Awards & Rankings

Top Tier Law Firm 2019
Top Ranked Law Firm 2019
Top Ranked Law Firm 2019
Russia Law Firm of the Year 2018
Russia Law Firm of the Year 2017
International Law Firm of the Year 2016
International Law Firm of the Year 2015
International Law Firm of the Year 2014
Competition / Antitrust Law Firm of the Year
Russia Tax Firm of the Year 2017
Top-100 best competition law firms from around the world
Client Service Law Firm of the Year
#1 law firm by M&A deal count in H1 2018 - Mergers.ru/Cbonds Group
Recommended Firm 2019
Top-100 the world’s leading firms for corporate investigations
Recommended Law Firm 2019
Twice named the Real Estate Firm of the Year by the Legal 500 UK Awards (in 2019 and 2013)
Top-100 best international arbitration law firms from around the world

Now under the new brand, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia), formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, remains top-ranked by most creditable Russian and international directories. We are delighted that our key practices are invariably among the market leaders and proud of our practice area awards. Each year, more and more of our lawyers and practices are recognised among the best in their areas.

FIRM-WIDE RANKINGS AND AWARDS:

The winner of 25 national and international awards over the past five years, including:

  • Russia Law Firm of the YearChambers Europe Awards 2015 and shortlisted in 2016-2018;
  • International Law Firm of the Year The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and shortlisted in 2015;
  • International Law Firm of the Year Legal Business Awards 2010 / Legal 500 and shortlisted in 2015-2016;
  • Client Service Law Firm of the Year Chambers Europe Awards 2014 and 2010;

  • One of Russia’s TOP-3 law firms in revenue terms — according Pravo.ru 300 2017;

  • One of Russia’s TOP-3 law firms in revenue terms — according Pravo.ru 300 2017. 

Specialised legal awards and nominations:

  • Competition / Antitrust Law Firm of the YearBest Lawyers Awards 2018;
  • Russia Tax Firm of the Year European Tax Awards 2017 - 2018 / International Tax Review;
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year Best Lawyers Awards 2017;
  • Business Law Firm of the Year Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2017;
  • Customs and International Trade Law Firm of the Year in Russia2017 DealMakers Country Awards;
  • TOP-3 M&A legal advisor in Russia by deal count in 2016 Mergermarket;
  • Russia Law Firm of the YearM&A Atlas Awards 2016;
  • Top-3 International Law Firms in Russia for M&A deals Russia M&A Awards 2016;
  • Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the Year — Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards 2015;
  • Top-100 best competition law firms from around the world — Global Competition Review 100, 2014-2018;
  • Top-100 best international arbitration law firms from around the worldGlobal Arbitration Review 100, 2017;
  • Top-100 best firms from around the world to handle sophisticated government-led & internal investigationsGlobal Investigation Review 100, 2015.

PRACTICE AREA RANKINGS:

  • ТМТ – Band 1 byPravo.ru-300 2018, Band 2 by The Legal 500 2018;
  • Compliance – Band 1 by Pravo.ru-300 2018;
  • PPP/Infrastructure – Band 1 by Pravo.ru-300 2018;
  • Transport – Band 1 by Pravo.ru-300 2018, Band 2 by The Legal 500 2018;
  • Energy & Natural Resources – Band 1 by Pravo.ru-300 2018, Band 2 by IFLR 1000 2019, Band 3 by Chambers Europe 2017;
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare – Band 2 by Pravo.ru-300 2018;
  • Digital Economy – winner of the new special category award by Pravo.ru-300 2018

IFLR1000 2019

  • "Great team with excellent experience and knowledge."
  • "Competent legal advice and excellent client service."
  • "Clear, high-quality work at a high professional level."

Chambers Europe 2019

"Very reliable and trustworthy firm".

IFLR 1000 2019

  • "They have a good value-to-money ratio, amazing overall client relationship management, wide experience, and great industry sector knowledge. They are very responsive, creative and transaction driven."
  • "The firm is super efficient while working with tight deadlines. It also is very client-oriented, works at a high quality level."
  • "Deep research and strong knowledge of subjects."

Chambers Europe 2018

  • "The team is commended for its understanding of the market, with a client praising the lawyers for being "very familiar with local specifics.""
  •  Clients are very satisfied with the level of engagement. "They dig deeply," a client says, adding that the team thinks ahead and advises what potential risks may emerge.
  • "Clients like the team's project management skills and responsiveness, noting that they are "always on time and always follow deadlines.""
  • Sources appreciate the all-encompassing support. "They do everything they can, they look at everything from every angle.

IFLR1000 2018

  • "Very good level of services, qualified team, reasonable fees."
  • "Good knowledge of the applicable law, very active approach during the assignment."
  • "Highly competent and supportive in negotiations with counterparty, resourceful and accurate in their work."

The Legal 500 2018

  • "The firm provides very high-quality advice."
  • "The team always aims to get a deep understanding of the client’s business objectives, and is at the cutting edge of court practice, legislation and market views."

Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Commitment to the client, hard-working staff and full involvement from a dedicated project partner." 
  • "They are constructive and consistent in their approach and deliver good quality on a constant basis. They understand our needs and are always keen to meet our expectations."
  • Clients highly value the quality of advice, with one emphasising: "They are very accurate at analysing tasks and they give very practical advice," while another client describes the lawyers as "creative and client-oriented."

IFLR1000 2018

  • "This is the only firm that I use or recommend in the Russian Federation. They have the appropriate attention to detail and concern which my clients demand of me and I demand of counsel to whom I refer matters."
  • "There are not any weaknesses. They work hard at a high professional level."
  • "Good, solid law firm with great attention to the client."
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Chambers Europe 2017

"Sources appreciate the 24/7 availability of the lawyers and their readiness to come to their assistance at any time. They add: "Everything possible was done to maximise the client's convenience and provide outstanding service."

Chambers Europe 2017

"They managed to bring together their Russian and international expertise and provide a very good result. We appreciate their practical approach as well as the attention they pay to every detail of the project."

Chambers Global 2017

"Well-recognised team that benefits from its very strong local brand as well as the international capacities of the Berwin Leighton Paisner network."