Elena Barinova, Russia, Moscow
Elena Barinova, Client Director, is heading the legal search & selection business in Russia and CEE at NEUMANN.
Elena joined the group in January 2012 and is both a key member of its Legal & Professional Services competence centre and of NEUMANN Legal, NEUMANN’s dedicated specialist legal search & selection business.
She is highly regarded within the legal community and has received several accolades from the leading international legal directories, including Chambers Europe, Who is Who Legal and Best Lawyers.
In 2004 Elena joined the real estate practice of the leading commercial law firm that is now Goltsblat BLP, achieving partner and Head of Practice status for the Real Estate Investment and Finance group. Elena started her professional career at the Moscow office of White and Case in 1998 before joining a major Russian law firm where she became senior associate and advocate upon admission to the bar.
She is a graduate of Moscow State University Law School (highest honours), with post-graduate studies at the Russian School of Private Law under the President of the Russian Federation, at the University of Leiden in Netherlands and Institute for Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation. Apart from her native Russian, Elena is also fluent in English.
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