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Vasily Torkanovskiy

Vasily Torkanovskiy

Vasily Torkanovskiy heads the international law practice group at Ivanyan & Partners. He has extensive experience in international dispute resolution, including major public international law cases as well as commercial litigation abroad. In the latter domain he has been involved in a broad array of matters, but his particular specialism is commercial fraud litigation. Vasily has acted for the state and private litigants in a number of jurisdictions, including domestic courts in a number of European countries and various international fora.

Apart from his litigation experience, Vasily assists the firm’s clients in transnational business structuring and corporate matters. His focus on international regulatory and compliance law makes his advice particularly relevant in developing balanced and risk-conscious solutions.

As well as native Russian, Vasily is fluent in both English and French. 


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Work experience

2006 - present
Ivanyan & Partners law firm
Associate, senior associate, then head of international law practice group and partner


2004 – 2009
State University - Higher School of Economics
Diploma in law with honours

University Paris-I Pantheon-Sorbonne
Master I, droit économique

University of Cambridge

Professional membership

Since 2011 – Member of the Saint-Petersburg Bar Association

Market recognition

The Legal 500 2016: recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution in Russia; Vasily Torkanovskiy provides ‘well-balanced, insightful advice on international law and regulation’

The Legal 500 2015: recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution in Russia

Awards and Honours

In 2011 Mr. Torkanovskiy received a token of gratitude from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for the achievements in protection of interests of the country.

In 2013 Vasily received a silver medal from the Minister of Justice for his assistance in the protection of the interests of the state.

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