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Victor Naumov

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Dentons' Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice


Victor Naumov is the Managing Partner in Dentons’ St. Petersburg office and the head of the Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications practice. Victor advises on intellectual property protection and the management of intangible assets; regulation of Internet and e-commerce; IT and data security; regulation of video games, mass media and telecommunications, the Internet of things, 3D printing and robotics.

Victor is a member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Advisory Board on Competition in Information Technology, a Senior Researcher of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and is Co-chairman of the IT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg. Since 1999, he has participated in the development of draft legislation on IP, IT, innovation, information resources, the Internet and telemedical services for the Russian Federation and RF subjects. He has also assisted in developing model laws in these areas for CIS jurisdictions. Victor’s most recent initiatives include the creation of the first robotics draft law in Russia—commissioned by Grishin Robotics—and the development of the draft of the world’s first international robotics act: The Model Convention on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Victor is an associate professor of the St. Petersburg State University and lectures in the Economics and Law Faculties. In 2004 he received a state medal for the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg for his academic work and in 2007 he received a state medal for his contribution to the computerization of society in Russia. Victor is the author of the first online course in Russia on the Internet regulation in Russia (Coursera Open Education platform).


Managing Partner, Head of Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice – Dentons, St. Petersburg (2012 to date)
Partner, Head of Russian IP, IT and Telecommunications Practice – Salans, St. Petersburg (2008 – 2012)
Partner – Beiten Burkhardt, St. Petersburg (2006 – 2008)
Senior Associate, Head of IP/ IT/ Telecommunications Group – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, St. Petersburg (2005 – 2006)
Manager, Head of IP/ IT Litigation Group – Ernst & Young, St. Petersburg (2003 – 2005)
Private practice in the area of IT, computer law, intellectual property and the Internet (1997 – 2003)


English, Russian


Victor is a member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Advisory Board on Competition in Information Technology, and is Co-chairman of the IT Committee of the American Chamber of Trade and Commerce in St. Petersburg. Also Victor is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an international non-profit association of engineering professionals, and a member of the Association of Lawyers of the Russian Federation (ALRF).


St. Petersburg State University, 2003, Ph.D, dissertation entitled "Regulation of Distribution of Information on the Internet" St. Petersburg State University, 1997, Law Degree St. Petersburg State University, 1996, Computer Science Degree St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, 1994, Mechanical Engineering Degree


Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Victor Naumov - Dentons

Within: Intellectual property

The ‚Äėstrong‚Äô team at Dentons ‚Äėis able to quickly understand the issues at hand‚Äô and ‚Äėexplains Russian procedures to international clients and internal legal teams very well‚Äô. Led by Denis Voevodin, the firm currently advises Gazprom on worldwide trade mark prosecution proceedings, and is also handling several trade mark registration matters for Rosatom. Victor Naumov is the other key figure.

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Within: Leading individuals

Victor Naumov - Dentons

Within: TMT

Dentons‚Äô team ‚Äėalways exceeds expectations when handling complicated, time-consuming projects with no standard legal solution‚Äô. The firm regularly advises on legislation and regulatory issues concerning new technologies, recently advising Grishin Robotics on the concept for the first draft law on robotics technology in Russia. IP specialist Victor Naumov heads the practice; Georgy Pchelintsev and Tatiana Nikiforova are also key figures.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

St Petersburg and elsewhere

Within: St Petersburg and elsewhere

Dentons provides ‚Äėprofessional, timely and accurate advice‚Äô and ‚Äėmanages each project with clarity and efficiency‚Äô. The team is notably active in the IT, TMT and e-commerce sectors, and has a strong track record of advising on domestic and cross-border deal structuring, sanctions issues and the antitrust aspects of transactions. The department is headed by Artem Zhavoronkov, who has recently handled a number of foreign investment projects in St Petersburg and north-west Russia; other key figures include IP specialist Victor Naumov and Evgenia Teterevkova, whose ‚Äėoutstanding leadership ensures that everything runs like clockwork‚Äô. In a recent highlight, the team advised Grishin Robotics on the concept for the drafting of the first robotics law in Russia, focusing on the regulatory aspects of the use of artificial intelligence.

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Russia: Dispute resolution


Within: Litigation

At Dentons, key specialisms include anti-corruption, tax, bankruptcy and environment litigation; the team has also handled a number of disputes in the TMT sector. Mikhail Ivanov has significant commercial court experience; Roman Zaitsev specialises in enforcement proceedings; and Victor Naumov focuses on IP litigation.

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