Our lawyers have handled some of the most complex internal and regulatory investigations that require cross-border and cross-discipline expertise. Our team involvement has assisted the clients to formulate their position very clearly, establish the strategy and, in most cases, successfully to achieve the effective result for the client.

Members of our team have represented, among others, clients in the following landmark investigations:

  • Representing a consortium of Russian power companies in connection with the investigation and recovery of a multimillion-dollar debt relating to the unlawful activities of the management and shareholders of the Energostream group
  • Advising a leading Russian mining company in relation to the embezzlement and laundering of tens of millions of US dollar company funds by former top managers. The investigation involved multiple jurisdictions –– Belize, Cyprus, Switzerland, Panama and the United States — and a number of civil and criminal actions against the wrongdoers. It resulted in almost a full recovery of misappropriated funds
  • Representing a sovereign wealth fund of one of the CIS countries in connection with an investigation into the activities of the managers of certain mining and finance companies, as well as additional US, UK and Swiss litigation to identify and recover the misappropriated assets and money
  • Representing a prominent Russian businessman as the subject of a financial regulation authority investigation by a Baltic country associated with the collapse and nationalisation of a major local bank
  • Providing strategic advice and guidance to senior management of a Russian business group whose principal was the subject of a widely publicised criminal investigation by Russian authorities
  • Advising senior management of a Russian mining giant facing a massive class action claim ‎in foreign courts for alleged dishonest business practices and financial manipulations
  • Representing a trading arm of a leading Russian metals producer in relation to Swiss criminal, arbitration and civil matters instigated by its partner to avoid payments under a very significant off-take contract
  • Representing a leading financial and industrial group in an investigation into potential civil and criminal claims and providing advice in connection with EU and US sanctions relating to Crimea


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