 139 6538
Landline (Uzbekistan)
+998 71 205 56 00