Our team


Diana Solopchenko

Managing Partner
Lawyer (LL.M)
Translator, Interpreter

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Cell: +7 (926) 927-90-22

e-mail: info@solopchenko.com


CV in English (download)

CV in Russian (download)





  • Lawyer
    Higher education (degree - Specialist). Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL). Diploma with honours. Specialized in Company Law;

  • Lawyer, LL.M
    Pericles Law Center. Global Business Law Program, Anglo-Saxon Legal Family;
  • Translator & Interpreter
    Higher education (degree - Specialist). Moscow Institute of Linguistics (MIL). English and Finnish language, faculty of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication.


  • Before starting private practice worked as an Associate in International Law Firm Gide, Loyrette, Nouel; Associate in Russian Law Firm "Yukov, Khrenov and Partners"; Legal Assistant in Legal Department of CJSC "VTB Capital" (investment division of the VTB group); Legal Secretary in International (Top-5) American Law Firm "Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP".


  • Litigation;
  • Company law & Joint-Stock Legislation; 
  • Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships, Concessions;
  • Labour law;
  • Retirement & Family law.


  • Litigation. Representing Clients’ interests in court procedure, drafting appeals, cassation appeals, supervisory appeals, appellate requests and other requests;

  • Contract drafting. Drafting contracts, legal opinion letters and memoranda, commenting on updates of legislation, legal research;

  • Legislative drafting. Drafting and amending Federal Law Drafts of the Russian Federation, Model CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) laws and other legal acts;

  • Due Dilligence, risk analysis of corporate issues;

  • Consulting on Public-Private Partnerships, Concession and Infrastructure projects, representing clients’ interests in tender (auction) procedures on the part of tender (auction) organizers, on the part of tender (auction) participants;

  • Cooperation with State Authorities: Federal Antimonopoly Services for receiving prior approval on transaction; Federal Tax Service; Federal Bailiff Service; The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography – Rosreestr; the Federal Service of Financial Market; the Department of Internal Affairs;

  • All kinds of translation & interpreting. Written translation of legal, technical, commercial, economical and political documents, interpreting at conferences, business meetings.


Urusova Maria

Head of Tax and Finance Practice

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e-mail: info@solopchenko.com




  • Lawyer
    Higher education.   Specialized in Company Law.  Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL);

  • Manager
    Higher education.  Specialized in Company Management. 
    Russian New University (RosNOU),  Moscow.  


  • 2014-2015: "Mannergheim" Ltd., Deputy Chief Executive Officer;
  • 2010-2014: Law Firm "Inter Liga", Head of Legal Department. In 2011 promoted to Council on corporate and tax law;

  • 2009-2010: "Debyut" Ltd., Chief Accountant;

  • 2007-2009: Arbitrazh Court of Moscow, specialist of 1st category;
  • 2006-2007: "Consulting and methodology of Accounting" Ltd., Chief Accountant. 


  • Tax and Finance law;
  • Company law;
  • Litigation.


  • Due diligence, analysis of a transaction with foreign counterparties from the point of view of tax risks;

  • complex accountancy and tax planning of a legal entity;

  • drafting local corporate acts and instructions;

  • representing client's interests in the Pension fund of the Russian Federation, in the Fund of social insurance;

  • organisation of tender procedure and settlement of relations with supply and delivery counterparties;

  • protection of client's rights during an in-house audit and field tax inspection;

  • litigation and contestation of tax inspection decisions;

  • development of full complex of accountancy documents necessary for maintenance of a legal entity;

  • successful litigation on tax issues concerning inaction and misconduct of tax inspections including successful VAT recovery. Calculation of reimbursable VAT amounts;

  • Reconciliation of accounts, including reconciliation of all accounts starting from the setting up of the company within a period of more than 5 years. Successful mediation on the issue;

  • legal consulting on means of tax optimisation, development of internal tax policies.