Dr. Viktor Gerbutov

Lawyer (RU)
Associated Partner
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. Viktor represents clients before Russian courts as well as arbitration tribunals.


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



    • Studied law 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)
    • At Noerr since 2006


    • One of the leading lawyers for IP, arbitration and mediation, Best Lawyers (2021-2022)
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for insolvency and reorganization law, litigation and IP in Russia, Best Lawyers (2020 – 2022)
    • Recommended as leading lawyer for international commercial arbitration, international dispute resolution in Russia, Kommersant (2020-2021)
    • One of the leading experts for international arbitration, Pravo.ru-300 (2020)
    • One of the leading experts for trademarks: enforcement and litigation, WTR1000 (2018 – 2021)
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for restructuring and insolvency in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2020-2021)
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for dispute resolution in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2013 – 2021)
    • Recommended as one of the leading experts for intellectual property in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2014 – 2021)
    • Top 10 lawyers for IP in Russia, Kommersant (2017-2019) 
    • 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)
    • Recognized to be among top 10 litigators for commercial disputes, debt recoveries and insolvencies in Russia, Kommersant (2017)
    • One of the best experts for trademark litigation, Leaders´ League (2017) 
    • 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

    • Jurisdictional uncertainty in internet disputes in Russia, Lexology, Mondaq, 04/2019
    • Litigation and dispute resolution 2018, Russia chapter, Global Legal Insights 2019 (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, Arbitrazh Practice, issue 01/2016
    • On the subject matter of the claim and restoration of corporate control, Herald of Economic Justice, 12/2015
    • On disgorgement of profit resulted from the use of another person’s assets, 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, International Law Office, 07/2014
    • Key problems of unjust enrichment obligations, 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, Vestnik grazhdanskogo prava, issue 2/2012
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