Yanina Petrovskaya

Certified Translator (DE, EN, RU) / Of Counsel

Tel.: +423 376 65 35

Ms. Petrovskaya is a multilingual expert in Russian law, with a focus on corporate and contract law. It also supports your international clients in other areas relevant to the Russian market, such as employment law, compliance and IP protection.

She advises large and medium-sized companies, especially in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, in their projects in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Ms. Petrovskaya has also mastered the very high administrative and legal costs in Russia & CIS compared to Europe. With her understanding of the Russian mentality, Ms. Petrovskaya therefore mostly works with her clients in the long term, thus building a lasting trust relationship with the clients. She understands how to handle German and international clients in an efficient and uncomplicated legal way, while showing a great understanding of the (legal) cultural background.

Selected customer references and projects


Russian, German, English, Polish, Spainish

Career history

  • Head of Legal & Compliance, a Liechtenstein Wealth Management & Fund Management Company, Liechtenstein (2015 -2016)
  • Head of Corporate Practice (2014 -2015), Lawyer (2012 -2014), Balashova Legal Consultants, Moscow
  • Head of the Department of International Cooperation, A.I. Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow (2008-2012)


  • Master’s degree in law (Swiss law), University of Lucerne (from 2016)
  • Seminars on European and German corporate and insolvency law, Advoselect EWIV, Hamburg (2015), Chemnitz (2014)
  • Further training course “Legal regulations for real estate and real estate transactions under Russian law”, Institute of Continuing Education M-Logos, Moscow (2014)
  • Studies of law with the specialization of company law, Lomonosov Moscow State University (2009-2013)
  • Summer school at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, introduction to Austrian law, Salzburg (2011)
  • Studied Linguistics (German and English), Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk (2002-2007)

Presentations (selected)

  • Fulfillment of the court’s decision in nature. How do you get what you own in the court and not just the compensation? Lecture in the course of the event “M & A business in Russia – current law novellas: Open meeting of the committee for legal questions”, AHK, 2015, Moscow
  • Receivables management in Russia, Lecture within the framework of the event “Contracts with Russian Business Partners”, IHK Koblenz, 2015, Koblenz

  • Main Aspects of Russian Real Estate Law Adviselect EEIG, 2015, Hamburg
  • Recognition of international arbitration awards in Russia, presentation at the event “Recognition of court judgments in Russia and abroad – Theory and practice: Open session of the Legal Affairs Committee”, AHK, 2015, Moscow
  • Collateral for your business in the short term, talk at the conference “Crisis management in Russia – practical aspects”, AHK, 2015, Moscow
  • Current developments in the Russian labor and migration law, talk at the “Law in Russia” conference, 2014, Berlin
  • Main Legal Aspects of European Sanctions against the Russian Federation. Presentation for the event of the European Law Association. Advoselect EWIV, 2014, Moscow
  • Administrative and fiscal responsibility of the Director General and current legal practice, lecture within the framework of the Open Day Event, AHK, 2013, Moscow
  • Presentation on the due diligence of brownfield objects. Seminar of the Committee on Legal Questions on “Building Production Sites in Russia – Legal Aspects”, 2013, Moscow
  • Changes in the Russian civil code regarding collateral, talk at the event Open Day, AHK, 2012, Moscow

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Publications (selected)

  • On the innovations in the Civil Code, East-West Contact Journal, 2015
  • Further improvement of legal certainty. For companies relevant innovations in the fields of Russian economic, corporate, labor and migration law in the years 2014 and 2015 in: German-Russian Economic Yearbook, East-West Contact Journal, 2014

  • More control possible. New Changes in the Civil Code: Distribution of competences in Russian societies and the principle of dual control in the Russian company law, East-West Contact Journal, 2014
  • Control of Russian companies and directorates-general, contributions to workshops and roundtables, “Law in Russia”, 2014

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Practice areas

Business and financial market law

  • Corporate and company law: (set-up, M & A, joint ventures, resolutions)
  • contracts
  • Real Estate & Investment Projects
  • Labor Law & Compliance
  • Protection of IP rights