Goltsblat BLP announces further expansion of its Commercial Practice and appointment of Alexander Smirnov as its head.


Goltsblat BLP is pleased to announce that, on 4 July 2011, Alexander Smirnov joined Goltsblat BLP team as Head of the Commercial Practice.

Within the scope of the firm’s overall strategy, this appointment is to expand the current capabilities for providing effective and cost-efficient support for business on the various aspects of commercial/business law, contractual and regulatory matters encountered by our clients in their daily activities and in major transactions and projects, such as: foreign trade transactions (import-export operations), international product distribution (structuring of a distribution network, development of distribution agreements, exclusivity and pricing matters), cross-border logistics, public procurement projects, leasing operations and so on.

Before joining Goltsblat BLP, for five years Alexander headed up the legal departments of the biggest companies in their spheres and, for the last two years, that of Eastern Europe’s biggest alcohol holding company, with a staff of over 30 lawyers and providing full legal support for the holding company’s operations both in Russia and elsewhere. 

One of Alexander’s main objectives as Head of the Goltsblat BLP Commercial Practice will be to create for our clients effective and commercially justified instruments for identifying and minimising the legal risks constantly arising in business activities and the challenges posed by the dynamically changing legislation.

Owing to specific nature and constantly high demand for the services of the Commercial Practice, we will be pleased to offer our clients a flexible fee policy and commercially effective conditions for co-operation.

We are sure that Alexander’s expertise will help maximise the effectiveness of the collaboration between GBLP lawyers and the client’s team in terms of task and resource distribution, risk minimisation and attainment of the optimum results in achieving the ultimate business goals of a task or project.

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