Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Goltsblat BLP was established at the beginning of 2009 as a result of a merger between one of the biggest teams of Russian lawyers* and a major UK law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).
Goltsblat BLP is a unique offering on the Russian legal market, because of its widely recognized local law capabilities and strong English law related capabilities, which are in increasing demand by the firm’s clients.
The core of the firm is formed by a well established Russian team with exceptional local law capabilities, extensive knowledge of the local markets and over 15-years’ practical experience.
Today, with a team of over 90 Russian and English-qualified lawyers based in Moscow, Goltsblat BLP is one of the biggest international law firms in Russia/CIS.
In the early 1990s, the team of lawyers were among the first in Russia to serve major international companies entering the Russian market. We are proud still to be providing legal support for many of them. About 70% of our client base consists of major international companies operating on the Russian market. This experience and our in-depth knowledge of Russia’s legal system, as well as its social, economic and political processes and the local culture and mentality, help us understand the expectations and concerns of foreign investors in Russia. The firm’s client base also includes a large proportion of major national companies both operating in Russia and investing globally.
Goltsblat BLP provides assistance with any legal needs a business might have, ranging from handling complex transactions, including ones of a cross-border nature, to day-today operational legal support on corporate, commercial, real estate, tax, customs, finance, competition, employment and IP-related matters.
Key Practice Areas:
Corporate/ M&A; Corporate recovery & restructuring; Dispute resolution; Insolvency & bankruptcy; Commercial; Competition & antitrust; Commercial real estate & construction; Finance; Public-private partnership (PPP)/ infrastructure; Intellectual property/ IT; Employment, pensions & benefits; Customs, indirect taxation & foreign exchange; Tax consulting/ tax litigation; Legal support for foreign direct investment projects in Russia; Representing clients in liaising with authorities; Energy & natural resources; Environmental; Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals; Telecommunications.
English lawyers in the office provide English law finance, corporate finance, real estate and infrastructure advice, working closely with BLP’s London and other offices in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore.
AIG Global Real Estate Investments (Russia); Aker Solutions; Alcoa; Alfa-Bank; AMT&C Group; AstraZeneca; Barilla; Barclays Bank; Baring Vostok Capital Partners; Brunswick Rail Leasing; Caterpillar Financial; Central Partnership; Chrysler; Coca-Cola; Danone; Deutsche Bank AG; Dorma; EBRD; Efes; Fleming Family & Partners; Guardian; Harrys; International Financial Club; Johnson & Johnson; Immoeast; Kasa-Akfen; Kia Motors; Kimberly-Clark; Komatsu; Kronospan; Lafarge; Leader; LG International Corp.; Linstow; Magna International; Mars; Matra Petroleum; Merck; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation; Multon; NALCO; Nike; Nissan / Russia; Nord Stream AG; North Caucasus Development Corporation; Orangina Schweppes; Oriflame; P&G; Panasonic; Philips; Prysmian S.p.A.; Quinn Group; Rising Star Media; Rolf; Roxtec RU; RusBrand; RUSNANO (Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies); Saint-Gobain; Sanofi-Aventis; Scania; Shell; Sick AG; Sistema-Hals; Solae / DuPont; St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange; TEVA; Tommy Hilfiger; TomTom; Unilever Rus; VimpelCom (Beeline); Volkswagen Group; William Grant & Sons; Yamazaki Mazak (Russia) Zanten; 20th Century Fox
* All names are disclosed with the permission of the clients
OverviewCapital City Complex Moscow City Business Centre
8, Presnenskaya Nab.
Number of lawyers: 90+
Number of Partners: 15