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Galina Usorova

T: +44 20 7809 2806 M: +44 7825 943 080 Email Galina | Vcard Office: London

Galina Usorova Associate

Contact details

Galina Usorova

Galina Usorova
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2806 M: +44 7825 943 080 Email Galina | Vcard Office: London

Galina is an associate in the commercial litigation team. She is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Russian advocate, and holds a master’s degree in international commercial law. Galina works on high profile multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, with a particular focus on cases involving allegations of fraud and dishonesty.
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Galina acts for both claimants and defendants in proceedings before the English High Court and litigates disputes involving offshore vehicles conducted in jurisdictions such as the Channel Islands, BVI, Switzerland, Cyprus and the DIFC.

Galina also represents corporates and high net worth individuals in financial crime investigations and regulatory matters.

The more recent of Galina's cases include acting for a prominent Kazakh businessman in three individual sets of proceedings before the High Court arising out of allegations of conspiracy and fraudulent misappropriation of £600 million, and representing the founders of a major Saudi oil and gas construction company in a breach of duty claim brought against an international consultancy firm before the DIFC Courts.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Fraud and asset tracing

A Russian oligarch

Acted in the first ever successful applications before the BVI courts for freezing and receivership orders in support of a Russian restraint order with the value of over $60 million.

Saudi high net worth individuals

Acted for founding shareholders of a major Saudi oil and gas construction conglomerate in a $450 million claim for breach of duty and an indemnity brought before the DIFC Court as a result of a report produced by an international consultancy firm for the Saudi stock market regulator.

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc v Baglan Zhunus

Defended a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $325 million Commercial Court fraud claim brought against him by the LSE listed Kazakh and Manx group of companies.

Alliance Bank JSC & Baglan Zhunus

Acted for a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $300 million claim brought by a major Kazakh bank in connection with the acquisition and development of oil fields in Russia.

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors

Represented the second defendant in one of the largest and legally significant claims ever brought before the English High Court.

China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd v Chun Chi Wai & Ors

Acted for three defendants in relation to ancillary freezing and disclosure orders sought in aid of a $500 million fraud claim brought by the liquidators in Hong Kong. 

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc v Baglan Zhunus

Defended a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $325 million Commercial Court fraud claim brought against him by the LSE listed Kazakh and Manx group of companies

Alliance Bank JSC & Baglan Zhunus

Acted for a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $300 million claim brought by a major Kazakh bank in connection with the acquisition and development of oil fields in Russia.

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors

Represented the second defendant in one of the largest and legally significant claims ever brought before the English High Court.

China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd v Chun Chi Wai & Ors

Acted for three defendants in relation to ancillary freezing and disclosure orders sought in aid of a $500 million fraud claim brought by the liquidators in Hong Kong.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

  • CIS and CEE

As a Russian qualified lawyer and an advocate, Galina has acted in a number of high profile cases involving parties from Russia and the CIS. She has assisted in making and defending applications for worldwide freezing, receivership, disclosure and other interim relief orders emanating from these jurisdictions.

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc v Baglan Zhunus

Defended a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $325 million Commercial Court fraud claim brought against him by the LSE listed Kazakh and Manx group of companies.

Alliance Bank JSC & Baglan Zhunus

Acted for a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $300 million claim brought by a major Kazakh bank in connection with the acquisition and development of oil fields in Russia.

A Russian oligarch

Acted in the first ever successful applications before the BVI courts for freezing and receivership orders in support of a Russian restraint order with the value of over $60 million.

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors

Represented the second defendant in one of the largest and legally significant claims ever brought before the High Court.

A Russian banker

Co-ordinated the client's defence in relation to civil and related regulatory proceedings brought against him and his companies in France, Switzerland and Cyprus.

More: CIS and CEE

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