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Evgeny Shestakov

Managing partner
Managing partner, Head of Ekaterinburg office (headquarter)
INTELLECT Law Firm | Litigators and business lawyers all over Russia
e-mail: e.shestakov@intellectmail.ru
Evgeny Shestakov


INTELLECT has "a very strong multi-office IP practice" headed by managing partner Evgeny Shestakov.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014-2018    

Practice areas

  • Copyright, patents, trade designations, and other IP rights 
  • Legal support for IT and hi-tech startups
  • Regulation in the areas of information, competition and advertising
  • Business and general civil law
  • Arbitrazh and general jurisdiction litigation
  • Representation of clients before the Russian patent office (Rospatent) and Federal Antimonopoly Service


  • 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – "Legal Business in USA. Law Firm Management": Training for Partners and Top Executives of Law Firms. Lincoln Law School of San Jose, California, USA.
  • 2008  Extension Course "Finance and Cash Management", San Jose State University, California, USA.
  • 2007  Extension Course "Effective management of legal service" University of Arizona, USA.
  • 2000 – Ural State Law Academy.

Professional activity

As founder and head of the firm since 2000, Evgeny also leads its IP practice, taking care of its quickly expanding knowledge base and building a growing team of strong IP specialists.

Evgeny Shestakov is listed among Russian leading lawyers in area of intellectual property by such international ratings as the Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe (Band 1).

In 2018 Evgeny Shestakov was included in Personal Reputation Top Rating Profession Choice in IP category by by the Pravo.Ru rating (Russia).

An excellent courtroom practitioner, Evgeny has to his credit, among other accomplishments:

  • successful representation of a client in one of Russia's first domain name cases in which his client's bad faith competitor lost the domain name and paid large damages;
  • successful rescue of a client's business from a greenmail threat through illegally obtained IP in a landmark case featured in the bulletin of case law review published by the Presidium of the Russian Higher Arbitrazh Court;
  • successful protection of the brand of KBE, one of the world's biggest window profile manufacturers, against counterfeit in a case in which the Russian court awarded damages in the largest amount permitted by the law, with the trespasser leaving the market and dissolving as a result; and
  • successful opposition to parallel imports in one of Russia's first cases in this new area, which resulted in their judicial prohibition.

    Managing partner Evgeny Shestakov is described by sources as "one of the leaders of the Russian regional market". 

    – Chambers Europe 2018


    Considered by commentators to be "a very strong lawyer," he acts for international and large national clients in high-value disputes. He's very savvy and has a good combination of legal knowledge and commercial skills to understand what the client wants to accomplish in the business sense.  

    — Chambers Europe, 2014, 2016

    Managing partner Evgeny Shestakov maintains a strong reputation in IP, with sources saying: «He knows everything there is to know about it». He also acts as a litigator on debt recovery and corporate disputes.  

    — Chambers Europe, 2017

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