Goltsblat BLP supports Crate and Barrel launch in Russia


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), provides legal support to DogusAvenue an exclusive franchisee of global home furnishings brand  Crate & Barrel in launching its retail business in Russia. The first and one of the largest stores of Crate & Barrel has been launched in Afimall City in Moscow on 18 September 2014.

The team of Goltsblat BLP is led by Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate/M&A  and Yuri Chernobrivtsev, Partner in Real estate and Construction. Anton said: “We’re proud to be able to provide legal support to our esteemed client in its launch of Russian operations by well-known Crate and Barrel”.

Corporate/M&A of Goltsblat BLP is one of the core practices of the firm and one of the biggest teams in Russia with 7 partners and 26 associates. The global  Corporate/ M&A team consists of more than 230 lawyers, the majority being based in London and Moscow. We also have corporate lawyers based at our Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore offices. In Russia it is one of the biggest corporate teams with substantial experience of mid-to-large-scale cross-border and other complex transactions.

Real estate and Construction practice of Goltsblat BLP is among the biggest real estate teams among law firms in Russia, having 4 partners and 19 other lawyers. We have strong cross-practice cooperation between our experts in Corporate/M&A, Real estate and Construction Tax, Finance, Litigation, Competition, which makes us a full service team for our clients.

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