Tatiana Menshenina


Tatiana is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team and focuses on disputes involving Russia and the CIS.

Tatiana is an experienced commercial litigator, working on both court cases and arbitrations, with market-leading experience in complex cross-border disputes, including digital assets disputes. She has worked on a range of high profile cases for both corporates and high net worth individuals.

Tatiana qualified as a Solicitor – Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience, Civil Proceedings (England and Wales). She is also qualified as a Russian Advocate and was called to the Moscow City Bar in 2002.

Secretary Chloe Whitthread


She’s great at explaining issues to clients in a way that they will understand and she can cross the business cultures and barriers.

Chambers and Partners Global, 2018

Tatiana has ‘excellent judgement and intuition’. She ‘has a near-unrivalled understanding of Russian and CIS-related commercial disputes’.

Legal 500 UK, 2017

Tatiana Menshenina is a key contact in the international arbitration group.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

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.

Chambers Global 2019

Tatiana Menshenina – knows the CIS market back to front. Commercially savvy.

Legal 500 UK, 2021

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.

Legal 500 UK, 2021

Track record




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

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

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))

Russian Federation, 2002

England and Wales, 2012

British – Russian Law Association

The Law Society of England & Wales

The Law Society International Division

Moscow City Bar

Russian Arbitration Association

Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (as member and an Arbitrator)

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

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.



  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukranian






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