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Ekaterina Sorokina

Ekaterina A. Sorokina

Associate
Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited

Biography

Ekaterina Sorokina is an associate at Baker McKenzie Moscow office. She focuses on the areas of corporate law and mergers & acquisitions and IT/Telecommunications.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Provided comprehensive support for an American multinational tech company on a variety of projects and services in Russia, including but not limited to (1) advising on Russian banking regulations to outsource functions to cloud service providers, (2) advising on VAT issues by electronic means, (3) managing risks of incompliance, and (4) advising on advertising and age rating law requirements in connection to new video-on-demand products.

  • Provided telecom and general tax advice to an American multinational information technology company on its Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) and Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) services in Russia as well as other upcoming services such as connected cars and VoIP services.

  • Performed compliance review on an auction of LTE frequencies in Russia for a global provider of telecommunication services.

  • Provided detailed telecom and general tax advice to an American multinational information technology company in connection with its separation into two different companies. The advice covered (1) overview of regulatory compliance requirements and (2) all telecom and general tax issues (including sanctions for non-compliance). The services included teleconferencing, automated call distribution, voice and data transmission, WAN, colocation, PSTN gateways, among others.

  • Advised Ingram Micro Inc. on its acquisition of Odin Service Automation platform from Parallels Holdings Ltd. Baker McKenzie was responsible for all Russia-related aspects of the transaction including due diligence review of Russian assets, assistance in negotiations and certain post-transaction assistance.

  • Advised a multinational information technology corporation on general telecommunications and IT matters, including data protection, licensing, encryption, interception and other matters.

  • Advised a service company for the radio, television and media industry in connection with drafting transponder sublease contracts and broadcasting services agreements, Advised on licensing and other miscellaneous regulatory issues.

  • Advised an American multinational technology company on a paid search listings agreement with a Russian counterparty.

  • Advised a major US-based multinational telecommunications corporation on"business Internet services" in Russia, miscellaneous licensing and other regulatory issues, voice-over IP issues and a complex restructuring of intra-group financial obligations and increase of its Russian subsidiary’s charter capital.

  • Advised The Walt Disney Company on miscellaneous IT and telecommunications issues in connection with its Joint Venture with UTC and the establishment of the Disney Channel in Russia.

Admissions

  • Russia (2008)

Education

  • Moscow State Law Academy (Diploma in Law) (2008)