In 1992 graduated (Hons) from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (University) at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, International Law Department, Specializations: International Law and Foreign Languages.PhD jur.: in 2007 has defended a thesis (dissertation) on the topic: “Legal background and models of environmental impact liability insurance – comparative legal analysis” at the same Alma-Mater, Private International and Civil Law Department.
2011-2013 (graduated in September 2013): ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy, certified for international arbitration.
From July 2014 Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).
November 2016 – qualification exam on International Mediation Advocacy at Regent University (London).
From 1991 is a law practitioner. Has an experience with Russian and International insurance and reinsurance companies (1991-1995: with Cologne Re Representative Office in Moscow – as lawyer & underwriter, 1996-1998: with Renaissance Insurance Company – as a vice-president responsible for legal, underwriting and claims settlement, 1998-2000: with Ingosstrakh – as a director for special insurance programs).
From 2000 till 2010 – Founder and Partner at Law Firm AKP Consulting (Moscow).
From 2010 till 2015: Partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Law Firm AKP Consulting (Moscow). Managing Partner at AKP Beratung GmbH (Vienna).
Since December 2015: Advocate, Moscow Region Bar. Managing Partner at Bar Association of the City of Moscow “AKP Best Advice”.
In 2014-2016 – Member of the Board of Directors of Public Joint-Stock Insurance Company “Energogarant” (Moscow).
Since 2013 till now – Member of the Board of Directors with European Travel Insurance Company (Russian branch of the German insurer, Moscow), Independent Controller for Raiffeisen Life Insurance Company (Russian branch of the Austrian insurer, Moscow).
Lilia acts as an arbitrator and mediator in maritime, insurance, reinsurance, construction, financial and banking law, international sales of good contracts, agency contracts, etc.
She is a listed arbitrator with Russian Arbitration Association, Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, International Arbitration Court at AEB, Vienna International Arbitration Centre.
Member of the Board of the Russian Arbitration Association since April 2015.
Practicing lawyer for international arbitration (handles international arbitration cases as a party counsel and arbitrator, particularly with respect to the arbitration rules of the ICAC, MAC, UNCITRAL, DIS, ICC and LCIA), as well as for dispute resolutions in the state arbitrazh and state courts of general jurisdiction in Russia.
Scientific, Research & Public activity:
Lilia is an author of several theoretical and practical advanced training courses for the practitioners in insurance and reinsurance law and practice, dispute resolution and strategic management.
She frequently speaks on issues of law and legal practice at professional legal conventions and has published a substantial number of works on Russian civil and business laws, insurance and reinsurance law and practice, international law and arbitration (in particular, in «Insurance Business», «Insurance Law», «Laws of Russia», «Re Magazine», «Aerospace Journal», «Insurance Review», «Business Forum», Corporate Journal «Law Bulletin of Rosgosstrakh», Methodology Journal «Legal Regulation of the Insurance Activity», «Bulletin of the Russian Law Academy», «Justice», «Bulletin of the Federal Arbitrazh of the Moscow district», «Financial newspaper», Global Legal Insights – Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Comparative Legal Guide to Insurance & Reinsurance 2017 and other); co-authored number of monographs, studies and manuals on different aspects of her competences.
Lilia is a member of several working groups and expert committees, mostly for development of the legislation and regulatory environment.
Corporate, Civil and International private law; International arbitration and mediation; Insurance and Reinsurance law and practice; Antimonopoly regulation, M&A structuring and support, Market entry strategy; Compliance; Financial law, Transfer pricing and tax issues; Investment documentation and joint ventures arrangements; Labour and immigration; Licensing and permissions; Contract law; and General commercial issues.
Lilia has experience with foreign legal systems, continental and common law traditions, thus facilitating conveyance of findings to decision-makers from different legal cultures.
Lilia speaks Russian (native), Ukrainian (native), English (fluent), German (fluent), French (intermediate), Polish (intermediate).
Domestic and international companies from various industries, in particular, financial institutions (insurance, reinsurance companies, mutuals, insurance and reinsurance brokers, non-state pension funds, investment and management companies, banks); transport and logistics; industrial enterprises; IT-companies; investors, their affiliates and branches of the foreign companies in Russia and CIS, others.