BCLP Russia retains leading positions in the Chambers Global 2021 rating

26.02.2021

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia is once again a top-ranked law firm according to Chambers Global 2021, one of the pre-eminent international legal ratings.

The firm’s achievements have been recognised in its key areas: Corporate / M&A, Dispute Resolution (including International Arbitration), Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. The firm has also appeared in new sections of the rating: International & Cross-Border Transactions and International & Cross-Border Disputes, naming firms with a strong international offering to support cross-border transactions, disputes and projects.

The rating is based on appraisals and references by the firm’s clients, as well as the scale and complexity of its projects over the last year.

BCLP’s excellent results demonstrate how successful the firm’s strategy has been. Clients highly value its resources and the synergy in international project consulting involving lawyers from various jurisdictions, as well as advice on domestic projects.

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia), has been named as an Eminent Practitioner – Corporate / M&A for eight years running. Each year, this category recognises highly influential figures in the legal business. According to Chambers Global 2021, “Eminent Practitioner Andrey Goltsblat has an impressive reputation in the Russian M&A market, advising significant clients on strategic and complex transactions and corporate matters.”

BCLP partners and heads of practice are also individually rated:

  • Ivan Veselov, Partner (Dispute Resolution: Domestic)

  • Ekaterina Dedova, Partner, Head of TMT (Corporate/M&A)

  • Aydin Jebrailov, Head of Energy and Natural Resources (Energy and Natural Resources)

  • Matvey Kaploukhiy, Partner (Corporate/M&A)

  • Tatiana Parshak, Partner (Banking & Finance)

  • Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A (Corporate/M&A)

  • Elena Trusova, Partner, Head of IP (Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution: Domestic)

  • Roman Khodykin, Partner (Dispute Resolution – Russia: Expertise Based abroad in Russia; UK – Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, and on the list for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration – UK: Foreign Expertise in Russia)

QUOTATIONS ABOUT THE FIRM

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Russian offering provides domestic and international clients with robust cross-border support that spans a broad spectrum of matters. The firm’s Moscow office functions as a gateway to clients with interests in the CIS, and members of the team are able to leverage the resources of the firm’s expansive network to meet the multi-jurisdictional demands of its clientele.

Another source says: “Their abilities are at a high level; it is really good that by contacting one company you can receive international consultations and be sure of the quality of services.”

The Moscow office’s M&A group is well equipped to advise on European and CIS-related transactions, and the firm’s leading real estate practice continues to perform highly on cross-border mandates, supported by strong banking and finance capabilities. In contentious proceedings, the firm boasts a comprehensive offering. Clients involved in litigation or arbitration can call on a talented disputes team, which often works alongside practitioners based throughout the group’s international network.

CORPORATE / M&A

Highly regarded [M&A] practice active on high-value domestic transactions across a broad range of industries. Represents IT and pharmaceutical names as well as major private equity, manufacturing, real estate and TMT companies. Additionally offers further expertise in the financial services, energy and FMCG industries. Also maintains a strong corporate advisory practice, providing Russian law and corporate structuring assistance.

BANKING AND FINANCE

The firm regularly represents borrowers in acquisition financing as well as refinancing mandates. Additionally advises Russian and international banks on financing issues. Particularly active in the real estate sector, including the construction of infrastructure as well as office development. Further experience in securitisation matters.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Active domestic litigation practice, advising clients on contractual and debt recovery mandates. Also handles insurance and construction-related disputes. Instructed on high-importance disputes related to data protection and gathering. Often assists banks, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas corporates. Works closely with its London office to assist clients with international and investment arbitration cases.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The firm is best known on the contentious side of the market, including assisting with high-profile IP trade marks and patent rights infringement as well as licensing disputes.

The team is increasingly prominent in non-contentious regulatory mandates, including advertising, specifically of pharmaceutical products, and data protection-related mandates. Also acts on commercial matters relating to the transfer of IP through M&A transactions.

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