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Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

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Russia

Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

For some, the team at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner provides β€˜the best advice across all aspects of competition law’. It represented Freight One in an appeal before FAS regarding cartel charges. Nikolay Voznesenskiy heads the practice, where Vitaly Dianov is the other key figure.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s β€˜friendly and client-oriented team’ represented Sport-Express in redundancy-related litigation. Nadezhda Ilyushina’s expertise includes labour and immigration law, personal data protection and dismissal matters.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

The β€˜team of experienced specialists’ at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner has β€˜a perfect knowledge of applicable laws and an impressive understanding of client needs’. The firm advised Nord Stream 2 on legal aspects surrounding the laying of a gas pipeline, and also assisted Rosimushchestvo with a shareholders agreement for the disposal of shares in Bashneft. Anton Sitnikov and Vitaly Mozharowski jointly lead the practice.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner provides β€˜clear, timely and business-oriented advice within the agreed timeframe’. The group is noted for its litigation expertise, and is representing a number of IFPI members in a series of copyright infringement proceedings against VKontakte. Elena Trusova heads the practice, where Natalia Belomestnova is the other key figure.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

At Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, the β€˜highly competent’ team is advising Mosfilm on a $500m development project, which involves the construction of movie production studio facilities, a cinema and a concert hall. Practice head Vitaly Mozharowski advises on financing, infrastructure and environmental issues, among others.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

The β€˜excellent’ team at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner has β€˜a deep knowledge of TMT industry regulations’. Practice head Ekaterina Dedova is β€˜a true professional with significant experience’. Elena Trusova handles IT and IP disputes.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Evgeny Timofeev heads the department at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, which recently represented Ruscan in a dispute concerning VAT applicability to pet food. Customs and international trade partner Vladimir Tchikine is the other key practitioner.

Leading individuals

Evgeny Timofeev - Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Headed by Vitaly Mozharowski, the group at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner is β€˜very professional, sharp and timely’. Highlights included defending Freight One in a cartel case before the FAS.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

The β€˜professional team’ at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner has a strong client base of corporate borrowers. It advised CityJet on the financial documentation for the delivery of 15 SSJ-100 aircraft from Sukhoi. Other key clients include Raven Russia, Sibur and Uralkali. Oleg Khokhlov heads the team.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Areas of expertise at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner include syndicated lending, restructuring, derivatives and project finance. The team advised ICBC on the operating lease of several aircraft to Transaero, and on Transaero’s subsequent bankruptcy. Oleg Khokhlov is the key name.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s β€˜excellent’ team has β€˜a very high level of industry knowledge’ and β€˜takes a practical approach to all assignments’. Department head Anton Sitnikov is β€˜constantly working to evolve the practice’; managing partner Andrey Goltsblat has strong joint venture and investment project expertise; and Ekaterina Dedova is β€˜a true professional who is always up to date with the client needs’. Highlights included advising Rolf Group on its business consolidation with Pelican Auto Finance.

Leading individuals

Andrey Goltsblat - Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 2

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner represented Ingosstrakh in a potential dispute against a consortium of reinsurers. Roman Khodykin and Elena Trusova are the practice co-heads.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

At Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, the β€˜thorough and responsive’ team is β€˜recommended for cross-border corporate disputes’. Andrey Goltsblat represented Ikea in a land ownership dispute. Oleg Arkhipov and practice head Rustam Kurmaev are noted.

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