Victor Radnaev

Victor Radnaev is a counsel at RGD’s Dispute Resolution practice. He specializes on cross border litigation and international arbitration, including complicated cases with parallel litigations in several jurisdictions. Victor has profound experience in handling international arbitration proceedings under the rules of several arbitral institutions such as LCIA, ICC, SCC, Swiss Rules, JAMS, ICAC, UNCITRAL representing clients’ interests in complex commercial and corporate disputes.


Prior to joining RGD, Victor worked at one of the leading Russian law firms for more than a decade. In 2017-2018 Victor was a trainee at Bredin Prat, a leading French law firm.


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution

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

Languages: Russian, English

Landmark engagement experience

  • 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

  • Advising a Russian businessman in a dispute arising out of a shareholders agreement in arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules

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

  • Representing a CIS-based client in a dispute from a settlement agreement and buyout of an interest in a business worth approximately $300 million

  • Representing a client in a dispute between a creditor from CIS and a Russian public entity out of an allegedly concluded settlement agreement

  • Advising a number of clients in connection with proceedings in the High Court of England to establish a partnership, determine the value of shares and recover damages from its non-payment

  • Representing Russian businessmen in a dispute Rules arising out of a loan agreement under the LCIA Rules

  • Advising a client in connection with a proceeding to compel a stock buyout under the LCIA Rules

  • Advising clients in connection with public law proceedings in a number of foreign jurisdictions

  • Representing a client in a dispute to recover unpaid portion of purchase agreement price under the LCIA Rules

  • Advising a client on asset protection in a number of Eastern European countries in connection with corporate conflict and debt restructuring


  • ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe, 2014-2015

  • PhD, Moscow State University, 2007

  • DL, Buryat State University, 2002


  • Advocate, 2006

  • Russia, 2002

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers 2019-2022 -  ranked among the top Arbitration & Mediation, International Arbitration and Litigation lawyers in Russia

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – Rising stars: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation

  • Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2021 listed among Future Leaders – Non-Partners

International Experience
Victor Radnaev