Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Top-Ranked by The Legal 500 2020 in 17 Practice Areas in Russia. 35 Lawyers Recommended by the Ranking


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, is once again named one of the best law firms on the Russian legal market by the recently released The Legal 500 2020.

The firm is top-ranked in 17 practice areas, including across all its key specialisations: Real Estate and Construction (Tier 1 for the 9th year running); Competition (Tier 1 for the 9th year running); Intellectual Property (Tier 1 for the 5th year running); Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Tier 2); Litigation (Tier 2); Arbitration and Mediation (Tier 2); Tax (Tier 2); TMT (Tier 2); Employment (Tier 2); Banking and Finance (Lender or Arranger side – Tier 2, Borrower side – Tier 3); Private Client (Tier 2); Energy & Natural Resources (Tier 2); PPP and Infrastructure Projects (Tier 2) ; Restructuring and insolvency (Tier 2); White Collar Crime (Tier 2) etc. The firm has received the highest ranking for Transport (Tier 1) for the first time.

35 BCLP Russia partners and lawyers are recommended by The Legal 500 2020.

Managing Partner Andrey Goltsblat has once again been included on the most prestigious The Legal 500 Hall of Fame list.

This year’s Leading Individuals list for Russia includes Partners Vitaly Mozharowski, Evgeny Timofeev, Anton Sitnikov, Nikolay Voznesenskiy, Elena Trusova (Litigation), Vitaly Dianov and Head of Energy and Natural Resources Aydin Jebrailov.

Recommended lawyers include Partners Ekaterina Dedova, Oleg Khokhlov, Rustam Aliev, Matvey Kaploukhiy, Anton Panchenkov, Yuri Chernobrivtsev, Ivan Veselov, Vladimir Tchikine, Sergey Milanov, Oleg Arkhipov and Roman Khodykin (London), Head of Employment, Pensions & Benefits Practice Nadezhda Ilyushina, Head of Natural Resources, Mining and Infrastructure Levon Kocharyan, Counsels Alexander Erasov (Head of Tax Crime Defence Group), Inna Firsova, Andrey Neminuschiy, Evgeny Oreshin, and Senior Associates Angela Glamazdina and Dmitry Paramonov.

Partner Tatiana Parshak (in two categories - Banking and Finance and Transport), Counsel Yury Ivanov and Head of IP in Technology Anton Nefedev are named “Next Generation”.

Head of the White Collar Criminal Defence Practice Anton Gusev, Head of Tax Advisory Anna Zelenskaya, Counsels Yuri Babichev, Dmitry Ilyn and Alexander Muravin are named “Rising Stars”.

The ranking is based on client and peer feedback, and the scale and complexity of the projects completed during the preceding year. It also names lawyers providing consistently excellent advice in their focus areas and assesses their performance and stand-out instructions.

The ranking reconfirms that Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, maintains its top position in the legal industry and showcases the multi-functionality of our outstanding team.

For more detail, along with selected client quotations about BCLP Russia, please see the Legal 500 website:

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