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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER RUSSIA ADVISES HMS GROUP 
ON RESTRUCTURING

April 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has successfully advised H.M.S. Technologies Limited (HMST), the major shareholder in HMS Group, on restructuring its 71.51% shareholding in HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (LSE: HMSG) (HMS Group Plc), the Cyprus-based parent of HMS Group.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER (RUSSIA) LLP TOP-RANKED BY THE LEGAL 500 2019

April 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is once again named one of the best law firms on the Russian legal market by the recently released The Legal 500.

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BCLP Russia advised Far East & Baikal Region Development Fund on finance transaction

February 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advised the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on a finance transaction for construction of a new terminal in the Far East and development of airport infrastructure

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!

January 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Today is a big day for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia: the firm is celebrating ten years since merging with international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner. Since then, Goltsblat BLP has evolved into a leader on the Russian legal market and, following one of the biggest ever transatlantic mergers, also globally, under the new brand Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER (RUSSIA) REPRESENTING RUSHYDRO IN ARBITRATION AGAINST KYRGYZSTAN

December 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is representing RusHydro, a Russian energy major, in an international arbitration brought against the Kyrgyz Republic over the termination of the intergovernmental agreement dated 20 September 2012 for construction and operation of the Upper-Naryn hydroelectric power plants. 

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BCLP Russia advises Da Vinci Capital on investments in global technology company DataArt

November 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised Da Vinci Capital, a leading emerging markets private equity firm, on investing in DataArt, a leading global technology consultancy that designs and develops unique software solutions for supporting company growth momentum in key industries. 

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International Tax Review again names BCLP (Russia) LLP’s tax lawyers among leading experts in Russ

October 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

International Tax Review has recently released its prestigious series of tax leaders guides, putting Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s lawyers among the leading individuals in Russia.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner appointed Sberbank’s sole legal counsel on US and EU sanctions

September 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

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.

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BCLP Russia advises Intl Investment Bank on USD 96.5m financing to State Transport Leasing Company

September 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has successfully acted for the International Investment Bank (IIB), a multilateral development bank mainly operating in Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia, on a RUB 6bn (USD 96.5m) revolving multi-asset secured facility for financing and refinancing the acquisition of a number of passenger and special purposes aviation and mining assets with one of the biggest Russian lessors, State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK). The financing terms permit the funds to be used for the acquisition of Let L-410 Turbolet regional passenger jets, helicopters Ansats and Mi-8s with medical modules and BELAZ mining trucks. 

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises Rusklimat Group on a restructuring project

August 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is providing comprehensive legal and tax advisory support to Rusklimat Group, the biggest Russian manufacturer and importer of climate control equipment, in relation to its programme for restructuring the Group’s business units and divisions. This programme is designed to optimise the distribution network structure and raise the Group’s attractiveness to investors.

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BCLP (Russia) represents Samsung C&T Corporation vc REMZ for recovery of $1,840,000 in debt & damage

August 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has brought yet another victory for its client,  Samsung C&T Corporation, in the proceeding against REMZ (Rostovskiy ElectroMetallurgicheskiy Zavod) caused by the breach by the latter of a supply contract.  The court ordered REMZ to pay USD 1,050,000 of principal debt and USD 790,000 in damages. The decision of the court of first instance was appealed by REMZ, but the court of appeals reaffirmed it without modification.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises Verno and Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund

July 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP provides legal support to Verno, an international investment company, managing the PE fund Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund C.V., in a project to develop and let around 25,000 sq m of warehouse premises as the first phase of a bigger plan to construct up to 100,000 sq m of Class A warehouses in Kazakhstan. The warehouse infrastructure affording perfect conditions for storing all types of freight will be located on the Kazakhstan-China border, in the Khorgos Eastern Gates special economic zone, which is a key transit point on the New Silk Road.

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BCLP (Russia) advised MasterCard Member Association on Russia's first Cash-Out service

June 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised MasterCard Member Association on launching an innovative service on the Russian market: simultaneous cash-out with POS payment by bank card at shop tills (tentatively named “Cash-Out” or “Purchase with Cash Back”). 

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IPC Puts off Double Data vs. Vkontakte Hearings until 17 July

May 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

On 22 May 2018, after hearing both parties, the Intellectual Property Court (IPC) adjourned until 17 July 2018 the hearing of the dispute between Skolkovo resident OOO Double (Double Data) and VKontakte over use of public data from the social network in a search engine manner.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia Defends Prosveshcheniye Publishers in Major Book Industry Case

May 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

The Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the City of Moscow has heard a trade mark dispute between Prosveshcheniye Publishing House and another Russian publisher, Ventana-Graf. The court has satisfied all the claims by Prosveshcheniye Publishing House, the claimant, recovering RUB 3.7 bn in compensation for breach of trade mark rights.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER (RUSSIA) ACTED FOR VIMPELCOM VS FAS OF RUSSIA OVER SMS SERVICE TARIFFS

April 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Acting for PAO VimpelCom, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has triumphed in the first instance, appeal and cassation arbitrazh (commercial) courts in a dispute between mobile operators and the FAS of Russia over changes to B2B SMS service tariffs.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP top-ranked by The Legal 500 2018

April 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is a market-leading law firm in Russia according to the recent release of the prestigious international ranking The Legal 500, which top-ranks the firm in its key practice areas: Real Estate and Construction, Competition, Intellectual Property, Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Tax, Employment, Banking and Finance, etc.

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Goltsblat BLP advises on sale of Sailfish OS developer

March 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), which will operate as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP from April 2018, advises Open Mobile Platform-DC LLC and RUSINTECH LLC on sale of 75% in Open Mobile Platform-DC and 75% in Votron LLC to Rostelecom PJSC. 

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MERGER CREATES GLOBAL LAW FIRM, ‘BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER’ LLP, NEW NAME ON RUSSIAN MARKET

March 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Following a vote by the Partnerships of both Bryan Cave LLP, one of the leading US law firms, and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) LLP, including its Russian practice Goltsblat BLP, the two firms have announced they will merge, officially launching in April 2018. The new firm will be called Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner with combined revenues of over US$900 million. As the result of the merger Goltsblat BLP will continue to operate in Russia under the new name Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP. The merger brings together two organisations widely recognised for their innovative approaches to client service, into one global, fully financially integrated law firm. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will provide clients with access to international practice and sector teams in 32 offices across 11 countries and a platform of approximately 1600 lawyers.

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Goltsblat BLP advises Alfa-Bank on the acquisition of a stake in fin-tech company Pay-Me

February 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Alfa-Bank on its acquisition of shares in a mobile acquiring operator working under the Pay-Me brand. The deal contemplated the early-stage investor shareholding transferred in its entirety to the bank.

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Goltsblat BLP advised AFG National on its JV with Volga Group

January 2018. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP advised AFG National on sale of a 35% stake in its subsidiary OOO Yuzhniye Zemli to Volga Group Agro (a company consolidating Volga Group’s agricultural projects). The deal was signed on 26 December 2017. Yuzhniye Zemli produces top quality apples by a super intensive technology. The company currently manages 400 ha of orchards. In 2018, it intends to launch an additional 300 ha, build the second stage of its fruit storage facility and ramp up apple production to 10 thousand tonnes. 

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GBLP has advised EDB and IIB on a RUB 8.15 bn syndicated facility

December 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised a syndicate of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and International Investment Bank (IIB) on a project finance transaction for construction of two hydro-power plants with a total capacity of 49.8 MW in the Republic of Karelia (Russia). The RUB 8.15 bn facility will be repaid in 12 years. This is also a pilot project in Russia for the New Development Bank set up by the BRICS countries, as the creditors have used its resources for funding.

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JULIA ROMANOVA JOINS GOLTSBLAT BLP AS HEAD OF GROUP, REINFORCING ITS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE

November 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

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.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES FERRONORDIC MACHINES ON ITS NASDAQ STOCKHOLM IPO

November 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has acted as the Russian legal counsel for Ferronordic Machines AB on the offering and listing of its ordinary shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES MTS ON ACQUISITION OF A CONTROLLING STAKE IN START-UP LITEBOX

October 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised PJSC MTS, the leading telecommunications provider in Russia, on its acquisition of a controlling stake (50.82%) in the Russian retail software developer Oblachny Retail LLC operating under the LiteBox brand.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES SBERBANK INVESTMENTS AS RESTRUCTURING AGENT ON GENSER’S DEBT RESTRUCTURING

October 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Sberbank Investments as restructuring agent on debt portfolio restructuring for the Genser group of companies, one of Russia’s biggest car dealers. Sberbank, VTB, Sviaz-Bank, Bank SOYUZ, Credit Bank of Moscow, and Bank ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL were involved in the restructuring, with Sberbank Investments as the advisor.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP PROVES TO THE SUPREME COURT THAT ADJUSTMENT OF IMPORT VAT DEDUCTIONS IS UNLAWFUL

October 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), won a landmark dispute in the Supreme Court of Russia for Wine Brandy Plant Alliance-1892 LLC against Russia’s Federal Tax Service’s Inter-district Office for Major Taxpayers No. 3.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES ON MERGER OF TWO MAJOR TAXI AGGREGATORS IN RUSSIA

May 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Fasten (owner of Saturn and RedTaxi brands), a major player on the taxi aggregator market in Russia, on its merger with RuTaxi (Vezyet / Везет and Leader / Лидер brands). 

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VITALY DIANOV APPOINTED GOLTSBLAT BLP COMPETITION & ANTITRUST PARTNER

May 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces appointment of Vitaly Dianov, PhD in law, as Competition & Antitrust Partner with effect from 1 May 2017.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISED ON THE SALE OF DRINKING WATER PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS IN RUSSIA T

May 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised on the sale of a drinking water production and distribution business in Russia (Noringa and Clear Water brand names) to Borjomi.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES ICBC ON LEASING SIX A321-211 TO AEROFLOT

February 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised ICBC International Leasing, the leasing subsidiary of the world’s biggest financial group, on delivery of six Airbus A321-211 aircraft to Aeroflot.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES GETT ON ITS USD 100 M FINANCING FROM SBERBANK

February 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Gett, a global on-demand mobility company, on its USD 100 m financing from Sberbank.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISES ON ACQUISITION OF A 90.99% STAKE IN ONEXIM'S OPIN

January 2017. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised on the acquisition by Rossium group of companies of a 90.99% stake in ONEXIM's PJSС OPIN. The purchaser’s beneficiary is Credit Bank of Moscow majority shareholder Roman Avdeev.

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GOLTSLAT BLP ADVISES ON SALE OF A 100% SHARE IN METCOMBANK TO PAO SOVCOMBANK

November 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Acting for Severgroup, Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised on sale to PAO Sovcombank of a 100% shareholding in AO Metcombank, the biggest commercial bank in the Volgograd Region and a leader on the Russian car lending market.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP BOOSTS ASIA PRACTICE WITH APPOINTMENT OF PARTNER SERGEY MILANOV IN MOSCOW

August 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces that Sergey Milanov is joining the firm as Head of Asia Practice in Moscow and Partner in Banking & Finance Practice. Georgy Daneliya is also joining the team as a Senior Associate.

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Goltsblat BLP advises AFG National on raising investment from the RDIF and Middle East funds

July 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is providing advice and legal support to AFG National on raising up to RUB 9 bn from the Russian Direct Investment Fund and a number of Middle East investment funds. AFG National is a leader on the Russian agricultural product market.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ADVISED ON THE FIRST DELIVERY OF SUKHOI SUPERJETs TO EUROPEAN AIRLINE WITH THE CONTRAC

June 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian Practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), jointly with BLP, advised Irish regional airline CityJet on negotiating a framework agreement for delivery of 15 firm and 16 optional Aircraft, leasing documentation and engine and airframe support services agreements. The contract value of the deal is more than $1 bn, including options and aftersales services.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP ANNOUNCES REINFORCEMENT OF ITS INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION PRACTICE, RUSSIA & CIS

June 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces that Yury Babichev has joined the firm as new Head of Group (International Arbitration, Cross-border Disputes) to reinforce its Dispute Resolution Practice driven by the growing demand from our national and international clients for dispute resolution services, specifically international litigation.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP RECOGNISED AS REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

June 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Best Lawyers has awarded Best Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate to Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Vitaly Mozharowski, Head of Real Estate & Construction, has also been named Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year and Rustam Aliev, Partner, – Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year.

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Goltsblat BLP is nominated for European Tax Awards 2016

May 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the leading international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been shortlisted for the European Tax Awards in the category Russia Tax Firm of the Year. The results will be announced on the 26th of May in London.

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Goltsblat BLP shortlisted as International Firm of the Year by Legal Business Awards 2016

April 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP shortlisted as International Firm of the Year by Legal Business Awards 2016

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been shortlisted second year in a row for prestigious Legal Business Awards by one of the leading international legal media, Legal Business, in the International Firm of the Year category.

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Goltsblat BLP announces new appointments and reinforcement of key practices

April 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm BLP, announces that two new partners have been appointed with effect from 1 May 2016: Anton Panchenkov in Corporate/ M&A and Ivan Veselov in the Dispute Resolution Practice, and that Alexey Gorlatov is joining the firm as Head of Commercial Practice/Projects to accommodate the high demand for its services in these areas:

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Goltsblat BLP ranked top by Kommersant

April 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is among the top biggest law firms as ranked by the prestigious Russian business publication Kommersant. The ranking was published in its special supplement “Legal Business” on 29 March 2016.

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GBLP advised Rosimuschestvo on transactions for disposing of shares in Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo

March 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP has advised the Federal Agency for State Property Management on transactions for disposing of shares in Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo Airports.

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo) on the shareholders' agreements relating to shares in Vnukovo International Airport JSC and Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC.

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Goltsblat BLP provided legal support for Rolf Group in business consolidation with Pelican-Auto

March 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP provided legal support for Rolf Group in their business consolidation with Pelican-Auto

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised and represented Rolf Group, the biggest Russian car dealer, which completed the deal contemplating its business consolidation with Pelican-Auto group.

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Goltsblat BLP partner Rustam Kurmaev wins a 2016 Client Choice award for Litigation in Russia

February 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP partner Rustam Kurmaev wins a 2016 Client Choice award for Litigation in Russia

Rustam Kurmaev, Partner of Dispute Resolution Practice of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has been announced a winner of the 2016 Client Choice awards in Litigation in Russia.

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Goltsblat BLP lawyers included on the list of arbitrators of the AEB Arbitration Court

February 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

 Goltsblat BLP lawyers included on the list of arbitrators of the AEB Arbitration Court

On the basis of recommendations from colleagues and peers, Lawyers of the Dispute Resolution Practice of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), have been selected for the list of arbitrators of the AEB Arbitration Court.
Rustam Kurmaev, Dispute Resolution Practice Partner, and heads of groups: Dmitry Kletochkin, Ivan Veselov and Rimma Malinskaya have joined the list of AEB Arbitration Court arbitrators.

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Goltsblat BLP advises and acts for Rolf Group in relation to their business consolidation with Pelic

February 2016. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP advises and acts for Rolf Group in relation to their business consolidation with Pelican-Auto

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is advising and acting for the major Russian car dealer Rolf Group in relation to its business consolidation with another auto trader, the Pelican-Auto holding.

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Goltsblat BLP: Berwin Leighton Paisner opens new office in Myanmar to enhance its Asia operation

December 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP: Berwin Leighton Paisner opens new office in Myanmar to enhance its Asia operation

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced opening of its first office in Yangon, Myanmar. This move demonstrates the Firm’s priority focus on service delivery in South East Asia and its intention further to strengthen and extend its presence in the region. This is BLP’s 14th office globally and 4th in Asia, where it already has a footprint in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. BLP’s new office in Myanmar reflects the Firm’s growing capabilities in this region, with its rapidly developing economy.

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Goltsblat BLP advises in relation to one of the largest transactions for the Russian film industry.

November 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP represents and advises producer and director Ilya Naishuller in relation to one of the largest international transactions for the Russian film industry.

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Goltsblat BLР ranked in prestigious Global Investigation Review 100

October 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLР, the Russian Practice of  Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been included among the top 100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations by the respected international guide Global Investigation Review 100 (GIR 100)

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Goltsblat BLР: for the first time ever, a Russian court requires a social network to filter content

October 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

28 September 2015 saw court hearings on claims filed against the VKontakte social network by the sound recording majors Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK, represented by a team of lawyers from Goltsblat BLР, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). 

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GBLP advised Rosimushchestvo on the shareholders’ agreement with the Republic of Bashkortostan

September 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo) on the shareholders ‘agreement with the Republic of Bashkortostan on disposal of and voting by shares in PAO Joint-Stock Oil Company Bashneft. 

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Goltsblat BLP: Court Approves Amicable Settlement of Dispute between Sony Music and VKontakte

August 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

27 July 2015 saw the court hearing of the claim Sony Music Entertainment (major sound recording company) lodged against the VKontakte social network. The legal team from Goltsblat BLР, Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), represented the claimant at the hearing.

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Goltsblat BLP advises Rosimushchestvo on Bashneft shareholder’s agreement

July 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

The Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP, has won an open tender to provide advisory (legal) services to the Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimushchestvo).

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Goltsblat BLP successfully supported purchase by Horizon Properties of Sponda assets

July 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Horizon Properties in connection to the purchase of a shopping centre and an office building in Moscow.

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Goltsblat BLP announces a recent boost to its Dispute Resolution, by welcoming Varvara Knutova

January 2015. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces that, consistent with the growing demand by our national and international clients for dispute resolution, specifically international litigation services, on 1 December 2014, we continued to boost our Dispute Resolution Practice by welcoming new Head of Group Varvara Knutova.

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Russian Media Law amended. Good-bye, foreigners?

November 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

The author Anastasia Speranskaya, Associate Director, Goltsblat BLP

Last week, the President signed and published Federal Law No. 305-FZ dated 14 October 2014 "On Amending Russian Federation Law "On the Media".

Compared to the current Russian Federation Law "On the Media" and the Federal Law "On Foreign Investments in Businesses of Strategic Importance for National Defence and Security", this new law will restrict substantially foreign control over the media.

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Italian brand TWIN-SET Simona Barbieri enters the Russian market with Goltsblat BLP's support

October 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the leading international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is providing the Italian clothing brand TWIN-SET Simona Barbieri with legal support for its entry on to the Russian market, including setting up a joint venture and opening a number of own-brand stores across Russia. 

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Goltsblat BLP ranked among the best in financial and corporate law by IFLR1000 2015

October 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of leading international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been ranked among the best firms by IFLR1000 (International Finance Law Review) 2015. Goltsblat BLP lawyers were rated in 5 practice areas: M&A, Banking, Project Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Debt Capital Markets. Goltsblat BLP was recognised in the category Capital Markets for the first time this year.

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Developments in regulation of foreign accounts - implications for corporate and private clients

August 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Banking & Finance practice of Goltsblat BLP advises that, on 2 August 2014, Federal Law No. 218-FZ "On Amending Certain Laws of the Russian Federation" dated 21 July 2014 ("Law No. 218"), introducing significant changes to Federal Law No. 173-FZ "On Currency Control" dated 10 December 2003 (the "Currency Control Law"), came into force.

On the one hand, Law No. 218, among other things, extends the list of transactions the income from which can be credited to foreign accounts (including deposit accounts) of Russian residents.

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Goltsblat BLP: AB Krasny Gold Fields has entered into a JV with GV Gold

July 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Corporate/M&A of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), have supported the deal whereby GBLP client - AB Krasny Gold Fields has entered into a joint venture to explore and exploit a gold hard rock deposit in Irkutsk Region (Kransy Project) with one of the key gold producers in Russia  Open Joint Stock Company "GV Gold" ("GV Gold"). Under the terms of the agreement, GV Gold may earn up to a 51% interest in the Krasny Project by financing an in‐fill exploration program. Signing of the agreement means that the parties have agreed to the final details of the deal structure and the exploration program. 

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GBLP ranked amongst top firms in Energy & Infrastructure

June 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been ranked amongst the top firms for both Energy and Infrastructure, according to the 2014 IFLR1000 Review, one of the most prestigious law firm rankings. 

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Matvey Kaploukhiy is promoted to partnership at Goltsblat BLP

May 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Corporate/M&A Practice of Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, has been strengthened by the appointment of a new partner. Matvey Kaploukhiy has been a member of the firm's Corporate/M&A Practice team for ten years.

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Goltsblat BLP is a winner at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014

May 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, won one of the most prestigious Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014 in the international law firms in Russia category, and was named Client Service Law Firm of the Year 2014.

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Goltsblat BLP has been shortlisted for the International Tax Review European Tax Awards

April 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, has been shortlisted for the International Tax Review European Tax Awards in 2 categories: Russia Tax Firm of the Year and Best Newcomer of the Year (Europe) (nomination for recently established tax practices that demonstrate innovative approach, stable growth and a quality client base).

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Goltsblat BLP recommended as 1st Tier firm in Real Estate for four years running

April 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, has been recommended as a 1st Tier firm in the Real Estate practice area, according to the results of Legal 500 2014.

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Goltsblat BLP is recommended as a 1st Tier Competition Firm in recently released ranking by Legal500

April 2014. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, has been recommended as a 1st Tier Firm in the Competition practice area, according to newly published results of Legal 500 2014Nikolay Voznesenskiy Partner, Head of Competition Practice Goltsblat BLP has also been recommended for Competition in Russia.

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Goltsblat BLP acts on major new Moscow hotel project for Akfen Holding

September 2013. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Leading international law firm Goltsblat BLP (the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner) acted for Akfen Holding and its group on the acquisition of Russian company OOO Severny Avtovokzal.

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Goltsblat BLP presents a new book ‘A case study guide to M&A transactions in Russia’

June 2013. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP is proud to present its new book ‘A case study guide to M&A transactions in Russia', authored by Corporate/M&A Partners Ian Ivory and Anton Sitnikov and edited by Goltsblat BLP Managing Partner and Senior Corporate/M&A Partner Andrey Goltsblat.

‘A case study guide to M&A transactions in Russia' is a new and unique product, not only for Russia but also for the entire global M&A practice. It provides detailed guidance on Russian market M&A transactions. The authors endeavoured to provide as accurate and detailed a description as possible of how internationally accepted legal tools work in Russia and analyse numerous case studies. The book discusses the entire M&A process and gives recommendations, from the initial preparation stages to final completion steps. It is virtually a snapshot of how M&A transactions are structured in Russia.

 

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Dmitry Ilyin appointed Head of group, Golsblat BLP Real Estate & Construction Practice

June 2013. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

The Goltsblat BLP Real Estate and Construction Practice team has been joined by Dmitry Ilyin.  This appointment is connected with the recent substantial growth and development of the BLP Real Estate and Construction Practice, which is one of the biggest international teams, consisting of over 230 lawyers worldwide 

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Goltsblat BLP lawyers have successfully argued that customs offences may be insignificant

February 2013. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Vemina Aviaprestige vs. Sheremetyevo Customs: Goltsblat BLP lawyers have successfully argued, at the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, that customs offences may be insignificant. This will also affect other administrative offences.

Goltsblat BLP lawyers have won a dispute in the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation after Vemina Aviaprestige - a major corporate designer of VIP plane interiors - was held administratively liable under part 3, article 16.19 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation for a failure to complete required customs procedures in due time. 

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BLP and Goltsblat BLP held an international seminar "Russia goes global: legal considerations and op

November 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

On 26 October 2012, Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, held an international seminar "Russia Goes Global: Legal Considerations and Opportunities for Russian Businesses", which gathered over 100 participants: top managers from major Russian and international companies, general directors, heads of legal, directors handling overseas projects, investment projects, mergers and acquisitions. These included: Sberbank, TNK-BP Management, Rusal, Akron, Megafon, Mechel, Jaguar Land Rover, SUEK, Uralsib, Nokia Siemens, Reckitt Benckiser Group and many others.

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Goltsblat BLP has advised the Eurasian Development Bank

November 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian Practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has successfully completed a project providing legal support for a transaction involving acquisition by the Eurasian Development Bank of 9.10% of the shares in the authorised capital of ZAO Verkhnekamskaya Kaliynaya Kompaniya, a subsidiary of the Akron Group, which is implementing the project to develop the Talitskiy sector of the Verkhnekamsk deposit of potassium and magnesium salts in the Perm Territory. The transaction was worth about USD 100 m.

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Goltsblat BLP completed latest acquisition for London Stock Exchange listed company Raven Russia

September 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, has successfully advised Raven Russia Limited (“Raven Russia”), a company listed on the London Stock Exchange and one of the leading Russian property investment companies specialising in commercial real estate, on a major acquisition project in Moscow.

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Knorr vs Maggi: Goltsblat BLP lawyers win a dispute for Unilever RUS against...

September 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Nestle Russia over distribution of the “Knorr. Pure flavour. No magic.” slogan

Goltsblat BLP lawyers have won the case for Unilever Rus LLC against Nestle Russia LLC over use of the Knorr. Pure Flavour. No Magic. slogan in commercials.  

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Arbitration appeals court reconfirms Goltsblat BLP lawyers’ rates and awards costs

August 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

As we noted previously, in May 2012, a Moscow Arbitration Court Ruling granted full cost recovery for a Goltsblat BLP client, against ZAO Uralsib Insurance Group, in a case involving recovery of insurance indemnity.

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Goltsblat BLP completes a consulting project involving acquisition by an...

August 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

OMS Operating Division of Forum Facility Management, operator of the Moscow Aurora Business Park.

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has successfully advised within the scope of a transaction for an Operating Division of OMS to acquire Forum Facility Management, commercial operator of the Moscow Aurora Business Park, with a total area of over 150 thousand sq.m.

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Goltsblat BLP shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards 2012 in the category International Law Firm

August 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

The Lawyer European Award is annually held by The Lawyer magazine and is one of the most prestigious in the UK and internationally.

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GOLTSBLAT BLP APPOINT KYLE DAVIS AS CORPORATE/M&A PARTNER

August 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Davis as a partner in its Corporate/M&A Practice.

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Goltsblat BLP holds a meeting of the International Medical Devices Manufacturers’ Association...

August 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

with Tatyana Teletskaya, Chief State Customs Inspector of the Federal Customs Service

On 17 July 2012, a regular meeting of the International medical devices Manufacturers’ Association was held at the Goltsblat BLP offices devoted to liaisons with state bodies and legal questions of the Association (IMEDA). 

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Goltsblat BLP advises Hals-Development on VTB Loan Finance as part of...

July 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Moscow City Business Centre Development Project

Goltsblat BLP has successfully advised major Russian developer, Hals-Development, and its CiTer Invest B.V. subsidiary joint venture, on obtaining loan funds from VTB Bank for development of its Moscow City Business Centre, plot 11 project.

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Goltsblat BLP Fees Fully Recovered and Justified for Client

June 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

On 19 April 2012 the Moscow Arbitration Court Ruled granted full cost recovery for a Goltsblat BLP client, against ZAO URALSIB Insurance Group, in a case involving recovery of insurance indemnity.

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Andrey Goltsblat and Neville Eisenberg: "There won’t be anything similar to our alliance".

May 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Legal Success" #1, 2012" 

When Goltsblat BLP turned up on the Russian legal market, everyone was puzzled about what to expect from such a singular new player.Three years later, BLP Managing Partner Neville Eisenberg and Goltsblat BLP Managing Partner Andrey Goltsblat tell our magazine about the evolving image of the firm’s Russian office and its future development prospects.

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Goltsblat at the 4th Russia and CIS Anti-Corruption Summit

April 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

At the 4th Russia and CIS Anti-Corruption Summit Andrey Goltsblat will lead the discussion on the "Operating within UK Bribery Act Limits and Preparing for Enforcement: What Entities in Russia Must Do to Prevent Compliance Breaches".

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Andrey Goltsblat gave an interview to Russia Today on the Russian luxury tax

March 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Russia won’t introduce a separate luxury tax, says Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. But the country’s rich don’t get to breath easy. He suggests it should be levied through existing taxes, specifically for real estate and vehicles.

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Goltsblat BLP is pleased to announce that Andrei Baev is joining BLP

March 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Goltsblat BLP is pleased to announce that Andrei Baev is joining BLP as a senior partner to strengthen further the firm’s energy & natural resources practice and its Russian offer to clients

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Andrey Goltsblat gave the interview on air to BBC World Business Report

January 2012. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Andrey Goltsblat gave the interview on air to BBC World Business Report on Russia’s WTO accession and his view on how it will influence on the foreign investors in Russia.

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BLP adds partner in Moscow with hire of Hannes Snellman's Russia disputes chief

December 2011. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has added a partner to its Moscow dispute resolution practice with the hire of Hannes Snellman's Russia disputes head Oleg Arkhipov.

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Goltsblat BLP announces further expansion of the firm’s dispute resolution practice and appointmen

November 2011. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Law firm Goltsblat BLP is pleased to announce that Oleg Arkhipov has joined the firm as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice.

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