With a focus on telecommunications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, Anastasia Kiseleva represents international and Russian companies in transactions relating to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, technology and IP licensing, distribution arrangements, as well as in general corporate and commercial matters. Anastasia also advises on various regulatory aspects of mass media and IT businesses; use and protection of intellectual property; production and distribution of motion pictures in Russia; corporate governance and compliance matters; e-commerce, advertising and outsourcing.
Anastasia's experience also includes a wide spectrum of data privacy issues, including personal data protection and related regulatory matters, website privacy policies, consent requirements, cross-border transfers of personal data and audits of data processing activities.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Advised one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, in a transaction with multinational technology company to combine their ridesharing businesses in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, and Georgia;
Advised one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, in a transaction with a Russian state-owned bank to create a joint venture aimed at turning the client's shopping comparison site into a fully-fledged online retailer;
Advised a large investment holding with the focus on Russian market on its acquisition of two largest cinema chains in Russia from two different seller groups, in the industry's biggest-ever consolidation drive;
Advised a subsidiary of global media and entertainment company on the restructuring of its existing business; creation of a joint venture with a new Russian partner, shareholder and corporate arrangements; a suite of accompanying documents for the licensing of programming and trademarks, distribution of the channels, and related matters; and broadcast licensing and regulatory issues;
Advised the largest commercial TV broadcaster in Russia, with four channels in Russia, one in Kazakhstan, and various other media assets, in the sale of a 75% interest in its Russian operating business;
Advised a global leader in mobile satellite services based in Moscow, on the establishment of its new business in Russia.
Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Advised major US and European cable TV channels on commercial and regulatory aspects of the distribution of their channels in Russia, including, negotiating distribution contracts with Russian communications operators;
Advised global social network on new regulations and restrictions on the internet, social networks, messengers, similar platforms and types of new media, rules on information dissemination organizers, VPNs, online video services and hosting services;
Advised global social network on the deployment of a point of presence in Russia, including on telecommunication licensing and compliance requirements, equipment certification rules, information storage obligations, and import process and related issues;
Advised Russian subdivision of major international retailer on various aspects related to data protection and privacy matters, and establishment of a personal data protection program in a Russian subsidiary;
Advised one of the leading global pharmaceuticals manufacturers on a number of IP issues related to the sale of its Russian subsidiary, including on Russian and international trademarks and patents licensing issues and filings;
Advised major Hollywood studio and its Russian joint venture on commercial, intellectual property and regulatory issues in connection with the production of motion pictures in Russia, including, chain of title review, advice on various aspects of film production, including clearance of moral and intellectual property rights;
Advised one of the largest media and entertainment companies on copyright and privacy matters in relation to the launch of an online filming contest;
Advised Russian telecoms giant on a major technology development project involving the negotiation of software and IP development agreements and complex licensing arrangements.
Moscow State University, Russia, 2013, Civil Law Department
Moscow State University, Russia, 2009, B.A., European Regional Studies and International Relations