2019: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP among market leaders by revenue and top-ranked in 21 practice areas

December 9, 2019

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia), formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, continues to be rated among the top market leaders by revenue and key performance indicators, such as Revenue per Lawyer and Lawyer Headcount. The firm is also placed among the best across 21 practice areas (compared to 18 in 2018).

We are happy that our firm reaches Tier 1 in more and more practice areas by the year: 14 this year (against ten last year). Most of our key practices have received the highest rating.

Tier 1 (in alphabetical order) 

  • Commercial Real Estate/Construction
  • Competition
  • Compliance
  • Corporate /M&A
  • Digital economy regulation
  • Foreign trade / Customs law and currency regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Labour and Migration law
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
  • Tax Consulting
  • TMT
  • Transport Law
  • PPP/Infrastructure projects


Tier 2 (in alphabetical order)

  •  Arbitration proceedings: High market
  • Criminal Defence
  • Natural Resources /Energy
  • Financial/Banking Law
  • International Litigation
  • Private wealth management

Tier 3

  •  Bankruptcy is a pre-eminent rating in Russia. For several years now, it has provided courts and clients with a guide for assessing the standard and professional capabilities of legal advisers. It is widely used by corporate counsel and bid teams in identifying and choosing contractors. The 2018 ranking is’s ninth edition and, for the last five years, it has been audited by Deloitte. The criteria for winner assessment are: law firms’ project track records and client feedback on quality, client service and the value-for-money ratio for legal services. To improve the ranking mechanisms, an independent Expert Board was set up of major Russian and international company GCs and heads of legal.

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

This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.