I am a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology group at DLA Piper in Moscow, Russia.
I enjoy helping clients to navigate through different kinds of legal issues, mostly involving trademarks, franchise, know-how, data protection and legal aspects of the technology sector. We are seeing incredible developments in innovations and while this sets challenges for IPT practices world-wide it also creates an increased desire to practice in this wonderful area. I really feel that I am involved in advising on cutting edge aspects of technology.
It is interesting to see how the world is becoming increasingly "small" in terms of growing cooperation between very different countries, sectors and people globally, especially on the innovative / venture side. We see it constantly while practicing in our group.
Outside of work I am a big fan of reading, the theatre, travelling, football and music. I still cannot believe that the World Cup took place in Russia last year!