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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.


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

ALRUD Law Firm’s team of ‘attentive specialists’ wins praise for its ‘knowledge, expertise and deep level of IP experience’, and its ‘willingness to provide input at any stage’. The firm has been notably active in the IT sector, advising on data localisation matters, personal data protection and contentious matters involving the Roskomnadzor. Maria Ostashenko advises on IP management and protection, and counsel Larisa Lysenko ‘always evaluates potential risks and develops effective measures to solve any issues faced by the client’.

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Private client

Within: Private client

The ‘client-oriented and practical’ team at ALRUD Law Firm provides ‘useful, timely advice’ and ‘always sticks to agreed deadlines’. The firm advises on tax structuring, family law, immigration and estate planning and management, and acts for a mix of private individuals, trustees and administrators. ‘Reputable consultant’ Maxim Alekseyev heads the practice, and is ‘particularly strong in tax, inheritance and wealth planning matters’. Maria Ostashenko has notable expertise in advising fine art collectors.

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Within: TMT

Professional and engaging firmALRUD Law Firm has ‘impressive TMT expertise’ and provides ‘well-rounded, pragmatic and in-depth advice on complex technical issues’. Anton Dzhuplin has ‘great insights into financial and regulatory topics’, and Maria Ostashenko has ‘a wide range of practical experience in the TMT sector’. VimpelCom and HP are key clients.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A


Within: Moscow

ALRUD Law Firm is ‘a reliable partner when dealing with large-scale due diligence projects and M&A’, and ‘provides a multilateral analysis of emerging issues, adopting a constructive perception of the counterparty’s position and focusing on finding a solution’. Practice head Alexander Zharskiy has ‘robust sector expertise’, and recently advised Kansai Paint on its $572m acquisition of Helios Group. Maria Ostashenko heads the commercial practice, and Anton Dzhuplin has ‘good negotiation skills and a strong business understanding’.

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