Careers

Our Office

Our office is located in "Moscow City", the very business centre of Moscow and Russia. The Capital City tower accommodating our office is just 10 minutes' walk from the Vystavochnaya and Mezhdunarodnaya Metro stations. From the Vystavochnaya Metro Station, the Capital City Complex can be reached on foot through the Afimoll City Mall, without going outside, which is particularly convenient in cold weather. Staff who come to work by car find the easy access to the city's main highways particularly convenient: Leningrad and Kutuzovsky Prospekts, the Third Transport Ring, Novy Arbat and the Garden Ring. Our office windows look out on to a picturesque panorama of Moscow and the Moscow River.

We endeavour to make our staff feel right at home - from orchids in the offices, to microwave ovens and coffee machines in the kitchens and snack vending machines. Fridays are favourites, not only because the weekend is coming but also because of the pleasant tradition of our administrative team organising treats in the office kitchens. They are always a surprise: pies, pancakes, fruit, pizza...

Vacancies

Marketing and Business Development Manager / Senior Manager

  • Manage production of legal service offers (pitches) and requests for proposals, maintain a pitch database;
  • Coordinate and produce marketing materials for current and potential clients, including descriptions of practices, capabilities, firm-wide and practice-specific expertise; produce slide shows, brochures, etc.;
  • Manage legal directory and ranking submissions for Chambers&Partners, The Legal 500, etc. (put together and obtain approvals for submission materials, liaise with researchers, monitor deadlines and additional opportunities for promoting the firm, arrange and support interviews and meetings with directories, regularly update marketing materials, associate CVs, credentials database and other internal databases after each round of submissions);
  • Assist in looking up and finalising materials for client meetings, analytical notes and reports;
  • Systematic study of the competitive landscape on the market and across industries. Analyse competitive information about potential clients and other market players offering similar services;
  • Cooperate directly with the firm’s partners, heads of teams/groups and peers from other offices to coordinate/agree ;
  • Initiate and deliver service promotion events for clients (BTL+ sponsorship);
  • Develop tender criteria for selecting agencies, hold tenders to choose contractors;

Associate / Senior Associate (Tax Practice)

  • Drafting opinions on taxation matters: Russian taxes (VAT, profit tax, Personal Income Tax);
  • Assisting in field and in-office tax audits;
  • Providing tax support for corporate structuring projects.

Associate / Senior Associate (Tax Practice)

  • Drafting opinions on international taxation matters;
  • Private client tax consulting;
  • Providing tax support for corporate structuring projects.

Internship

We are looking for fourth and fifth year law faculty students who:

  • have achieved outstanding results in their studies
  • can think analytically and creatively
  • strive towards professional growth
  • have a good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • are able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • are prepared for active work
  • can work a full day

We have internship vacancies not only in the legal department, but also marketing, finances and accounts.

By joining our firm, you will receive invaluable experience of working in a law firm and an opportunity to learn from true professionals. The best interns have a chance of remaining with Goltsblat BLP and building a successful career.

If you would like to be an intern at GBLP, send us your CV and a cover letter to: moscowhr@gblplaw.com. You will be entered in our database, which we use regularly to engage specialists for current projects. Share our success — you will gain invaluable experience of working on major projects for Russian and international clients and acquire skills and knowledge from leading lawyers from Russia and the UK.

We know that our future success depends on attracting young specialists and we invest substantial amounts in their professional development.

Internships at GBLP provide fourth and fifth year students and graduates with an excellent opportunity to see how the firm works internally, try working in a real law business within an international firm and get to know our clients’ businesses.

If you have recently graduated or are in your final year at university, you have a good chance of starting a career with GBLP. Here you will gain experience of working in a major international firm and of interacting with the many big Russian and international companies that are our clients.

A GBLP internship usually involves a 2-4 month project for a full working day. Depending on your knowledge and experience, the internship may be paid or unpaid. In the first case, you will work actively on client projects and thus make a real contribution to the firm’s business.

Interns are usually attached to a specific group of lawyers, who help them acquire the necessary knowledge and experience. The projects in which GBLP interns are involved are varied, requiring considerable responsibility and fulfilment of increasingly complex tasks. Helpful colleagues are always on hand to share their experience and knowledge.

Why do we like GBLP?

Andrey Goltsblat

Country Managing Partner (Russia), Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia), Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects

How I became a lawyer:

My current personal practice far exceeds what I could have imagined. I had never dreamed of becoming a lawyer and it happened rather by accident. Following my compulsory military service in the USSR paratrooper division, I was admitted to the Law School of the Soviet Union Interior Ministry and graduated in Law with distinction. It was the time of Boris Eltsin, when the USSR was collapsing and history was being created right outside my office at the first Russian Parliament, where I held the position of Head of Staff of the Constitutional Commission. In August 1991, tanks went out into the streets of Moscow and this saw the demise of the Soviet Union. I continued my career at the Parliament and, in 1993, again watched, from my second floor windows, as tanks rolled past. Then Boris Eltsin (the First Russian President) dismissed Parliament. The work on the First Russian Constitution was almost completed and Boris Eltsin put it up for a referendum. It became The Law at the end of 1993. A new Russian Duma was elected and I quit my job, as there was no longer such enthusiasm and excitement.

A new era of my career, as a commercial lawyer, began. In 1993, bold foreign investors were seeking legal support in Russia, recognising the opportunities available in this new country. One of them was Mars, Inc., which desperately needed support for construction of its confectionery plant in Russia. I was introduced to them by their UK lawyers at the time and I was immediately tasked with making a land deal with the local Mayor for building a plant. They had been negotiating six months with no visible progress, so I stepped in. It appeared that they were negotiating a UK law-governed lease poorly translated into Russia. It made no sense to the Soviet Mayor, so they got stuck. This was my first experience as a commercial lawyer and I didn’t have a clue about land leases, but I delved into the Land Code of Russia, drafted a six-page lease, added a purchase option and, in two weeks, the deal was done. I just realised I could be a lawyer not only at the Parliament, as this was a huge success for my client. The venture began and brought me to the point where I am today. Mars is still our major client and it eventually purchased that land and now holds the title to it.

Tamara Nekrasova

Head of Translation Department

Tamara, you have been with the firm since its inception and have worked with the team for over 10 years. How does Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) differ from companies you worked in previously?

Ambition and a refusal rest on one’s laurels. The ability to set high goals — or, as they say in English, the desire to «hitch your wagon to a star». Plus, of course, boldness, a readiness to take risks, even in difficult times.

Why do you think BCLP Russia is managing to gain additional market shares and position itself successfully on the legal market?

I think the main factors are professional flexibility and the ability to be proactive.

What do you see as the personal and professional qualities inherent in BCLP Russia personnel? Or which qualities does someone need to be successful at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia)?

Industriousness, determination and initiative, combined with the ability to work as a team member.

What gives you the most pleasure in your work?

Two opportunities — for professional growth and professional discovery.

Corporate training

Our office is located in "Moscow City", the very business centre of Moscow and Russia. The Capital City tower accommodating our office is just 10 minutes' walk from the Vystavochnaya and Mezhdunarodnaya Metro stations. From the Vystavochnaya Metro Station, the Capital City Complex can be reached on foot through the Afimoll City Mall, without going outside, which is particularly convenient in cold weather. Staff who come to work by car find the easy access to the city's main highways particularly convenient: Leningrad and Kutuzovsky Prospekts, the Third Transport Ring, Novy Arbat and the Garden Ring. Our office windows look out on to a picturesque panorama of Moscow and the Moscow River.

We endeavour to make our staff feel right at home - from orchids in the offices, to microwave ovens and coffee machines in the kitchens and snack vending machines. Fridays are favourites, not only because the weekend is coming but also because of the pleasant tradition of our administrative team organising treats in the office kitchens. They are always a surprise: pies, pancakes, fruit, pizza...

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