Intellectual Property: Russia
Eugene Arievich is one of the most respected individuals operating in the Russian IP market, and is highly regarded for his trade mark protection knowledge. Clients refer to him as a “brilliant expert,” and note that he is “one of the leading IP lawyers in the country.”
Margarita Divina maintains a strong profile in the Russian market, and is highlighted for her detailed advice to clients. Her practice centres around transactional work, as well as franchising issues and contractual IP matters.
Denis Khabarov rises in the rankings following a number of strong recommendations from market sources. His practice covers a variety of IP issues, with a particular focus on IP enforcement, anti-piracy, and dispute resolution.
Denis Voevodin is one of the top IP lawyers in the country. Clients suggest he is able to provide “clear and straightforward advice,” as well as being “responsive and easy to get hold of.” His practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, and regularly extends across Russia and the CIS.
Victor Naumov utilises his market-leading IT expertise to advise clients on a range of IP issues. Sources claim that he “understands the problems of his clients and the best way to solve them.” He is also praised for his intricate knowledge of Russian law, combined with an understanding of international practice.
Pavel Arievich is particularly well regarded for his deep technical knowledge, and wins praise for his work in trade mark law. His experience in a variety of IP issues extends to both contentious and non-contentious mandates.
Michael Malloy is noted for his market savvy and client focus.
Julianna Tabastajewa dedicates her time to IP protection and litigation, and also covers competition and pharmaceutical law, media law, and franchising. Her disputes practice is highlighted by sources, who describe her as a “tenacious litigator.”
Marina Drel is a key figure at the firm and heads the litigation and enforcement practice. She has notable expertise in infringement and counterfeit issues, and is highlighted for her depth of experience and communication skills.
Anastassia Sinitsyna provides “excellent advice and great responsiveness,” say clients. She focuses on trade mark and design prosecution, as well as IP asset management, enforcement, licensing, and franchising.
Natalia Gulyaeva is one of the most experienced IP practitioners in Moscow, and the main driving force behind the firm's practice. She is well known for her work with pharmaceutical companies, and offers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious services.
Much of the firm's praise derives from the personality of Ekaterina Tilling, who is a key figure in the IP market. She is primarily focused on IP litigation, and also has extensive experience of general advisory matters. Commentators highlight her strengths, which include “exceptionally refined advice, attention to detail, and patience with her clients.”
Pavel Sadovsky joined the firm following its merger with Magisters and is admired for his marked versatility. His practice extends from transactional matters to litigation and advisory work.
Sources praise Elena Trusova as an excellent negotiator and a loyal representative of her clients. In addition to her work in IP disputes, she also handles unfair competition cases, arbitration, bankruptcy, and commercial disputes.
Natalya Babenkova focuses on copyright and trade mark law, as well as licensing, franchising, media regulations, and contract law. She enters the rankings following substantial praise for her technical knowledge.
continues to build her reputation in the market, following her recent move to Pepeliaev Group. She wins praise for her work in IP infringement matters, and is described as a “person who can resolve any matter that arises.”
At the same firm, Alexandra Pelikh
has a background in the Russian patent authority, Rospatent, which certainly gives her an edge when representing clients in proceedings. Her practice covers all forms of IP rights protection, including advisory services, licensing, and filings.
Foreign Experts (Based Abroad)
of Castrén & Snellman has extensive experience of working with Russian clients in IP mandates, especially relating to life sciences. He is based in Helsinki, and was recently seconded to the firm's St Petersburg office. He speaks English, Russian, Finnish, Czech, and Swedish.