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  • The Dispute Resolution practice of Goltsblat BLP and partners of the practice for several years has been top-ranked / highly recommended by major international legal directories, such as Сhambers & Partners, The Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers and others.

  • In 2016, Goltsblat BLP is ranked 2nd in corporate disputes and 4th in international arbitration by the prestigious Russian business publication Kommersant.

  • In 2015, Goltsblat BLP was listed among the Top-100 best firms from around the world to handle sophisticated government-led & internal investigations, according the Global Investigation Review 100, part of Law Business Research Group.

  • Chambers Europe 2017:

    • "Goltsblat BLP maintains a strong domestic litigation practice extending beyond Moscow into the regions, representing domestic industrial clients across Russia. Particularly strong in advising on contentious IP, tax and customs disputes. Also involved in international arbitration cases. Often represents international retail and manufacturing clients and has practical experience of real estate disputes. Debt recovery and damages claims have been active areas recently. Also handles white-collar crime-related conflicts, defending business owners and corporate clients in criminal investigations."
    • Clients appreciate the "24/7 availability of the lawyers and their readiness to come to our assistance at any time." They add: "Everything possible was done to maximise the client's convenience and provide outstanding service ." Another source praises "the flexibility and creativity of their suggestions."

  • Legal 500 2017: "At Goltsblat BLP, the ‘thorough and responsive’ team is ‘recommended for cross-border corporate disputes’."

  • Chambers Europe 2016:

    • "Goltsblat BLP offers solutions tailored to our business objectives and is always available."
    • "It is a good practice and has good clients."

  • Chambers Global 2016: "The team is highly regarded for its activity on international arbitration and multi-jurisdictional litigious cases."

  • Сhambers Global 2015: Based in London, Roman Khodykin is one of the firm's most prominent international commercial arbitration practitioners. "He is very smart and visible on important cases," according to sources. He is noted for his particular sector experience in oil and gas.

  • Chambers Europe 2015:

    • "Large team handling a wide range of contentious matters, including IP, bankruptcy, anti-monopoly, tax and natural resources cases."
    • "Visible in international arbitration while also assisting with white-collar crime issues."
    • "I like that it always offers a number of solutions, can work with the limited involvement of the client and is very accessible." 
    • "The team is very attentive, very dedicated and prepares for cases down to the smallest detail."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2015:

    • Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, combines ‘proficiency at handling complicated legal cases, an ability to provide creative solutions, and an understanding of clients’ business needs and goals’.
    • Within the sizeable team, Oleg Arkhipov has ‘an impressive courtroom manner and the ability to present his arguments in a persuasive way’, IP expert Elena Trusova has ‘sharp analytical skills and a strategic mind’.
    • At Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner’, Elena Trusova has ‘excellent presentation skills’; she can draw on the firm’s wider network, which includes London-based Russia specialists.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2014: “Goltsblat BLP’s sizeable team is recommended for its industry knowledge and good-quality advice”.

  • Chambers Europe 2014: "Always good at analysing and providing feedback on very complicated questions that do not have a simple single answer."

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Andrey Goltsblat
Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, Senior Partner, Corporate, M&A, Investment Projects, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
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Elena Trusova
Partner, Dispute resolution/ Intellectual property
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Oleg Arkhipov
Partner, Dispute resolution
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Ivan Veselov
Partner, Dispute resolution
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