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Jan 21, 2015: Last year’s winner Goltsblat BLP is newly shortlisted for the Lawyer European Awards 2015 as "International Law Firm of the Year"

Press Release

Moscow, London, January 2015

Last year’s winner Goltsblat BLP is newly shortlisted for the Lawyer European Awards 2015 as "International Law Firm of the Year".

Moscow / London

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP, has been shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards as "International Law Firm of the Year" among international law firms performing projects in continental Europe.

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

The best law firms in Europe are selected on the basis of client service quality, level of legal expertise, ability to work on high-profile transactions, innovative solutions offered to clients, financial growth and other criteria. Every year the largest and most progressive national and international law firms contend for the “firm of the year” title.

Andrey Goltsblat, the Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, notes: “I am very glad that second year in a row our firm’s achievements have deserved such a high recognition. Last year our firm won a number of prestigious international awards and this nomination is a very good start of this year. What is especially important is that we managed to sustain high levels of client service managing the pressures of the current economic environment: we are investing in new services and have introduced a number of new products for clients over the past year. We believe that this nomination is additional confirmation of our recognition as one of the leading international law firms in Russia and internationally.”

The award results will be announced on 12th of March 2015 at the awards ceremony in London.

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 several most prestigious international legal awards: International Law Firm of the YearThe Lawyer European Awards 2014; Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 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 CISThe 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 2014.