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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 (studied at MGIMO). Awarded the Major Scholarship of the Inner Temple (UK) and the Yeltsin Scholarship for academic Excellence (Russia). 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 are often international, with a connection to the former Soviet countries and beyond. Clients benefit not only from my extensive legal and practical expertise, but also from understanding the culture, business and legal environment outside of the UK. 

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


Multilingual communication skills (bilingual English/ Russian, fluent 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 approach to problem solving is to "leave no stone unturned" 

  • Dispute resolution

- International arbitration

- Litigation

- Achieving pragmatic solutions through negotiations

  • Transactional advice and drafting

  • Other advisory work

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