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ALRUD Law Firm

Maria Ostashenko

Maria Ostashenko



  • Commercial Law
  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Commercial Law
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
Telecommunication, Media and Technology
Gaming/ Gambling Group
INTA Group
Intellectual Property Group
Life Sciences Group
Patent Law Group
Technology, Media & Communications Group
Trade and Investment Group
Women's Professional Forum 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) 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.

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 | Intellectual Property

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Law on Blocking Mirror Websites
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

The adoption of the Federal Law No 156-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” entered into force October 1, 2017 (hereinafter the “Federal Law”). 1...

Law on Security of Critical Information Infrastructure: implications for players of finance, banking, transport, health, telecom and other industries.
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2017

We would like to inform you of the recent developments of Russian cybersecurity legislation. The draft law “On Security of Critical Information Infrastructure” has passed the third (final) reading at the Lower Chamber of the Russian Parliament and has been sent to the Upper Chamber for final approval. Afterwards Russian President will likely sign the document...

Pre-trial Procedure for Intellectual Property Disputes
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2017

Earlier this year the Federal Law " On Amendments to Articles 1252 and 1486 of the 4th part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and Articles 4 and 99 of the Arbitrazh Procedural Code of Russia" entered into force.The amendments relate to pre-trial procedure for resolving intellectual property disputes.1...

Additional Articles

Art Collecting Legal handbook
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