Litigation (including criminal law)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Real Estate & Construction
Anti-Corruption Law / Compliance
Irina Onikienko is a Partner at Capital Legal Services since 2011 and heads the Dispute Resolution Practice, the Intellectual Property and Exclusive Rights Protection Practice, Tax Law Practice and the Real Estate and Construction Practice. Irina is an attorney at law since 1994 and is currently member of the St. Petersburg City Bar Association; she has been awarded the attorney medal of 2nd degree “For merit in defending people’s rights and liberties.” Irina Onikienko is a leading expert in litigation protecting business interests (including defense in criminal cases), pretrial dispute settlement, including labor disputes, resolution of contractor disputes involving FIDIC, issues tied to anticorruption law, and more.
Irina has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for Russian and foreign companies, including representing client interests in commercial arbitration courts and courts of general jurisdiction in disputes with tax, customs and antitrust bodies, as well as other authorities. Irina Onikienko provides legal support for large-scale investment projects, comprehensive due diligence of real estate, land transactions, commercial and industrial real estate, support in infrastructure projects on gas and electric power supply, construction projects using FIDIC standards, consults on anticorruption procedure issues, licensing and obtaining of necessary approvals from state authorities, and protects client interests in intellectual property. Irina has unique experience in negotiating and resolving disputable issues tied to dismissal of top management.
The team, the quality of services, competence and work results of the practices headed by Irina Onikienko have been highly assessed not only by Capital Legal Services clients, but also by leading international rating agencies Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Irina Onikienko has authored many articles on real estate and construction, as well as court practice and is a constant participant in the most important industry conferences. Irina acts as a legal expert at events held by international business associations.
Irina is also involved in pro bono work– she is an expert in the Center for Community Procedures “Business Against Corruption,” arranges support for charity organizations and social initiatives (for many years the Firm has been providing support for the Gift of Life fund and SOS Children’s Villages) and major eco-social projects (global Arctic expedition of Fedor Konyukhov and Victor Simonov).
Areas of Law:
- Litigation (including criminal law)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Real Estate & Construction
- Labor Law
- Intellectual Property
- Anti-Corruption Law / Compliance
- Tax Law
- St. Petersburg State University, Department of Law, 1991