Valeria is a Senior Associate with CIS LONDON specialising in venture investments and corporate governance. She is a lawyer qualified in Russia with an extensive background in intellectual property commercialisation and corporate law.
Prior to joining CIS LONDON in 2014, Valeria worked as a senior legal counsel for a Russian arm of an international record label. Thanks to her years of working in the region, Valeria has a profound understanding of the practicalities of doing business in Russia.
Valeria has advised on complex venture financings of various rounds, both directed at and originating from the CIS region. She has also assisted a number of international businesses in entering the Russian market and structuring their business locally. Her experience includes carrying out complex cross-border M&A projects involving groups of target companies.
Valeria graduated as a lawyer from the Russian State Humanitarian University and holds two UK degrees: a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Central Lancashire and LL.M. from University College London.