Orlova Nadezhda
Attorney at law

Nadezhda Orlova heads FBK Legal and oversees the provision of legal services to oil and gas companies.

Nadezhda has specialized in commercial, financial, and tax law since 1993 and is an Attorney at Law at the Bar Association of Moscow.

She has experience in tax structuring, international tax planning, support to M&A deals, transfer pricing, tax consulting and due diligence, court representation and support for major Russian and multinational corporations.

Among her positive achievements are endorsements based on the independent legal rankings The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Pravo.Ru-300 and other ranking agencies which recommend FBK Legal as one of the best law firms in Russia, an achievement in which Nadezhda Orlova has played an instrumental role. In 2013 and 2014 FBK Legal was nominated in the category Best National Firm for the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence.

Nadezhda Orlova has been personally recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, World Tax 2018, Indirect tax 2017 and Kommersant among best tax specialists in Russia.

During her time at FBK, Nadezhda Orlova has taken part in key working groups and expert councils, including the Council of Experts under the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, as well as in the World Bank and EBRD programs to improve Russia's tax legislation.

She has also contributed chapters to Tax Law, the leading textbook on the subject, and is actively involved in educational programs in tax and financial law.

Major projects:

  • legal support of Gazprom’s investment activities as part of a project on the construction of the Power of Siberia gas transmission system;
  • comprehensive legal and tax support to a project on coal deposit development and railway construction totaling RUB 0.6 trillion;
  • developing possible options for a large helicopter holding to finance R&D of allied entities; tax risks assessment and tax planning for the purpose of opening a trade center in one of East Asian states;
  • managing a large-scale project, including, among other things, legal due diligence and further sale of one of the world’s biggest coal deposits (Elginskoye coal deposit) containing above 2.2 billion tonnes of reserves;
  • developing an investment pattern for an international project on the construction of a network of gas stations in Europe;
  • international tax structuring for major companies with regard to the newly enacted legislation on deoffshorization and CFC;
  • carrying out research and development for federal executive agencies, including the Russian Ministry of Finance, the Federal Tax Service, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service;
  • providing comprehensive tax and legal support to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee for over 5 years during preparations, staging and closing activities of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games;
  • providing tax and legal support to PJSC Gazprom and its multiple subsidiaries for over 16 years;
  • consulting support on reorganizing Rusnanotech State Corporation into an open joint-stock company;
  • managing a project on the transfer of assets to subsidiaries of Russian Railways (OJSC RZD) in the course of restructuring.


Tax structuring, international tax planning, M&A, transfer pricing, tax consulting and due diligence


2004 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Psychology, Psychology of Organizational Development and Human Resources Management

1995 Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, Tax and Finance Law

2000 Certificate in English, Cambridge University

Professional community

  • Bar Association of Moscow
  • Russian Managers Association
  • Member of International Bar Association (IBA)



  • Oil&gas
  • Energy
  • Chemicals and petrochemicals
  • Mining and metallurgy
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