Maria Sergeyeva

Maria Sergeyeva

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Maria Sergeyeva advises clients on national security reviews of foreign investment administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including CFIUS-related due diligence, risk assessment, and representation before the CFIUS agencies. She helps clients keep up with the trade regulations and sanctions matters that apply to their cross-border transactions and investments.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Maria worked for an international law firm's offices in Washington, DC, where she was part of the Private Equity and M&A practice and International Trade and Compliance practice. Maria's experience also includes working as legal counsel to the two multilateral financial and development institutions and as senior consultant at the Tax & Legal Department at a Big Four consulting firm in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Practice Focus

Maria's practice focuses on various aspects of international trade law, including US foreign investment restrictions, trade and economic sanctions, and US export controls.


  • District of Columbia~United States
  • New York~United States
  • Kazakhstan


  • Stanford Law School (LLM International Economic Law, Business & Policy) (2011)
  • Central European University (Budapest) (LLM Comparative Law with merit) (2002)
  • Kazakh State Law Academy (Bachelor of Laws International Law with honors) (2001)


  • English
  • Russian
  • Co-speaker, “U.S. - China Trade Wars: Huawei, Sanctions Compliance, CFIUS,"  7th annual “Doing Business with the BRICS, Washington, DC, 15 May 2019