Victor Naumov

Head of the Russia IP, IT and Telecommunications practice, Dentons Victor Naumov has been advising government authorities and leading Russian and global companies for more than 23 years on a wide range of legal issues, including intellectual property protection and the management of intangible assets; regulation of Internet and e-commerce; IT and data security; regulation of video games, mass media and telecommunications, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, Legal Tech, Big Data, Fintech, 3D printing, robotics and quantum technologies. He also has unique experience providing legal support and successfully settling IT, IP, telecommunications, media and Internet litigation.

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As part of implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program (ANO Digital Economy), Victor is a member of the main Statutory Regulation working group and also heads the Cyber-Physical Systems working group (an expert community at the Statutory Regulation competency center operating at Skolkovo Foundation). He is a member of the Russian Federation State Duma Expert Council on the Digital Economy and Blockchain Technologies under the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Advisory Board on Competition in Information Technology. Since 1999, Victor has participated actively in developing processes for business to regulate itself, in the development of draft legislation on IP, innovation, the Internet and the “new economy.” He is the author of the Recommendations for E-Commerce in the Russian Federation (2000), the CIS’ first Recommendations for E-Commerce for the Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly (2001), Organizational and Legal Recommendations on the Presentation of a Russian Federation Government and Administrative Authority Website (2003), co-author of the Concept for Using IT Technologies and E-Documents in the Activities of the Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region (2006). Victor’s most recent initiatives include the creation of the first robotics draft law in Russia—commissioned by Grishin Robotics—and the development of the draft of the world’s first international robotics convention, the Model Convention on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence commissioned by Skolkovo Foundation. The Convention is a major study unique for Russia and devoted to the development of legislation on robotics and cyberphysical systems. Victor has also prepared a unique international study to identify the scope of information covered, respectively, by banking secrecy, communication secrecy, doctor-patient confidentiality, trade secrets and other types of secrecy, and how to transfer them to third parties. The team led by Victor participated in creating a knowledge management system implemented by Rosatom State Corporation. In June 2017 Dentons and Rosatom co-founded a unique consortium whose participants act as joint experts, provide information support and popularize the culture of knowledge management. Also, under Victor’s leadership, Dentons lawyers were the first in Russia to develop a concept for regulating the Internet of Things and continue to work in this area, handling this topic in the Association of the Internet of Things. In October 2018 Victor initiated the opening of—and became the curator of—a unique subdivision, the Dentons Russia Legal Innovations Laboratory. The Laboratory is oriented toward developing and implementing innovative technologies in the legal field.

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