BCLP Russia takes top positions in the Chambers Europe 2021 rating

30.03.2021

On 18 March 2021, Chambers Europe, a pre-eminent international legal rating, released its 2021 ranking according to which Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia is once again recognised as a top-ranked law firm in the following key areas: Real Estate & Construction (Band 1), Competition/Antitrust (Band 1), Corporate/M&A (Band 3), Dispute Resolution (Band 4), Intellectual Property (Band 3), Tax (Band 3), Employment (Band 2), ТМТ (Band 3), Banking and Finance (Band 4), Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 4), Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals (Band 4).

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

Here are some appraisals of the firm and individual practices quoted in the rating :

Real Estate (Band 1):

"The team is always ready to respond very quickly to whatever problem we may be facing", a client enthuses.

Competition/Antitrust (Band 1):

"We like how they work", a client says, explaining: "We liked their preparation skills and their presentation in court.”

Employment (Band 2):

“A source is full of praise for the team's client-oriented and communicative approach, noting: “Engagement is very important for us and they treated the case like a personal matter, which really helped our internal lawyers to trust in their approach.”

Tax (Band 3):

"They are very good, they helped us on a very difficult project", a client reports, while another praises the team's "good technical skills and strategic analysis.”

"They're always able to find solutions and they give very accurate advice.”

ТМТ (Band 3):

“Clients praise the team for a pro-business approach, one saying: "They are client-oriented and provide practical solutions.”

Corporate/M&A (Band 3):

“The team is praised for its dedication. One source remarks: "They go the extra mile, they do what is needed and even more.”

“A client reports: "They are very good in terms of emergency situations. They are always ready to help and work. The team produces results quickly and in good quality.”

Dispute Resolution (Band 4):

“Clients note the team's individual approach, with one remarking that the team has "a profound business understanding and responds rapidly with services tailored to the client’s individual requirements.”

Banking & Finance (Band 4):

“Clients appreciate the team's clear guidance, one saying: "They can tell what's good and bad and what's acceptable and what's not. These people tell you the risks which are more likely to happen in each situation and that's what distinguishes them.”

BCLP partners and heads of practice are also individually rated:

Eminent Practitioner

  • Corporate/M&A – Andrey Goltsblat

Band 1

  • Competition/Antitrust – Nikolay Voznesenskiy
  • Real Estate – Vitaly Mozharowski
  • Tax – Evgeny Timofeev

Band 2

  • Competition/Antitrust – Vitaly Dianov
  • Employment – Nadezhda Ilyushina
  • Energy and Natural Resources – Aydin Jebrailov

Band 3

  • Employment – Yuri Ivanov
  • IP – Elena Trusova
  • Real Estate – Rustam Aliev

Band 4

  • Corporate/M&A – Anton Sitnikov, Matvey Kaploukhiy
  • Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End – Elena Trusova
  • Real Estate – Yuri Chernobrivtsev

Up and coming

  • Banking & Finance – Tatiana Parshak
  • Corporate/M&A – Ekaterina Dedova
  • Dispute Resolution: Domestic High-End – Ivan Veselov

Notable practitioners

  • Life Sciences – Vladislav Vdovin
  • Restructuring/Insolvency – Oleg Khokhlov
  • TMT – Ekaterina Dedova

Lawyers Based Abroad

  • Dispute Resolution: Expertise Based Abroad UK – Roman Khodykin

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