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Maria Ostashenko

Maria Ostashenko



  • Commercial Law
  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property

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Commercial Law
WSG Main Group
Gaming/ Gambling Group
INTA Group
Intellectual Property Group
Life Sciences Group
Patent Law Group
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group
Trade and Investment Group
Women's Professional Forum Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Maria Ostashenko is a Partner at ALRUD Law Firm, heading Commercial, Intellectual Property and Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice areas.

Leading team of Commercial practice Maria advises ALRUD 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.

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), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw), International Distribution Institute (IDI), 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.

Maria Ostashenko graduated from the Moscow State University in 2004 and was awarded a LL.M. degree in private law by the Russian Private Law School by the President of the RF in 2006. Maria joined ALRUD team the same year.


Lomonosov Moscow State University, faculty of law; Russian School of Private Law under the President of the RF, Master of private law
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Data Protection | Healthcare and Pharmaceutical | Intellectual Property | Telecommunication, Media and Technology

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association

Introduction of a New National Product Traceability System in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

From 1st July 2021, the brand-new national product traceability system in Russia will become mandatory in addition to the already existing Chestny ZNAK. The new system provides for reporting of data on turnover of the selected consumer products directly to the local tax authorities. The system will significantly affect the businesses of the concerned local companies and counterparties of the foreign suppliers...

Newsletter: The Latest Russian Legislative Intiatives in the TMT Sector
ALRUD Law Firm, January 2021

In recent years, Russia has focused on regulating its IT area. In particular, this has been needed due to the increasing number of cases, when prohibited information has been distributed on various large Internet resources, such as a social network. However, according to Russian government agencies, despite the risks of possible sanctions, many foreign companies still do not respond quickly enough to government requests, or ignore the demands to remove prohibited information...

New Rules in Russia for the Remuneration Payment for the Employees’ Inventions
ALRUD Law Firm, December 2020

The Government of the Russian Federation approved new rules covering the remuneration payment for employees’ inventions, utility models and industrial designs (“Rules”) by the Decree dated November 16th 2020, No. 1848 (“Decree”). The Decree comes into force on January 1 st 2021 and will be valid for 6 years, until January 1 st 2027. The text of the Decree is available in Russian here...

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