Goltsblat BLP again named leading M&A law firm in Russia


The Corporate / M&A Practice of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has continued its excellent performance in 2016 and received further accolades. At the annual Russia M&A Awards delivered by Cbonds-Congress and PREQVECA information and analysis, Goltsblat BLP was recognised among the top three leading Corporate / M&A legal advisors in Russia. The recently released Pravo.ru 300 annual ranking also places Goltsblat BLP in Band 1 for Corporate Law.

The Russia M&A Awards have been granted to leading law and other advisory firms, investment banks and Russian M&A deals since 2010, following polling of M&A market participants by Preqveca.ru.

Pravo.ru is one of Russia’s most respected law practice publications featuring one of the Russia’s pre-eminent ratings. For 7 years, it has been providing comprehensive analysis of the Russian legal market, law firms operating in Russia, with annual assessment criteria including  the scale and complexity of a firm’s projects over a year, client feedback and further judgement national by an expert council comprised of eminent Russian lawyers and representatives from national and international companies.

The announcement comes in the wake of other accolades bestowed on Goltsblat BLP’s Corporate / M&A Practice in 2016. In May and July Mergermarket placed the firm among the three market leaders, and in August Goltsblat BLP topped the Mergers.ru ranking by the number of M&A deals completed in the first six months of 2016. Goltsblat BLP was also named the Russian M&A Law Firm of the Year 2016 at the international M&A Atlas Awards in November.

Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A, Goltsblat BLP: “After a challenging and thrilling year, I am very happy that we have received such great accolades. 2016 has seen us working on a range of high-profile M&A deals, supporting both Russian and foreign clients, who we thank for choosing and trusting Goltsblat BLP. I am certain that the coming year will be even busier, but am more than confident our team will continue to deliver exceptional service to its clients.”

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