Senior Associate
Tatiana Polevshchikova

Tatiana Polevshchikova is a Senior Associate at RGD’s Dispute Resolution Practice.



Prior to joining RGD, Tatiana worked at international law firms and as a Deputy Head of Legal at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC, Malaysia). She also interned at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Hong Kong and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Tatiana’s experience covers international construction, corporate and contractual disputes under arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the ICAC of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tatiana gained unique experience in the resolution of disputes in the Southeast Asia in course of her five-year work in the region. Tatiana supervised more than 200 arbitration matters, consulted on a wide range of legal issues arising in course of arbitration, mediation and statutory adjudication widely used in the construction industry. Further, she was involved in a number of legislative initiatives (in particular, introduction of amendments to the Arbitration Act of Malaysia and Mediation Act of Malaysia, third-party funding), as well as in the drafting of a number of key institutional documents (AIAC Arbitration Rules 2021, AIAC Virtual Hearing Protocol 2021, etc.). Tatiana’s experience also includes a number of cross-institutional projects, including in cooperation with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a few arbitral institutions in China and Southeast Asia. Tatiana authored a few publications and regularly speaks at conferences.



Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution

Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Telecom & Media

Languages: Russian, English

Landmark engagement experience



  • Advising a Turkish contractor in the EPC dispute under the ICC Arbitration Rules and participation in negotiations, which resulted in the settlement

  • Advising a Russian client in course of LCIA arbitration arising out of an alleged breach of non-competition agreement

  • Advising a Russian client in connection with a dispute against a Taiwanese company in course of the ICAC arbitration out of purchase and sale contract

  • Advising companies from Southeast Asia in connection to the construction disputes under the AIAC Arbitration Rules


  • Representing an American food company in a number of disputes with the management of its subsidiary in Russia

  • Advising a client on the issue of appeal of a number of procedural orders and final decision rendered under the Rules of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

  • Representing a Dutch investor in negotiations in relation to the dispute out of the joint venture agreement with the Russian company

  • Advising one of the major Dutch agricultural holdings in a dispute out of franchise agreement

  • Served as a member of the team that handled a series of Russian litigations related to the data localization and intermediary liability of social networks


Pro bono

  • Advising a number of newly established arbitral institutions in course of drafting arbitration rules and implementation of the best institutional practices

  • Advising young artists on art law issues arising in course of their activities



  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, Washington University in St. Louis, Fulbright scholar, 2015

  • Degree in Law (with honours), Mari State University, 2011

  Supplementary education

  • Art Law, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 2022

  • Tribunal Secretary, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), 2016

  • Mediation, Scientific and Methodological Centre for Mediation and Law, Russia, 2013



  • Russia, 2011


Professional associations

  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

  • Committee Member of Young THAC, 2022-2023

  • Representative of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2020-2021

  • Institutional representative at the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), 2019-2020

  • Co-founder and co-chair of the Young Practitioners’ Group established under the auspices of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

International Experience
Tatiana Polevshchikova
Senior Associate