Nextons’ clients are leaders on the telecommunications market, major transnational manufacturers of high-tech equipment, leading developers of Internet services, social media, aggregators and video games. Our professionals advise on a wide range of issues involved in the regulation of innovation, including defending the rights of international video game publishers, supporting entrepreneurs’ blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, and assisting fast-growing startups on the 3D printing market.

Nextons follows the shifting regulatory landscape and is actively involved in developing processes of business self-regulation, legislation on innovations, the Internet and the “new economy” in Russia and other CIS countries. Our lawyers drafted the first-in-the-CIS “Recommendations on Organizing the Activities of Entities in E-commerce in the Russian Federation” and the first robotics law in Russia. The team has also done unique research into the regulation of different types of secrecy, and cyberphysical systems. The team has the largest number of experts among law firms in Russia in thematic working groups for implementation of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation state program based at the Skolkovo Foundation.

The practice team is one of the largest in Russia and closely interacts with professionals from other practices, such as corporate and tax law, litigation, real estate and construction. Nextons’ lawyers are always on top of the most significant industry trends. They cooperate with various industry associations and non-profits, such as the Rosatom State Corporation Knowledge Management Consortium, the Internet Initiatives Development Fund, the Internet of Things Association, the Russian Association of Cryptoindustry and Blockchain (RACIB), the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) and the Association of VR and AR. Our professionals participate in major industry events and hold seminars on topics of interest for business representatives.

Key Service Areas

  • Information Technologies:
    • IT contracts and IT outsourcing
    • Work-for-hire software, software and open-source rights management
    • Technology import substitution
    • Technology export control
    • PPP/concessions in IT
    • E-Commerce, Internet and E-Payments
  • Cybersecurity:
    • Privacy, GDPR and Information Security
    • Critical IT infrastructure
    • Confidentiality
    • Developing and automating cybersecurity business processes
  • Digital Economy:
    • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
    • Internet of Things and Big Data
    • Games, eSports
    • AR / VR
    • Additive technologies/3D printing
    • Robotics, AI
    • Cyberphysical systems
    • FashionTech
    • Telemedicine
  • Litigation:
    • Content blocking
    • Defamation and Reputation management
    • Unfair Competition in technologies
    • IT and IP litigation
    • Licensing and contractual disputes
    • IT Patent Litigation
  • Telecommunications and Media:
    • Communications and Media Regulation, Licensing, Certification and Registration
    • Contracts between telecommunications and media companies and service providers
    • Digital content distribution
    • Digital Media, Television and Radio Broadcasting
    • Social Media
  • Support and Automation of Legal Functions:
        Read about our specialized LegalTech division here.

    • Law Operating system (LawOS)
    • AI processing of legal documents
    • Legal function risk management
    • Legal Knowledge Management
    • Legal Design projects

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What Our Clients Say

“We come to them with complex, non-standard work. They have deep expertise.”Chambers Europe, 2021
“Victor Naumov is a highly regarded IP name in the Russian market. He regularly acts for international and Russian technology companies, as well as FMCG corporates on a broad variety of IP issues. He also boasts a solid track record of handling high-profile technology and IP rights disputes. He is not scared to take on challenges, he can solve issues.” Chambers Global, 2021
“Victor Naumov’s team is highly qualified in the fields of digital economy and TMT. It is led by a lawyer who truly loves his work and who inspires his team to reach great heights. Every team member is a distinguished professional ready to work non-stop to deliver the best results.”The Legal 500, 2020
“Sources call the lawyers’ work ‘quick and proactive’ and praise them for ‘attention to detail and desire to understand how the client’s business is structured’.”Chambers Europe, 2019
“The team always exceeds expectations in handling complex and ongoing projects with their non-standard legal solutions. They advise on applicable law and legal regulation in new technologies and recently advised Grishin Robotics on developing the concept of the first robotics draft law in Russia.”Legal 500, 2018
“St Petersburg-based Victor Naumov is particularly well regarded for his experience in contentious IP matters relating to technology. He also assists with such issues as data security, internet regulation and issues arising from e-commerce. He always looks for the interesting approach and way to solve the problem. It's interesting to work with him.”Chambers Europe, 2017
“The team provides quick and exhaustive answers to all questions and always consider all new development and changes in law and law enforcement practice.” The Legal 500, 2017