Sponsors - Chambers Forum: Moscow 2019


Baker McKenzie was the first international law firm to open an office in Moscow in 1989. Over the 30 years of presence on the CIS market, we have built a reputation as an experienced and reliable legal adviser, combining deep knowledge of local law with seamless execution across borders and practices. Baker McKenzie is one of the largest international law firms on the Russian market, with over 120 lawyers in Moscow and St. Petersburg serving an impressive roster of large domestic and multinational clients. We are recognized as a provider of premium services, especially in the areas of dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, IT, banking and finance, and capital markets. (www.bakermckenzie.com)

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has one of the oldest, most resourceful, best established and stable teams in Russia, top-ranked in most legal directories. The highly respected Moscow team of over 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian and English law, has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for major Russian businesses, as well as multinationals implementing large-scale investment projects in Russia. Clients include over 1700 companies, among them major multinational investors operating in Russia (among them 130 Forbes Global clients), Russian and international banks and financial institutions and Russian industry-leading companies. Five times winner of Law Firm of the Year in Russia since 2009, including Chambers Europe Awards 2010, 2014 and 2015; The Legal Business Awards (The Legal 500) 2010; The Lawyer European Awards 2014. No. 2 by revenue in the top-50 law firm ranking by revenue in Russia (according to the leading national ranking Pravo.ru 2017).


Rustam Kurmaev & Partners is an independent dispute resolution firm with a particular focus on commercial litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, corporate conflict, and disputes with regulators and state authorities. The firm also has a strong offering in white-collar criminal defence work and is rapidly building a reputation as a ‘go to’ firm for high-value insurance, commercial and construction disputes. Established in October 2017 as a spinoff of the Russian practice of a major global law firm, RKP offers its clients a tailored approach to solving the most complex legal issues they are facing while maintaining competitive rates and boasting high level of partner involvement. The team’s professional achievements are recognized by all leading legal directories, both domestic and international. Clients include Baker Hughes, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant, ING Bank, Mechel, OMC, OTIS, Severstal, Toyota, Volkswagen Group and Yamaha Motors, among others.

Lidings is a leading independent national law firm advising Russian and international companies with different industrial background on all legislative aspects of doing business in Russia and CIS.

We advise market leaders, international investors, representatives of medium and large global businesses interested in entering the Russian and CIS market and in actively implementing a variety of business and commercial projects in Russia. Our lawyers are highly skilled, multilingual legal experts who hold degrees from the best legal institutions in Russia and abroad. Their expert knowledge of Russian legislation and of the intricacies of Russia’s unique business culture has built up Lidings reputation as one of the top law firms in the nation.

Lidings is a member of a number of leading professional associations and networks of independent law firms giving our clients direct access to legal experts in almost every jurisdiction in the world: International Lawyers Network, Global Business Lawyer Alliance, The European Criminal Bar Association, British Russian Law Association and Biolegis (Network of lawyers in Life Sciences).

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MONASTYRSKY, ZYUBA, STEPANOV & PARTNERS (MZS) is one of the leading law firms in Russia.

Formed in 1991 and based in Moscow, MZS has an almost unequalled track record and reputation across a diverse range of practice areas and industries, representing many of the world’s largest and most successful companies.MZS is best known on the market for dispute resolution and corporate/M&A practices. Yet the firm manages a broad spectrum of commercial work including intellectual property, real estate, employment, tax, antitrust, white-collar crime and private equity.

Significant clients include A1, Aeroflot, Auchan, EBRD, Gazprom, Gerald Metals, Google, Halyk Bank, Nokia, Prosperity Capital, Rosseti, Samsung, Schlumberger, Sistema, Unilever, UralVagonZavod, VTB, VEB. MZS is a tight-knit, talented and energetic team of attorneys: 8 partners and over 40 associates, the majority of whom have been with us throughout most of their professional careers.