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Head of Digital Group

What she specialises in

For over 13 years Polina has been specialising in providing legal support under IT projects and has been advising foreign and Russian clients on the full range of issues pertaining to commercial law. She is listed as a recommended lawyer in the category of the ‘Digital Economy’ in the Pravo-300 ranking (group 1).

Polina’s area of expertise covers such matters as: personal data and GDPR compliance, e-commerce, integral legal support for launching Internet stores, marketplaces and mobile applications, FinTech, LegalTech, the dissemination of information and Internet advertising, EdTech, Legal Design, the protection of information (state secrets, bank secrecy and trade secrets), the operation of digital platforms and ecosystems, the protection of information and critical information infrastructure, and also the implementation of integral multinational IT projects.

She regularly speaks at specialist conferences, holds seminars for clients, and issues her own articles and reviews on digital topics. Polina runs Pepeliaev Group’s offline training course “Legal aspects of IT startups' activity”.

Her key achievements

Polina’s achievements include:

  • provided legal support for the launch of the biggest online cinema in Russia in 11 new jurisdictions;

  • provided full legal support for a publishing house, and conducted due diligence of information materials (including digital products) in terms of their compliance with restrictions in the area of advertising, the protection of minors and other aspects;

  • provided legal support with regard to the full life cycle of sophisticated categories of goods (arms, alcohol, tobacco, jewellery, goods for children and others), including online sale;

  • provided legal support for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

What they say

Clients commend the team for its breadth of expertise in different areas, with one noting: “They are able to provide you with comprehensive support on a wide range of issues, including in complicated, ambiguous and unique cases”(Chambers Europe).

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