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Awards & Rankings

Now under the new brand, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia), formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, remains top-ranked by most creditable Russian and international directories. We are delighted that our key practices are invariably among the market leaders and proud of our practice area awards. Each year, more and more of our lawyers and practices are recognised among the best in their areas.


The winner of 25 national and international awards over the past five years, including:
  • Russia Law Firm of the YearChambers Europe Awards 2015 and shortlisted in 2017-2018;
  • International Law Firm of the YearThe Lawyer European Awards 2014 and shortlisted in 2015;
  • International Law Firm of the YearLegal Business Awards (Legal 500) 2010 and shortlisted in 2016-2015;
  • One of Russia’s TOP-3 law firms in revenue terms according to 300 2017;
  • Client Service Law Firm of the YearChambers Europe Awards 2014 and 2010.

Specialised legal awards and nominations:

  • Competition / Antitrust Law Firm of the YearBest Lawyers Awards 2018;
  • Russia Tax Firm of the YearEuropean Tax Awards 2017 / International Tax Review;
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the YearBest Lawyers Awards 2017;
  • Business Law Firm of the YearCorporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2017;
  • Customs and International Trade Law Firm of the Year in Russia2017 DealMakers Country Awards;
  • TOP-3 M&A legal advisor in Russia by deal count in 2016Mergermarket;
  • Russia Law Firm of the YearM&A Atlas Awards 2016;
  • Top-3 International Law Firms in Russia for M&A dealsRussia M&A Awards 2016;
  • Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the YearCorporate LiveWire Legal Awards 2015;
  • Top-100 best competition law firms from around the worldGlobal Competition Review 100, 2014-2017;
  • Top-100 best international arbitration law firms from around the worldGlobal Arbitration Review 100, 2017;
  • Top-100 best firms from around the world to handle sophisticated government-led & internal investigationsGlobal Investigation Review 100, 2015.


  • ТМТ – Band 1 by 2018
  • Compliance – Band 1 by 2018
  • PPP/Infrastructure – Band 1 by 2018
  • Transport  – Band 1 by 2018, The Legal 500 2018
  • Energy & Natural Resources – Band 1 by 2018
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare – Band 2 by 2018
  • Digital Economy – winner of the new special category award by 2018

"Well-recognised team that benefits from its very strong local brand as well as the international capacities of the firm's network." — Chambers Global 2018

"A close-knit team of professionals, that always has suitable and acceptable (from a business perspective) legal solutions," says one client. Another adds: "They are very professional; all specialists are very responsive and extremely helpful." — IFLR 1000 2017

"They managed to bring together their Russian and international expertise and provide a very good result. We appreciate their practical approach as well as the attention they pay to every detail of the project." — Chambers Europe 2017

"Sources appreciate the 24/7 availability of the lawyers and their readiness to come to their assistance at any time. They add: "Everything possible was done to maximise the client's convenience and provide outstanding service." — Chambers Europe 2017

"The firm's 'excellent' team has 'a very high level of industry knowledge' and 'takes a practical approach to all assignments'." — Legal 500 2017

"The 'team of experienced specialists' has 'a perfect knowledge of applicable laws and an impressive understanding of client needs'." — Legal 500 2017

"Goltsblat BLP’s expertise is some of the best in the market, especially when it relates to competition/antitrust, corporate law and dispute resolution. Proactive, responsive and pragmatic."Chambers Europe 2016

"Client-oriented and flexible, diligent and focused, knowledgeable and creative as well as efficient."Chambers Europe 2016

"All the lawyers who we worked with are very good professionals. We were satisfied with their help and very grateful to them."Chambers Europe 2016

"The team knows the law and the environment."Chambers Europe 2016

“Clients are full of praise for the team.”IFLR1000 2016

"The team are described as "one of the best in the market" and "one of the best law firms in Russia."IFLR1000 2016

Attracts praise for its "consistently high-quality advice, prompt responses and ability to work to tight deadlines".The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

The firm provides "prompt and client-oriented support, a deep level of advice, and team strength in depth".The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

The firm is praised for its bench strength and "particularly high level of service"The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

The firm combines "strong business acumen and prompt response times".The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

"The firm did a great job. The quality of the advice was high but more importantly the lawyers were very hands-on, pragmatic and efficient. They are a pleasure to work with". – Chambers Europe 2014

"The firm combines local Russian market expertise with truly international best practices". — The Legal 500 EMEA 2014  

"The firm's plans to continue to develop as a top-tier, full-service transactional player in Russia look likely to succeed".The Lawyer, April 2014

"One of the best in the Russian market." Legal 500, 2013

"Very good, a very good team and very qualified," says clients, adding that "they really deal with the clients' intentions accurately and we are absolutely happy with them and can recommend… the best work and price balance we have found." IFLR 2013

"Both clients and peers unanimously agree that this firm's most impressive feature is its ability to seamlessly blend detailed local knowledge with a global business perspective." Chambers Europe 2013

"A key name in the Russian legal market." The Lawyer, 2012

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is the winner of:


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