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Geliya Chukmarova

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Geliya Chukmarova
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Areas of Expertise

Geliya is a Russian advocate and a member of the Moscow City Bar. She has experience in commercial litigation, civil, criminal and financial fraud cases.

Geliya previously worked for 8 years at the litigation department of the biggest Russian oil company and gathered extensive experience in commercial, corporate and tax litigation, representing the company and its subsidiaries in various courts in Moscow and regional courts of Russia.

Recent Work

  • Advising a Russian businessman in relation to proceedings in the Commercial Court in London. Following a US$ 300 million judgment, the client has been found guilty of being in contempt of the High Court by breaching the terms of the Freezing Order.
  • Advising in relation to international arbitration on the basis of European Energy Charter, investment treaties and European Convention of Human Rights.
  • Assisting in relation to commercial litigation cases proceeding in the courts of England and Wales relating to LIBOR, SWAPS and market abuse.
  • Assisting in relation to representation of a former solicitor who is accused of money laundering in relation to high profile corruption offences.
  • Advising in extradition matters.

Professional Associations

Geliya is a member of the British-Russian Law Association, Anglo-Russian Law Association, British-Kazakh Law Association, British-Azerbaijani Law Association, and Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.


Geliya published several articles in the business newspaper Kommersant UK and Russian legal blogs.