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The Legal 500 2020: CMS is among the leading law firms in Russia

16 April 2020

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA recognises CMS Russia across 11 practice areas and honours 12 firm experts

This year CMS Russia has been ranked in the following 11 categories:

  • Banking & Finance: Borrower side | Tier 3
  • Banking & Finance: Lender or arranger side | Tier 3
  • Competition | Tier 3
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A | Tier 3 
  • Dispute resolution: litigation | Tier 5
  • Employment | Tier 3
  • Energy & Natural Resources | Tier 2
  • Intellectual Property | Tier 3
  • Real estate & construction | Tier 3
  • Tax | Tier 5
  • TMT | Tier 2

CMS Russia experts recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

12 experts of CMS Russia were recommended, whereas Vladimir Zenin and Artashes Oganov were acknowledged in the individual league tables for the first time.

In addition, Elena Andrianova was mentioned for the first time by The Legal 500 researchers.

Anton Bankovskiy | Intellectual Property 
… is flexible and always aims to find an individual approach to our needs. Anton and his team keep us informed and provide clear instructions on what the next steps are.

Konstantin Baranov | Banking & Finance
… heads up the practice and has significant experience in handling project, real estate, acquisition and trade finance transactions.

Maxim Boulba | Competition | TMT
… is a very skilled lawyer. His advice is on point and delivered swiftly.

Valeriy Fedoreev | Employment 
…is the lead partner.

Natalia Kozyrenko | Energy & Natural Resources 
CMS’ fantastic practice stands out for its corporate energy sector work, and fields Natalya Kozyrenko as a standout practitioner in this space.

Jean-François Marquaire | Commercial, Corporate and M&A 
…is also noted. The group's cross-border expertise is additionally strengthened through the English, French and German law capabilities of Moscow-based team members. 

Artashes Oganov | Rising Stars
…is the best at what he does: he understands the law at its most complex point and manages any situation promptly and with high accuracy.

Elena Tchoubykina | Banking & Finance
The department’s experience in secured and unsecured financing transactions also benefits from the varied expertise of counsel Elena Tchoubykina.

Dominique Tissot | Tax 
…is the key practitioner.

Sergey Yuryev | Dispute resolution: litigation 
…has extensive experience with product liability claims, contentious debt restructuring work, and general corporate and shareholder disputes.

Vladimir Zenin | Next Generation Partners | Commercial, Corporate and M&A 
… is a highly proactive and hardworking professional as well as a great communicator.

The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. 

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