Galina Usorova

Galina Usorova


A dual qualified English Solicitor / Russian Advocat, Galina is based in the Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery Department. She has significant experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, civil fraud, extradition and Interpol matters.

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  • The Anglo-Russian Law Association
  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • Bar Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Female Fraud Lawyers Association (FFLA)
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)

Galina joined the firm in 2011 and has since completed her cross-qualification assessments to become an English solicitor. She holds Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law. Prior to joining Peters & Peters, Galina worked at the corporate department of Russia’s largest zinc producer.

At Peters & Peters, Galina has worked on a broad range of civil and criminal disputes. She has been an integral part of the team acting for the Second Defendant in the mammoth BTA litigation, cited as the largest fraud claim to have ever come before the English courts.

The more recent of Galina’s cases include:

Civil Fraud / Commercial Litigation

  • Representing principal shareholders of a major Gulf oil and gas construction company in a negligence claim brought against an international consultancy firm before the Dubai International Financial Centre Court.
  • Acting for a prominent Kazakh businessman in a £400m Commercial Court fraud claim brought by the LSE listed Kazakh and Manx group of companies of which he was formerly a major shareholder, director, and chairman.
  • Acting for two Russian nationals in a $6m LCIA arbitration action for breach of contract.
  • Acting for a prominent Kazakh businessman in a $300m claim brought by a major Kazakh Bank in connection with the acquisition and development of certain oil fields in Russia.
  • Representing a client in a $2.5m claim for deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation in the Commercial Court.
  • Acting for a UK national in High Court defamation proceedings and in a related multi-million arbitration claim brought against him by a Turkish yacht producer for breach of contracts.
  • Advising a beneficial owner of several offshore companies in relation to a contractual claim brought against the companies in Cypriot Courts.


Business Crime

  • Instructing and co-ordinating the work of foreign law firms in tax and money-laundering proceedings in France and Switzerland against a high-profile client.
  • Challenging INTERPOL Red Notices and securing removal of data from INTERPOL’s databases for clients subject to Red Notices issued by competent authorities of Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.
  • Successfully representing a number of clients whose extradition was sought by the Russian authorities.


To contact Galina please call:

+44 (0)20 7822 7784

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