Partners, counsel and associates

Khristofor Ivanyan

Khristofor Ivanyan
Partner
Khristofor Ivanyan advises clients on managing crisis issues with federal and regional state authorities and provides a sound legal counsel and practical political advice on entry to the regional Russian markets, negotiating state contracts and participating in public tenders.
Khristofor Ivanyan has profound knowledge in legislative and regulatory matters involving urban and land development, natural resources, food industry, state disputes.
As a litigator Khristofor Ivanyan has on numerous occasions participated as a strategist or a chief trial counsel in transborder commercial litigations involving issues of corporate fraud, asset tracing, insolvency, freezing of assets, white-collar crime. Khristofor Ivanyan on several occasions represented federal state bodies in disputes in the Russian Federation, the UK, the USA and Arab countries.
 

Work experience

2006 - present
Ivanyan & Partners law firm
Managing partner, partner

2000 – 2005
Major Russian law firm
Associate, senior associate, partner

1998 – 2000
Insurance company based in St.Petersburg
Head of legal department

1998 – 2000
Regional oil company based in St.Petersburg
Legal advisor

Education

1998 – 1999
Leiden University, Netherlands
LLM PIL

1993 – 1998
Saint-Petersburg State University
Diploma in law with honours

Professional membership

Since 1998 - Member of the Saint-Petersburg Bar Association

Since 2006 - Association of lawyers of Russia. Deputy Chairman of International 
Committee

Market recognition

Chambers Europe 2017: "Khristofor is always available and capable to provide strategic advice on complicated contentious and non-contentious matters"

Best Lawyers 2016: Leading expert in arbitration and mediation in Russia

Chambers Europe 2017, 2016: Leading expert in Corporate / M&A and Dispute Resolution in Russia

The Legal 500 2016: recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution in Russia

Chambers Europe 2015: Leading individual in Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market in Russia

The Legal 500 2015: recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution in Russia; “insightful and client-oriented”

The Legal 500 2012: ‘very thorough and diligent’, Khristofor Ivanyan has ‘a very good sense of the commercial aspects’

Awards and Honours 

2011 – Mr. Ivanyan received a token of gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation for active work on the protection of interests of the country.

2011 – Mr. Ivanyan received a token of gratitude from the Minister of Foreign Relations of the Russian Federation for assisting in the protection of interests of the country.

2005 - Mr. Ivanyan received a token of gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation for the achievements in the protection of interests and rights.

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