Varvara Voynova (née Puzyrkova) is a counsel with RGP. Varvara’s practice focuses primarily on international arbitration and dispute resolution matters, although she has been involved in a substantial number of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.


Prior to joining RGP Varvara worked as an associate with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution

Languages: Russian, English

Varvara Voynova
Landline   +7 495 139 6510

International experience

14 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

Dispute resolution

  • Representing Renova Group and Viktor Vekselberg in a US$1 billion commercial litigation case in the British Virgin Islands regarding a joint venture in respect of a domestic Russian electric power generation business. The dispute focuses on disagreements as to the terms of the joint venture and also involves claims of fraud, conspiracy and misrepresentation
  • Representing Renova Industries Ltd in two arbitration proceedings in the ICC

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Representing Renova/Access Industries on a sophisticated transaction relating to the $800 million acquisition of shares in major Russian electricity producers TGK-6 and TKG-7 with the Russian state-run electricity generation giant Inter RAO UES as the deal counterparty
  • Advising Garsdale on the US$657.3 million sale of 50% of the shares in Lefbord, a former joint venture between Garsdale and MegaFon, to MegaFon, a leading Russian telecommunications operator
  • Representing Coalco Development on the sale of a 50% interest in the White Square Class A office and retail complex in central Moscow for US$400 million

Corporate finance

  • Conducting due diligence of Russian companies in the oil and gas, retail, telecoms, electric power and real estate sectors


  • DL, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011


  • Advocate, 2021
  • Russia, 2011

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers 2021-2022 - recognized among the top Litigation lawyers in Russia
  • The Legal 500 "Arbitration Powerlist: CIS and Caucasus" - recommended among the leading arbitration experts of the region in 2020

Best Lawyers Award Badge