Maxim Bezruchenkov is an associate in our Dispute Resolution practice. He is a co-author of numerous articles on international arbitration published in Russian and foreign media. Maxim has written several articles as part of the HSE Academic Fund grant programme and is an author of publications on business law and law of procedure. He is actively involved in industry-specific events held by business and professional associations and often speaks at conferences.


Prior to joining RGP, Maxim was an associate with the Litigation & Arbitration practice of one of the largest Russian law firms, where he gained extensive experience in dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration advising clients on complex disputes before Russian arbitration courts, as well as on matters concerning international arbitration and recognition and enforcement of international awards and judgments in Russia and Russian judgments abroad.


Primary Practice Focus: Arbitration, Litigation and Investigations

Languages: English, Russian

Maxim Bezruchenkov
Landline   +7 495 139 6500

International experience

38 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

  • Representing the city of St Petersburg in a dispute regarding termination of a concession and recovery of ₽500 million in damages
  • Representing the Russian Federation in ad hoc arbitration proceedings with an energy major under the UNCITRAL Rules
  • Representing Client in an international arbitration against a sovereign state under the ICSID AF Rules
  • Representing a Russian management company in commercial arbitration proceedings under the ICAC Rules against a CIS country to recover damages caused by improper performance under the sovereign guarantee
  • Representing a Russian investor in a US$500 million dispute related to metallurgical asset expropriation in the territory of an Eastern European state
  • Advising a Russian oilfield service company on its lawsuit to recover ₽70 million in debt and interest
  • Advising a Lithuanian leasing company on enforcement of a Lithuanian arbitration award in Russia
  • Representing SAFMAR, a TOP-3 Russian pension fund, and its asset management companies in multiple disputes against state-owned banks and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in Russian commercial courts
  • Representing Limitless, a UAE real estate developer, in a dispute over a JV with a Russian developer before Russian arbitration courts and LCIA


  • DL, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Department of Civil Law, 2015


  • Russia, 2015
  • Advocate, 2018

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Oxford Russia Fund scholarship, 2013–2015
  • Certificate of Achievement for involvement in the organisation and holding of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, awarded by V. L. Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia


  • The Legal 500 "Arbitration Powerlist: CIS and Caucasus" - recommended among the leading arbitration experts of the region in 2020