Ms Maria Ostashenko > ALRUD Law Firm > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

ALRUD Law Firm
125040 MOSCOW

Work Department

Commercial, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Cybersecurity


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

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > TMT

(Next Generation Partners)

Maria OstashenkoALRUD Law Firm

A notable roster of local and global clients instructs the team of ‘highly respectable professionals with unmatched expertise in the telecoms and IT sectors‘ at ALRUD Law Firm. Recently, the firm has been paying particular attention to work focusing on cybersecurity matters, fintech issues and data protection, and the group is singled out by one client for its ‘very good understanding of technical details and background’. Maria Ostashenko‘s ‘in-depth insight into enforcement practice‘ makes her a common choice for regulatory mandates, while Anton Dzhuplin and Alexander Zharskiy are noted for their transactional experience. Irina Anyukhina‘s broad practice encompasses advertising, outsourcing and licensing matters.

Russia > Intellectual property

Transactional support, trade mark and industrial design prosecution and enforcement, portfolio maintenance, and representation of clients in disputes all make up part of the regular practice of the intellectual property team at ALRUD Law Firm. Recently, the firm has increased its proficiency in advising on matters with a nexus to IT, as exemplified by practice head Maria Ostashenko‘s expertise in issues relating to software development and resale of digital products. For advertising and marketing work, Irina Anyukhina is the name to note. Senior associate Ilya Khodakov is also recommended.