06.06.2023 | News
BGP Litigation announces new appointments

BGP Litigation announces new appointments. Anastasia Dudko has been appointed as Counsel and will lead the intellectual property (IP) and technology practice group. In addition to her core role as the head of the firm's M&A team, Counsel Elena Rybalchenko will be responsible for the development of the firm's office in Saint Petersburg.

Elena Rybalchenko specialises in corporate law, including advising on business operations, M&As and asset restructurings in the O&G, energy, logistics, construction, FMCG, IT, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. Elena has advised on international M&As (including those exacerbated by the sale and purchase of distressed assets), JVs, business restructurings in the context of sanctions, corporate governance arrangements. Elena's experience covers foreign production localisation advice, including regulatory risk assessment and development of optimal models for selling goods in Russia as well as organising contract work. Elena has been ranked by Best Lawyers and Pravo-300. Prior to joining BGP Litigation, Elena worked at Pepeliaev Group.

Anastasia Dudko, attorney (advocate), specialises in IP law, IP dispute resolution, including copyright, patent, trademark and software protection. Her competences include IP compliance exercises and technology and IP transactional advice, including due diligence exercises. Anastasia is a recognised expert in art and culture law. Her clients include leading oil, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and IT companies, Russia's major banks, art organisations and show business personalities. Elena has been personally ranked by Kommersant Publishing House. Prior to joining BGP Litigation, Anastasia was an attorney (advocate) at Delcredere Bar Association where she managed IP projects.

"We are pleased that our colleagues' professionalism, client focus and creative approach have contributed to the development of the business of our clients and the whole firm. Elena Rybalchenko will continue leading the M&A team and providing comprehensive corporate law and transactional advice to businesses. Her energy and proactivity will also help us develop our clients based in Saint Petersburg. Anastasia Dudko is a talented IP lawyer who has demonstrated excellent management skills in project work. Anastasia will continue developing the firm's sectoral expertise, including in consortium with IRS Advisory Group (led by Ruslan Ibragimov), assisting companies subject to a heavy regulatory burden (IT, TMT, fintech and medtech companies etc.) in resolving their IP issues", BGP Litigation partner Dmitry Bazarov remarked.

BGP Litigation is a law firm having offices in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Dubai and specialising in comprehensive support for businesses. According to Pravo-300, BGP Litigation is the second largest Russian law firm in terms of lawyer headcount and revenues.

BGP Litigation is ranked first among Top-20 law firms in bankruptcy cases and is Russia's Tier 1 litigation and arbitration practice, according to Pravo.ru. The firm offers legal services in 17 practice areas and employs 100+ lawyers.