Goltsblat BLP named ‘International Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards 2014

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, has been awarded ‘International Law Firm of the Year 2014’ at The Lawyer European Awards ceremony in London.

The Awards, held annually by well-known UK legal publication, The Lawyer, are one of the most prestigious awards in the international legal community. The panel of judges consisted of in-house counsel of major multinational companies and managing partners of leading international law firms.

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, said: “I am very glad that the achievements of Goltsblat BLP have been recognized at such a high level. Only a short time ago in January we celebrated our 5th anniversary and this award is the best recognition of our success.

“Our firm’s growth over this time period amounts to 60%, and the number of large deals and interesting projects of international significance implemented by our lawyers has significantly grown. This award  is high recognition of the joint achievements of our united team.”

The best law firms in Europe are selected on the basis of client service quality, level of legal expertise, innovative solutions offered to clients, financial growth and other criteria. Every year the largest national and international law firms contend for the “Firm of the Year” title.

The judges made special mention of the firm’s growth and its contribution to the wider BLP network. The Lawyer also  praised the achievements of Goltsblat BLP: “The firm’s plans to continue to develop as a top-tier, full-service transactional player in Russia look likely to succeed”.

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About Goltsblat BLP

Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), an award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore, including more than 800 lawyers worldwide.

In Moscow, Goltsblat BLP has 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian, English and US law. The Moscow-based international team at Goltsblat BLP provides transaction support for Russian and global investments by both Russian and international clients.

Goltsblat BLP provides comprehensive legal support covering any business need, from handling complex cross-border transactions, to day-to-day operational legal support on corporate, commercial, real estate, tax, customs, finance, competition, employment and IP-related matters. The English lawyers in the Goltsblat BLP office provide English law banking & finance, corporate finance, real estate and infrastructure advice, working closely with BLP’s other international offices. Goltsblat BLP’s expertise reaches across more than 50 legal specialisations and 20 industry sectors.

Goltsblat BLP currently has over 800 clients among the major international investors operating in Russia, including 37 Fortune 500 companies, leading Russian and international financial institutions, and Russian corporate leaders in the national market.

Goltsblat BLP is the winner of: International Law Firm of the Year 2014 – The Lawyer European Awards, International Office of the Year 2010 – The Legal Business Awards (Legal 500); Best Client Service / Award for Excellence 2010 – Chambers Europe Awards; Best Law Firm in Russia 2010 – ILO Client Choice Awards; Innovation in International Expansion 2011 – Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards  (a short-list nominee).



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