Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)
, announces that Julia Romanova has joined the team as Head of Group, International
Arbitration, White Collar Criminal Defence, to strengthen further the firm’s
Dispute Resolution Practice. Before
joining Goltsblat BLP, Julia Romanova was Head of the
Litigation/Arbitration Practice of Moscow Office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Julia Romanova’s practice
focuses on litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy and white collar criminal cases.
Julia has over 20 years’ experience of representing clients’ interests before
Russian courts and various state authorities.

Over the past 13 years, Julia
has prepared expert evidence on Russian law for international arbitration
tribunals and foreign courts (England, the USA, the Netherlands, Cyprus and the
BVI) and has assisted clients participating in such proceedings. Julia
is also involved in providing legal assistance in criminal cases, acting as
defence attorney or representing injured parties and civil claimants and civil
defendants in criminal cases. She has
extensive experience with international, multilateral lending institutions on
recovery and restructuring matters and has participated in general due
diligence reviews of numerous Russian companies.

The reinforcement of the Dispute
Resolution Practice is driven by the growing demand from our national and
international clients for dispute resolution services, particularly involving
international arbitration institutions and foreign courts, and the need to
co-ordinate all such processes for our clients in the most effective manner.

Over the last few years, the
Dispute Resolution Practice has evolved as one of the firm’s key practice
areas, enjoying the greatest demand. The team consists of 40 associates and
advocates, including nine partners, and is among the biggest in Russia.

The Goltsblat BLP Dispute Resolution team has
an excellent reputation on the market. Over the last five years, the Practice
has been top-ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers and its key partners have been among
the recommended lawyers. The Practice has the resources and expertise to handle
cases of any scale and complexity, both in Russia and abroad, including
cross-border disputes and international arbitration. Goltsblat BLP acts for clients in virtually all types of dispute,
including contractual, corporate, antitrust, investment, real estate, IP,
customs, tax, labour and others.

Andrey Goltsblat,
Managing Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Goltsblat BLP, says: “We are happy to have Julia Romanova on our
team. Her expertise fits perfectly with our firm’s development strategy in this
respect and will strengthen our leading positions on the market so that our
clients’ needs and expectations are met most effectively.”

Julia Romanova: “I am happy to join such a strong Goltsblat
BLP team and become part of one of the most distinguished litigation teams on
the market. The firm’s growth tempo and the level of its projects are both impressive
and inspiring.”

Julia Romanova is recognised by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe
(2011-2017) for
dispute resolution and by Best Lawyers
(2010-2017) for
her work in litigation, international and domestic arbitration, mediation, real
estate, construction and antitrust.

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