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Nadezhda Orlova

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FBK Legal

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  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Energy & Natural Resources


Managing partner, 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, along with strong expertise in providing legal support for major Russian and multinational corporations.
Nadezhda Orlova has been personally recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA, World Tax, Indirect Tax 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 to the Budget and Taxation Committee of Russia's State Duma, as well as in World Bank and EBRD programs to improve Russia's tax legislation.
Responsible for legal matters in the working group arranged by the Ministry of Justice, Federal Chamber of Lawyers and Ministry of Finance of Russia to improve legislation that regulates the legal services market and unite all lawyers in a bar association. Nadezhda was selected by the International Bar Association as Russia's National Reporter of the IBA Tax Committee for 2017 and 2018. She contributed chapters to Tax Law, a seminal textbook on the subject, and is actively involved in educational programmes in tax and financial law.


Russian, English


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


2004 Psychology of Organizational Development and Human Resources Management, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University.
1995 Tax and Finance Law, Faculty of Law, Moscow State University
2000 Certificate in English, Cambridge University


Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

At FBK Legal, managing partner Nadezhda Orlova assists Gazprom with regulatory matters concerning its activities and development projects in the Kirinsky subsea gas production complex, the Kovytkinskoye gas field in the Irkutsk region and the Gryazovetskaya compressor station, among others. She is also working alongside Alexander Yalushkin in advising Gazprom on its investment and development activities pertaining to mineral extraction projects.

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PPP and infrastructure projects

Within: PPP and infrastructure projects

FBK Legal is notably active in projects in the oil and gas, natural resources and transportation sectors, where it assists with risk assessments, the development of concessionary agreements and project implementation. Nadezhda Orlova advises Gazprom on several large-scale oil and gas and mining infrastructure projects. Alexander Ermolenko is also recommended.

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Within: Leading individuals

Nadezhda Orlova  - FBK Legal

Within: Tax

FBK Legal has notable expertise in tax planning and domestic and international structuring, due diligence and tax litigation, and counts Glencore International and Russian Fish Company among its list of clients. Nadezhda Orlova specialises in tax structuring and planning and is a popular choice for clients in the oil and gas and energy sectors. Galina Akchurina has 'a strong reputation' in tax litigation; in recent works she successfully represented the interest of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy in a complex audit case concerning transfer pricing totalling $77m. Tatiana Matveicheva and Dmitry Paramonov focus on tax planning. Tatiana Grigorieva, Alexander Grigoriev and Olga Krivitskaya are recommended for tax disputes.

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