2018: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP among market leaders by revenue and top-ranked in 18 practice areas


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, is rated among the market leaders by revenue and other key performance indicators, such as Revenue per Lawyer and Lawyer Headcount, according to the 2018 ranking published earlier this week. The firm is also named among the best in 18 categories and its key practices are all ranked in Bands 1 and 2.

More of our practice teams are now top-ranked and have scored more top positions – 10 practice areas are listed in Band 1 this year (vs. 7 last year).

We have also submitted for the first time – and landed straight away in Band 1 – in Compliance (new rating category), PPP/Infrastructure and Transport Law (wider rating category) and have snatched an award in Digital Economy (a new special category).

Band 1 (in alphabetical order)

  • Antitrust Law
  • Commercial Real Estate / Construction
  • Compliance
  • Employment and Immigration Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • PPP/Infrastructure
  • ТМТ
  • Transport Law

Band 2 (in alphabetical order)

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Banking and Finance
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Tax

Band 3

  • Bankruptcy is one of Russia’s pre-eminent ratings. For several years now, it has been a guide for courts and clients assessing the standard and professional capabilities of legal advisers. It is widely used by corporate counsel and bid teams in identifying and choosing contractors. The 2018 ranking is’s ninth edition and, for the last five years, it has been audited by Deloitte. The winner assessment criteria are: law firms’ track records in projects and client feedback on the quality, client service and value-for-money ratio for legal services. To improve the ranking mechanisms, an independent Expert Board was set up of major Russian and international companies’ GCs and heads of legal. The ranking reconfirms that Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, maintains its top position in the legal industry and showcases the multi-functionality of our outstanding team. 


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