Moscow, March, 16 2011. Levant and Partners Law Firm is pleased to announce the appointment of Ekaterina Vetrova as a new Partner.
Ekaterina will be in charge of the implementation and protection of copyright, real estate practice, including construction, and charities. Mrs. Vetrova will also be responsible for Levant and Partners new projects promotion and development.
Ekaterina’s practice encompasses copyright and related rights and trade mark registration. Mrs. Vetrova started her legal career in 1996 in the first private musical publisher “Bekar Records”. In the mid 90-s when new approaches to the application of copyright and related rights were developed, Ekaterina was qualified as one of the first professionals in this sphere. In “Bekar Records” she was involved in the compiling of the catalogue of the publisher-possessor of the rights, worked on the drafting of the contracts of the author’s and related rights transfer, was responsible for the cooperation with the Russian Authors Society, and registration and use of trade marks.
Ekaterina specializes in advising on the development projects legal support, she gives support in all the stages of the major real estate transactions, and has a wide experience in the real estate management legal support. Through her career Ekaterina headed legal departments of Russian development companies. In 2005-2007 she was the head of the legal department in the “RTM Development” holding company (trade centers construction, development and management). In 2007-2009 she worked as the Director of the legal department of the “BIG Development” Russian holding company, where she participated in asset structuring and supported commercial real estate sales to a strategic investor, she also gave legal support to the development and realization of the real estate investment projects.
Ekaterina has also a wide experience in the legal support of charity programs. In 2001-2005 she supported activities of the Foundation of non-profit programs “Dynastya”, developing science and education grant programs.
Matvey Levant, Managing Partner of Levant and Partners commented on the new partner appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Ekaterina on board. Her broad experience and high professionalism will not only enhance our position in the firm’s priority spheres of activity, but also expand our legal practices in commercial and land law”.
Ekaterina Vetrova, the Partner of Levant and Partners Law Firm: “I am excited to join Levant and Partners Law Firm dynamic and fast-growing team. I took this decision because it gives me an opportunity to contribute my experience and expertise in the Levant and Partners key practices as well as to be involved in the development and promotion of new practices, giving stable growth prospects”.
Anna Sverdlova, PR consultant
Levant and Partners Law Firm
Founded in 2004 Levant and Partners is a Russian law firm having worldwide partners network.
Levant and Partners offers a wide range of legal advice. Key services are intellectual property issues, corporate practices/mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction cases. Levant and Partners also represents clients in civil, labor and criminal cases.
The Legal 500 – one of the most competent legal offices reference book, entered Levant and Partners to the list of the recommended companies dealing with intellectual property, corporate law/ M&A, mass media and telecommunications. The Levant and Partners lawyers were granted “recommended” status of The Legal Experts EMEA.
Levant and Partners Law Firm pays particular attention to the social responsibility and supports a number of social and educational projects in Russia and abroad. Among the most important projects are a program for the people legal competence improvement, legal advice pro bono to non-profit organizations and others.