Elena Bokareva

Elena Bokareva is a Partner at FBK Legal.

She is in charge of legal services to oil and gas entities and banks using her extensive experience in legal support to big Russian corporations. She manages projects aimed to improve the Russian law related to town-planning.

Over 25 years of experience allow her to be an excellent coordinator of investment projects, legal due diligence assignments, and reviews of financial and business operations.

She is distinguished by her expertise in litigation and bankruptcy support (200+ projects).

With her dedication, enthusiasm and outside-the-box thinking, Elena can find solutions and deliver results, no matter how difficult the case may be.


  • Best Lawyers 2021 — Litigation, Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 — Dispute resolution: Litigation
  • Pravo.Ru-300 2020 — Land Law / Commercial Real Estate / Construction


Industry specialization
Construction / Real estate / Development
Industrial production and engineering
Pharmaceuticals, healthcare

Practice areas
  • Litigation support
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Legal due diligence and review
  • Legal support of complex projects to find solutions for business challenges


Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy

Major projects:

  • 100+ legal due diligence / review projects for companies from various sectors, including:

  • Developing a model and legal support of the transition of Gazprom Group companies from investment to agency relationships

  • Legal support to a general contractor during the construction of the Omsk oil refinery

  • Support to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee during preparations, staging and closing activities of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014

  • Representation during litigation / insolvency

  • Defending a general contractor in disputes over the recovery of the amount of works and losses totalling RUB 2bn, challenging of contractor agreements, withdrawal of materials and equipment

  • Defending a distributor in a dispute with the customs authority over the adjustment of the customs value of goods (518 adjusted declarations)

  • Defending a distributor in a dispute with the customs authority over the adjustment of the customs value of goods (518 adjusted declarations)

  • Defending an investor in a dispute with a state authority over the recovery of losses (RUB 64m), subsequent business sales support

  • Challenging creditors’ transactions during bankruptcy proceedings (RUB 700m) and removing claims from the list of creditors’ claims

  • Defending suppliers in separate disputes over bankruptcy cases related to a refund of payments for goods supplied

  • Defending an audit firm during an inspection by the federal treasury, in a judicial dispute over declaring its auditor’s report deliberately misleading

  • Representing a gas pipeline company in arbitration courts in disputes over the recovery of damages, demarcation of land boundaries, demolition of gas pipeline facilities and several related cases (10+ disputes)

  • Representing an oil&gas refinery (respondent in a lawsuit for the recovery of losses in the amount of $17m and claimant in a $8m counter-claim for the export of refined raw materials) in the arbitration court of PJSC Gazprom



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