I'm a partner and head of Bird & Bird's Russia Desk in London, offering over a decade of practical experience to businesses entering and working in the Russian market and advising Russian companies in their outbound activities.

Drawing on my practical experience, language skills and western approach to practising law, I advise our clients on a wide range of Russian law matters, with expertise in commercial, corporate, IP/IT, data protection and regulatory transactional work.

I have an indepth understanding of the Russian market and the challenges which multinational businesses face in the region. I assist clients in developing practical solutions in response to fast changing and often overregulated legal environment. I participate in multi-jurisdictional advice working with the colleagues in our international offices to support the clients in tight deadlines with complex legal advice on the issues which are at the forefront of the legal profession.

For matters that need expertise outside our practice areas, I provide a coordinated service by working with Russian firms – either by accessing our existing network or working with firms nominated by our clients. The key to assisting our clients meet their business objectives lies in successful project management. I work to ensure an "added value" service by applying a smooth end-to-end approach in order to deliver prompt, pragmatic and client-focused advice when involving referral law firms in the region.

I am a regular speaker at Russia-related seminars and workshops.

Education
  • BPP Law School, GDL & LPC
  • King's College London, LLM, Intellectual Property/IT
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law Faculty
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2008