Tatiana Menshenina

Partner | London

Client Services Contact Federica Spagnoletti


Track record

Contractual dispute

Representing a UK marketing and advertising company, in a contractual dispute against a Russian biotechnical company.

GBP 14 million dispute

Representing a high net worth individual in a Commercial Court dispute over art objects ownership in an over GBP 14 million claim.

Commercial Court trial

Represented the successful Claimant in a three-week Commercial Court trial between two Russian business, with judgment of over US$7.5 million (Bestolov v Povarenkin [2019] EWHC 1992 (Comm))

Lichtenstein foundation

Representing a Lichtenstein foundation in discharge of Receivership Order application (in both High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings)

BVI company

Represented a successful applicant, a BVI company, in the discharge of a Receivership Order Application

Construction dispute

Representing a state - owned company (the respondent) in a multi - jurisdictional construction dispute in the ICC arbitration claim brought by Italian claimant. This case, apart from complicated construction issues, involves jurisdictional and assignment of FIDIC contracts issues with a crossover of Italian, French and Ukrainian laws

Bank dispute

Representing 79 private individuals based in Russia, who allege they were induced by the owners of one of the largest Russian banks, their associates and/or associated companies to give up secure deposits held at the bank in return for loan notes, which the Defendants knew could not and would not be honoured

Tracing and securing assets

Multi-jurisdictional litigation aimed at tracing and securing Russian based assets which have been concealed from our client, as a judgment creditor, by their alleged ultimate beneficial owner by means of a series of transfers through complex offshore corporate and trust structures. The matter has involved leading an effort to obtain Norwich Pharmacal relief in the Seychelles, in coordination with a local firm, providing support and evidence of foreign law for use in Russian proceedings and commencing enforcement proceedings in the BVI Court, successfully obtaining a Freezing and Receivership Order in the BVI as interim relief to secure the assets pending enforcement of a Russian judgment against shares in the BVI


  • 'When Can a Crypto Exchange Be Found Negligent for Failing to Prevent Fraud of a Customer/Shareholder,' ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE - June 9, 2023, speaker

  • Speaking TL4 FIRE Debate: The Future of the Industry & Likely Future Disputes (September 2022)
  • Speaking on ISTAC conference "Managing Arbitrators' Expectations" in Istanbul - June 2022

  • English Law week in St Petersburg on Recent Developments in English High Court Litigation - November 2019

  • Third Party Funding Event in Almaty - October 2019

  • "Structuring & Advising your Russian & CIS HNW Client" conference in London - October 2019

  • "Arbitration Breakfast" in Kyiv - September 2019

  • St Petersburg International Legal Forum - Business breakfast on Litigation Funding - May 2019