Associate of KIAP IP practice, joined the team in 2018. Viacheslav has over 4 years of working experience as an IP lawyer. According to Best Lawyers 2021 international rating Viacheslav Shmelev is recognized ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the area of 'Privacy and Data Security Law' in Russia. His main specialization is brand protection matters both in judicial and extra judicial procedures. Viacheslav represents clients in protection of IP interests in law-enforcement authorities, in negotiations and in courts. Prior to joining KIAP, Viacheslav worked in a Russian law firm consulting Russian and foreign clients in the field of IP rights protection. Speaks English and French fluently.