Arina Dovzhenko

Specialist Partner

St. Petersburg

Specialist Partner, St. Petersburg


Fax. +7 812 335 22 21


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Arina Dovzhenko

Arina Dovzhenko is a Specialist Partner and the Head of the Real Estate & Construction Practice at Borenius Russia.

Arina advises clients on complicated issues of structuring international transactions, mainly those with real estate and land plots, including new construction projects and expansion/renovation of existing production and retail facilities, as well as asset management. Arina also has a profound expertise in the field of town planning and land issues as well as remarkable experience in the field of structuring construction projects (residential, commercial, industrial construction), she advises clients on various aspects of transactions in real estate, construction, renovation and lease of commercial space, and also helps clients implement investment projects. Arina provides support to construction contracts, sale, rental and other contracts.

Arina has under her belt a long-standing extensive practice advising clients on a wide range of commercial and civil law matters: her expertise includes working at foreign consulting companies, as an in-house counsel for Russian and foreign companies, and also in the notarial field.


The Best Lawyers

  • Real Estate Law (2021 – 2022)
  • Construction Law (2021 – 2022)

The Legal 500

  • Real Estate & Construction (2020 – 2021)


  • Specialist Partner, Borenius Russia, 2019 – Present
  • Counsel, Borenius Russia, 2019
  • Senior Associate, Dentons, St. Petersburg, 2017– 2019
  • Associate, Dentons, St. Petersburg, 2012 – 2017
  • Associate, Castrén & Snellman International Ltd, St. Petersburg, 2010 – 2012
  • Associate, International Paper, St. Petersburg, 2010
  • Legal Counsel, Russian engineering company, 2007 – 2010


  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Highest School of Economics, training program “Financial management for companies` executive managers and non-financial managers”, 2018, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University, Master of Law, Department of Commercial Law, 2010, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Law degree, Department of State Law, 2008, Russia
  • St. Petersburg State University, Philosophy degree, Department of Logic, 2006, Russia


  • Russian, English


  • Guild of Managers and Developers (GMD)
  • St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)