Fintech & Financial Institutions

Our team members have an in-depth understanding of both contentious and non-contentious aspects of the work in the Fintech & Financial Institutions sectors. The landscape of this industry sector has changed dramatically and our lawyers have taken part in reshaping it. We have represented the traditional banks and their owners, online lenders and their shareholders, including the acquisition of new service providers. Having worked with Russia-related inbound and outbound investment, we have acted for all sorts of investment funds, private equity funds, venture funds and their target companies of some of most complex deals, projects and disputes in the industry.

Members of our team have advised, among others, on the following deals, projects and disputes in the Fintech & Financial Institutions sector:

Dispute resolution

  • Representing a prominent Russian businessman as the subject of a financial regulation authority investigation by a Baltic country associated with the collapse and nationalisation of a major local bank


  • Advising a Russian investment company on the sale of strategic stake to a leading international bank and on a related secured financing
  • Advising a European company on the acquisition of a European bank
  • Advising ING on the disposal of its Russian pension funds business to Aviva
  • Representing a US-based investor in connection with the formation of a joint venture to operate a pay-day loan business in Russia and subsequently representing the existing shareholders of the joint venture in connection with the sale of a 33% stake to a new strategic investor (investing both through debt and equity)
  • Advising Finstar on its disposal of Baltic Trust Bank (Latvia) to GE
  • Advising Mosnarbank in connection with its merger with Eurofinancebank


Dispute Resolution

Landline: +7 495 139 6502


Landline: +7 495 139 6503

Dispute Resolution

Landline: +7 495 139 6508

How to find us:

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


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