The paper explores the competition dynamics of the global seed market. It documents the growth strategies of the major seed companies, in particular their M&A activity and their reliance on complex intellectual property strategies in order to offer a one stop shop solution to farmers. (...)
Alexey Ivanov leads the Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) in its academic and strategic pursuits since its inception in 2014. Since 2012, Ivanov has served as Director for Legal Policy and Social Development at the Skolkovo Foundation (an innovation agency in Moscow). Alexey, since 2008, has taught the course "Antitrust in the New Economy" as part of the educational program mandated by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia at HSE. He is a partner and co-founder of the law firm Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners. From 2005 to 2008, Alexey worked as general counsel at large Russian industrial entities in the metallurgy and energy spheres, and before that as a clerk in the Federation Council of Russia and the Ninth Appeal Court (City of Moscow). Ivanov graduated with a Masters Degree in Law from Harvard University in 2011, and he earned his first Masters from the Russian Presidential School of Private Law in 2004. Ivanov is a graduate of the Faculty of History and Political Science of the Russian State University for the Humanities (2002).