Nikita Maltsev, PhD, is a Lawyer in the Moscow office of Gorodissky & Partners, a leading IP and TMT law firm in Russia. As a trademark attorney, he represents clients before the Russian patent and trademark authority and advises them on various IP law matters. Nikita’s expertise embraces data privacy and protection law with a special focus on cross-border data flows, national database localization procedures, operations with sensitive data, outsourcing, and filings with the data protection authority (Roscomnadzor). He has been involved in privacy audits and compliance projects for multinational companies doing business in Russia. Nikita is a frequent speaker at professional events and an author of various legal publications.