Ekaterina Tilling > Eversheds Sutherland > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland
7 Gasheka Street
123056 MOSCOW
Russia

Work Department

IP, Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner, Head of IP Practice in Russia

Career

Ekaterina Tilling is the head of our Intellectual property practice and is well-recognized in Russia for her experience working in this area. She has over 20 years of practice within IP, including both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Ekaterina has significant experience in handling complex investment projects involving different IP assets, as well as in negotiating and advising on various IP/IT transactions (software development, franchising, IP assignment and licensing). She is also highly skilled in solving IP disputes in Russian courts at all levels, including the RF Supreme Court, as well as in the Chamber of Patent Disputes of Rospatent, antimonopoly bodies and prosecutor’s offices.

Ekaterina is also qualified as a Mediator of International and Community Conflicts by the Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute, Inc. (CRI). She took a training course from the Russian-American program on Conflictology (R-APC) in 2006.

Ekaterina is recommended among European legal experts for IP matters (Chambers Global and Chambers Europe; Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 EMEA, Pravo300, Kommersant, WTR-1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals). She is also listed in the IP Stars ranking in both categories as a Patent Star and Trademark Star, and has been named as the best IP lawyer in the Moscow region by Best Lawyers 2020.

She is a Senior Lecturer at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (the “HSE”) and has co-authored programs on IP rights issues for students of the MA course at the International Laboratory for Information Technology and Intellectual Property of the Theory and History of Law department since 2015.

Ekaterina is also a part-time lecturer at another leading law school in Russia, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (the MGIMO University), teacher her own IP curriculum for over 5 years.

Ekaterina is included in the United Register of recommended arbiters of the Arbitration Center of the Institute of Modern Arbitrazh (www.centerarbitr.ru). She was admitted to the Moscow Region Bar (Chamber of Advokats) in 2002.

Languages

Russian, English

Memberships

Ekaterina is an active member of the IP Committee of ICC Russia as well as a member of several working groups of the global ICC Commission of Intellectual Property. She is the author of numerous IP publications in Russia and abroad including commentaries on Russia’s key legislative acts.


Education

Law Degree, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

The litigators at Eversheds Sutherland ‘always formulate an efficient strategy for each case’ and have an excellent track record assisting companies and private clients during all stages of contractual, regulatory, corporate, tax and debt recovery disputes. The ‘extremely intelligentYury Pugach manages the office in Moscow and leads the dispute resolution department. Clients highly recommend Oxana Peters and IP expert Ekaterina Tilling, alongside senior associates Pavel Falileev, Ilia Tarabrin, and Olga Chirkova in St. Petersburg.

Russia > Intellectual property

Ekaterina Tilling, who has over 20 years of experience handling both contentious and advisory matters, heads up the intellectual property practice at Eversheds Sutherland. The team is equally proficient in assisting with complex investment projects involving different IP assets and in representing clients in disputes before courts of all levels. Senior associate Alexey Darkov is particularly recommended for litigious work.