Elena specializes in the shipping law, insurance, litigation and commercial arbitration. Her experience in each of these areas exceeds twenty years.
The geography of Elena's projects in the field of the shipping law covers all continents. She advises on various legal issues arising from merchant shipping and related to the Russian law and practice: financing of fleets, building of vessels, purchase and sale of vessels, vessel registration, chartering, carriage, casualties and incidents at sea and in inland waterways, crew, arrests, customs clearance and other aspects.
Elena is a recognized expert in marine insurance. Largest Russian and foreign marine underwriters value Elena's professional opinion, and she handles particularly complicated cases.
Elena's practice also includes out-of-court counseling, representation of clients' interests in courts and in commercial arbitrations, legal analysis of disputes as an expert within court and arbitration proceedings in Russia and abroad. Elena's clients emphasize the depth and comprehensiveness of her legal analysis, her non-standard approach to solving difficult situations, and - most importantly – her strong sense of responsibility and honesty. The share of proceedings won or settled with Elena's participation makes the main part of her work.
Elena is an arbitrator of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of England.
Elena graduated with honors from Samara State University.
She speaks English and French.