(BLP), an award-winning international law firm
- Abu Dhabi
- Hong Kong
- Tel Aviv
About Goltsblat BLP
ABOUT GOLTSBLAT BLP
Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), an award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Yangon including more than 800 lawyers worldwide.
In Moscow, Goltsblat BLP has 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian and English law. The highly respected Moscow team has over 20 years of experience, providing legal support for major Russian businesses, as well as multinationals implementing large-scale investment projects in Russia. The Moscow-based international team at Goltsblat BLP provides transaction support for Russian and global investments by both Russian and international clients.
Today, Goltsblat BLP is one of the top-tier international law firms, the Russian practice of a major global firm, able to provide top-level international advice and transactional support for complex high profile deals for both big multinationals and major Russian corporates. We focus on complex transactional and litigation work and continue to utilise fully the firm’s full service capabilities, which is, de facto, our competitive advantage on the Russian market, allowing us to support expertise-specific deals. We have unrivalled capabilities for assembling for each particular complicated project a tailored multi- functional team including specialists from various of the firm’s practice groups.
In Moscow, the firm’s key practice areas are:
- Corporate/ M&ABanking & FinanceReal Estate & ConstructionDispute ResolutionTaxCustoms & International TradeCommercialComplianceWhite Collar Crime DefenceCompetition & AntitrustEmployment, Pensions & BenefitsIPPPP/InfrastructureInsolvency & Bankruptcy
Globally, the Goltsblat BLP’s expertise reaches across more than 50 legal specialisations and 20 industry sectors.
Goltsblat BLP is consistently ranked highly / recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Pravo.ru.
Goltsblat BLP currently has over 1700 clients among the major international investors operating in Russia, including 130 FORBES Global clients, leading Russian and international financial institutions, and Russian corporate leaders in the national market. Today, Goltsblat BLP’s advice is increasingly being sought by major Russian corporates and banks looking for English law-related advice and support for cross-border transactions.
In the early 1990s, the Goltsblat team was among the first in Russia to advise major international companies entering the Russian market. We are proud to still be providing legal support for many of them. Our experience and detailed knowledge of Russia’s legal system, as well as Russia’s socio-economic and political processes, and the local business culture, enables us to understand the expectations and concerns of foreign investors in Russia, and ensure that they can use our experience to achieve their outcomes.
Goltsblat BLP is the winner of 25 national and international awards over the past five years, including:
- Russia Law Firm of the Year – Chambers Europe Awards 2015 and shortlisted for 2016 and 2017;International Law Firm of the Year – The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and shortlisted in 2015; Legal Business Awards 2010 / Legal 500 and shortlisted in 2015;Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Chambers Europe Awards 2014 and 2010;The 3rd largest law firm in Russia in 2015 and 2016 – national ranking by Kommersant.ru;A Top-3 international law firm in Russia by income – Pravo.ru 2016 national ranking;Full Service Law Firm of the Year – Annual ACQ Country Awards 2011;Law Firm of the Year for Russia – Finance Monthly Law Awards 2011;Innovation in International Expansion – Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards 2011 (shortlisted);Best Law Firm in Russia – ILO Client Choice Awards 2010.
ABOUT BERWIN LEIGHTON PAISNER (BLP)
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP is a premier, full-service law firm headquartered in the City of London. BLP offers pragmatic, commercial legal advice that helps major public and private companies, financial institutions, public sector bodies and private clients to achieve their goals. The firm’s service extends to over 65 jurisdictions, with offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Moscow (Goltsblat BLP), Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Yangon.
- The first law firm to have simultaneously won 2 UK Law Firm of the Year awards by both The Lawyer and Legal Week;The only law firm that has ever won Law Firm of The Year award by The Lawyer twice;Totally, 8 ‘Law Firm of the Year’ awards and over 30 industry awards and accolades in recent years, including UK Law Firm of the Year according to The Lawyer and Legal Week; Managing Partner of the Year; Real Estate Law Firm of the Year; Best Tax Team in a Law Firm; Planning Team of the Year; PFI / Projects Team of the Year; and Finance Team of the Year and others;3 times winner of Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards for Client Service Innovations;Ranked 3rd in top 10 ‘game changers’ of the past 10 years – Financial Times Innovative 2015;Ranked 5th in the FT 50: Law Firm Innovators 2014;Included to the Global 100 Law Firms list by The American Lawyer magazine;The Most Innovative Client Service Award – Managing Partner Forum (MPF) Awards for Management Excellence 2015.
Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, Senior Partner, Corporate, M&A, Investment Projects, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice