Andrey Goltsblat

Country Managing Partner (Russia), Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects

Dear Friends,

We have reached a new strategic milestone.

This year, Berwin Leighton Paisner, a leading international law firm (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia), has completed a global merger with US-based Bryan Cave. This is 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 have very strong Russian law expertise, this making us truly international while remaining a Russian firm.

The Moscow team of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 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 forward and achieve new heights. We strive to evolve, move on and make the legal world better.

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 with you towards new horizons.

Yours sincerely,

Andrey Goltsblat
Country Managing Partner (Russia), Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
(formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is part of a global law firm, one of the biggest in the world, which provides comprehensive legal support for any large-scale deals, projects and disputes in any jurisdiction, whenever and wherever clients might need it.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has built up, over more than 20 years, a well-established, stable team, among the biggest on the Russian market and recognised as a leader in Russia.

In Moscow, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has more than 100 lawyers qualified under Russian, English and US law (State of New York).

The team holds leading positions and has 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.).

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.

In Moscow, the firm’s key practice areas are:

  • Corporate/ M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Tax
  • Customs & International Trade
  • Commercial
  • Compliance
  • White Collar Crime Defence
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Employment, Pensions & Benefits
  • IP
  • PPP/Infrastructure
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Sanction-related Advice
  • Private Client
  • TMT
  • Energy & Natural Resources

The new products and services offered by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP include expertise relating to the US legislation, sanctions-related advice, cyber and data security, private wealth, technology, etc.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is one of the biggest global law firms:

  • 31 offices in 11 countries and a platform of 1,400 lawyers, including in the USA (Atlanta, Boulder, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Irvine, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, St Louis, Washington D.C.), Europe (Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Moscow, Paris), Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tel Aviv)
  • Combined revenues of approximately USD 1 bn
  • 40% of the Fortune 500 rely on Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to support their business goals and protect their interests
  • Twice winner of the World’s Most Innovative Law Firm and number one in the 2017 Legal Business rankings for Most Innovative Law Firm

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