Yuri previously spent 15 years of his career with a major ‘magic circle’ international law firm in Moscow and London. He also served as General Counsel for a major Russian investment group. His areas of expertise include international M&A, cross-border financings, and sanctions. He is an experienced litigator in the field of sanctions, and regularly advises clients on matters relating to compliance.

He holds an LL.M from University College London and a Ph.D. in law from the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University.

He is a Russian advocate, a solicitor of England & Wales, a member of the Irish Bar and an associated member of the Brussels Bar.

He is fluent in Russian and English.