Energy & Natural Resources

Our team members have advised oil and gas companies, mining companies and energy clients on various matters, from large-scale M&A transactions to very complex disputes. Being a Russia-based practice, it is understandable that Energy & Natural Resources sector is one of the major focuses of our practice.
Members of our team have advised, among others, on the following deals, projects and disputes in the Energy & Natural Resources sector:

Dispute resolution

  • Representing PJSC Tatneft in US$380 million English litigation proceedings and a freezing injunction application in the High Court against four Ukrainian oligarchs – Messrs. Igor Kolomoysky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Pavel Ovcharenko and Alexander Yaroslavsky – in relation to huge and complex alleged cross-border fraudulent activities
  • Representing Renova Industries, one of the Alfa-Access-Renova consortium members, on strategic issues related to a shareholder dispute with BP connected with the announced Arctic deal-and-share swap
  • Representing Renova Industries in relation to two sets of disputes and arbitration proceedings connected to the management and operation of TNK–BP
  • Representing a Russian mining company in a significant victory through the annulment by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court of a multimillion-dollar arbitration award against the company
  • Advising the senior management of a Russian mining giant facing a massive class action claim ‎in international courts for alleged dishonest business practices and financial manipulations
  • Representing a large Russian energy company in an asset recovery case worth more than US$1 billion with respect to a complex international fraud and corruption case involving eight jurisdictions
  • Representing one of the world’s largest metal companies in an asset tracing and recovery case against a former executive officer of the company who embezzled in excess of US$50 million
  • Representing a consortium of Russian power companies in connection with the investigation and recovery of a multimillion-dollar debt relating to the unlawful activities of the management and shareholders of the Energostream group
  • Representing a trading arm of a leading Russian metals producer in relation to Swiss criminal, arbitration and civil matters instigated by its partner to avoid payments under a very significant off-take contract


  • Advising Alfa-Access-Renova consortium on the amendment and restatement of the shareholders’ agreement for TNK-BP
  • Representing MMC Norilsk Nickel in connection with the US$970 million sale of its shares in Stillwater Mining Company
  • Representing Renova as a member of the Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) consortium in relation to the sale of AAR’s stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft for an all-cash consideration of US$28 billion
  • Advising the independent directors of Norilsk Nickel on the buyback of shares and various corporate transactions
  • Representing Sanors Holding on the 100% sale of JSC Novokuibyshevskaya Petrochemical Company to OJSC Rosneft
  • Advising Deutsche Bank in connection with the acquisition of Sibneft by Gazprom
  • Advising an independent Russian oil and gas producer in connection with the construction of an associated gas processing plant and the sale of corresponding carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol
  • Representing Urals Energy, a leading Russian independent oil company, in connection with the US$590 million acquisition of Taas-Yuriakh Neftegazodobycha, a privately-owned Russian exploration and production company
  • Advising an independent Chinese investor seeking to invest in the production of electricity in the Far East region of Russia for subsequent export to China
  • Representing a major international oil and gas service company in the acquisition of a Russian subsidiary



Landline: +7 495 139 6503

Dispute Resolution

Landline: +7 495 139 6508

Dispute Resolution

Landline: +7 495 139 6502

How to find us:

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners LLC
Entrance C, 5th Floor,
2, Tsvetnoy Boulevard,
Moscow, 127051,


Landline: +7 495 139 6500
Fax: +7 495 139 6501