Senior Councel, Head of Legal & Business Practices, Global Legal Department
Experienced lawyer (14 years of practice) with the focus on intellectual property and the first-hand knowledge of the video games industry, especially the business development aspect (developer/publisher relationship, licensing deals, typical disputes and risk zones). Currently responsible for business related legal matters in Global Legal Department at Wargaming.net, leading a group of wonderful lawyers, to protect and enable further growth of the global business of the studio. Specialties: Intellectual property law, EU private international law, videogames industry, licensing, publishing, business development, games development. LLM in EU IP Law from Stockholm University (2014), Master of Law from Ulyanovsk University (2001).
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 3000 professionals across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Asia and Australia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 80 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs, and the naval World of Warships