Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia maintains top position in the Chambers Global 2019 rating

February 19, 2019

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, has once again been placed among the top-ranked law firms by the Chambers Global 2019 international rating. The firm is particularly noted in the key specialisations: corporate law / M&A, dispute resolution (including international arbitration) and intellectual property.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP Managing Partner Andrey Goltsblat is, for the sixth time, named in the most prestigious Eminent Practitioner – Corporate / M&A category, which each year marks the services of key, market-leading legal business professionals. Chambers Global 2019: Andrey Goltsblat is “one of the leading figures in the Russian market, advising international and domestic corporate clients on high-level transactions, joint ventures and corporate matters”.

Partner and Head of Corporate /M&A Anton Sitnikov is also given special mention: clients and legal market colleagues highlight his high professionalism in assisting “domestic clients with corporate governance, M&A transactions and joint venture matters”.

Matvey Kaploukhiy, Partner, Corporate / M&A, is highly praised by clients for his advice on “transactional and corporate matters, including cross-border joint venture projects”.

Elena Trusova, Partner, Dispute Resolution / Intellectual Property, is appreciated for her client-focused approach, with one client reporting that she is "creative and fast." Interviewees further highlight her ability to advise on the IP aspects of commercial transactions, saying: "She has wide experience and is able to bring different areas of expertise to transactions".

Chambers Global 2019 notes the expertise of Julia Romanova, Counsel, International Arbitration, in advising domestic and foreign clients on cross-border disputes and quotes sources praising Julia as “extremely good on details” and knowledgeable on “how to tactically approach a case”.

Roman Khodykin, Partner, International Arbitration (London) is known to market observers as "an intellectual heavyweight who provides a really analytical insight into a problem and provides advice accordingly". He is particularly commended by the rating for his knowledge of matters concerning Russian and CIS businesses.

Partner Ian Ivory, Head of Corporate for Asia at the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Hong Kong office “regularly assists Russian corporates with cross-border M&A and joint ventures. He is at his most visible in the real estate, consumer goods and TMT sector”.

The rating is based on client appraisals, considering the scope and complexity of the projects handled during the past year.

These outstanding results show how successful the firm’s strategy has been. Clients value highly its resources and capacity, especially in assisting with both cross-border and domestic projects and disputes.