Jones & Co. Law Office


Екатерина Логунова (Степанищева)
T: +1 (647) 748-1749

Katya is an international business lawyer experienced in both civil law and common law systems. Katya's experience includes advising private and public companies representing a variety of industries, governments, individual clients and research institutions. Katya's practice is focused on franchising law, intellectual property licensing, and corporate commercial law.

In Franchising matters, Katya regularly advises franchisors on expanding their systems to Canada and abroad, in particular China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Malaysia.

In Technology Transfer matters, Katya drafts and negotiates intellectual property licensing agreements for academic and industry clients. Katya's expertise in drafting enforceable license agreements for use in China is in particular demand among our clients.

As a part of her Corporate Commercial practice, Katya advises clients on a variety of Canadian corporate commercial matters, including privacy issues, Canadian Anti-Spam Law, incorporations, shareholder agreements, extra-provincial registrations and corporate governance.

Katya holds a master's degree in International Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, and has attended University of Alberta Faculty of Law and Moscow State University Faculty of Law. Prior to joining Jones & Co., Katya articled at Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Energy, and practiced corporate law and mergers and acquisitions with Moscow offices of major international law firms.

Katya speaks English and Russian.


"Statutory Damages for IP Rights Infringement Can Be Reduced by Courts" (in co-authorship with Yulia Vasilyeva), Legislation Updates and News April - August 2017, Eurasia/Russia Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2018, China Chapter, 4rd edition.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Franchise 2017, China Chapter, 3rd edition.
"Franchising in Canada", The Year In Review 2016, Volume 51, International Commercial Transactions, Franchising and Distribution Committee of the ABA Section of International Law.


Vice-Chair, Eurasia/Russia Committee, American Bar Association - International Law Section
Member, American Bar Association - International Contracts Committee
Member, American Bar Association - Forum on Franchising
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member, Licensing Executives Society


Ontario, 2016


Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (LLM, 2014)
Lomonosov Moscow State University (МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова), Faculty of Law, Moscow, Russia (2007)

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