Polina Lyadnova is a partner based in the London office of Cleary Gottlieb.

Ms. Lyadnova’s practice focuses on financial transactions, including debt capital markets, and debt restructurings.

Ms. Lyadnova is distinguished as a leading restructuring and banking lawyer in both the UK and Russia by Chambers Global. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 UK for acquisition finance and was recognized as one of the 2015 “40 under 40 Rising Stars” in Legal Services by Financial News.

Ms. Lyadnova joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2013. From June 2007 to September 2007, she was resident in the Moscow office. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, Ms. Lyadnova worked in the Moscow office of an international law firm, after which she was a corporate finance legal counsel at a large Russian metals and mining company.

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Contact details

+44 20 7614 2355

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
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    Ms. Lyadnova received a law degree with highest honours from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 2003 and LL.M in Banking and Finance degree with merits from King’s College, University of London in 2007.


    Ms. Lyadnova is a Russian qualified lawyer and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.