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Dmitry B. Dyakin

Dmitry B. Dyakin

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Moscow, , RUS


Dmitry has over 15 years of experience in litigation and international arbitration, particularly in disputes involving state monopolies and companies with foreign investment in oil & gas, banking and construction sectors. He has conducted more than 500 proceedings, acting for companies such as Alfa-Bank, Alfred C. Toepfer, Bank Petrocommerce, Bayer, BP, Conde Nast, Credit Suisse, Iberdrola, Lafarge Cement, Miratorg, Renaissance Capital, RTM Group, Sanofi, Tetra Pak, UC Rusal and others.

Dmitry has expertise in international arbitration and also experience of arbitrating under ICC, LCIA, ICDR, GAFTA and ICAC (MKAS) rules. His recent major cases include:

  • Representing the Irish taxpayer-owned bank in the US$ 4 billion plus a complex multi-jurisdictional litigation dispute over landmark assets in Russia.
  • Defending the client in international arbitration and further enforcement proceedings, having  recovered about RUR 100m in debt assigned by Nestle Russia LLC to Crobotol Investments Limited.
  • Representing a global petroleum company in a corporate dispute in Russia.
  • Representing a major Russian city in an international arbitration case over the termination of a concession agreement.
  • Representing the shareholder in the SCC in a corporate dispute as a result of an M&A transaction over a number of valuable assets in Russia.
  • Representing a Russian automotive manufacturer in an arbitration case in Stockholm under ICC rules.
  • Representing a Lithuanian agribusiness company in its four claims in the ICAC (MKAS) and in the subsequent enforcement procedure.
  • Representing a British company in the ICAC (MKAS) in a charcoal supply agreement dispute.
  • Representing a major Russian telecommunication company in connection with a corporate dispute in New York under AAA rules.
  • Representing a major German grain trader in an international arbitration under GAFTA rules in connection with defence from parallel torpedo litigation initiated by the respondent in Russian courts;
  • Representing the Russian Federation in an international arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules in connection with ExxonMobil's claim.

Dmitry has represented clients in a number of precedent-setting cases in Russia. These include: representation of a major Russian bank in the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of Russia in a bond default case; representation of a Russian industrial group in a corporate dispute over major ownership of a cement plant; representation of the world's largest cement manufacturer in a dispute with a Russian power monopoly; representation of a transportation company in its dispute against a railway monopoly's subsidiary in connection with servicing contracts; and many others.

Dmitry’s career path includes the role of General Counsel at a Russian holding company and Managing Partner roles at two law firms.

Dmitry Dyakin is listed among the Russia's top arbitration practitioners by Global Arbitration Review. His other recommendations include Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, Legal Experts EMEA, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: CIS, International Who's Who of Commercial Litigation, International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Dmitry is the co-author of The Dispute Resolution Review book (UK, 2010) and the author of a number of articles published in international and Russian journals.

Dmitry holds a LLM degree from the New York University School of Law (USA), an Executive MBA degree from London Business School and Columbia Business School, an Honours Degree in Law from the Moscow State Social University and a Masters degree in Private Law from the Russian School of Private Law.

Mr Dyakin is admitted to the Moscow Bar Association and is a member of its International Relationships Committee. He is the regional representative of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)'s Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) in Russia and the CIS. He is also a member of the Advocacy and Notariat Committee of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, the Work Group on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Russia; the Russia/Eurasia Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)'s Young & International group, the ASA Below 40, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the International Bar Association, and the SIAC Users Council.

More information: http://epam.ru/eng/team/dmitry-dyakin

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