Goltsblat BLP ranked as elite law firm in competition law by GCR 100


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), once again joins the Elite tier of law firms in competition law as ranked by Global Competition Review 100 2017 (GCR 100). The firm’s Competition & Antitrust Head and Partner Nikolay Voznesenskiy and Head of Group Vitaly Dianov are mentioned among the very best in their area of expertise.

The firm’s strong performance in the rankings is driven by high-profile assignments handled by the team in 2016. GCR 100 specifically notes that “the firm successfully defended KIA Motors’ Russian subsidiary in the FAS’s antitrust investigation into the after-sales services market. It also advised Zeppelin Russland, which sells construction equipment, in a national and Eurasian Economic Commission antitrust investigation related to sales of Caterpillar machinery and spare parts. The case closed following amendments to international agreements between Caterpillar and companies that sell its equipment in the Eurasian Economic Union, including Zeppelin Russland.”

Specific mention is made of Goltsblat BLP’s work “with pharmaceutical companies to ensure they are in compliance with Russian competition laws, as Russian antimonopoly legislation in the pharmaceutical sector develops.”

Our Competition & Antitrust is one of the biggest legal teams in Russia, boasting over 12 years’ antitrust experience. Furthermore, we are one of the few international law firms in Russia that have a separate competition practice focusing on antitrust audit and litigations with competition authorities.

Goltsblat BLP is a recognised leader in antitrust law services:

  • Tier 1 by Legal 500 over a number of years;
  • Top-ranked/ Highly recommended by Chambers Europe over the years;
  • Goltsblat BLP Competition & Antitrust Head and Partner Nikolay Voznesenskiy and Head of Group Vitaly Dianov are recognised among the best in antitrust by Chambers Europe 2016, Legal 500 2016, and Best Lawyers 2017.

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