DLA Piper appointed Natalia Kirichenko as head of IPT in Ukraine
DLA Piper announced the appointment of Natalia Kirichenko as head of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice in its Kyiv office, starting with immediate effect. The appointment follows the departure of Natalia Pakhomovska, who led the team and has decided to leave the firm to explore new opportunities in other areas.
Previously a legal director at the firm, Natalia Kirichenko has, over the past 15 years been focusing on intellectual property, data protection and privacy, telecommunications and information technologies.
Natalia will lead the Intellectual Property and Technology team in Ukraine, which provides the full range of IP law services for leading international businesses in the country as well as international Ukrainian companies abroad. The practice has a strong track record in advising on all aspects of intellectual property related matters including trademarks (including advertising matters), copyright, trade secrets, designs and patents. The team is heavily involved in both contentions and non-contentious IP work, as well as IP matters within M&A transactions where IP is a core asset, and is regularly recognized by international and Ukrainian legal directories.