Maria Ostashenko is a Partner heading Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Commercial practice areas.
Maria has wide experience of advising clients on advertising laws and regulations, provides legal assistance with elaborating marketing strategy, launching advertising campaigns, legal clearance of advertising pieces from the concept to final materials.
Maria renders legal support for formalizing IP rights, use, management and protection of brands and intangible assets. She possesses extensive experience of advising clients on legal remedies available in case of infringements, assisting clients with resolving disputes regarding intellectual property and improper advertising, 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 in areas including pharmaceuticals and healthcare, FMCG, banks and financial institutions, retail trade, telecommunications, media and technology. Maria also took part in drafting amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and presently conducts workshops on the Civil Code developments.
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 the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the International Technology Law Association.
Maria joined ALRUD in 2006 and has been promoted to Partner in 2016. Maria graduated from the Moscow State University in 2004 and was awarded a LL.M. degree in private law by the Russian Private Law School with the President of the Russian Federation.
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