Leyla Ibragimova

Principal Associate

- - leyla.ibragimova@birchlegal.ru

Practice areas


Leyla acts on a wide variety of transactions with an emphasis on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and joint ventures.

Leyla also provides general corporate and governance advice to clients in a broad range of industries including agriculture, diversified industrials, construction, hospitality and retail.

In addition, Leyla is a frequent speaker at the Business Brunch series of events held by BIRCH LEGAL.


  • assisting the Cherkizovo Group with major transactions involving large agricultural companies in different Russian regions (Altaisky Broiler, Zdorovaya ferma, Pit Product, Samson, Cargill), including conducting legal due diligence

  • advising Tochka Bank on a project for acquisition of a software developer throughout all steps from legal due diligence to drafting, negotiating and executing transaction documents

  • assisting R.Stahl AG, a leading manufacturer of explosion-protected products, with a joint venture with Goreltex LLC, including conducting legal due diligence and drafting of transaction documents

  • assisting Rolls-Royce with the acquisition of the Kinolt Group, a Belgian producer of uninterruptible power supply systems, including conducting legal due diligence and providing further support with their corporate reorganization to integrate the Kinolt Group as well as the implementation of changes adopted at the HQ level

  • assisting Indutrade, an international technology and industrial group, in selling its Russian business through a management buyout

  • assisting with the corporate reorganization of an outsourcing services company for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, including the intra-group transfer of a Russian subsidiary


2016St Petersburg State University, Master’s Degree in Law
2015As part of a university exchange program, Leyla spent a semester at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she studied international and comparative law
2014St Petersburg State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Law


  • English
  • Russian


2022–pres. Principal Associate / Senior Associate, BIRCH LEGAL
2017–2022Senior Associate / Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
2015–2017Associate / Junior Associate, Hannes Snellman


Leyla has been recognized as a Rising star in Corporate and M&A and Agribusiness by the Kommersant Legal Rating 2023

Leyla was personally mentioned as a leading lawyer in Corporate and M& in the Pravo300 Legal Rating 2023

Leyla has been selected by Best Lawyers in Russia 2022 for her work in Corporate law

“We were supported by Mikhail Timonov and Leyla Ibragimova from Eversheds’ Russia team on this process. They did an excellent job, offering strong professional advice and always acting in the best interests of their client”, The Legal 500 2021

“Leyla Ibragimova is professional”, The Legal 500 2020