Goltsblat BLP is named M&A Law Firm of the Year in Russia at the annual M&A Atlas Awards


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), remains a leader in the corporate/M&A market in Russia. The firm was named the 2016 M&A Law Firm of the Year in Russia at the 5th annual M&A Atlas Awards.

Apart from Goltsblat BLP, the nominees’ list for Russia included such high-profile international law firms as Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Linklaters and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

In selecting the winners, the organisers evaluated a set of performance criteria including the firm’s key role as advisor on the top transactions in the market, the team’s experience, client service and year-to-year performance improvements.

Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A, Goltsblat BLP, says: “We are very happy to receive this award and are grateful to the organisers for the recognition. For us, it is very important that our results are noted not only by major Russian rating providers but also by international agencies. We would like to thank our clients for the trust they place in our firm and also tall colleagues in the Corporate practice and our other practices for their exceptional professionalism, focus and commitment".

Our international M&A team, mostly based in London and Moscow, has extensive experience of complex deals, including multi-jurisdictional projects. Corporate Practice lawyers are also available at our offices in Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Singapore and Yangon. Our corporate team includes competition and antitrust, finance and international tax specialists and this cross-functional approach enables us to address our clients’ individual needs and specific project requirements in the most effective way. This gives us a leading edge over other law firms and makes our service offering stand apart in terms of quality.

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