Suren Gortsunyan speaks at the 13th Annual IBA Law Firm Management Conference

On 6 December 2019, 13th Annual IBA (International Bar Association) Law Firm Management Conference was held.

Suren Gortsunyan, managing partner and head of corporate practice at Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners (RGP), spoke at the session “Is the current partnership model an obstacle for innovation and development?”. The session’s goal was to discuss possible ways of optimizing the partnership structure of modern law firm in order to ensure efficient business development, including through finding a fine balance between an increasing number of highly experienced lawyers motivated to join the partnership and retaining the existing partners. Sergei Voitishkin, managing partner at Baker McKenzie, Andrey Gorodissky, managing partner at Andrey Gorodissky and Partners, and Evaldas Rapolas, a partner at Magnusson, also spoke at the session. Vassily Rudomino, a senior partner at ALRUD, acted as a moderator.

Suren Gortsunyan spoke about advantages and disadvantages of various remuneration models customary for international and Russian law firms, as well as about partnership prospects for young Russian lawyers at independent Russian law firms and global firms present in the Russian market.

Other sessions of the conference discussed the main trends in the legal market, clients’ views on the legal counsel they use, new financial models of the law firms, LegalTech issues, leadership styles, various types of corporate culture, etc.

Over 80 Russian and international law firms took part in the conference.


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners is an independent law firm established in 2018 in Russia, supporting clients from all over the world in their business dealings involving Russia and CIS countries. Our firm offers unparalleled expertise in foreign legal matters to Russian companies with significant international presence.

We are a cohesive team of seasoned professionals, highly ranked in all aspects of dispute resolution and corporate work and with significant international expertise, gained in leading international law firms.

Our lawyers have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented clients in 175 jurisdictions worldwide.

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