Liliya Akhmadullina


International Protection
+44 20 7724 4488
English, Russian


Liliya is a solicitor specialising in sanctions, bribery/anti-corruption and human rights matters. She has assisted both corporates and high-net-worth individuals on sanctions matters, including sanctions compliance, and has worked with both governmental and non-governmental organisations on wider human rights and anti-corruption matters.

Liliya’s experience covers both challenging sanctions designation and applications for licencing. Prior to joining Gherson Solicitors LLP, Liliya worked for another London-based law firm, where she assisted on sanctions and business crime cases. Before that, she gained over a decade of experience in a London-based consultancy firm, where she advised global corporates on their regulatory risks and helped them to develop and implement robust bribery/anti-corruption policies and procedures. Liliya has also worked for the United Nations Development Programme and Transparency International Global.

As a dual qualified lawyer, with experience of living, studying and working in Russia, the Netherlands, Czechia and the UK, Liliya possesses a unique set of skills, combined with an excellent understanding of political and business settings in Russia and its neighbouring countries. This allows her to provide a comprehensive analysis of the clients’ cases and find the best solution for them.

Much of Liliya’s work is international. In addition to the UK and European clients, she has worked on cases involving individuals and entities from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, India and Turkey.

Liliya holds a law degree from a university in Russia and LL.M in human rights law from Queen’s University Belfast. She has won numerous prestigious international scholarships for studying international public and human rights law in Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands and the UK.


  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales: 2022
  • Admitted as an Advocate in Russia


  • London Sanctions Advisors Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Female Fraud Forum

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