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Anastasia Tropsha
Associate
0207 842 1677
07384 468498
Languages:
Russian, Ukrainian, German, Chinese, English
Multilingual associate Anastasia is an English solicitor-advocate and Ukrainian advocate. She focuses on international commercial litigation, business disputes and complex civil fraud. Her language skills have seen her work on court and arbitral proceedings for institutional and corporate clients across the EU, CIS and beyond.

Since joining the firm in 2018 and qualifying in 2021, Anastasia has worked on applications for innovative interim relief, proceedings in support of arbitration, cross-border contractual disputes and contentious insolvencies.

Anastasia’s practice focuses on disputes arising from bank liquidation proceedings and domestic employee fraud with an accent on technology-enabled wrongdoing. She has acted for traditional financial institutions and fintechs, cryptocurrency developers and fund managers in a full range of commercial disputes, preliminary investigations and enforcement proceedings. These include multi-jurisdictional asset tracing matters, applications for extensive worldwide freezing, search, disclosure and passport surrender orders, such as those obtained by Anastasia and the PCB team in one of Russia’s biggest ever bank frauds. Separately, Anastasia has successfully managed connected proceedings in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously, overseen the preparation of various expert evidence reports, and supported a parallel criminal complaint, investigation and prosecution.

Anastasia speaks five languages: English, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Mandarin, also currently learning Romanian and Greek. She is active in the professional community and a regular author of legal analysis publications, listed as a Dispute Resolution Expert on LexisPSL.

Notable experience
  • VNESHPROMBANK LLC V GEORGY BEDZHAMOV [2019] EWHC 1430 (CH): Anastasia assisted on this banking fraud matter and assisted with obtaining freezing, search, passport and bankruptcy trustee recognition orders on behalf of the Deposit Insurance Agency of Russia.
  • TUGUSHEV V ORLOV [2019] EWHC 645 (COMM): Part of the team in this complex multi-party commercial litigation, Anastasia participated in the preparation for the Case Management Conference, of a Security for Costs application and the process of disclosure.
  • VTB COMMODITIES TRADING DAC V JSC ANTIPINSKY REFINERY [2020] EWHC 72 (COMM): This ongoing $200 million dispute between two of Russia's biggest banks has seen a variety of complex interim applications in support of arbitration and Anastasia has been assisting the team with the preparation of pleadings and evidence, including that in respect of joinder and jurisdiction challenge applications.
Background
With a degree in Jurisprudence with European Law from Brasenose College, Oxford, and a Master’s in Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics, Anastasia began her training contract with us in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor-advocate in 2021. Anastasia has authored numerous articles and is a member of Lexis PSL’s Case Analysis Expert Panel on Dispute Resolution.
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