Partner | London
Secretary Chloe Whitthread
Tatiana is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.
She is an experienced commercial litigator, working on both court cases and arbitrations, with market-leading experience in complex cross-border disputes involving shareholders, cryptocurrency and digital assets, financial instruments and construction, asset tracing, cross–border enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards. She has led a number of high profile cases for both corporates and high-net-worth individuals facing personal and professional challenges. Tatiana sits as an arbitrator in commercial cases and she is also an accredited mediator, which adds to her experience navigating different routes to dispute resolution. She works with her clients to understand all available options and provides strategic solutions to help them reach a resolution.
Tatiana is particularly experienced in disputes involving parties from or with interests in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor – advocate in England & Wales and Russia and leads our Russia, Ukraine and CIS Group. Tatiana is also qualified as a Russian Advocate and was called to the Moscow City Bar in 2002. While this is a natural geographical focus for her, she also works with clients based in the UK, US, Spain, France, Netherlands, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Cyprus and has significant experience advising them in all manner of disputes involving these regions.
She is a regular speaker at various dispute resolution conferences and events and publishes articles on issues of jurisdiction, enforcement and arbitration.
Tatiana has 'excellent judgement and intuition’. She ‘has a near-unrivalled understanding of Russian and CIS-related commercial disputes’.
Tatiana Menshenina is a key contact in the international arbitration group.
She's great at explaining issues to clients in a way that they will understand and she can cross the business cultures and barriers.
Dual-qualified in Russia and the UK, Tatiana regularly acts for blue-chip Russian clients and high net worth individuals on high-value commercial disputes. She advises on corporate conflicts and ownership disputes.
Tatiana Menshenina is very good in creating rock-solid litigation strategies. Tatiana is extremely effective in managing the client’s expectations and bringing in results.
Tatiana Menshenina – knows the CIS market back to front. Commercially savvy.
Me in a minute
Years on still I believe that the right combination of logic, passion, daring and strategic thinking helps equally in court cases and everywhere else
My first degree was not law, it was applied mathematics. However, quite soon after graduation I realised that I need more extravert profession with lots of communication and emotions. However a passion to structure everything logically still dominates my approach to work (and everything else).
I remember discussing that I wished to become a lawyer with various people I met in my mid 20's and the range of answers ranged from 'it is too late' to 'this may be a good idea, but surely math is less boring'.I decided that a pure law degree was not enough, a combination of law and language should be more challenging. I qualified as a Russian advocate and as an English Solicitor Advocate and years on still believe that a right combination of logic, passion, daring and strategic thinking helps equally in court cases and everywhere else.