Goltsblat BLР ranked in prestigious Global Investigation Review 100

06.10.2015

Goltsblat BLР, the Russian Practice of  Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been included among the top 100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations by the respected international guide Global Investigation Review 100 (GIR 100)*. 

GIR 100 is a prestigious global rating produced on the basis of an independent survey by Global Investigation Review. This guide is part of the Law Business Research group, alongside such famous guides as Who’s Who Legal, Global Competition Review, Global Arbitration Review and others. 

Global Investigation Review 100: "Goltsblat BLP brings extensive local knowledge of the Russian legal environment to help foreign companies navigate white-collar issues in the Russian Federation. Goltsblat BLP has a number of high-profile western companies and some of Russia’s largest corporations on its client roster. Goltsblat BLP conducts numerous risk assessments for foreign companies interested in operating within Russia, as well as for Russian corporations that seek business abroad." 

The rating highlights the professional achievements of Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner at Goltsblat BLP, Rustam Kurmaev, Partner,  Goltsblat BLP Dispute Resolution Practice, Dmitry Kletochkin, Head of Group, Goltsblat BLP Dispute Resolution Practice and Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate Practice, Goltsblat BLP.

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner at Goltsblat BLP, says, "I am very pleased that Goltsblat BLP’s achievements have been recognised by such a respected corporate compliance and investigations rating. Goltsblat BLP is the only international law firm on the Russian market that is developing its own White Collar Crime Defence Practice. This Practice is particularly popular with our clients and, despite the challenging economic situation on the market, there is a steady demand for this service, as well as for the other services offered by our Dispute Resolution team." 

Rustam Kurmaev, Partner, Goltsblat BLP Dispute Resolution Practice: "Goltsblat BLP’s criminal lawyers and litigators enable us to provide comprehensive legal support to our clients in the field of white collar crime defence and conducting of internal investigations and to handle commercial disputes that often require special understanding of criminal law and procedures for a successful outcome. These services provided by our lawyers are very much in demand. Over the last year, for instance, our Dispute Resolution lawyers have provided assistance to more than 250 corporate clients, with 90% of cases being closed at the preliminary investigation stage. At the same time, our services are in demand not only at the actual criminal proceedings stage, but also during assessment, by means of internal investigations, of the risk of proceedings involved in the client’s business".

*http://globalinvestigationsreview.com/report/30/gir-100-2015?utm_source=external&utm_medium=press_release&utm_campaign=gir100

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