Junior Associate
Maria Tararashkina

Maria Tararashkina is a Junior Associate with RGD’s Sanctions and Dispute Resolution practices.

Maria is experienced in compliance issues and the application of US, EU, UK and other jurisdictions' sanctions and restrictive measures as well as on secondary sanctions and countermeasures.

Maria has also participated in the issuance of Eurobonds and replacement bonds, and took part in projects on the issuance of digital financial assets.



Prior to joining the RGD team, Maria worked as a paralegal in the Moscow office of Akin, Gump, Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and later in a major international steel company.


Primary Practice Focus: Sanctions Practice, Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, International Litigation

Additional Practice Focus: Compliance, Сorporate Practice

Industries and sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Industry & Transportation

Languages: Russian, English, French, German

Landmark engagement experience

  • Comprehensive advice of corporate functions of a major international steel company on sanctions legislation, restrictive measures, secondary sanctions and countermeasures

  • Legal support of equipment supplies, advising procurement in order to comply with the EU, US, UK and other jurisdictions’ legislation and export controls

  • Comprehensive sanctions compliance of potential counterparties and transactions with them conducted for a major international steel company

  • Development and implementation of an effective internal system for monitoring sanctions and secondary sanctions risks

  • Representing a major international oil company as an operator in an oil and gas field development project in the Caspian Sea

  • Preparation of an intergovernmental agreement regarding the development, extraction and sale of hydrocarbons in the joint development zone

  • Representing a major Russian oil company in a dispute against an Italian contractor in the LCIA

  • Conducting due diligence procedures

Pro bono

  • Advising migrants and stateless persons. Participated in the return of stateless persons (former citizens of the USSR) from the USA to Russia


  • LLM, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2024

  • LLB, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2022


  • Russia, 2022

International Experience
Maria Tararashkina
Junior Associate