Ksenia Koroleva advises clients on complex technology and data separation issues and transactions, including cloud computing, telecommunications, hardware and software, as well as intellectual property matters. Ms. Koroleva’s areas of expertise also include data protection and regulatory matters relating to fintech and payments. She regularly authors content for Latham’s Global Privacy & Security Compliance Law Blog and Global Fintech & Digital Assets Blog.

Ms. Koroleva also has experience in banking and finance transactions, with particular focus on acquisition finance. She has garnered recognition from Chambers Europe as an Associate to Watch for Banking & Finance and from IFLR1000 as a Rising Star for Banking.

Ms. Koroleva’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), an Abu Dhabi-based regulator, on a new Foundations Regulatory Regime to facilitate the operation of DAOs
  • Rosecliff on its US$1 billion business combination with Gett, including conducting IP/IT/data privacy due diligence and document negotiations
  • DXC Technology on its acquisition of Luxoft, a large software company
  • A Brazilian-based client on acquisition of a biometrics software company
  • A telecom operator on negotiating a joint venture regarding 5G technologies
  • A global telecom operator on negotiating several master tower and services agreements
  • A technology and internet giant on the rollout of its cloud and IDC business in over 20 jurisdictions
  • Banks and international clients — including JPM, AT&T, several telecom companies — on cryptography, information security, and electronic signature technologies
  • Financial companies, payment systems, payment service providers and exchanges — including Mastercard, Payoneer, Bank of Egypt, Stripe, Binance, several large telecom companies and payment services providers — on licensing, policies, currency controls, and requests to government authorities
  • Assisting international clients, such as VEON, Match.com, Endeavor, Fiverr, Canva, on data protection issues and relevant policies’ drafting
  • Several organizations on rules pertaining to NFT issuance and trading
  • Underwriters and issuers, including e-commerce companies, online recruitment agencies, and digital banks, on IPOs on Nasdaq and the European stock exchanges

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Russia


  • LL.M. in Information Technology & Law, University of Edinburgh, 2020
  • Diploma in Law, Russian Academy for Foreign Trade, 2012
    with honors

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Portuguese