Elena joined Bedell Cristin in the International Private Client practice based in Guernsey in August 2021.
Elena has extensive wealth planning experience in designing and establishing bespoke asset holding structures, including trusts, foundations and private trust companies for private and business assets. Much of her work has an international element and she works closely with families to develop governance crucial to their structures. Her clients include individuals, trustees, government bodies, international financial institutions and family offices. She has particular experience acting for clients from Russia and the CIS.
Elena advises trustees on complex trust matters and regulatory issues. In addition, she has particular expertise in advising multi and single family offices and investment offices on establishment, governance and regulatory issues. In recent years she has established a number of single family offices in Guernsey for international families.
Elena has worked in Guernsey and the City of London for some of the world’s leading international legal practices specialising in wealth planning. She was also the Head of Legal of a single family office.
Elena is fluent in both English and Russian.
- Solicitor – England & Wales (non-practising)
- STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) TEP
- Guernsey International Law Association
Not admitted in Guernsey
Areas of Expertise
- 'Rising Star' – Legal 500 2021
- 'Associates to Watch - Offshore: Trusts – Guernsey' - Chambers UK 2021.