"Great local and international knowledge." Chambers Europe

Russia & CIS

Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of BLP, including 100 lawyers qualified under Russian and English law. It has the breadth of expertise to meet all the legal needs of companies doing business in Russia and the CIS and to provide transaction support for inbound and outbound investment by Russian and international clients.

Some specific examples of our capability include:

  • Highly reputable & well known with experience reaching across more than 50 legal disciplines and 20 industry sectors;
  • One of the biggest corporate teams in Russia;.
  • The real estate practice is one of the most notable and highly demanded on the Russian market;
  • The biggest litigation team in Russia, with 46 trial lawyers based in Moscow, each specialising in a particular area;
  • Consistently top ranked and recommended by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in Corporate / M&A, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Employment, Pensions & Benefits, Competition / Antitrust, Tax & Customs, IP;
  • Over 1700 clients, including ​major multinational investors operating in Russia, 130 Fortune 500 clients, and Russian and international banks & financial institutions.

See here for further details of our Moscow office.


2016 saw excellent performance by the Corporate/M&A Practice of Goltsblat BLP and the team are continuing to achieve high accolades in 2017.

Our high ranking is due to landmark deals by our Corporate/M&A lawyers.

  • advising the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo) on shareholders’ agreements in Sheremetyevo International Airport and Vnukovo Airport;
  • supporting Russia’s biggest auto-dealer Rolf Group in consolidating its business with Pelican-Auto;
  • advising Itella Russia on its acquisition of MaxiPost;
  • acting for Severgroup on its sale of Metcombank to Sovcombank;
  • advising Intel on Russian aspects of acquiring a group of companies headquartered in the USA;
  • advising a private Russian investor on purchasing hotels in Austria;
  • rendering advice on the sale of a bakery plant in the Moscow Region, and many more.
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Moscow Goltsblat BLP LLP Capital City Complex Moscow City Business Centre 8, Presnenskaya Nab., Bldg.1 123100 Moscow, Russia
By telephone: +7(495) 287 44 44 By Facsimile:+7(495) 287 44 45
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