Ilya Rybalkin is a founding partner of RGP and the head of our Dispute Resolution practice. His practice focuses on large-scale commercial cross border disputes, fraud litigation, investigations and reputation recovery matters. Ilya also advises major Russian and international clients on corporate activity, especially those having a significant litigation component.
Prior to founding RGP Ilya was a partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Hogan & Hartson and Noerr.He has over 20 years’ professional experience representing clients in complex, corporate disputes and developing legal strategies for international litigation and arbitration; internal investigations relating to allegations of corruption; cross border, white-collar crime matters; and regulatory investigations and enforcement matters, as well as investigations regarding improper dealings with public officials. Ilya’s credibility and depth of knowledge in relation to Russian and international fraud and asset tracing litigation is appreciated by clients and acknowledged by the legal press. He advises clients in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, energy, retail, real estate and media.Valuable experience and deep knowledge obtained through his corporate and tax engagements, as well as recognised skills in negotiation, have ensured that he has earned an outstanding reputation among clients and has become a highly valued strategic counsel by providing clients with excellent service.In addition, Ilya has extensive experience advising on corporate issues in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate restructurings with a significant contentious component. He has served as lead counsel on many large-scale transactions that have taken place in, or been related to, Russian entities in recent years.