Semenov & Pevzner has opened an office in Saint Petersburg, headed by Managing Partner Ekaterina Smirnova.
Smirnova specializes in intellectual property and information technology. Before joining Semenov & Pevzner, she worked Head of Intellectual Property / Information Technologies at Kachkin & Partners and at KIT Finance Investment Bank. She obtained her law degree from the Saint Petersburg State University in 2012 and obtained an LLM from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2015.
“By joining together our years of experience in the provision of legal services, we will expand our areas of expertise, in particular by adding new domains such as franchising, IT, competition regulation in the realm of intellectual property, and defamation protection,” Smirnova commented. “Saint Petersburg is one of Russia's largest cities, worthy of the title of the capital of IT and culture, as well as that of the judicial center in the near future. All of this offers exciting prospects for productive and fulfilling work."