Natalia Gulyaeva is recognized as a leading Russian Intellectual Property and TMT specialist and is named in international legal directories including Chambers & Partners as a highly recommended Russian practitioner who is "really on top of things".
Natalia heads Moscow Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Practice since 2004. Natalia advises clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious IP and TMT work including strategic counseling, portfolio management/ auditing, dispute resolution, anti-piracy actions and transactional work. She is particularly well-known for her work for high tech and pharmaceutical companies. According to Chambers & Partners, Natalia is praised by the peers and clients for "her business sense and clear management style" and is defined as a "creative, flexible and able to guide clients through the specifics of the Russian market" lawyer and "tough and focused attorney". The clients do particularly compliment Natalia's talent to see the legal matters from the in-house counsel perspective. The latter is no doubt due to the fact that Natalia joined Hogan Lovells after having spent several years in the role of counsel of an international corporation where she gained extensive experience within and outside of her IP and TMT expertise.
Natalia is admitted to represent clients before the Russian Patent and Trademark Office and enjoys rights of audience in the Chamber for Patent and Trademark Disputes and Russian courts. In addition to her qualification as a Russian lawyer, Natalia is admitted as English solicitor. Natalia is well-known for a chain of victories in IP disputes before the Russian courts. She is equally creative and successful in handling complex disputes between international and domestic corporations in Russia and other CIS countries and coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigations.
Natalia is widely published and is a regular speaker at high profile conferences relating to IP and TMT issues, including MIP, ABA and INTA events. Natalia's team has received over the years several WORLDLeaders International Awards for the work in representing international and domestic companies in IP litigious and transactional matters in Russia and other CIS countries. Natalia is the winner of 2015 "Client Choice Award" for Intellectual Property.
Professional Memberships: INTA; Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR); Rhine International Association of Lawyers.
Education/ Career: Qualified 1998, PhD in Law 2002, LLM (Germany) - 2003; Solicitor (England & Wales) – 2012; Lovells 2000; 2004 - Head of IPMT (IP and TMT) and Life Sciences, Moscow.
Languages: Russian, English, German, French, Italian