GBLP ranked amongst top firms in Energy & Infrastructure


Moscow/London, June 2014

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been ranked amongst the top firms for both Energy and Infrastructure, according to the 2014 IFLR1000 Review, one of the most prestigious law firm rankings.

Three partners of Goltsblat BLP Energy group, including Moscow-based Anton Sitnikov and Kyle Davis and London-based Andrei Baev have been named Leading Lawyers in Energy & Infrastructure for emerging Europe, CIS & Scandinavia, according to IFLR1000. The practice areas Energy and Infrastructure are being covered by IFLR1000 for the first time this year.

Kyle Davis, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources practice, Goltsblat BLP: “We’re delighted to see our firm in IFLR’s ranking in a tier alongside some of our most esteemed competitors. Though we’re grateful for the recognition of our clients and our peers that the IFLR1000 ranking reflects, we intend to continue to rise up the rankings in the years to come, as both Energy and Infrastructure are practice areas where we’ve been moving from strength to strength, both in Moscow and internationally.”

IFLR1000 noted in its review that Goltsblat BLP “offers the full suite of services in energy and infrastructure, and has good transactional, contentious and regulatory practices.”

Wrote IFLR1000, “Kyle Davis is recommended for his construction and upstream projects. ‘He’s a very experienced lawyer in his field and with his assistance we achieved good results,’ observes one client.”

“Head of the firm’s corporate team, Anton Sitnikov is another highly rated partner. ‘He’s very commercial, very professional, and he has a good understanding of the industry,’ says one client in the oil and gas sector”, IFLR1000 noted.

“London based partner Andrei Baev, recruited from Allen & Overy in 2011, is a highly rated project finance lawyer who is good on all types of oil and gas and infrastructure developments”, said the rankings agency.

The 2014 IFLR1000 Review has ranked Goltsblat BLP in Tier 3 for both Energy and Infrastructure. The other firms in Tier 3 for Energy are Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Baker Botts, CMS Russia, Debevoise & Plimpton, Dentons, Gide Loyrette Nouel, King & Spalding, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Vinson & Elkins. The other firms in Tier 3 for Infrastructure are Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, CMS Russia, Dentons and Norton Rose Fulbright.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers, which currently researches over 120 jurisdictions worldwide. The ranking emphasises firms’ outstanding performance in accordance with such criteria as transactional evidence, peer and client feedback.

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