Dmitry Dobatkin


Paveletskaya sq.2 bld. 2
Moscow 115054

Tel: +74957979733
Fax: +74957979798


Specialises in equity and debt capital markets, structured finance, projects and project finance. Acted on initial public share offerings, Eurobond issues (including convertible and exchangeable bonds), securitisations, receivables and asset financings, projects, project financing and M&A transactions across a wide range of industry sectors (including oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, banking and retail). Advises major international investment banks as well as international and domestic corporates and financial institutions.

Professional experience

-2012 to date Senior Partner, Linklaters Moscow
-2000 – 2012 Partner, Linklaters Moscow
-1994 – 2000 Associate, Linklaters Moscow
-1993 – 1994 Trainee, Linklaters Moscow


-2005 – University of Oxford, Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
-1996 – University of Oxford, St Johns College, Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law
-1994 – Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, MA (Diploma) Law



From debt and equity issues through to derivatives and structured finance, our market-leading capital markets practice advises on the full range of UK, U.S. and domestic laws through our global network of offices.

A key strength of our practice is the ability to offer a global team combining technical expertise and wealth of experience with regular contact with listing authorities and regulators. With our extensive experience across the Euromarkets, the U.S. capital markets and Asia, we work closely with our clients to meet their expectations of, and need for, a full securities law service. We are a leading law firm for advice on complex and innovative issues at the forefront of the international capital markets.

Our aim is to be the leading global law firm, building relationships that endure through business cycles to ensure that top companies and financial institutions instinctively turn to us for support on their most important and challenging assignments.

Doing this requires a constant focus on our clients, a deep understanding of our markets, globally minded and committed people and responsibility and integrity in the way we interact with our communities and manage our impact on the environment.


Dmitry Dobatkin enjoys a “legendary reputation” for his work in this sphere. Clients comment on his depth of knowledge, stating: “He is probably as good a UK lawyer as he is a Russian lawyer, and one of the top Russian lawyers in the market.”
Chambers Europe, 2014