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Ksenia Shved (Ivanova)

Attorney, PhD in Law, Certified Mediator
Member of the Expert Council for Legislation Improvement of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation
Partner of the Bar Council, Head of International Practice, Family and Inheritance Law Practice

E-mail: ik@ivanovylaw.com
Tel.: +7 (921) 433 68 00

«If peace is possible, we will use all available mechanisms to reconcile the parties»

Advocacy experience since 1999. Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Certified Mediator, Member of the Expert Council in the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to assist victims of international child abduction.

Ksenia Shved (Ivanova) combined her legal and teaching activities at the Law Institute in Saint-Petersburg and the Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (former FINEC). She has made more than 10 scientific publications and has been involved as an expert on Russian law in the courts of Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ksenia's legal opinions formed the basis for delivery and reversal of foreign court judgements. She is a surrogacy expert, has experience in creating organizations that deal with surrogacy from scratch, as well as representing genetic parents and surrogacy companies in court.

  • 2017-2022 - Ksenia Shved is included in the Best Lawyers rating; recognised Lawyer of the Year - 2021 in the "Family law" category
  • 2016-2021 - practices headed by Ksenia Shved are in the top lines of Pravo.ru-300 rating in such categories as "Family/Inheritance Law" and "Dispute Resolution in Courts of General Jurisdiction"
  • 2017- Ksenia Shved is recognized as the Lawyer of the Season by Delovoy Peterburg business press
  • 2015 - St. Petersburg Bar Council Ivanovy & Partners is granted "Triumph" National Award in the field of advocacy and legal practice

Areas of practice: family and inheritance law, complex litigation with participation of foreign citizens, protecting the property of citizens staying abroad, drafting legal opinions on Russian law for foreign courts, drafting marriage contracts and other family law agreements, business protection from family legal risk, mediation (out-of-court dispute resolution, conciliation), debates about the return of children under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980, legal support of surrogacy.

Partner, Head of Family and Inheritance Law Practice, International Practice, Ph. D. in Law.

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