Vasily Bakumenko

Vasily Bakumenko is an associate at RGD’s Dispute Resolution practice.


Prior to joining RGP, Vasily worked at Dentons Moscow office.

Vasily is the author of a number of publications regarding international civil procedure, teaching “Private International Law” course at Russian leading university.


Primary Practice Focus
: Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, International Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency

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

Languages: English, French, Russian

Landmark engagement experience

  • Representing one of the world’s largest integrated commercial aerospace companies within enforcement of arbitral awards with respect to major bankruptcy, having the bankruptcy court recognize a number of claims for a total of more than USD 175 million

  • Representing global oil & gas services company in an ICAC arbitration on alleged losses recovery brought by a Russian general contractor with regard to an incident on the drilling site

  • Representing one of the world’s largest oil field service companies within the dispute concerning validity and enforceability of the arbitration clause

  • Representing one of the world’s largest chemical companies within enforcement of the arbitral award

  • Representing a market leader in the logistics and warehousing sector in Russia in a dispute against a bankruptcy suit filed by an insolvency administrator of a major Russian pharmaceutical distributor. The Supreme Court reversed the lower court judgments, refused to invalidate the client’s transaction and recover more than RUB 250 million from it

  • Representing a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer in an over USD 130 million dispute with an insolvency administrator of a major Russian car manufacturer. Unfavorable court decisions successfully overcome at the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

  • Representing international retailer of consumer goods in a bankruptcy case against several claims brought by the bankruptcy manager on invalidation of the client’s transactions

  • Representing French automotive supplier in a number of disputes with an insolvency administrator who sought to invalidate earlier transactions and to transfer a number of real estate properties to the bankruptcy assets


  • PhD candidate, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, 2021

  • LL.M. (with honours), National Research University – Higher School of Economics, 2018

  • LL.B. (with honours), National Research University – Higher School of Economics, 2016


  • Advocate, 2019

  • Russia, 2016


  • Hybrid jurisdiction agreements: the legal nature, mechanism of action and risks associated // Russian Juridical Journal, No. 3, 2021

  • Unilateral hybrid jurisdiction clauses: end of discussion for Russia? // Proceedings Of Voronezh State University Series Law, No. 1, P. 58-70, 2021

  • Asymmetric Jurisdiction Clauses: Grounds for Validity within Different Jurisdictions // Russian Law Journal, Vol. 8. No. 3, P. 84-115, 2020

  • Co-author in “Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia and Former USSR States” (ed. by R. Zykov). Kluwer Law International, 999 p., 2021

  • Discovery of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration // International Research Journal, 2016

International Experience
Vasily Bakumenko