Karina Epifantseva

Head of anticrisis management and bankruptcy practice


Bankruptcy, civil law, arbitration.


In 2011 Karina graduated from the Department of Civil Procedure of the law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. In 2017 she received a Master's degree in law in at the HSE. Since 2016 Karina has been the arbitration managing director, a member of the Union of Official Receivers Avangard.


Karina supported investment projects of one of the Russian banks as an associate. Then she moved to a large law firm and supported bankruptcy procedures. Prior to joining Duvernoix Legal Karina was a partner and a project manager at a law firm. In January 2019, she joined Duvernoix Legal as the head of the crisis management and bankruptcy group.


Karina has been recognized by Russian and international rating agencies:

  • In 2018 Karina won the nomination of Best Case;
  • Karina became won the nomination of "Lawyer of the Year 2018" according to Business Petersburg;
  • In March 2019, Karina was awarded in the category "Influential Women of Petersburg 2019".

International Rating Agency Best Lawyers. Karina Epifantseva - has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2020.

Since 2020 Karina has been recognized in Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

International rating IFLR1000. Under the leadership of Karina Epifantseva anticrisis management and bankruptcy practice was nominated in Tier 5 Restructuring and insolvency.