GC Powerlist > GC Powerlist: RUSSIA Teams


For 28 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The GC Powerlist is the latest publication from The Legal 500, turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward. The latest edition is the GC Powerlist: Russia Teams, which identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house teams working in Russia....read more


(listed in alphabetical order; click on a team to view an expanded biography)

Headline sponsor

Kirill Parinov, Partner - Moscow Office
Nick Marsh, Partner – London/Moscow Offices:

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is the largest law firm in the world that specialises in litigation and arbitration. The firm represents many of the world’s leading companies in virtually all types of business related disputes, including contract, antitrust (competition), intellectual property, white-collar, partnership and joint ventures, and numerous other types of matters. We are over 650 lawyers in 19 offices in ten countries. Our global capabilities give the companies we represent an edge in transnational disputes. Our record of success in adversarial proceedings is unparalleled. Our lawyers have tried or arbitrated more than 2,559 cases in their careers and have won over 88%. Our lawyers have arbitrated matters all over the world under the auspices of ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CIETAC, ICSID, ICDR, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and their counterparts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vienna, Warsaw and Moscow.

The QE Moscow team is led by Kirill Parinov and Nick Marsh who divides his time between London and Moscow.

Kirill Parinov is the managing partner of the Moscow office. Kirill’s practice focuses on cross-border litigation, international arbitration, and complex financial disputes. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Kirill served as Group General Counsel and a member of the Management Board for Norilsk Nickel, where he oversaw a global team of over 180 people spread across 8 jurisdictions, covering all areas of litigation affecting a multinational company with a U.S. listing in the heavily regulated mining industry. Kirill holds a degree in law from Lomonosov Moscow State University and a Master's degree from Southern Methodist University. He also completed advanced management program at Harvard Business School.

Nick Marsh is a partner at Quinn Emanuel’s London and Moscow Offices. He is experienced in complex cross-border disputes, through both arbitration and litigation. His practice focuses on M&A, finance, energy, telecoms, fraud and offshore disputes, and often involves parties from Eastern Europe. Ranked by The Legal 500 as a leading individual in Commercial Litigation (2012, 2013, 2014) and Banking Litigation (2012, 2013). Ranked in Chambers Global (2013, 2014) as an expert in Russian disputes.

Associate sponsor

Alexei Mordovichev, Managing partner
Dmitry Sherstobitov, Partner:

For all of us, international law firm rankings are quite a usual matter. The strongest law firm practice lists are formed based on such rankings. Yet behind the success of international and local law firms is in fact the professionalism of the clients’ in-house legal teams.

In-house lawyers, acting as requestors of legal services, determine to a great extent how efficiently the assignment that they give to the consultants will be performed. It is known that the company’s in-house lawyers have the insider’s knowledge of the problems and have a greater awareness of them than any consultant has. Also, only the in-house lawyers are able to set the task correctly. This means that the professional activity of the consultants is governed by the client’s in-house lawyers.

The GC Powerlist reflects the highly professional performance of in-house lawyers. It is not a secret that Sameta performs clients’ assignments and, as our professional experience demonstrates, the higher the qualification and expertise of the client’s in-house legal team, the easier the consultant’s work on the client’s assignment is and the higher the quality and usefulness of the result of the performer’s work.

We know very well how difficult it is to work with highly competent lawyers of clients’ corporate departments. This certainly requires from us highly qualified expertise in return. However, as our experience shows, the best results can only be achieved in cooperation with strong corporate practices. For this reason, we support the GC Powerlist as a legal department’s rating because it reflects the high professionalism of our colleagues and a desire for stronger legal practices.


Для всех уже привычными стали международные рейтинги юридических фирм. По итогам таких рейтингов формируются списки сильнейших юридических практик. Но на самом деле за успехом международных и национальных юридических фирм стоит профессионализм внутренних команд юристов компаний клиентов.

Юристы компаний клиентов в качестве заказчиков правовой услуги во многом определяют успешность реализации поручения, данного консультантам. Ведь, как известно, юрист предприятия знает проблемы изнутри и знает их лучше любого консультанта. И только внутренний юрист способен правильно поставить задачу. То есть консультант в своей профессиональной деятельности управляем юристом клиента.

Рейтинг GC Powerlist является отражением высокопрофессиональной работы внутренних юристов. Не секрет, что Sameta является исполнителем поручений клиентов. И, как показывает наш профессиональный опыт, чем выше экспертиза правовой службы клиента, тем проще консультантам работать над заданием клиента и тем качественнее и – главное – полезнее для клиента результат работы исполнителя.

Мы хорошо знаем, как непросто работать с сильными юристами правовых департаментов клиентов. Это, безусловно, требует нашей ответной высокой экспертизы. Но, как показывает наш опыт, только в работе с сильными юридическими практиками достижим наиболее сильный результат. Поэтому мы поддерживаем этот рейтинг правовых департаментов как отражение высокого профессионализма наших коллег и хотим, чтобы таких мощных юридических практик становилось всё больше.


Nominations now open!

Nominations are now open for: Canada, Southeast Asia Teams, Turkey and United States Teams.

GC Powerlist:
Russia 2015

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