Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP again top-ranked by and Mergermarket for 2018


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) retains its top M&A positions in Russia: (1) Number One law firm by M&A deal count in Russia, (2) Number Two by deal value, totalling over USD 500 m* (both positions are based on rankings for 2018 by Russia’s renowned information and analytics platform of Cbonds Group, as of 11 January 2019), and (3) Number Two by deal count according to Mergermarket, a leading M&A data and intelligence provider.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s Corporate / M&A Practice had already attained many international accolades for its strong performance last year. The team was ranked number one both by deal count in Russia for the first six and nine months of 2018 by Mergermarket and and in the overall M&A ranking by The Practice and its partners are top-ranked by the prestigious international sources The Legal 500 2018, Chambers Europe 2018 and IFLR1000 2018.

In 2018, Corporate / M&A Practice, supported by the market-leading teams in Real Estate & Construction, Antitrust & Competition, Tax, IP, Employment, Pensions & Benefits, Finance, Commercial and other practices, advised on numerous landmark deals spanning several industry sectors from Agriculture to Technology, FinTech, Energy, Real Estate and Pharmaceuticals.

Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate/M&A, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP: “We are delighted to maintain our lead in the M&A arena, especially in these times so challenging for the market. These accolades are yet further proof of our strategy and commitment to becoming a top transactional firm in Russia. We have now built what is probably the most experienced, resourceful and diversified M&A team on the market. We collaborate closely with our top specialty teams on the market, ensuring efficient and effective support for any deal, of any complexity, in any sector. I would also like to say a big thank you to all my colleagues for their tremendous efforts, professional excellence, enthusiasm and dedication, and absolutely to all our clients for their cooperation and trust, which made this success possible.”  

*based on publicly disclosed deal value only  

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.

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