Ms Nadezhda Orlova > FBK Legal > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

FBK Legal
101990 MOSCOW
Nadezhda Orlova photo

Work Department

  • 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, , Women in Tax Leaders, and Kommersant newspaper 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

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Nadezhda OrlovaFBK Legal

The practice at FBK Legal expanded its expertise through its merger with St. Petersburg-based firm NB Legal Agency in 2019. The group is led out of the Moscow office, where managing partner Nadezhda Orlova, tax litigator Galina Akchurina and tax consulting expert Tatiana Matveicheva are the key contacts. The department garners praise for its tax work across contentious and non-contentious mandates, and provides the full scope of tax-related advice at a domestic and cross-border level. The team also increasingly focuses on tax monitoring services, and has recently launched a new tax monitoring group, chaired by Alexander Grigoriev. Tatiana Golovaneva and Mikhail Golovanev are also noted by clients. Dmitry Paramonov joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP in 2020.

Russia > PPP and infrastructure projects

The team at FBK Legal is led by Nadezhda Orlova, who specialises in tax structuring and the drafting of concessionary agreements and EPC contracts for the construction of oil and gas infrastructure. Alexander Ermolenko is also recommended for corporate transactions.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Best known for its strength in tax advisory, FBK Legal‘s team, led by Nadezhda Orlova, focuses on tax structuring and litigation, M&A transactions, investment into energy-related construction projects, and general corporate law matters.