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Apr 07, 2015: Goltsblat BLP is nominated for European Tax Awards 2015

London, Moscow, April 2015

Goltsblat BLP is nominated for European Tax Awards 2015

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the leading international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has been nominated for European Tax Awards 2015 as Russia Tax Firm of the Year (2015).

European Tax Awards take place annually since 2005 and seek to recognize the leading international tax professionals from around Europe. This award is hosted by International Tax Review, a premium edition which gives tax professionals in industry, government, private sector and research a multimedia source of intelligence on the key areas of tax.


Evgeny Timofeev, Partner, Head of Russian/CIS Tax Practice pointed out: «We expected no less. Despite turbulent times in the Russian economy, we are not only retaining our client base but we are also continuing to gain market share due to the high quality of client service we provide and our ability to add real value, due to our approach based on our leadership experience. As 2014 was legislatively dominated by the drafting of de-offshorisation laws, our International Tax was there not only to check and try to influence the drafts, but also to prepare our Russian clients for the effects of the change. As soon as the laws were adopted, we managed to complete a number of maverick restructurings within the just a few weeks left before the law came into effect».


Goltsblat BLP summary

Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), a leading international law firm headquartered in London, with its offices operating in major commercial and financial centres throughout the world – Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris, Beijing and Singapore.

As many as 100 lawyers qualified in Russian, English and US law are based in Goltsblat BLP’s office in Moscow, with the total number of lawyers in BLP’s international offices being over 800.

Goltsblat BLP's international team provides transactional support for inbound and outbound investments by Russian and international clients, offers legal support for corporate, M&A, real estate and banking and finance transactions, dispute resolution, infrastructure and other complex projects and represents its clients in multi-jurisdiction matters.

Among Goltsblat BLP's clients are over 800 companies, including major multinational investors operating in Russia (including 37 Fortune 500 clients), Russian and international banks and financial institutions andRussian industry-leading companies.

Goltsblat BLP is the winner of: International Law Firm of the Year – The Lawyer European Awards 2015 (shortlisted), International Law Firm of the Year – The Lawyer European Awards 2014, Law Firm of the Year Chambers Europe Awards 2015 (shortlisted), Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence – Client Service Law Firm of the Year 2014, International Tax Review European Tax Awards 2014 and LexisNexis Taxation Awards 2014 (a short-list nominee); Best Client Service –The Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2010; International Office of the Year 2010 – The Legal Business Awards (Legal 500); Best Law Firm in Russia 2010 – ILO Client Choice Awards; Law Firm of the Year: Russia and the CIS – The Lawyer European Awards 2011 (a nominee); Best Motivation of Employees award by the Legal Success magazine. Goltsblat BLP's Real Estate & Construction and Antitrust Practices were ranked as Tier 1 in Legal 500 EMEA.