OUR TEAM
A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR PEOPLE, OUR APPROACH TO RECRUITMENT AND TEAM BUILDING AND, ABOVE ALL, WHY WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF CHANGE
Egor Boyarkin
Principal
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
eboyarkin [at] bpl.mc
Egor Boyarkin
Principal
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
eboyarkin [at] bpl.mc
Eugenia Alekseyev
Partner
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
ealekseyev [at] bpl.mc
Eugenia Alekseyev
Partner
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
ealekseyev [at] bpl.mc
Alexey Shinkarenko
Senior counsel
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
ashinkarenko [at] bpl.mc
Alexey Shinkarenko
Senior counsel
Tel: +7 495 228 48 46
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
ashinkarenko [at] bpl.mc
Inna Krutoyarskaya
Senior associate
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
ikrutoyarskaya [at] bpl.mc
Inna Krutoyarskaya
Senior associate
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
ikrutoyarskaya [at] bpl.mc
Dr Pierre Hayhow
Corporate & legal counsel
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
phayhow [at] bpl.mc
Dr Pierre Hayhow
Corporate & legal counsel
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
phayhow [at] bpl.mc
Peter K. Murphy
Counsel
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
pmurphy [at] bpl.mc
Peter K. Murphy
Counsel
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
pmurphy [at] bpl.mc
Gioulli Akperova
Head of Moscow office
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
gakperova [at] bpl.mc
Gioulli Akperova
Head of Moscow office
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
gakperova [at] bpl.mc
Chimese Nkwabilo
Corporate secretary
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
cnkwabilo [at] bpl.mc
Chimese Nkwabilo
Corporate secretary
Tel: +377 977 73147
Fax: +377 977 73148
cnkwabilo [at] bpl.mc
Anna Anatskaya
Secretary
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
aanatskaya [at] bpl.mc
Anna Anatskaya
Secretary
Tel: +7 495 228 48 47
Fax: +7 495 228 48 46
aanatskaya [at] bpl.mc

Times change and we change with them, says the old adage. Yet, this is not enough: to succeed we must change faster than the times do.

We need vision to see a path through an unexplored territory. And we need courage – and self-confidence too - to follow this path.

But how do we encourage our team to try new things while expecting technical excellence and practical wisdom? And how do we find such people?

We do extensive search. We find, recruit and develop exceptional people - wherever they are - empowering them to do and think differently. We don’t care about distance - in the world of modern technology it doesn’t exist. We care about excellence, vision and prudence.

We work as a team and use our collective capabilities to help our clients pursue the right opportunities at the right time in the right place. We know how to mix innovation with experience, practical wisdom with vision and passion with meticulous attention to detail.

That is why clients value our support.

Egor Boyarkin
Principal

Egor Boyarkin is the founder and the principal at BPL International Legal Advisors, focusing his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international arbitrations and litigations, general corporate matters and Russian corporate matters.

He represents corporate and private clients in complex cross-border mergers & acquisitions and in large-scale international arbitrations and litigations. Egor Boyarkin is based in the firm’s Monaco office and is responsible for overall operation of the firm.

Prior to establishing Boyarkin & Partners, Egor Boyarkin worked with international law firms Mayer Brown, Skadden Arps and Dewey LeBoeuf in Uzbekistan (1997-1998), England (1999-2000) and Russia (2001-2006), and from 2006 to mid-2007 he was a senior legal advisor with BP plc in London being in charge of legal aspects of BP investments in TNK-BP, Russia.

Egor Boyarkin received his Masters’ degree from Sidney Sussex College (Cambridge University) in 2001 and a law degree from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in the city of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 1997. In 2012 Egor Boyarkin became a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and in 2014 he became a Fellow of the CIArb.

Eugenia Alekseyev
Partner

Eugenia Alekseyev focuses on general corporate law, M&A, corporate finance, derivative instruments and structured products.

Ms. Alekseyev joined BPL International Legal Advisors in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Eugenia was an associate with Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York, United States and in Moscow, Russia, and also worked at Ambac, a financial insurance institution in New York, U.S.

Her experience includes representing large corporate clients in significant M&A transactions as well as providing general corporate advice. Eugenia has also represented financial institutions and end-users in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex transactions involving derivatives and structured products including interest rate, energy, commodity, equity and credit derivatives, amongst others. She co-authored “Shelter from the Storm. Derivatives Strategies Can Balance Volatile Investments” published in “Best’s Review” in February 2008.

Ms. Alekseyev received an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law in 2007 and a law degree (with honours) from Moscow State University in 2005. Ms. Alekseyev is admitted to practice law in New York and Russia.

Alexey Shinkarenko
Senior Counsel

Alexey Shinkarenko is an international legal counsel with over 20 years of professional experience in cross-border M&A and investment projects across the globe with an overall value more than US$20 billion.

Alexey Shinkarenko assisted the AAR consortium (Alfa, Access and Renova Group) in the resolution of the conflict between TNK and British Petroleum, one of the greatest corporate battles in Russian history.

Prior to joining BPL International Legal Advisors, Alexey Shinkarenko held top positions with major Russian and multinational companies including chief legal counsel of A&NN Group, a law practice partner with PwC in Moscow and senior associate with Hogan & Hartson LLP, now Hogan Lovells.

Alexey holds a master of law degree from the Russian-German Institute. He also studied European Law in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Alexey Shinkarenko speaks Russian and English.

Inna Krutoyarskaya
Senior Associate

Inna Krutoyarskaya focuses her work on corporate and regulatory matters, including establishing and operating of legal entities, M&A, secured financing and a wide range of transactions with corporate securities.

Before joining BPL International Legal Advisors Inna worked for Morgan Lewis, Dewey & LeBoeuf and Deloitte. She graduated from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent.

Inna speaks Russian, English and Spanish.

Dr Pierre Hayhow
Corporate & Legal Counsel

Prior to joining BPL International Legal Advisors, Dr Hayhow worked as a legal counsel & compliance officer in a Monaco notary office, as a corporate & legal manager in a corporate services company and as a lawyer & corporate secretary in an accounting firm based in Monaco.

Dr Hayhow holds a Doctor of Law degree (summa cum laude). He also received a LLM in International Business Law, a LLM in Business Law, Taxation & Accountancy, and a Master's degree in Law.

Dr Hayhow speaks English, French and Italian.

Peter K. Murphy
Counsel

During his career, both as a businessman and a diplomat, Peter K. Murphy has held a number of top positions in Europe, Latin America and the United States. His understanding of commercial and political realms is exceptional.

Since 2007, Mr. Murphy has been the first Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Principality of Monaco. In 2010 he opened the first Embassy on the Order of Malta in the presence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco and its Minister of State. Prior to this posting, Mr. Murphy held top positions in the United States diplomatic service throughout the world during his 31-year career.

Following his diplomatic career, Mr. Murphy has held a number of top positions in the business sector. On behalf of an American investment group, in 2006, he established Marco Research S.A.M. in Monaco and held the position of President/CEO until 2015.

Mr. Murphy is the holder of several professional awards conferred by the government of the United States and several foreign countries. He is a graduate of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and in addition undertook graduate work at Harvard University. He is also a graduate of the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

Besides English, he is conversant in Italian, French, German and Spanish.

Gioulli Akperova
Head of Moscow office

Gioulli Akperova is the administrative head of the Moscow office. She has been working for BPL International Legal Advisors since 2008.

Gioulli provides general administrative and legal assistance to the firm's lawyers and clients on a variety of matters. She is also responsible for official registrations and filings in various jurisdictions including, among others, submissions to tax authorities.

Prior to joining BPL International Legal Advisors Gioulli worked for Integra Group, an LSE listed corporation based in Russia. There, she was responsible for preparation of materials for the board of directors, investors and shareholders. Prior to Integra she worked for Crosspoint Group, an international project and construction company.

Gioulli graduated from Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in 2007. Ealier, in 2003, she graduated from Moscow State University, the Institute of Asian and African Studies.

Gioulli speaks English, Russian and Italian.

Chimese Maureen Nkwabilo
Corporate Secretary

Before joining BPL International Legal Advisors, Chimese Nkwabilo was, for a period of six years, the financial director of an international oil company based in Monaco with offices in the Isle of Man, Jersey, Nevis, Tanzania and Nigeria.

In this position, Chimese acted as the chief administrator of the company. Her work included preparation and filing of corporate tax returns. In addition, she was responsible for all accounting and administrative tasks and liaising with the fiscal authorities in France and the Principality of Monaco.

Chimese received a Bachelor of Arts degree from New England College in the United States and attended the London School of Accountants.

She is fluent in English, Bemba and has a working knowledge of the French language.

Anna Anatskaya
Secretary

When you call BPL International Legal Advisory in Russia, Anna Anatskaya is your likely first point of contact. Anna is the secretary of our Moscow office.

Before joining BPL International Legal Advisory Anna worked for JSC TNK-BP Management, French Visa Service Center and Savings Bank of Russia.

Anna Anatskaya graduated from the Moscow State University of Management and Commercial & Banking College.

She speaks Russian and English.