Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner chosen by Russian Agricultural Bank as sole legal adviser on the sanctions


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has been appointed as sole legal adviser to Russian Agricultural Bank on the international sanction programmes and restrictions.

The project is led by Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, and Oleg Khokhlov, Partner, Banking and Finance, in Moscow, Susan Kovarovics, Partner, in Washington and Chris Bryant, Partner, in London.

Russian Agricultural Bank:
Russian Agricultural Bank, JSC is one of Russia’s biggest banks. It was incorporated in 2000 to contribute to further development of the national credit and financial system of the agricultural industry and rural areas. Today, the Bank provides the full range of banking services and remains the key player in financing Russian agribusiness. All the Bank’s voting shares are held by the Russian Federation, represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

About Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has one of the oldest, most resourceful, best established and stable teams in Russia, top-ranked in most legal directories. The highly respected Moscow team of over 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian and English law, has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for major Russian businesses, as well as multinationals implementing large-scale investment projects in Russia. Clients include over 1700 companies, among them major multinational investors operating in Russia (among them 130 Forbes Global clients), Russian and international banks and financial institutions and Russian industry-leading companies. Five times winner of Law Firm of the Year in Russia since 2009, including Chambers Europe Awards 2010, 2014 and 2015; The Legal Business Awards (The Legal 500) 2010; The Lawyer European Awards 2014. No. 2 by revenue in the top-50 law firm ranking by revenue in Russia (according to the leading national ranking 2017). Top-ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners in core practice areas: corporate/M&A, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, competition/antitrust, tax/customs, IP. Number One Firm by M&A deal count among all law firms in Russia for H1 and Q3 2018, according to the renowned international publication Mergermarket and also by deal count and in the general legal advisor league table for H1 and Q3 2018 according to (Cbonds Group), a well-known Russian information and analytical

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