About the firm

Andrey Goltsblat

Partner-in-Charge (Russia), PhD (Law), Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects

Dear Friends,

The Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Moscow team has been on the legal market for over two decades and those keeping an eye on our progress know we have never rested on our laurels. We set ambitious goals and are prepared to step out of our comfort zone to leap up to new heights. We strive to evolve, move on and make the legal world better.

The global merger between Berwin Leighton Paisner, a leading international law firm (including Goltsblat BLP in Russia), and US-based Bryan Cave was one of the biggest transatlantic mergers in the history of the legal business and a logical step forward in our development.

These days, as part of a major global law firm with a large-scale presence and resources spanning from North America to Asia, we provide legal support to clients around the world, whenever and wherever they might need it. These capabilities open up new prospects for us and new opportunities for our clients.

Though now a global law firm, we still stand out with our Russian law expertise, this making us truly international while remaining a Russian firm.

Our advance has always been driven by the needs of our clients. As we see many opportunities and prospects in the ever-changing market environment, we will be happy to move together with you towards new horizons.

Yours sincerely,

Andrey Goltsblat
Partner-in-Charge (Russia), PhD (Law), Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP law firm was formed in 2018 as a result of one of the biggest transatlantic mergers in the history of the legal business: the merger between the leading international law firms Bryan Cave LLP (U.S.) and Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (UK), including its Russian practice Goltsblat BLP. Today Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is one of the biggest global law firms (among the top 50), uniting more than 1,400 lawyers in 30 offices in 11 countries. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP provides comprehensive legal support for any largescale deals, projects and disputes in any jurisdiction, whenever and wherever clients might need it. Strong global practices and fully-integrated international teams in M&A, real estate, financial services and dispute resolution. The firm represents 40% of the Fortune 500, 30 of the world’s top 50 banks (by revenue) and 12 of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds.

The Legal 500 2021:

...a very strong and large team of professionals who are ready to help with any complex problem at any time.


The Russian practice of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is a well-established, stable team, one of the biggest on the Russian market; built up over more than 20 years, it is a recognised leader in Russia. The history of the BCLP Russian office includes the merger, in 2009, between one of the biggest teams on the Russian market, led by Andrey Goltsblat, and the leading UK law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). The Moscow office has more than 120 lawyers qualified under Russian, English and US law (State of New York). Five times winner of Law Firm of the Year in Russia since 2009, including Chambers Europe Awards 2010, 2014 and 2015; The Legal Business Awards (The Legal 500) 2010; The Lawyer European Awards 2014. Leading positions and profound Russian law expertise with the absolute majority of the practices in Russia recognised as market leaders / top-ranked by leading national and international rankings (The Legal 500, Chambers&Partners, Best Lawyers, Mergermarket, Pravo.ru-300, etc.). 

The Legal 500 2020:

…the professionalism, client-orientated approach and high quality of the services.

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