Partners, counsel and associates

Svetlana Levicheva

Svetlana Levicheva
Senior associate
Svetlana Levicheva specializes in advising charitable and other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and has actively participated in creating and supporting many private and corporate charitable foundations in Russia.

Svetlana also advises on the formation of target capital (both within NPOs and through setting-up special vehicles) and on tax issues of transferring assets from/to NPOs.

She has considerable experience in developing, structuring and day-to-day legal support of charitable projects of Russia’s largest private and public companies, including such corporations as Alfa Bank, RUSAL, Interros, BP, Uralsib, Severstal, and ALCOA.

Work experience

2011 - present
Ivanyan & Partners law firm
Associate, Senior associate

2005 - 2011
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Legal counsel, then leading legal counsel

2006 - 2011
CAF Philanthropy Services
Legal counsel, then leading legal counsel

2002 - 2003
Assistant of the arbitration manager


Russian New University
Diploma with honours

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - Language courses (English)
Certificate with honours

Professional membership

2010 - member of the club of NGO lawyers – an informal association of lawyers dealing with non-for-profit organisations.
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