Magdalena is an Associate in the Finance and Banking Disputes group, specialising in complex financial services litigation and civil fraud claims, but also working on general commercial litigation and arbitration matters (including under LCIA and ICC rules).
Magdalena regularly acts in high-profile civil cases, both for individuals and corporates. She has extensive experience of CIS matters.
Having graduated with a LLB and a LLM in Law from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO – University) in 2009 and 2011, Magdalena went on to complete a Ph.D. in Law at MGIMO in 2015 before moving to the UK. Magdalena is a dual qualified lawyer qualified in both Russia and England. As a native Russian speaker Magdalena is often the first point of contact for high-net-worth Russian speaking individuals. Magdalena is also fluent in German and French.
Magdalena is a member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association.
- Acted for a high net worth Russian to defend claims brought in civil and criminal proceedings in England and Switzerland by Russian State regarding allegation of a large scale fraud and collapse of a Russian financial institution.
- Defended an ultra-high-net-worth individual in a $300m. civil fraud claim before the High Court.
- Acted in a multi-jurisdictional matter between Russian oligarchs in a claim worth over $2bn.
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia, PhD in Law
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia, LLM in International Private and Civil Law
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia, LLB in International Private and Civil Law
Articles and Publications
- It's nothing personal - Court of Appeal rejects claims against a director for company's negligence, by Derval Walsh, Magdalena Evstratenkova, Lexology, 12 October 2022.
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: devolution of powers, by Magdalena Evstratenkova, Monograph on Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law, 2018.
- General characteristics of the organisation and activities of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, by Magdalena Evstratenkova, Monograph on Topical issues of Comparative, Foreign and Russian Constitutional law, 2017.