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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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  1. European firms in London: Russia
  2. Leading individuals
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CIS London & Partners LLP 'provides very detailed analyses'. The London office offers specialised advice to international and domestic companies, financial institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and high-net-worth  individuals on cross-border projects with a Russian or CIS element. Representative work includes M&As, joint ventures, multi-jurisdictional disputes, and compliance and regulatory issues. Svetlana London is the firm's managing partner and senior associate Valeria Ivasikh's practice includes  IP, corporate governance and venture deals.

Practice head(s):Svetlana London

Other key lawyers:Valeria Ivasikh


'Svetlana London is very straightforward and her explanations are always very simple and easy to understand'.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners LLP's associated London office acts for multinational clients, who invest in the Russian and CIS markets; it also advises on Russian and CIS corporations with interests in the EU and global market places. Examples include large international commercial projects, and litigation and arbitration. Allen Thomas assists Russian and international companies with cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as high-net-worth individuals in relation to private equity matters. Michael Copeland and solicitor Ekaterina Rozenbaum are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):Allen Thomas

Other key lawyers:Michael Copeland; Ekaterina Rozenbaum

MGAP Attorneys at Law is best known for international disputes, arbitration, extradition, debt recovery and enforcement issues. The practice also has significant private wealth and TMT sector experience. Of counsel Valentina Nassipova has a particular interest in immigration, commercial law and global asset tracing.

Other key lawyers:Valentina Nassipova

Key Clients




National Instruments

Clever Psychology


Telecom Italia

20th Century Fox




BCl Solicitors LLP

Work highlights

  • Advised Badoo, a major online dating network, on IT, corporate and labour law issues.
  • Provided general legal advice in the Russian aspects as well as IP protection advice to Clever Psychology, a Russian speaking family psychology advice practice based in London.

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