Elizaveta Belotserkovskaya

Senior Associate

- elizaveta.belotserkovskaya@birchlegal.ru


Elizaveta’s primary focus areas are commercial litigation, international arbitration, and mediation.

Besides representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, Elizaveta advises on a wide range of matters under contract law which is her major field of professional and academic interest. Combining her expertise in contract law and commercial dispute resolution, Elizaveta drafts agreements containing tools for the comprehensive protection of her clients’ interests in the event of potential future disputes with their counterparties.

Elizaveta also regularly participates in our corporate and M&A practice group’s projects. In short, if there are any signs of a corporate conflict, Elizaveta helps build the defense strategy for the client.

Elizaveta is a frequent speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia as well as other events and forums on a wide range of legal matters.


  • preparing an appeal to the Russian Constitutional Court to review several provisions of the Russian State Commercial (Arbitrazh) Procedural Code and legislation on arbitration

  • representing Wärtsilä Vostok in several court proceedings against а shipyard which violated its obligations to pay for works performed under a contract

  • representing a Russian diamond mining company in arbitration proceedings under SCC rules against a foreign counterparty in a dispute under a supply contract governed by CISG

  • representing an international investment company in several interconnected court and mediation proceedings related to the termination of a joint investment project for the construction of multi-apartment residential buildings and their interconnected infrastructure. The conflict between the investor (Cyprus) and the developer (Russia) entailed several lawsuits against each other, as well as against the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre, and Cartography. In the course of mediation, the parties agreed not only on the outcome of the mutual claims but also on the prospects of their further relations and the protection of the interests of the consumers who bought apartments in the buildings under construction

  • advising a top 5 English Premier League football club on structuring arbitration agreements in contracts with the Russia-related elements

  • representing a client in mediation proceedings conducted at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation


2018St Petersburg State University, Master’s Degree in Civil Law, Family Law, International Private Law
2016St Petersburg State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Law


  • English
  • Russian


2022–pres.Senior Associate, BIRCH LEGAL
2017–2022Senior Associate / Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
2016–2017Associate / Junior Associate, Hannes Snellman