Yadviga Pavlovich

Attorney-At-Law, Moscow

Yadviga joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2020. She is responsible for litigation services.  

Yadviga is an advocate, member of the Moscow City Bar since 2013. In 1994-2005, she worked as an in-house lawyer in major Russian banks and oil and gas companies. Since 2005, she worked in Moscow offices of US and European law firms, specialising in representing client’s interests in Russian arbitrazh and regular courts. She has represented clients in international and Russian arbitration courts in the cases for acceptance and enfrorcement of foreign court decisions.  

Yadviga also represented clients in corporate disputes, for example, in the legal dispute between Norwegian telecommunication services provider Telenor and Russian Vympelcom, as well as in disputes arising from agreements on construction, goods supply (including international supplies) and logistics, in tax disputes, bankruptcy cases, labour disputes, banking services for private clients, etc. 
 
She also participated in legal disputes in international regular and arbitration courts in the USA and Great Britain, has prepared expert opinions on Russian Law for the High Court of England and Wales, US district courts and arbitration courts in commercial disputes, including the cases “Boris Berezovsky vs. Roman Abramovich” and “VTB Capital plc vs. Nutritek International Corp”. 

She has in-depth knowledge in corporate law, and M&A, and took part in projects on due diligence of Russian oil and gas exploration and oil-processing companies, and telecommunication services providers, where she was responsible for assessment of intellectual property rights, licensing and court proceedings. Yadviga advised clients on the Russian commercial law, including corporate restructuring, and control change, corporate approval of deals, mandatory share buyback, main shareholders’ and management responsibility. 

Yadviga graduated with degrees in Law and Foreign Languages and Literature (English) from Lomonosov Moscow State University, she continued her studies there, pursuing a postgraduate degree in Civil and Private International Law at the Faculty of Law. She has a PhD in Independent Documentary Obligations, and a PhD in Law.

Yadviga is recognised by the international Legal 500 and “Best Lawyers in Russia” rankings, and listed in the Russian Pravo.ru 300 rating.

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