Hogan Lovells is Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) for patent disputes work in Russia. The firm's IP practice in Russia/CIS is headed by Natalia Gulyaeva, an IP star featured in Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP (2019) publication. In patent disputes, Gulyaeva is supported by IP associates including rising star Vironika Pilyugina, Alexandra Bakhtiozina and Julia Gurieva. Maria Sedykh, who specialises in IP transactions, is another notable associate. Patent dispute case studies show the team advised a number of life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, including representing Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb in their respective patent actions against generic manufacturers.
Hogan Lovells in Russia is highly recommended for soft IP work, including disputes and trade mark portfolio management. Natalia Gulyaeva is in charge of the firm's Russia/CIS IP practice. Gulyaeva is supported by a team of IP associates such as Julia Gurieva, Alla Gorbushina and Maria Sedykh, and senior lawyers in other departments for disputes and IP-related transactions. Notable transactional lawyers include Maria Baeva and Leonid Ervits.