Our team members have experience in handling arbitral proceedings at LCIA, ICC, SCC, SCAI, ICAC (Moscow) and other international and domestic forums. Our lawyers have worked alongside many arbitrators and are usually able to provide insightful comments about their background and working styles. Our team members have also been involved in several proceedings where the awards were reviewed in state courts, both domestically in Russia, and abroad.

Members of our team have represented, among others, clients in the following arbitration proceedings:

  • Representing Renova Industries, one of the Alfa-Access-Renova consortium members, on strategic issues related to a shareholder dispute with BP connected with the announced Arctic deal-and-share swap
  • Representing one of the shareholders in OJSC MegaFon in developing and implementing a litigation strategy in relation to an imposed business combination affecting its shareholder rights and which potentially violates Russian regulations
  • Representing a prominent Russian businessman in BIT arbitration proceedings against a Baltic country, to protect his investments in the financial sector
  • Representing Renova Industries in relation to two sets of disputes and arbitration proceedings connected to the management and operation of TNK–BP
  • Defending claims arising out of business dealings involving allegations of fraud, dishonesty, conspiracy, economic duress, unfair advantage and breach of contract; negotiating, documenting and implementing a multimillion settlement; representing the defendant in LCIA arbitration proceedings
  • Representing claimants in LCIA arbitration proceedings for the recovery of a multimillion debt under a loan agreement
  • Representing claimants in Stockholm arbitration proceedings under the terms of a contract for the transfer of real estate in Florida
  • Representing the defendant in ICAC arbitration proceedings defending a loan recovery claim and making an unjust enrichment counterclaim
  • Representing a Russian shareholder in an ad hoc arbitration claim against its European co-majority shareholder under a shareholders’ agreement


Ilya Rybalkin

Landline +7 495 139 6502

How to find us:

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


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