Natalia Afanasyeva

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy Practice


Civil law, corporate law, arbitration and civil proceedings.


In 2006, Natalia graduated with a degree in Law from Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University. In 2006, she was awarded a second university degree in Accounting and Audit from the Faculty of Economics of Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University.


Prior to Duvernoix Legal Natalia served as the Head of Judicial Defence Group in corporate department of large Russian enterprise. In 2013 Natalia became a Senior Associate in Duvernoix Legal. Since 2019 Natalia Afanasyeva is the head of the litigation practice.


Natalia has been recognized by Russian and international rating agencies.

International Rating Agency Best Lawyers:

Since 2020 Natalia has been recognized in the following categories: Arbitration and Mediation and Corporate Law.

The Rating: 

  • In 2019-2020, under the leadership of Natalia Afanasyeva, the litigation practice was included in Group 1 (gold ) in the category of “Arbitration Proceedings”

Rating Pravo 300: "Recommended Lawyers":

  • In 2021, Natalia Afanasyeva entered the 1st (gold) group of lawyers in the category "Arbitration proceedings".

Individual rating of lawyers according to “Kommersant”:

  • Natalia Afanasyeva – regional rating in the category “Commercial dispute resolution” (2021)