Ratings and Awards


Rating Results

Restructuring and insolvency – Tier 3

  • Yulia Litovtseva - Highly regarded (individual ranking for lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record and positive client feedback)

M&A – Tier 5
Banking - Other notable
Project development

  • Energy - Other notable
  • Mining - Other notable

Practices overview and client comments

Boasting nine offices across Russia, China and South Korea, the firm is well-placed to advise domestic and Russian clients alike on a variety of domestic and cross-border matters.
Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Novo Nordisk and Barilla Holding are among the firm’s most noteworthy clients.

Banking and Finance Practice

The banking and finance team has primarily advised borrowers and lenders in relation to restructuring and refinancing matters. Regulatory issues have also featured.

Client feedback

“Pepeliaev is obviously the best Russian law firm. It provides a wide range of legal services and is one of the best in tax consultancy and litigation”
“Igor Marmalidi is an excellent lawyer who is responsive, professional, friendly and experienced in the banking and financial spheres”

Corporate Practice/M&A

In M&A, it has provided buy-side and sell-side instruction on cross-border private acquisitions across several different sectors. In doing so, the firm conducted full legal due diligence, drafted transactional documents and handled the completion of the transactions. It has also overseen the transfer of distressed assets.

Client feedback

“It is a very professional legal team with the ability to provide detailed, clear and quick reports”


In the project finance and development space energy work has dominated the agenda. One publishable mandate saw the firm advise Gazprom in relation to a recent deoffshorisation amendment to the Russian tax code. The firm also provided comprehensive legal support to a number of clients in litigation against the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service.


Most of its restructuring and insolvency work has concerned bankruptcy proceedings, representing both debtors and creditors in the process. The firm has worked particularly closely with banks. For instance, it successfully defended the interests of one lender in connection with two bankruptcy cases against Russian banks.  

Client feedback

“I and my company were satisfied with the quality of the services provided. The strengths of the team’s work was that they always keep the deadlines and do their work in time, their business acumen and industry knowledge is deep and broad and the appropriateness of advice is accurate and defends the interests and rights of our company”

“Yulia Litovtseva is a very good lawyer, having huge experience in court, and her reaction in court debates is very quick. She manages immediately to find the arguments to support her point of view”

Dispute Resolution

Client feedback

“Ekaterina Lebedeva is a good lawyer. While working with her she was very responsible and was always ready to represent our case”

Antimonopoly Regulation

Client feedback

“The firm provides very good value for money and excellent, timely advice. It also possesses sound legal knowledge”

“It is a very professional legal team with the ability to provide detailed, clear and quick reports” 

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