RGP expands its Dispute Resolution practice with a recognised specialist in Russian courts disputes from US law firm Dechert

A senior associate Alexander Lazarev joins the team of Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners (RGP) from Dechert, the US-headquartered law firm. Alexander focuses on litigation and arbitration in the Russian Federation. He also has significant experience of representing Russian and international clients in construction, commercial, corporate and real estate disputes, advising them on insolvency issues as well as on recognition and enforcement of foreign state courts’ judgements and international arbitral awards.

Alexander comments: “I am very excited about joining the RGP team, many of whom I have known for quite a while. I am certain that they have all components needed for success.” Head of Dispute Resolution Ilya Rybalkin says: “We are delighted that such an experienced and energetic specialist has joined us to focus on handling disputes in Russian courts. We keep on accumulating under our roof the experience and culture of the leading international legal market players represented in Russia. This definitely enriches our brand and sustains the high level of our legal service.”

For several years Alexander’s work has been recognised by The Legal 500 EMEA which cite him as ‘a strategic thinker with a very pragmatic approach’.

Alexander graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University, Law Degree, 2009, magna cum laude.

Alexander is qualified in Russia.

Alexander speaks Russian, English and German.