Tatyana Goncharova

Managing partnerTatiana Goncharova


  • Dispute resolution.

  • Due diligence.

  • Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions.

  • Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes

  • Regulation of the Monetary System

  • Enforcement proceeding

  • Telecommunications, subsoil use (mineral wealth exploration), hydromechanization


Tatyana Goncharova has appeared before the Supreme Court of Russia since 1995 and since 2005, has had three separate appeals heard by the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, including her first appeal in 2005, a complex bill dispute before the then newly elected Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, Anton Ivanov. This particular decision continues to be frequently cited in published commentary on the Civil Code related to securities legislation and definitions of evidence.

Tatyana Goncharova specializes in bills of exchange, customs and currency legislation and taxpayer protection. Mrs. Goncharova also has extensive experience in issues related to construction contracts, recovery of damages and corporate disputes. She is able to deal with disputes across the entire Russian jurisdiction and offers representation in St Petersburg, Moscow, Salekhard, Tyumen, Omsk, Surgut, Krasnodar, Kemerovo, Tomsk, Gorno-Altaisk, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk.

Since 2002, she has led teams of lawyers in representing and defending the interests of financial and industrial companies. Additionally, she was the first lawyer in the region to introduce a methodology for carrying out due diligence in M&A transactions.

In 2012, Tatyana Goncharova founded the LexProf law firm of which she is the managing partner.

The LexProf team has secured successful results for its clients on many occasions and has been a rated firm since 2015 when Chambers included the firm in its ratings under General Business Law – Russian Regions – Band 1. Since then, LexProf has been rated by Chambers Dispute Resolution (2018) and PRAVO.300 (2018).

The firm is currently conducting a number of matters in arbitration courts and providing legal support to a variety of projects in the construction industry.

Although Tatyana Goncharova is significantly involved in the management of her legal practice, this has not diminished her involvement in leading legal matters. For example, in June 2018, Tatyana participated in the hearing of a complaint by the Economic Court of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, relating to the judicial protection of the rights of trustees. In this case, the Court accepted the arguments put forward by LexProf and reversed a damages order made against LexProfs client in the lower court. The value of damages initially sought from the client was $2,000,000.

In 2017, the Governor of the Novosibirsk Region presented Tatyana Goncharova with an "Honored Lawyer of the Novosibirsk Region" badge for her services in strengthening law and order, protecting the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, and enhancing the legal culture. Ms Goncharova donated the associated money award to a children’s charity fund.

Tatyana is one of the founders of the Novosibirsk forum SibLegalWeek, which since 2015 is held in Novosibirsk with the support of the Government of the Novosibirsk region and the mayor of Novosibirsk.

The forum is free of charge for participants and attracts more than 1,000 people annually. Participants include high profile lawyers and representatives from major Russian and foreign law firms, the business community, federal and regional government organs, authorities, arbitration and federal judges. Participants of the forum came not only from Moscow, Sant-Petersburg and distant Russian regions, but also from other countries, such as USA, UK, Canada, Holland, Germany, Cyprus and Spain. Tatyana is an active participant in professional events and is a member of the Organizing Committee of the annual IBA conference on legal practice management.


Tatyana speaks Russian, English, Ukrainian, and Italian