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Leading Russian IP Lawyer Ekaterina Tilling Joins Moscow Office of Baker Botts L.L.P.

New Special Counsel to Lead Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Efforts in Russia

MOSCOW, October 11, 2010 -- Ekaterina Tilling, one of the leading intellectual property lawyers in Russia, has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as a special counsel in the firm’s Moscow office. She will lead a growing team of Baker Botts IP lawyers based in Moscow as part of a continuing effort to support Russian and other international companies with interests in the region.

Tilling has extensive experience in the intellectual property area, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters for Russian clients. This includes handling complex investment projects involving a variety of IP assets, as well as in negotiating and advising on various IP/IT transactions involving software development, franchising, IP assignment and licensing.

“Ekaterina’s experience, not just in the broad range of Russian IP commercial work, but also in solving IP disputes in contentious matters involving the Russian courts at all levels is a significant addition to our IP team in Moscow and firmwide,” said Steven Wardlaw, Partner in Charge of the firm’s Moscow office. “She is well-respected as an IP litigator, recognized in awards at the highest level, and has represented household name clients on many complex IP issues facing Russian businesses competing in today’s technology and software industries.”

Tilling’s move to Baker Botts will bring to four the number of lawyers in the Moscow office that regularly work with clients on IP transactional and contentious matters.”

“I believe that my joining Baker Botts, as well as the future hires that we have planned, will place the firm in the top tier of IP counsel within Russia.” Tilling said. “I was attracted by their unrivalled technology, life sciences and general IP practice globally, and their strong commitment to grow this dramatically in Russia and the CIS.”

In addition to her IP experience, Ekaterina is qualified as a Mediator of International and Community Conflicts by the Conflicts Resolution, Research and Resource Institute, Inc. (CRI). Also, she is deputy chairperson of the IP-Subcommittee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in Russia. She is also a qualified Moscow advocate. She is recognized by Chambers Europe and the Legal 500 EMEA as a leading IP practitioner in Russia.

Tilling earned her law degree from Moscow State University.

About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts L.L.P., dating from 1840, is a leading international law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh and Washington, D.C.. With approximately 750 lawyers, Baker Botts provides a full range of legal services to international, national and regional clients. For more information, please visit

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