Alexandra Smorodina

Alexandra Smorodina is an associate with RGD's Dispute Resolution practice.


Prior to joining RGD, Alexandra worked at the Moscow office of a major Russian bank.


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution, International Litigation, Domestic Litigation

Secondary Practice Focus: Investigation

Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources

Languages: English, Russian

Landmark engagement experience

  • Representing PJSC Tatneft in USD 380 million English litigation proceedings in the High Court against four Ukrainian oligarchs – Messrs. Igor Kolomoysky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Pavel Ovcharenko and Alexander Yaroslavsky – in relation to huge and complex alleged cross-border fraudulent activities

  • Representing a major private energy generating company in a bankruptcy of a significant contractor in a dispute regarding subsidiary liability of its controlling persons, including former Minister for Open Government Affairs Mikhail Abyzov

  • Representing a major Greek bank in bankruptcy proceedings of Russian subsidiaries of a Greek development conglomerate following a EUR 40 million default under Greek law-governed facility agreements.

  • Representing German development conglomerate in several Russian disputes against a notorious businessman in St.-Petersburg emerging from pushing a Russian subsidiary into insolvency by concluding fake loan agreement and bringing the mother-companies to secondary liability for its debts.


  • LLM (with honours), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2019

  • LLB (with honours), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2017


  • Advocate, 2021

  • Russia, 2017

International Experience
Alexandra Smorodina