Education: holds a law and PhD jur. degrees from International Law Faculty of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations cum laude, is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), is certified for international arbitration from the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy; qualified for international mediation advocacy at Regent University (London); certified for Intercultural Mediation and Emotional Intelligence from BRDGES Academy (USA); certified by the International Islamic Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (IICRA) as arbitrator and expert in Islamic law and arbitration (2021); member of the mediation advocacy list at the International Mediation Institute (London). Lilia is Russian qualified attorney at law.
Professional experience: Lilia has unique practical experience in Russian and international insurance and reinsurance companies since 1991 (Cologne Re, Germany, Renaissance Insurance Group, Russia, Ingosstrakh IJSC, Russia), and since 2000 has been leading her private practice as legal advisor and attorney at law.
Lilia participated as an advisor in projects to enter the Russian market for the biggest insurers from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, the USA, the largest specialized insurers for export credit insurance of France, the Netherlands, Belgium, the largest reinsurers of France and Germany; in complex legal support of Russian subsidiaries of foreign investors; in international share sale and purchase transactions of insurance companies, construction industrial enterprises, IT technology and communication companies, restaurant, industrial and financial holdings; NPF restructuring; in the reorganization and foundation of international holdings with the participation of companies in the jurisdictions of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Cyprus; acted as a legal advisor in the settlement of losses of varying degrees of complexity and scope in the electricity industry, metallurgy, operation of sea vessels, aviation and aircraft industry; she is a day-to-day attorney on a wide range of competencies for companies in various fields of activity and industries.
Lilia successfully represents clients in state arbitrazh courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, including in corporate disputes, tax disputes, antitrust disputes, appeal of transactions concluded under the foreign law, cross-border family disputes with an international element, recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards, legal consulting on the arbitral awards enforcement procedure in Russia, Austria, Germany, France.
Lilia is a certified international arbitrator, included into the lists of recommended arbitrators, in particular, of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation (also member of the Nomination Committee), Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA), German Institution for Arbitration (DIS); International Arbitration court “Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers” (Belarus), Representative Neutral to serve as Arbitrator, Mediator, Negotiator, Ombudsman at the Federation of Integrated Conflict Management (FICM), as well as listed mediation advocate at International Institute of Mediators (IMI).
Lilia focuses her practice on dispute resolution, including international and domestic arbitrations. Lilia acted both as a party representative (counsel) or arbitrator, as an expert to the case in dispute resolution conducted under DIS, ICC, LCIA, VIAC, SCC, ICAC, MAC, UNCITRAL and other Rules and pure ad-hoc proceedings as well as a mediator. Lilia has experience in successful mediation procedures in corporate, labor, family disputes, including the including in multi-cultural and multi-jurisdictional cases (in particular, between parties of Russian, German, Austrian, French, Hong Kong, Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Georgian, Tajik, Uzbek, and other origin).
Lilia is a member of the following professional associations: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow; Russian Arbitration Association (Member of the Board since 2015), American Bar Association (ABA, member of the Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Sections); International Bar Association (IBA, member of the Arbitration Committee, Insurance Law Committee, Banking Law Committee, Professional Ethics Committee); International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Austrian Arbitration Association (AUAA), Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA), Federation of Integrated Conflict Management (FICM); International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration (IICRA); ArbitralWomen; signatory of the Equal Representation In Arbitration Initiative ERA Pledge.
Since 2017, as a member of independent observers, Lilia participates in the work of Working Group II “Arbitration and Conciliation” and Working Group III “Settlement of Disputes between Investors and States” Of UNCITRAL.
Lilia is a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker, and speaks English, German, French and Polish.
Research and teaching: Lilia is the author and co-author of several monographs, textbooks and study guides, the author of about 100 scientific and scientific-practical articles, a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, seminars and roundtables.
Lilia is Editorial Board Member of Arbitration.ru.
Areas of competence: Lilia advices Russian and international clients on investment structuring, corporate law and corporate governance, contract law, civil law and civil procedure; private international law; international arbitration and mediation; insurance law and reinsurance; antitrust regulation; structuring and transaction support; strategies for investors to enter the market; financial/tax law; labor law, migration and integration regulation; family law with a foreign element. Lilia’s areas of legal practice also include international law, complex damages, data protection, competition/antitrust and bankruptcy law issues.
Areas of interest: the origins and development of intercultural communications.
Hobbies: Lilia is interested in oil and watercolor painting, collecting antique books on law and international politics, riding, chess.