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Gowling WLG announces Yulia Yarnykh a partner of Moscow office

16 Jan 2020 8:40 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce that it has appointed Yulia Yarnykh as partner as of January 1, 2020.

Yulia has been with the firm for nine years, serving as counsel for the past year.She advises international clients on a wide range of IP issues, including enforcement of intellectual property rights, unfair competition, and regulatory and commercial IP. Her practice’s focus on IP and corporate and commercial law ensure that she is consistently an invaluable resource for clients relying on her rich background in compliance and regulatory matters in media, e-commerce, data protection, competition, advertising and pharmaceuticals. International and local companies seek her expertise in conducting anti-piracy campaigns against counterfeiters and parallel importers, and in structuring their franchise and distribution networks in many of the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. She is also actively engaged in other IP transactional work.

“It has been a pleasure working with Yulia these past years, and I’m delighted by her appointment as partner” says David Aylen, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Moscow office. “We operate in crucial markets for our clients. Russia and the many surrounding countries in the region require careful planning and in-depth knowledge of their legal systems. Yulia’s move to partner is perfectly in line with our continuing strategy to build our widely acknowledged intellectual property law services across Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. And Yulia has been a vital force in driving our client-oriented philosophy. Her energy, expertise, knowledge, and determination are a great asset to both our local and global operations.” 

“Over the years, I have watched as our office has developed,” Yulia says. “It really brings me joy. It is such a great team of young, energetic, client-oriented professionals who know how to work with international clients and to understand their expectations. And there is the special bond with our clients. With the clients that I have been serving for many years, there is a very high level of respect and trust. I look forward to that respect and trust growing in the future.”



Gowling WLG is a global law firm with over 1,400 legal professionals and a range of dedicated support teams across 18 cities in Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm provides world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors. It is also home to one of the world's premier full-service intellectual property practices.


For nearly three decades, Gowling WLG has been a recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele.

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