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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
123100 MOSCOW

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, International Arbitration


Elena Trusova is a Partner at Dispute Resolution practice. Elena also heads the Intellectual Property Practice and is a Patent Attorney of the Russian Federation.

Elena specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, IP/IT disputes and consulting, international arbitration, anti-trust disputes, disputes over realty, unfair competition, insolvency and bankruptcy.  

Elena has been playing a leading role in defending high-stakes class action and complex cross-border and domestic dispute resolution. She has vast experience of representing clients in Russian courts at all levels, in litigation of different commercial disputes, in international commercial arbitration (ICAC, SCC, ICC), before state bodies, including the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Rospatent and others. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, where she has acted for claimants, defendants and interested parties in high-profile and complex matters in heavily regulated sectors such as life sciences, telecoms, internet, food & retail, construction and financial services.


20+ years of legal experience


Russian advocate; Member of the Moscow Region Chamber of Attorneys since 2002; Patent Attorney of the Russian Federation;
Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP); examined a number of cases as a tribunal arbitrator.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Intellectual property

Well known for its wealth of expertise in trade marks, copyright, data protection and patent litigation, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP‘s practice is led by disputes specialist Elena Trusova. Counsel Evgeny Oreshin specialises in intellectual property disputes, particularly those involving trade mark infringement, patents and domain names. Anton Nefedev is also recommended for IP issues regarding technology and software.

Russia > TMT

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP‘s practice is led by Ekaterina Dedova, a ‘hands-on and responsive lawyer‘, supported by IP practice head Elena Trusova. Core areas of expertise for the ‘outstanding team‘ include fintech and cryptocurrency, IT and data privacy, and media and digital broadcasting. Dedova focuses on corporate matters, including major cross-border transactions and joint ventures, in the TMT space.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP provides complex restructuring and insolvency advice to a high-profile client roster of multinational companies, blue-chip companies and high-net-worth individuals. The team also has notable focus on insolvency litigation, which has a multi-jurisdictional element, where it benefits from the firm’s strong international presence. The department also frequently draws upon the expertise of the firm’s M&A, competition, employment and tax teams. Practice co-heads Ivan Veselov, Oleg Khokhlov, Anton Sitnikov and Elena Trusova are the key contacts.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Elena TrusovaBryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The litigation group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has extensive experience acting for claimants, defendants and interested parties across a wide range of sectors, including the fast-moving consumer goods, retail, energy, telecoms, IT and financial services industries. Elena Trusova is a key practitioner on the IP litigation front; and Ivan Veselov specialises in litigation with a corporate or commercial focus, as well as high-profile bankruptcy-related claims. Oleg Arkhipov is also noted.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

The arbitration team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP demonstrates notable strength in investor-state arbitration, where it acts for sovereign clients and claimants. Particular sectors of focus for the group span the construction and engineering, technology, energy and natural resources industries. The team has also experienced an increase in cross-border mandates, which leverage the dual qualifications held by multiple team members in Russia, the UK and the US. Roman Khodykin and Elena Trusova jointly lead the department; counsel Yury Babichev is also singled out.