Alexandra Alimova

Alexandra Alimova is an associate at RGD’s Dispute Resolution Practice. Alexandra also has experience in advising on various aspects of corporate law.


Prior to joining RGD Alexandra worked at one of the leading investment banks in Russia. Alexandra specialized in general corporate support of several companies, preparation of claims and notions, drafting and execution of corporate resolutions, policies and mid-level transactional documentation (complex loan agreements, SPAs, facility agreements, etc.). Also Alexandra was an intern at the major Italian-Russian generating company.

Alexandra is the author of academic articles on corporate law and is a finalist of several international competitions on foreign direct investment law (Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court).


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution, Corporate Practice

Industry Sectors: Financial Institutions, Industry, Energy & Natural Resources


Languages: Russian, English, German

Landmark engagement experience

Dispute resolution

  • Representing a private client in a high-profile criminal investigations in an EU member state, in the course of which unprecedented in scale and media coverage investigative actions were successfully challenged and declared unlawful

  • Representing a private client in administrative proceedings in an EU member state against the claims of the agency responsible for the enforcement of sanctions, which included challenging a series of large-scale and high-profile searches aimed at seizure of assets blocked subject to sanctions

  • Representing of an investment bank in a criminal dispute, including successful filing of a civil lawsuit and motions for a closed hearing

reputation recovery

  • Providing comprehensive advice and legal representation to a private client in matters related to the protection of honor, dignity, and business reputation and general PR matters in a number of jurisdictions. Providing strategic guidance, coordinating foreign advocates/consultants outside of Russia (including the UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France, Croatia, and etc.), and completing legal preparation for disputes concerning the protection of the client’s honor, dignity, and business reputation in foreign jurisdictions (with positive outcomes, including injunctions against foreign media in the client’s favor; signed cease-and-desist declarations, etc.). Developing comprehensive PR strategy, which included legal advice to the client and the client’s PR department, handling media relations, and preparing requests to publish responses and rebuttals

  • Providing legal support to the PR department of a major Russian investment holding company, handling relations with the media, filing requests to publish responses and rebuttals, managing claims, and representing the company in legal proceedings, including those in foreign jurisdictions


  • Ensuring of corporate approvals for a complex repurchase agreement between Russian and Cypriot companies more than 1.5 billion rubles worth

  • Rebuilding of corporate structure of a Russian financial holding after imposition of sanctions

  • Complex due diligence of Russian companies


  • LLM (with honours), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), International Law School, 2022

  • LLB (with honours), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, 2020


  • Russia, 2020

International Experience
Alexandra Alimova