Maxim Bezruchenkov is an associate in our Dispute Resolution practice. He has extensive experience in Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration including participation in arbitrations under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICACI), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), advising clients under the arbitration rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Maxim is experienced in advising on a wide range of disputes as well as proceedings to recognize and enforce foreign judgments and arbitral awards in the Russian Federation and Russian judgments abroad. Maxim 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 a number of publications on business law and law of procedure. Maxim is actively involved in industry-specific events held by business and professional associations and often speaks at thematic conferences.


Prior to joining RGP, Maxim was an associate with the Litigation & Arbitration practice of one of the largest Russian law firms.

Maxim is a member of the young lawyers group of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC45), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Centre (KCAB “Next”), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID-YG), the young practitioners group under the auspices of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC-YPG), the German Arbitration Institute (DIS40), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA40), the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC-YAF), the networking group for arbitration of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR Young & International).

Maxim Bezruchenkov
Landline   +7 495 139 6500

International experience

42 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

International Arbitration

  • 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 (as per regulations of the UNCITRAL)
  • Representing Limitless, a UAE real estate developer, in a dispute over a JV with a Russian developer before LCIA
  • Advising a major Russian contractor on its lawsuit to recover debt under a construction contract under the SIAC Rules
  • Representing Saint Petersburg in a RUR500 million dispute related to termination of a concessionary agreement and recovery of debts

Domestic and cross-border litigation

  • Representing an Irish bank in a US$4 billion complex cross-border arbitration related to major assets in Russia
  • Representing Saint Petersburg in parallel disputes related to annulment of the award and enforcement of international awards of the Arbitrazh court of Moscow and the Arbitrazh court of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast
  • Representing a major oilfield service company on its lawsuit to recover RUR70 million in debt and interest
  • Representing 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 before 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
  • Representing a large foreign bank in the matter on invalidity of loan agreements and security transactions for the amount over 1 billion RUR


  • DL (with honours), National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Department of Civil Law, 2015


  • Advocate, 2018
  • Russia, 2015

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