Ekaterina Zhevkova


- ekaterina.zhevkova@birchlegal.ru


Ekaterina advises clients on a wide variety of corporate, commercial and contract law issues. Ekaterina specializes in comprehensive legal support in the acquisition and sale of businesses, joint ventures, and in support of corporate procedures and reorganizations.

She has experience in preparing legal memoranda and participating in acquisitions, being responsible for corporate, contract, regulatory (compliance) and real estate due diligence, legal risk management, drafting a wide range of transactional and auxiliary documentation, negotiations, and representing clients before state authorities.

Ekaterina also has experience in international law on corporate and commercial matters, as well as in intellectual property law and IT.


  • advising YIT on the sale of its Russian assets to Etalon Group at all key stages of the transaction, conducting vendor due diligence, organizing a tender, preparing the transaction documentation and closing the RUB 4,5bn deal

  • advising and providing comprehensive support for the sale of Russian assets of a Scandinavian company in the textile industry

  • providing comprehensive legal support of the core business issues for an international toy manufacturer

  • conducting real estate due diligence for the Cherkizovo Group as part of several major acquisitions of leading agricultural companies in various Russian regions

  • providing comprehensive legal support for the sale of real estate by a leading Scandinavian investor
  • consulting on corporate and contractual issues for various manufacturing, agricultural and IT companies


2019National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Master’s Degree in Law, Civil Law and Commercial Law
2017National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Bachelor’s Degree in Law


  • English
  • Russian
  • French


2022–pres. Associate, BIRCH LEGAL
2019–2022Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
2018–2019Paralegal, Dentons
2017–2018Senior Legal Counsel in Support of International Legal Relations, Ilim Group