Dmitry Kaysin is a partner with Dispute Resolution practice. Dmitry focuses on the resolution of disputes involving governments, primarily investment disputes and investment arbitration. Dmitry possesses vast experience in representing clients in international arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, SCC, LCIA, ICC, Swiss Chambers, SIAC, WIPO, and ICAC Rules, and in the Russian state courts, including bankruptcy proceedings. Dmitry is included into the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE). Dmitry is a lecturer at the Law School of the Higher School of Economics where he co-lectures International Investment Arbitration for graduate students. He is an author of a number of publications regarding exequatur procedures (recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards) and jurisdictional immunity of states. Included into the Russian Arbitrators Guide: Next Generation (2021).


Over a span of 18 years, Dmitry has worked both at one of the leading Russian law firms and as a deputy director of legal affairs for an asset management company in the banking and insurance industry (among other positions). He has an in-depth understanding of the needs and interests of his clients, on one hand, and of the specifics of consulting services, on the other. In 2017 Dmitry strengthened his experience working as a secondee at the London Office of WilmerHale.


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution

Languages: English, Russian, Spanish

Dmitry Kaysin
Landline   +7 495 139 6538

International experience

38 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

Investment Arbitration and Investment Disputes

  • Representing a Russian investor in a US$500 million dispute related to metallurgical asset expropriation in the territory of an Eastern European state
  • Representing the Russian Federation in a US$1 billion tax dispute arising out of a production sharing agreement
  • Representing Saint-Petersburg in a dispute on the termination of a concession agreement and recovery of losses amounting to ₽500 million
  • Advising a Russian investor in a dispute related to petrochemical asset expropriation in the territory of a CIS member state

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Representing a petrochemical company in arbitration proceedings under the SCC Rules in a dispute arising out of a transhipment contract
  • Representing an aviation distributor in arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in a dispute on the termination of a contract
  • Advising a Russian contractor and a design institute in arbitration proceedings under the SIAC Rules with respect to a dispute over the recovery of debt arising out of a construction contract
  • Representing a Danish agro-industrial holding in arbitration proceedings under the SCC Rules with respect to a dispute arising out of a purchase and sale agreement
  • Representing a Russian state-owned company in an arbitration under the LCIA Rules in connection with a dispute arising out of a purchase and sale agreement


  • Representing a nationalized Irish bank in Russian bankruptcy proceedings, corporate disputes, real estate disputes and parallel litigations and arbitrations in Ukraine, Ireland, Panama, and Belize
  • Representing members of a bank’s board of directors in a bankruptcy matter regarding directors’ subsidiary liability
  • Representing a Dutch bank in connection with a bankruptcy case involving its debtor and in a parallel dispute on the invalidation of loan agreements tried by a court of general jurisdiction, including before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
  • Representing a large alcohol company in connection with bankruptcy proceedings of an alcohol producer, including before the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation
  • Representing a foreign state in the courts of general jurisdiction in connection with a dispute arising out of a real estate purchase and sale agreement complicated by jurisdictional immunity of a foreign state
  • Representing a Lithuanian leasing company in connection with the enforcement of an international arbitral award against an air carrier domiciled in a CIS member state
  • Representing a major construction and engineering company in a dispute related to compensation for environmental damage due to disposal of a vessel in the Caspian Sea
  • Representing a major petrochemical holding company in a dispute with a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and municipal entity related to having the co-funding deals of a regional environmental project recognized as terminated
  • Representing a new owner of bank‘s shares acquired at a bankruptcy tender. Invalidation of a tender (a separate bankruptcy sub-case)


  • LLM (International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration), NYU School of Law, 2012
  • Ph.D. (Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Enforcement), Moscow State Academy of Law, 2005
  • JD (with honours), Moscow State Academy of Law, 2002


  • Advocate, 2007
  • Russia, 2002
  • Member of the Nomination Committee of the Commission on International Arbitration, ICC Russia
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MСIArb)
  • Arbitrator on the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers 2020 - 2022 - recognized among the top Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration and Litigation lawyers in Russia
  • The Legal 500 "Arbitration Powerlist: CIS and Caucasus" - recommended among the leading arbitration experts of the region in 2020
  • - recommended lawyers in International Arbitration, Domestic Dispute Resolution (Major Disputes – High Market)

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Publications & public speaking

16 June 2021
The Role of Testimony in International Arbitration: What Do We Trust?
Workshop organised by the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Russia)
Dmitry Kaysin
17 March 2021
International Trade Legal Day
Conference by ICC Russian National Committee of The International Chamber of Commerce – the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) supported by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners. Chairman of the Conference: Dmitry Dyakin.