Lilia Badretdinova

Lilia Badretdinova is a counsel at RGD’s Sanctions Practice. Lilia’s practice focuses on sanctions and anticorruption compliance. Lilia also has diverse experience in conducting complex compliance due diligence, internal compliance investigations, advising on various aspects of corporate compliance and business integrity, as well as regulatory issues related to the import into Russia/EAEU.


Prior to joining RGD team Lilia worked at Baker McKenzie.


Primary Practice Focus: Sanctions Practice, Corporate Practice, Compliance

Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Pharmaceutical Companies and Healthcare Industry, Telecom & Media

Languages: Russian, English

Landmark engagement experience

Compliance due diligence

  • Assisting a leader in radiation safety, measurement, and science in connection with the acquisition of a leader in radiation oncology quality assurance by conducting a compliance review of all parties (such as distributors and hospitals) of the target’s supply chain.

  • Sanctions and general compliance review of a third-party purchaser of up to 180 restaurants owned by US company operating fast food brands worldwide in Russia.

  • Advising a US multinational oil and gas corporation in connection with the acquisition of a Russian subsoil license holder by conducting sanctions due diligence of the target

  • Advising a Swedish video game company in connection with the acquisition of a Russian game publisher by conducting sanctions and general compliance due diligence of the target.

  • Advising Spotify on various issues related to its Russian launch, including sanctions advice and sanctions screening analysis of potential partners.


  • Conducted an internal compliance investigation into certain practices of the interaction of a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry with third parties in connection with the importation of the client’s products.

  • Participation in a compliance investigation on violation of UN sanctions regime by a Russian subsidiary of a global corporation.

  • Assisting one of the world's largest champagne producers in a review of open sources and its internal processes in connection with the alleged corrupt activities of its counterparty’s employees.


  • Advising a European generic pharmaceutical company on the development of a sanctions compliance program from the scratch, including third-party screening practices.

  • Audit of sanctions screening procedures of third parties (intake and periodic checks) of the Russian subsidiary of a Canadian gold mining company.

  • Assisting a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company with the development of the templates of international trade compliance clauses for the Russian market


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

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

  • Student Exchange Program, University of Helsinki, 2016


  • Russia, 2017

Recognitions & Awards

  • Pravo-300 - ranked among recommended lawyers in Sanctions

"Pravo-300" Ranking
International Experience
Lilia Badretdinova