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“Ilyashev & Partners has a very good reputation for IP, particularly on the pharmaceutical side, where Irina Kirichenko is highly recommended. The firm has an impressive array of clients including Eli Lilly, Lundbeck and the Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Practice head Mikhail Ilyashev is also recommended”.


Technologies, Media, Telecommunications (ТМТ)

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm gained a considerable experience of successful cooperation with media outlets, IT and telecommunication companies. Many years of practice and deep theoretical knowledge enable the firm’s lawyers to effectively address issues arising in all aspects of work in the television and radio market, as well as in the markets of stationary, mobile and satellite services and Internet access.

Our services:

  • legal support for economic activities;
  • obtaining TV or radio broadcasting licenses;
  • elaboration of charters and registration of media outlets’;
  • legal support for transactions in the TMT field;
  • cross-border structuring of Internet business;
  • drafting of contracts for e-commerce;
  • due diligence of new communication services, additional services, tariffs and tariff (billing) plans;
  • advising on legislation related to the mass media, advertising, information, TV and radio broadcasting;
  • advising on compliance with the e-commerce legislation;
  • advising on issues related to the adoption of cryptocurrency into circulation and operations therewith;
  • registration of production of various content types;
  • representation with registration and regulatory authorities;
  • appealing against the decisions on license revocation;
  • intellectual property rights protection, registration of copyright;
  • registration of intellectual property objects, including domain names;
  • registration of rights to works made for hire and works of freelancers;
  • representation in cases for protection of honor, dignity and business reputation;
  • blocking of access to the content infringing the copyright.

Recent projects:

  • Representing Altimо in a dispute with the Norwegian Telenor Group related to the management of Kyivstar CJSC.
  • Advising in the process of acquisition of shares in VimpelCom (VEON) by Altimo.
  • Advising LetterOne Group on issues related to the changes of the Telenor’s share in the charter capital of VimpelCom (VEON).
  • Representing Golden Telecom in dispute with MTS concerning the traffic restriction.
  • Advising Lattelecom on registration of representation office in Ukraine and provision of data center services.
  • Advising Kyivstar in a dispute with the mobile operator Life regarding traffic restrictions.
  • Representing Kyivstar in dispute with MTS concerning bonuses for the incoming calls.
  • Acting on behalf of Kyivstar in litigation with the national Commission for the State Regulation of Communications for billing systems certification.
  • Advising VimpelCom (VEON) on collection, processing and protection of personal data of employees and clients in Ukraine.
  • Advising VimpelCom (VEON) on the procedure for bonuses accrual to employees.
  • Advising Vision TV on cooperation with Kyivstar to launch the Internet + TV client package.
  • Representing Sitroniсs Telecom Solutions in the process of appealing against the results of the competitive bidding for the supply of telecommunication equipment before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
  • Acting on behalf of Inter Media Group in litigations with Zeobud LLC to recover the debts under telecommunication services contracts.
  • Representing Inter TV Channel in litigation with the national Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting to recognize the broadcasting license as expired.
  • Representing Inter TV Channel regarding the fulfillment of terms of the License Agreement concerning the right to retransmit the TV channels.
  • Advising Universal Pictures International on the copyright transfer agreement for the dubbed films entered into by and between the film production studio and the authors.
  • Development of concept for the protection of copyright and property interests of the film production company Mars Media Entertainment and its beneficiary as related to the participation in an investment project for the production of the feature motion film.
  • Legal support for the transaction of Mars Media Entertainment related to the transformation of the shareholding structure of the company, which holds the exclusive rights to a feature motion film.
  • Legal support in the process of determining by the court of the interim relief in a form of obligation imposed on Roscomnadzor to deny the access to a number of Internet sites discrediting the honor, dignity and business reputation.
  • Advising an individual on issues of non-compliance of the leading trading internet platform with the e-commerce legislation.

Ratings and Awards

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm was listed among the finalists of the Legal Awards 2017 as the Law Firm of the Year in the Field of Media and Telecommunications.

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