Telecom, media and IT

Telecom, media and IT

Pepeliaev Group’s Cross-Sectoral Telecommunications Group is one of the firm's most dynamically developing divisions.

Among our clients are more than 80 companies from the telecommunications and media sector.

The group’s lawyers appear as independent experts in:

  • the State Duma, 
  • the highest courts,
  • major business associations.

The successful work of the group is constantly commended by such international rating agencies as:
  • Chambers Europe, 
  • Legal 500.

Pepeliaev Group’s Telecommunications Group, headed by Natalia Kovalenko (Ivashchenko). Natalia herself is referred to as a ‘great professional’, who regularly advises companies specialising in hi-tech and telecoms on complex issues relating to contractual relations and legal regulation.

Legal 500, 2015

Key areas of the Group's activity

  • Regulatory standards for communication activity
  • Taxation of telecommunication companies
  • Corporate law issues
  • Providing advice on the specifics of telecommunication companies’ activity
  • Advising on compliance with antitrust legislation with regard to the communication sector
  • Licensing issues
  • Land law, real estate and construction
  • Defending telecoms operators in court


The client preserved its status of an IT company and confirmed accreditation by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and the Mass Media
The team of the practice advised the client on how it should preserve the status of an IT company. 
Successfully defended the interests of a telecom company in a precedent-setting tax dispute which reached the Russian Constitutional Court
The team of the practice represented a large telecom company in courts of all levels where the commercial case was conducted, including during an appeal in Supreme and Constitutional Courts.
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