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Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

The 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Russia recognizes the professional excellence of 2,177 lawyers in 74 practice areas. For the 13th Edition, Best Lawyers honored approximately 2.9%* of practicing lawyers in Russia.

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 79 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Russia, with 54 lawyers awarded in Moscow, 24 in St. Petersburg and 3 in Novosibirsk. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

  Best Lawyers 2022 Russia Publication Statistics

 

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers  in Russia:

  • 2,177 Lawyers Recognized
  • 426 Firms with Listed Lawyers
  • 74 Practice Area

Top metro area:

Moscow is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 practice areas by number of recognized lawyers:

  • Litigation

  • Corporate Law

  • Arbitration and Mediation

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Tax Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Criminal Defense

  • Banking and Finance Law

Top 10 most searched practice areas in Russia in 2020 on bestlawyers.com:

  • Corporate Law

  • Litigation

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Tax Law

  • Arbitration and Mediation

  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Competition / Antitrust Law

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Criminal Defense

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Russia are:

  • Arbitration and Mediation
    • White & Case
  • Banking and Finance Law
    • Allen & Overy
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Law
    • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Criminal Defense
    • Zabeyda & Partners
  • Energy and Natural Resources Law
    • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia)
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
    • Hogan Lovells International
  • Labor and Employment Law
    • Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners
  • Litigation
    • KIAP, Attorneys at Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Dentons Russia
  • Project Finance and Development Practice
    • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Real Estate Law
    • Baker McKenzie
  • Tax Law
    • FBK Legal

     

 

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*Based on information published by The Russian Federal Bar Association