Dr. Jane (Jevgenija) Fedotova, FCIArb

Senior Associate

Dr. Jane (Jevgenija) Fedotova is a Senior Associate in Conyers’ BVI Litigation & Restructuring practice. Her practice covers a wide range of commercial, insolvency and arbitration matters.

Jane has particular expertise advising on complex, high-value disputes and issues pertaining to asset tracing, as well as winding ups in the BVI including the appointment of liquidators. She regularly advises clients on interim court measures including the appointment of receivers in support of foreign litigation and arbitration, in addition to the enforcement of foreign awards and judgments in the BVI.  Her recent work experience includes representing a client in BVI seated arbitration proceedings governed by BVI Arbitration Rules and a related challenge of the BVI arbitral award.

Prior to joining Conyers, Jane practised law in England with a focus on dispute resolution matters for individual and corporate clients, often involving multi-jurisdictional disputes related to corporate governance and debt arrangements in the energy, agriculture, insurance and banking sectors. While in the UK she was seconded to serve as counsel for the London Court of International Arbitration, and also worked on legal transition and reform projects for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the countries of its operation.

Jane has completed her doctorate on the concept of the emergency arbitrator at the Queen Mary University of London and continues to teach as an associate lecturer in investment arbitration at the same university. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and has recently been elected as a Chair of the BVI Chapter of the CIArb Caribbean Branch. She speaks fluent English, Lithuanian and Russian, and has conversational level German, Ukrainian and Polish (limited working proficiency).



  • Acting for a BVI company in relation to an application seeking appointment of liquidators based on unpaid multimillion LCIA arbitration award.
  • Acting for an individual in relation to beneficial ownership dispute relating to major high end luxury hotel.
  • Obtaining a freezing order and receivership order, in relation to a 250 million BVI claim brought by the heirs of a high worth individual.
  • Obtaining a mandatory injunction order to appoint a director over BVI companies in support of the LCIA arbitration relating inter alia to a default under a loan agreement and a major shareholders’ fallout.
  • Acting for a company in relation to BVI IAC multimillion arbitration proceedings.


Professional Background

  • Consultant, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, England
  • Associate, Fieldfisher LLP, London, England
  • Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP, London, England


  • BPP Law School, LPC, 2010
  • BPP Law School, GDL, 2009
  • University College London, LLM, 2008
  • Moscow State University, Diploma, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • British Virgin Islands, Solicitor, 2019
  • England & Wales, Higher Rights of Audience, 2016
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2012

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2021 edition of Legal 500 (dispute resolution)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2019) of Global Restructuring Review 100


  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member, Access for Women in Energy
  • Member, Arbitral Women
  • Member, INSOL International
  • Member, Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) (BVI)
  • Member, Russian and CIS Arbitration Network


The BVI IAC Arbitration Rules 2021 – “A Statement of Intent for the Future”, Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2022 

Arbitration Insolvency Wars Post Lenox v Rangecroft. A New Hope of Phantom Menace? – BVI IAC website, September 2021

Availability of Receivers as a Tool to Preserve Assets – RAA Arbitration Law Journal, May 2021

The Legal 500: International Arbitration Country Comparative Guide, BVI, 2021

The Legal 500: International Arbitration Country Comparative Guide, BVI, 2020

Choosing the BVI as the Seat of Arbitration, Mondaq, October 2019

Emergency Arbitrator: Overseas Experience and Russian Arbitration Law, New Horizons of International Arbitration, OOO Tsyfra Zakona, Moscow, Issue 3, May 2015

Resolution of Disputes at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA): Practical Aspects, Russian Law Journal, Volume II (2014), Issue 2

Anti-corruption Due Diligence and the Extra-Territorial Effect of UK’s Bribery Act, Company Lawyer, Issue No. 2, February 2013

Interim Remedies Available under English Law in Support of Russian Court Proceedings (Part II), Legal Insight, Issue 10, 16 December 2012

Interim Remedies Available under English Law in Support of Russian Court Proceedings (Part I), Legal Insight, Issue 8, 14 October 2012

Right of First Sale in European Economic Area, Corporate Lawyer, Issue No. 3, February 2013

Anti-corruption Due Diligence and the Extra-territorial Effect of UK’s Bribery Act, Company Lawyer, Issue No. 2, February 2013