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Maria Ostashenko

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ALRUD Law Firm

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Commercial, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Cybersecurity, Private Clients


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.

In addition, Maria has wide experience in advising fine art collectors, fine art and antiques auction houses on various issues related to acquisition, exportation and import of fine arts objects, organizing temporary exhibitions involving cultural items, holding and collecting fine arts objects.


Maria Ostashenko joined ALRUD in 2006 and became a partner in 2016.

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 fluent in both Russian and English.


Maria is a member of International Bar Association (IBA) and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


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.


Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

ALRUD Law Firm's team ‘suggests unique solutions and strategies for complex cases’and has a strong track record in representing automobile, retail and construction sector clients in commercial and insolvency-related disputes. Insolvency partner Sergey Petrachkov, who is ‘a very scrupulous lawyer who pays attention to every detail’, recently represented an automobile manufacturer before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce. Other figures to note from the cross-departmental team are Maxim Alekseyev, Andrey Zharskiy, Vassily Rudomino and Maria Ostashenko.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Praised for being ‘highly skilled and incredibly efficient’, ALRUD Law Firm’s IP team is also ‘unique because it includes professional patent attorneys and provides patent services in addition to high-quality legal services’. Practice head Maria Ostashenko led in assisting Italian manufacturer Ferroli with issues concerning unlawful sales of counterfeited heating and air conditioning systems. Counsel Larisa Lysenko is ‘very attentive to details and always gives business-oriented advice tailored specifically to the client’s circumstances’.

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Within: Next Generation Partners

Maria Ostashenko - ALRUD Law Firm

Within: TMT

At ALRUD Law Firm, the TMT practice is headed by Anton Dzhuplin, whose focus is on transactional and commercial issues, and Maria Ostashenko, who advises on data protection and cybersecurity matters. The group assisted leading event organiser Mesago Messe Frankfurt with boosting its technology trade fair portfolio through the acquisition of RosMould, an innovative trade fair for mould making, prototyping and technologies. Other notable clients include Microsoft and business software development company Vaan.

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Russia: Data Protection & Cyber Security

April 2019. By Maria Ostashenko, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to data protection and cyber security laws and regulations that may occur in  Russia . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Data Protection & Cyber Security. [Continue Reading]

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