Ilona Shipkov

+ 33 6 17 59 85 25

Education and qualifications:

Member of the Paris Bar

Master in Private International Law and International Trade (University of Paris II Panthéon Assas)

Master in bilingual business law specialising in Russian law (University of Paris X Nanterre)

Lecturer at the University of Paris X – Nanterre, Master 1 – bilingual training in French and Russian law

Trained in collaborative law and mediation (Certificate of Lawyer accompanying in mediation, participative procedure and collaborative law)

Member of the board and treasurer of the French Association of Mandataires de Protection Future (AFMPF):

Member of the board of the Association of Franco-Russian Lawyers and Jurists:

Member of the association DEI France – Défense des Enfants à l’International: French branch of the NGO “Defence for Children International”. DEI-France promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and ensures its application in and by France.

Education and qualifications:

International family law

Divorces, international successions, adoption

Migration law

General civil litigation



Ilona SHIPKOV holds a bilingual Master’s degree in Business Law specialising in Russian Law and a research Master’s degree in International Private Law and International Trade. She is one of the few Parisian lawyers who is perfectly bilingual in French and Russian and who practices in personal law on behalf of Russian or Russian-speaking individuals with interests to protect in France or French citizens who need to be defended in Russia.

Ilona SHIPKOV’s practice focuses on family law (divorce, child abduction, inheritance, filiation, exequatur of foreign decisions, enforcement measures) and general civil law (contractual and tort liability).

She is also trained in the collaborative process by the Haute École des avocats conseils de Versailles and in amicable dispute resolution.

Since 2015, Ilona has been working in our Paris and Moscow offices. She became a partner in 2020.