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Evgenia Ashworth
0207 842 1662
07741 312563
Russian, English
Evgenia is an associate in the commercial litigation team, acting for clients on a wide range of high-value commercial disputes and complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claims. She has particular expertise in Russian and CIS-related disputes.

Being a Russian qualified lawyer, Evgenia brings expertise in both common law and civil law. Before qualifying with Byrne and Partners in 2020, she gained valuable experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, including undertaking a four-month, in-house secondment with a global pharmaceutical company.

Notable experience
  • Acting for the claimant in multi-million-dollar Commercial Court dispute (Danilina -v- Chernukhin) involving issues relating to dishonest assistance, offshore trusts and arbitration.
  • Acting for a defendant in USD $300 million claim (Tatneft –v- Bogolubov and others) in the Commercial Court in London.
  • Acting for Kuwaiti investors in High Court proceedings in relation to a substantial fraud concerning high-value property development projects.
In addition to being admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Evgenia is a Russian qualified lawyer. She studied law at the St Petersburg State University, Russia, and then completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course (distinction) at The University of Law in London. Evgenia joined Byrne and Partners in 2017. She is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
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