Hogan Lovells appoints Natalia Gulyaeva as new Office Managing Partner of Moscow

Moscow, 10 January 2020 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Natalia Gulyaeva has been named Office Managing Partner for the firm's Moscow office effective 1 January 2020.

Natalia has been with the firm almost 20 years, becoming partner in 2008. She heads the firm's IP, Media, and Technology (IPMT) practice group, and the Life Sciences practice group for Russia/CIS. Qualified in both Russian and English law, Natalia has a wealth of experience working with clients across a wide variety of industry sectors, including TMT, life sciences, automotive, consumer, and many others. Her diverse practice encompasses strategic advice and portfolio management, dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), and transactional work. Natalia's track record in expanding the firm's network across the region demonstrates her vision, leadership, and ability in delivering the best services and experience for our clients.

Natalia is well-known for her landmark achievements in technology and data disputes; recent major victories before the Russian courts include Novartis, BlaBlaCar, Google, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She is also widely recognized as a leading figure in the Russian IP market. She featured in this year's Expert Guides, Women in Business Law, Patent, Trademarks, and Life Sciences, and her team has been consistently ranked as a Tier 1 Law Firm in Russia for IP and TMT by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and Russia's largest national ranking Pravo.ru-300 (also – Tier 1 Law Firm in Russia for Life Sciences) for many years. The Russian IPMT practice was also named Managing IP's IP Firm of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

Natalia succeeds Oxana Balayan who had been in the role since 2005; Oxana will continue to lead the Corporate practice in Russia/CIS.

Our Moscow office celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 and continues to be an integral part of Hogan Lovells. Now consisting of more than 40 lawyers, the region is a leading player in some of the world's most important industry sectors, such as IT and telecommunications, life sciences, banking and finance, energy, consumer and retail, and industrial manufacturing.

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