Tatiana Petrova

Tatiana Petrova is an associate at RGD’s Dispute Resolution Practice.

Tatiana focuses on dispute resolution in Russian and foreign state courts. Tatiana also has experience in advising on foreign sanctions restrictions. She is an author of several publications on ESG issues.


Prior to joining RGD, Tatiana worked at a litigation practice of a German consulting company and at the sanctions law practice of the large Russian law firm.


Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution, Investigation, Compliance

Industry Sectors: Retail, Manufacturing 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 a German manufacturer of cosmetic products in a trademark dispute

  • Representing a German manufacturer of agricultural equipment in a dispute on imposing liability on a former CEO of the Russian subsidiary

  • Representing a European automobile manufacturer in a dispute arising out of supply contracts and lease agreements

  • Advising Russian and foreign clients on the application of US, EU, UK and Swiss sanctions, as well as on the application of the Russian restrictive countermeasures

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


  • LLM (with honours), National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), 2022

  • Student exchange, University of Bergen, Norwegian-Russian Scholarship program, 2021

  • LLB (with honours), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 2020


  • Russia, 2020

International Experience
Tatiana Petrova