New Country Manager for Russia

We are delighted to annouce the appointment of Yana Tsygankova as new Country Manager for Russia, commencing January 2020.

Highly experienced in IP enforcement and prosecution cases across Russia and CIS, Yana has been a core member of Rouse's Moscow team since the office opening in 2013. A partner-equivalent Principal at the firm since 2017, she takes over from Stuart Adams and will spearhead the next phase of growth for the company’s Russian operations.

Rouse established its Moscow office to primarily provide high quality IP enforcement services to global rights holders seeking to engage the Russian market with confidence. The office has since expanded its range of services into complex and large scale trade mark and patent portfolio management for domestic and international clients.

In her six years with Rouse, Yana has built a reputation for excellence across several industry sectors, with particular focus on alcohol, luxury, automotive, telecommunications, energy and personal care industries, as well as significant infringement cases in the marketing, advertising and digital spheres. Her expertise spans contentious and non-contentious matters covering varieties of trade mark, copyright, trade name, domain name, trade secret and unfair competition issues.

She assumes the role from Stuart Adams in a long-planned transition. Adams is a 25-year veteran of Rouse who previously led the firm’s operations in Dubai, as well as serving as deputy chief executive of the firm for 14 years. He returns to the firm’s London office where he will focus on business development and client servicing.

Luke Minford, Rouse Chief Executive, commented:

“Yana’s extensive IP experience, sound judgement and deep knowledge of the Russian commercial and regulatory landscape make her the obvious candidate for the position. Under Yana’s leadership, Rouse Russia could not be better placed.”

Yana Tsygankova commented:

“I’m delighted to take the role. The Russian IP regime continues to mature and demand for high quality IP services is extremely strong, from domestic and international clients alike. I look forward to helping the firm seize new growth opportunities and further expanding our client roster of global rights holders.”

The news caps a strong period of growth for Rouse globally, following the high profile capture of barrister Doug Clark as Hong Kong-based Global Head of Dispute Resolution, as well as recent office openings in Stockholm and Chinese tech capital Shenzhen – the company’s fifth office in China.