ALRUD Law Firm is glad to inform you that on March 16, 2016 Maria Ostashenko became a Partner, heading Commercial, Intellectual Property and Data Protection practice areas.
Leading team of commercial practice Maria advises clients on managing credit risks of parties, on forms of legal presence and models of conducting business in Russia, supports launching start-ups and implementation of complex projects related to international contracts. In the Intellectual property area Maria renders legal support for formalizing IP rights, use, management and protection of brands and intangible assets, conducting marketing campaigns and advertising. She possesses extensive experience of resolving disputes regarding intellectual property, including alternative dispute resolution. Maria represents international clients in the matters involving data protection regulation in Russia, advises on obligations of operators related to data processing, including cross-border data transfers, structuring data flow between the members of international groups.
Maria supports Russian and foreign clients providing her expertise in areas including pharmaceuticals and healthcare, FMCG, banks and financial institutions, retail trade, telecommunications, media and technology.
Recent projects of Maria include advising an innovative biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, A world-famous US manufacturer of smart phones and tablets, a UK luxury fashion brand, an international payment system, numerous clients from the retail industry.
Maria is a frequent speaker at major Russian and foreign conferences and workshops, and an author of many analytical articles published in legal periodicals. Maria is a member of International Bar Association (IBA) and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Maria also took part in working on the draft amendments to the Civil Code of the RF and presently conducts workshops on the Civil Code developments.
“We are glad to have Maria as one of the Partners of our Firm. The clients respect Maria for her delicate treatment and fundamental approach to the Client’s concerns. Maria’s broad experience in the areas she works in will allow her to secure the existing clients and win the new ones”, - comments Senior Partner Maxim Alekseev