Goltsblat BLP lawyers have been top-ranked by Chambers Global 2013


Chambers Global, one of the most prestigious and reliable guides in the legal industry around the world, has released its 2013 ranking of top lawyers worldwide.
Goltsblat BLP lawyers are recommended as leading experts in the following areas:

• Corporate/ M&A (Band 3):
Andrey Goltsblat (Band 3), Ian Ivory (Foreign Experts Spotlight Table);
• Dispute Resolution (Band 2):
Rustam Kurmaev (Band 3); Roman Khodykin (Band 3);
• Energy & Natural Resources (Band 4):
Andrey Baev (Band 3, Experts based abroad);
• Intellectual Property (Band 3):
Elena Trusova (Band U);
• Restructuring & Insolvency (Band 3);
Mentioning Anton Sitnikov and Elena Trusova
• Tax (Band 4):
Evgeny Timofeev (Band 1)

Such positive results evidence that the strategy pursued by the firm has been a success, with its clients highly appraising the new opportunities offered by Goltsblat BLP, including international advice and support. The ranking is based on client feedback, as well as the level and complexity of the projects implemented over the last year.

Chambers Global 2013 reports the following comments on Goltsblat BLP:

Corporate/ M&A

"Andrey Goltsblat is valued for his commercial acumen and “ability to quickly understand clients' business needs.” He also receives praise for boosting the firm's international profile.”

“Ian Ivory is responsible for much of the English law advice on the ground, and particularly focuses on M&A, restructuring and infrastructure projects. Clients praise his ability to adapt quickly to complex and novel projects."

Dispute Resolution

“Rustam Kurmaev has experience representing clients at all court levels in Russia, and is also noted for his white-collar crime expertise. Sources note: “He knows the litigation culture in Russia and how to proceed, not just in litigation, but also in the enforcement practices once litigation is complete.”

“Roman Khodykin recently moved to the London office of Berwin Leighton Paisner, where he continues to be active advising Russian clients.”

Energy & Natural Resources

“Andrei Baev recently joined the firm's London office from Allen & Overy, and has greatly strengthened the Russian energy practice. He exemplifies the firm's cross-border approach, with clients suggesting he “knows how to get deals done, and is extremely efficient.”

Intellectual Property

“Sources praise Elena Trusova as an excellent negotiator and a loyal representative of her clients. In addition to her work in IP disputes, she also handles unfair competition cases, arbitration, bankruptcy, and commercial disputes.”

Restructuring & Insolvency

"Anton Sitnikov and Elena Trusova head the department. It continues to advise large and mid-sized foreign clients, helping many to make their first entry into the Russian market."


“Evgeny Timofeev is one of the most visible and respected tax practitioners in Russia. One source even goes so far as to say: “If you are not aware of him, you are not aware of the market itself.” He is particularly praised for his business development skills, as well as his tax litigation skills.”

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