Vladislav Arkhipov

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Vladislav Arkhipov
Counsel, LLD
Vladislav Arkhipov, LLD, Professor and Chair of the Department for the Theory and History of State and Law at the law faculty of St Petersburg University, is counsel to the St Petersburg office of Denuo.

Vladislav focuses on legal theory, copyright, Internet regulation, personal data, data dissemination and the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development. He possesses unique experience of assisting with projects relating to the designing and launching of computer games, the legal evaluation of gaming and other entertaining content as well as with projects involving non-standard personal data processing procedures.

Beginning from 2007, Vladislav has been consulting Russian and foreign clients, including major gaming and IT companies, acting also as an attorney in civil and administrative proceedings associated with IP issues, personal data processing and legal relations on the Internet.

Vladislav has been numerously ranked by Pravo-300, Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in categories relating to IT and IP law and media and entertainment industry.

Vladislav has received the following awards:
  • Holder of the Runet Prize in a special category of the Moscow Digital School “Best Teacher of Digital Law,” 2020;
  • Justice Prize in the category “For Excellence in Legal Science,” awarded by the interregional department of the Association of Lawyers of Russia for St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, 2020;
  • St Petersburg Government award for outstanding achievements in higher education and secondary vocational education in 2018 in the category “Development of Innovative Activities in an Educational Organisation,” 2018; and
  • Award “For Success Achieved by an Attorney in Defending Business and Entrepreneurship” (Resolution of the St Petersburg Bar Association, Minutes No. 3 dated 30 March2010), 2010.
St Petersburg University, LLD, 2020

St Petersburg University, PhD in Law, 2009

St Petersburg University, MA in Jurisprudence, 2007

St Petersburg University, BA in Jurisprudence, 2005



  • Advising an international gaming and e-sports company on issues concerning the establishment of a system of contractual relations with e-sportsmen
  • Advising a foreign gaming company and publisher on issues concerning the legal evaluation of the admissibility of a computer game&rsquo's content before its release from the perspective of Russia data law
  • Advising the International Age Rating Coalition on issues concerning the creation of an automated system of age ratings in accordance with Russian legislation
  • Advising a Russian subdivision of an international pharmaceutical company on issues concerning compliance with Russian personal data laws in the course of an internal corporate investigation
  • Advising non-profit organisation with non-standard personal data processing procedures on issues concerning compliance with the requirements of Russian personal data laws, including the requirement to localise personal data


Vladislav is the author of over 60 scientific works on legal theory issues, data law, copyright, legal challenges of the cross-cutting digital technology and the author of the Internet Law textbook (Moscow, Upright, 2018). In addition to this, he is also the author of a number of articles:

  • “Characters (Avatars) in Multiplayer Computer Games: Issues of Legal Classification in Light of Interdisciplinary Research,” Zakon Magazine, issue 3, 2022, p. 58-74;
  • “Operation of Legal Norms in Digital Media Space and Semantic Limits of Law,” Pravovediniye Magazine, V. 63, issue 1, 2019, p. 8-27; and
  • “The Problem of Qualifying Personal Data as Intangible Items of Value in Digital Economy or There Is Nothing More Practical Than a Good Theory,” Zakon Magazine, issue 2, 2018, p. 52-68.
Vladislav is the head of various writing teams, the author and co-author of a whole series of online courses for St Petersburg University, especially of courses on various aspects of digital law, including:


  • 2023-present

    Counsel, Denuo
  • 2023-present

    Director, Centre for Research on Information Security and Digital Transformation, St Petersburg University
  • 2019-present

    Chair of the Department for the Theory and History of State and Law, St Petersburg University
  • 2010-present

    Assistant (until 2013), Assistant Professor (until 2022), Professor at the Department for the Theory and History of State and Law, St Petersburg University
  • 2014-23

    Counsel, Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Telecommunications practice, Dentons (Nextons)
  • 2012-13

    Counsel to Vice-Chancellor for Scholar Activities in such areas as medicine, medical technology, dentistry and jurisprudence, St Petersburg University
  • 2007-13

    Trainee Attorney (until 2008), Attorney, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners

Professional memberships

  • Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media

    Member of Advisory and Public Council
  • Russian Association for Electronic Communications

    Expert of the Gaming Industry and E‑Sports Cluster

Teaching experience

St Petersburg University
Professor, Chair of the Department for the Theory and History of State and Law, Academic Supervisor for the Data Law and Protection MA programme, Director of the Centre for Research on Information Security and Digital Transformation
Moscow Digital School