Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has been appointed by Sberbank of Russia, from among top Russian and international law firms, as its sole legal counsel on US and EU sanctions until 31 May 2019.

The project is led by Andrey Goltsblat , Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, and Oleg Khokhlov , Partner, Banking and Finance, in Moscow, by Susan Kovarovics , Partner, in Washington and by Chris Bryant, Partner, in London.

Andrey Goltsblat comments on the appointment: “We are delighted that Russia’s biggest bank, like numerous other major financial institutions and corporations, trusts our international sanctions expertise and our presence in Washington, London and Brussels.”

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About Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The Russian practice of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (before the merger – Goltsblat BLP) was established in 2009 as a result of a merger between one of the biggest teams of Russian lawyers and the major UK law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). The highly respected Moscow team of over 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian and English law, has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for major Russian businesses, as well as multinationals implementing large-scale investment projects in Russia. Clients include over 1700 companies, among them major multinational investors operating in Russia (including 130 Forbes Global clients), Russian and international banks and financial institutions and Russian industry-leading companies. 5 times winner of Law Firm of the Year in Russia since 2009, including Chambers Europe Awards 2010, 2014 and 2015; The Legal Business Awards (Legal 500) 2010; The Lawyer European Awards 2014. #2 by revenue in the top-50 law firm ranking by revenue in Russia (according to the leading national ranking Pravo. Ru 2017). Top-ranked by The Legal500 and Chambers & Partners in core practice areas: corporate/M&A, real estate & construction, dispute resolution, competition/antitrust, tax/customs, IP.

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