Pepeliaev Group has been again recognised as Law Firm of the Year for Tax Law according to Best Lawyers™ 2021*
44 lawyers from Pepeliaev Group have been listed in the Best Lawyers rankings™, with eight of them making their debuts.
Among the newcomers in tax law are partners Maria Nikonova and Natalia Kovalenko, and head of tax practice group Narine Khachatryan.
Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev has been nominated for tax law in Best Lawyers since 2009. This category also features senior partners Rustem Ahmetshin (since 2014), Ivan Khamenushko (since 2014), Andrey Nikonov (since 2018) and Sergey Savseris (since 2020), partners Valentina Akimova (since 2014), Sergey Sosnovsky (since 2014), Anton Nikiforov (since 2018), Ksenia Litvinova (since 2019), Marina Ivlieva (since 2020), Leonid Kravchinsky (since 2020) and Andrey Tereschenko (since 2020), head of the Siberian office Egor Lysenko (since 2020), head of tax audit and accounting advisory group Olga Baranova (since 2020), and senior associates in the St Petersburg office Rustam Galiyahmetov (since 2020) and Vitaly Grigoriev (since 2020).
Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev has for the first time been mentioned in the Energy and Natural Resources category, partner Igor Marmalidi in Banking and Finance Law, head of the analytical department Vadim Zaripov in GR, and senior associate from the Krasnoyarsk office Yulia Yurchenko in Environmental Law.
Partner Roman Bevzenko has made his debut in the International Arbitration category. Ekaterina Lebedeva, head of international litigation and arbitration, has been recognised in the Best Lawyers list since 2020.
Senior partner and head of the St Petersburg office Sergey Spasennov and partner Yulia Litovtseva have for the first time been recognised in the Arbitration and Mediation category. Partner Roman Bevzenko has been also recommended in this category since 2018.
The Litigation category recognises partners Roman Bevzenko (since 2018), Yulia Litovtseva (since 2019) and Yuri Vorobyev (since 2020), and head of the administrative defence of business group Natalia Travkina (since 2020). Natalia has debuted in the Administrative Law category. She and Elena Ovcharova, counsel at Pepeliaev Group, have been recommended for statutory regulation since 2020.
Alexander Kosov has made his debut in Foreign Trade category; he has been also recommended in the Customs Law group. Head of the Sakhalin office Andrey Mikulin has been recognised in this category for the first time.
Head of the M&A group Sergey Shorin has debuted in Corporate Law category. Partner Ilya Bolotnov and partner and head of the Far East office Natalya Prisekina have been included in the Best Lawyers ranking since 2020, and senior partner and head of the St Petersburg office Sergey Spasennov has been mentioned in it since 2009.
The M&A category features senior partner and head of the St Petersburg office Sergey Spasennov (since 2009), and partners Nikolay Solodovnikov (since 2020) and Sergey Sosnovsky (since 2014).
For the second year in a row, partner Alexey Konevsky has been hailed in three practice areas at the same time: Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law. The latter area also features partner Natalia Stenina (since 2018) and Elena Krestyantseva, head of the land law, real estate and construction practice in St Petersburg office.
Head of the intellectual property practice Valentina Orlova has been recommended in the IP group of the ranking since 2020.
The Labour and Employment Law category features partner Julia Borozdna (since 2010) and head of the employment and migration law practice group Anna Berlina (since 2020).
Partner Elena Sokolovskaya has been recommended in the Competition/Antitrust Law category since 2020, as has head of life sciences practice Alexander Panov in Life Sciences Practice group.
* Lawyers who have been recognised by the Best Lawyers ranking preserve their status over a year following the publication date: thus, Best Lawyers 2021 was published this year, while the results of Best Lawyers 2020 were published in 2019.