Ms Karina Chichkanova > Dentons > St Petersburg, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Jensen House 5th Floor, lit. A
32-34 Nevsky Prospect
191011 St Petersburg

Work Department

Dentons' Russian Infrastructure and St. Petersburg Real Estate Practices


Karina Chichkanova has worked in Dentons’ St. Petersburg office since it was founded in 1993. She is a leading real estate, construction and infrastructure expert and has gained a high standing among clients and the professional community.

Karina Chichkanova also has extensive experience as an advisor to leading Russian and international corporate clients with regard to general corporate, civil and commercial law, foreign investment, M&A, structuring of real estate transactions, acquiring ownership of and leasing properties.

Karina has led a team of lawyers in a number of international investment projects implemented in Russia, including strategic investment projects in St. Petersburg and the Northwest Region, as well as PPP projects for the construction/reconstruction of multifunctional shopping centers, office buildings, hotels, major industrial facilities and residential developments. During the implementation of these projects, Karina has taken an active role in negotiations with the administrative authorities of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region and with the representatives of municipal authorities.
Since 2010, Karina has been co-chair of the Executive Committee of the St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA).

Karina has authored various articles and given numerous presentations on PPP, real estate, construction, privatization and investment issues.


Partner, legacy Head of the Russia Infrastructure practice, legacy Head of St. Petersburg Real Estate and Construction practice, Dentons (formerly Salans), St. Petersburg, 2008–present

Of Counsel, Dentons (formerly Salans), St. Petersburg, 2005–2008

Associate, Dentons (formerly Salans), St. Petersburg, 1993–2005


English, Russian


Co-Chair, SPIBA Executive Committee, 2010–present


Leningrad State University, 1990, Law degree

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > PPP and infrastructure projects

Dentons is a popular choice for major federal and regional PPP projects, as well as local concessions and infrastructure projects. The team is also active in PPP projects in the IT sector. The department is led by Vladimir Kilinkarov, who was a recent hire from Maxima Legal. St Petersburg-based PPP and real estate expert Karina Chichkanova is also highly regarded, as is Tair Suleymanov.

Russia > Real estate and construction

The real estate lawyers at Dentons ‘always manage to find the best solutions to clients’ problems and assist them in a timely manner’. The team advised Raven Russia on the $120m acquisition of Logopark Sever-2. Practice head Sergey Trakhtenberg has ‘an outstanding client-oriented approach and uses his extraordinary legal skills efficiently’. Based in St Petersburg, Karina Chichkanova has ‘extensive knowledge on infrastructure issues’. Vladimir Sokov joined from Pepeliaev Group in July 2018.