Elena Shmeleva

Junior Associate

- elena.shmeleva@birchlegal.ru

Practice areas


Elena focuses on corporate and regulatory matters and advises Russian and international companies in connection to their activities in Russia.

Elena has experience in analyzing, drafting and writing contracts and other corporate documents, including the preparation of legal memorandums, as well as in conducting legal due diligence and preparing documents for further M&A transactions.


  • consulting for the world's leading consumer and commercial products company

  • assisting the Chekizovo Group with conducting due diligence for a Russian agricultural company in a major M&A transaction

  • assisting a global industrial organization of the United States on a wide range of contractual and other issues related to the supply of equipment to Russia

  • comprehensive corporate consulting for a French corporation with a number of luxury brands and specializing in luxury goods

  • consulting an Italian fashion house on corporate matters, as well as on issues of licensing of its subsidiary company in Russia


2017National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Bachelor’s Degree in Law


  • English
  • Russian


2022–pres.Junior Associate, BIRCH LEGAL
2020–2022Junior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland