• Chambers Global:
    Clients praise ALRUD as a “highly visible, solid player” for its “consistently high-quality, full-service advice and Russian-specific knowledge”.
  • Legal 500:
    ALRUD Law Firm is ‘extremely devoted to its clients and will do its best to provide comprehensive, practical and valuable advice.’

One of the most significant law-rating agencies, the Legal 500 has published new annual guide The Legal 500 EMEA 2015. Traditionally ALRUD Law Firm is highly recognized by this ranking. By the results of the past year, ALRUD is recommended for the following seven areas of law: Competition, Employment, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Banking and finance, Intellectual property, Real estate and construction.

ALRUD Data Protection practice seminar on Localization Law

On February 9 ALRUD Law Firm hosted a workshop “Life after the Localization Law: findings of inspections conducted by Roskomnadzor in 2016, the regulator’s position”. Among the speakers were experts of ALRUD Data Protection Practice: Maria Ostashenko, Partner and Head of Practice, Anastasia Petrova, Associate, and Marina Yufa, Attorney, and guest speaker, Olga Sadovnikova, Leading Expert on Data Security in AMT Group.

The workshop was visited by more than 40 representatives of the leading Russian and foreign companies, including companies executives, heads of HR, Compliance and IT Departments.

During the workshop ALRUD experts shared with guests practical recommendations and peculiarities of enforcement of the data protection legislation subsequent to the new requirements entering into force with due regard to Roskomnadzor’s approach. Besides, during the workshop the participants discussed the judicial practice trends related to personal data protection (LinkedIn case, Google case), provisions of the so-called “Yarovaya Law” and a number of significant legislative initiatives that may be developed in 2017. Among the issues covered during the workshop were:

  • Personal data of the employees: how to ensure compliance with the numerous legal requirements in practice.
  • Non-automated data processing: what should the company put n increased focus on if the data are processed using not only electronic devices but also manually (in hard copies).
  • Current Roskomnadzor’s approaches to data processing via web-sites and through the use of different web-services (for instance, mobile applications, analytical services, etc.).
  • Global IT-infrastructures shared by a lot of affiliated persons: how to ensure compliance with the legislative requirements.