Galiya Balgabaeva




Galiya has represented both foreign and Russian corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of matters in state courts and in arbitration proceedings, including contract, environmental, IP disputes, M&A-related litigation, sports arbitration and many other commercial matters.


  • representing a Russian IT giant acting as claimant in SCC arbitration

  • providing legal support in the acquisition of the Russian branch of an international consulting company by local management

  • providing legal support for a Russian HNWI in restructuring his US assets

  • representing a construction company to recover a debt under a guarantee issued by a foreign parent company in the ICAC

  • providing legal support for a plywood plant’s former owner and managing director regarding a claim of appeal in a dispute arising from warranty claim under an SPA

  • advising a global leader in the confectionary sector in respect to a claim concerning the suspension of manufacturing


2021Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO), Master’s Degree in international Private and Civil Law (cum laude)
2019Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations (MGIMO), Bachelor’s Degree in Law (cum laude)


  • English
  • Russian
  • French


2022–pres.Associate / Junior Associate, BIRCH LEGAL
2022Junior Associate, Tomashevskaya & Partners
2020–2022Trainee, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner