Ksenia Koroleva is a Russian law-qualified associate in Latham & Watkins’ Moscow office. She also holds an LLM in Information Technology Law from the University of Edinburgh.
Ms. Koroleva advises large Russian and international clients on regulatory issues relating to intellectual property, operation of payment systems, telecom services, e-commerce, fintech, and data protection issues in Europe, Russia, and the CIS.
Ms. Koroleva also has experience advising banks and corporate clients on finance transactions in Russia.
Ms. Koroleva has been named an Associate to Watch for Banking & Finance by Chambers Europe 2021 and a Rising Star for Banking by IFLR1000 2021.
Ms. Koroleva’s representative experience includes advising:
Regulatory – e-banking, telecom, and data protection
- International banks and payment systems (including JP Morgan, Sberbank of Russia, Alfa-Bank, Deutsche Bank, Tencent) on e-banking, electronic signatures, money transfers, and related regulations in Russia
- International clients (including Match.com/Tinder, Fiverr, UFC, Investing.com, Canva, LVMH, Tencent, VEON, Sberbank of Russia) in connection with the Russian data protection rules, their comparison with the GDPR and other regimes, processing of personal data / subscriber data / privacy of communications from Russia, as well as data localization rules in Russia, data security, and related notification rules
- Various global companies (including DXC, Severstal, Sekisui, Tencent) on intellectual property issues in connection with global transactions
- The DTEK Group in connection with the restructuring of US$2.5 billion of bank and bond indebtedness
- Sberbank of Russia as arranger in respect of a US$325 million financing for the NordGold group involving guarantees from various group entities
- Gazprombank as arranger in respect of US$240 million secured acquisition financing to O1 Properties for the purposes of acquiring from Capital Group over 40,000 square meters of office space in Tsvetnoy Legend Business Center
- VTB group in connection with amendments to a US$240 million facility agreement for the purposes of acquisition of White Gardens, a Class A 63,000 square meter business center in Moscow
- ING Group in respect of a US$150 million financing for NordGold SE, a major gold producing company