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Independent Legal practice


​Mrs Sjostrand is a practising barrister (advocate) in England & Wales (Call 2003; studied at BPP Law School) and a qualified Russian lawyer (since 1995, MGIMO). Major Scholar of the Inner Temple and Scholar of the President of the RF. From 2004 to 2014 practised from a set of commercial/ chancery chambers in Lincoln's Inn (London) before setting up her own legal practice in 2014.

A trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, board members and investors, bringing integrity, thoroughness and independence in order to navigate complex matters, achieve a positive outcome and assist the decision-making process.

Practice covers a broad range of commercial, corporate and chancery matters: contracts and liability for their breach, international joint ventures, shareholders' rights and remedies, directors' duties, insolvency, trusts, jurisdictional challenges, enforcement of arbitration awards and other conflict of laws matters, etc.

  • My mission is to add value to your business and contribute to your success.

International focus

Solid hands-on experience of international cases, projects and transactions.

My cases and projects often have a connection to the former Soviet countries. Clients benefit not only from my extensive legal and practical expertise, but also from understanding the culture, business and legal environment in those countries. 

Acting as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations and English law expert in foreign jurisdictions.


Multilingual communication skills (English, Russian and French).

Innovative legal counsel
Long-term strategic planning and vision, tailored approach, cost-effective solutions and flexibility.
  • My focus is on nurturing solid relationships of trust and lasting rapport.

  • My motto is to "leave no stone unturned" in problem solving.

  • Dispute resolution

- International arbitration

- Litigation

- Achieving pragmatic solutions through negotiations

  • Transactional advice and drafting

  • Other advisory work

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