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Commercial and IT

Our commercial and technology law team can offer you our substantial experience in negotiating, drafting and advising on sourcing agreements, strategic relationships, licensing agreements and other critical agreements and relationships that enable businesses and public bodies to accomplish their commercial objectives. The lawyers in our Russian office take pride in developing deep relations with you and your business in order to fully understand the task and provide a solution that you can use.

In Russia, commercial relations are still governed to a large extent on the Russian Civil Code and many of the concepts found in other jurisdictions may not be directly regulated. The situation, however, is rapidly changing and our lawyers are well equipped to keep up with those changes. Among them, the framework for protecting and defending your intellectual property rights has developed rapidly. Our specialists assist by giving strategic advice on how best to use these protections, how to defend against illegal attempts by competitors from using what is yours, and how to ensure that you remain compliant with changing regulations.

Our specific areas of expertise include:

  • Consumer
  • Intellectual property
  • Payment systems and digital commerce
  • Procurement and state aid
  • Telecommunications
  • Commercial contracts
  • Financial services regulation
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology and licensing

 Representative experience includes advising:

  • a US fast food chain on compliance with advertising regulations
  • Finnish clothing company on master and sub-franchising models and registrations in Russia
  • a Fortune 500 company on inter-group license agreements for patents and trademarks
  • various companies in personal data audits
  • a US software company in a dispute over an alleged overdeployment of software by a major Russian state bank
  • a listed Finnish manufacturing company on developing and implementing a plan to fight counterfeit goods – both at physical locations and online

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Mikhail Timonov, Partner

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