Valeria has over a decade of substantial UAE experience in practising corporate and commercial law with a focus on banking and finance.
She has advised UAE and international project sponsors and lenders in various asset finance and landmark project finance transactions across a variety of industry sectors, including water and electricity, aluminium and alternative energy.
Valeria graduated with honours from the Moscow Institute of International Relations (University) as a lawyer specialising in international law. Following a brief service with the Russian Embassy in Nicaragua, she practised international and Russian tax law with Ernst & Young in Moscow before continuing her legal career in Dubai.
Valeria is fluent in English and Russian and has knowledge of Ukrainian, Spanish, Italian and French.
“Valeria Lysenko, whose ‘advice is always well considered and comprehensive’.”
Valeria Lysenko is ‘one of the finest minds in the UAE’.
Valeria Lysenko, Partner in our Banking & Finance team, assesses the impact of the new UAE Federal Law No 20 of 2016 on pledges over movables as security for the performance of an obligation.
Partner, Valeria Lysenko in Banking & Finance considers the new federal procurement and warehouse regulations and what they mean for companies in the UAE.
The much awaited new commercial companies law (CCL) is widely expected to enable the grant of registered pledges over shares (or quotas) in limited liability companies. The effect of the possible legislative development and its potential to aid financing transactions may need to be carefully considered.
The merits and de-merits for seating arbitration in the DIFC using the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules for contracts with UAE counterparties are explored by Jonathan Brown and Valeria Lysenko.