Dr. Viktor Gerbutov

Lawyer (RU)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
Practice Group: Intellectual Property

Viktor Gerbutov heads the Litigation, Arbitration & ADR and co-heads the IP practice groups with Noerr Moscow. He has substantial experience in advising clients on – very often controversial and complex – issues of Russian civil law (in particular, contract law, collaterals and noncontractual remedies), corporate law and civil procedure. He represents clients before Russian courts as well as arbitration tribunals.


  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Civil law
  • Private international law



    • Legal studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
    • Internship at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany)
    • Postgraduate studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Civil Law Department), (Russia)
    • With Noerr since 2006


    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation in Russia, Best Lawyers 2020
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for Dispute Resolution in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA 2013 – 2019
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for Intellectual Property in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – 2019
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for Trademarks: enforcement and litigation, WTR1000 2018
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for Dispute Resolution in Russia, Chambers Europe & Global 2016 – 2017
    • Notable practitioner in IP, Chambers Europe 2016 – 2017
    • Top 10 Lawyers for IP in Russia, Kommersant 2017-2019
    • Recognized to be among top 10 litigators for Commercial Disputes, Debt Recoveries and Insolvencies in Russia, Kommersant 2017
    • Leaders´ League 2017: Trademark Litigation
    • “an excellent, experienced and proactive litigator with deep knowledge of both substantive and procedural law”, Chambers Europe & Global 2016
    • Viktor Gerbutov is praised by clients as being “responsive, practical and thoroughly knowledgeable”, The Legal 500 EMEA 2018


    • Intellectual property and information technology specialist at the Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration
    • Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
    • Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Russia), IP and Arbitration committees

    Selected Publications

    • Litigation and Dispute Resolution 2018, Russia Chapter, in: Global Legal Insights 2018 (with Artem Kara)
    • The Russian Law Chapter in the IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project 2016 – “Insurers’ Rights of Recovery (Subrogation/Recourse)”
    • Parallel Import. Results of 2015, in: Arbitrazh Practice, issue 01/2016
    • On the Subject Matter of the Claim and Restoration of Corporate Control, in: Herald of Economic Justice, 12/2015
    • On Disgorgement of Profit Resulted from the Use of Another Person’s Assets, in: Herald of Economic Justice, 08/2015
    • Notion and Forms of Enrichment in Unjust Enrichment Obligations, doctorate thesis, 2014
    • Disputes arising from state contracts declared non-arbitrable, in: International Law Office, 07/2014
    • Key Problems of Unjust Enrichment Obligations in: Herald of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court, 1/2014 (co-author Dr. Novak D.V.)
    • Evolution of Enrichment. To the Theory of Enrichment under Russian law in: Vestnik grazhdanskogo prava, issue 2/2012
    • Section on Russian Law in Handbuch IT-Litigation, Dr. Otto Schmidt, 2012
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