The leading international legal ranking Best Lawyers™ 2022* has acclaimed 46 lawyers from Pepeliaev Group in Russia
Senior partner Rustem Ahmetshin (tax law, since 2014) and partner Julia Borozdna (employment law, since 2010) have been acknowledged as lawyers of the year.
Starting from 2022, the following lawyers have been included in the Best Lawyers ranking: head of the criminal defence of business practice Maxim Koshkin (criminal law). leading expert Olga Puchkova (family law), head of the legal protection of information practice Dmitry Zykov (legal protection of information) and head of the banking and finance practice group Lidia Gorshkova (banking and finance law).
Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev has been nominated for the tax law category in Best Lawyers since 2009. This category also features senior partners 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), Andrey Tereschenko (since 2020), Maria Nikonova (since 2021) and Natalia Kovalenko (since 2021); head of the Siberian office Egor Lysenko (since 2020), head of tax audit and accounting advisory group Olga Baranova (since 2020), head of tax practice Narine Khachatryan (since 2021), and senior associates in the St Petersburg Office Rustam Galiyahmetov (since 2020) and Vitaly Grigoriev (since 2020).
Partner Yulia Litovtseva has been a recommended expert for services in Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2019.
Recognised in the Litigation category are 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 also been acknowledged in the Administrative Law and Regulatory Law categories. Elena Ovcharova, counsel at Pepeliaev Group, has also been named in the Regulatory Law category.
Ekaterina Lebedeva, head of the international litigation and arbitration practice, is acknowledged for the first time in Arbitration and Mediation. The Arbitration and Mediation category also features senior partner and head of the St Petersburg Office Sergey Spasennov (since 2021), and partners Yulia Litovtseva (since 2021) and Roman Bevzenko (since 2018). Ekaterina Lebedeva and Roman Bevzenko have been also included in the International Arbitration practice area. Roman has this year made his first appearance in the GR category, which has been featuring the head of the information and analytical department, Vadim Zaripov, since 2021.
Partner Igor Marmalidi has been a recommended expert for services in the banking practice area since 2021.
Partner Ilya Bolotnov has been recommended for the first time in the M&A practice area of the Best Lawyers ranking. The M&A practice area also features senior partner and head of the St Petersburg Office Sergey Spasennov (since 2009), as well as partners Nikolay Solodovnikov (since 2020) and Sergey Sosnovsky (since 2014).
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 the St Petersburg Office (since 2020). Natalia Stenina has made her first appearance in the Environmental Law practice area. Senior associate Yulia Yurchenko has been recommended in this practice area in the ranking since 2021.
The Corporate Law practice area features senior partner and head of Pepeliaev Group's St Petersburg Office Sergey Spasennov (since 2009), partners Ilya Bolotnov (since 2020) and Natalya Prisekina (since 2020), and head of M&A group Sergey Shorin (since 2021).
Partner Elena Sokolovskaya has been recommended in the Competition/Antitrust Law category since 2020, as has the head of the intellectual property practice Valentina Orlova in IP group.
Partner Nikolay Solodovnikov has been hailed for the first time in FinTech, as has senior partner and head of Pepeliaev Group's St Petersburg Office Sergey Spasennov in Corporate Governance and Compliance. Partner Leonid Kravchinsky has made his first appearance in the Criminal Law practice area.
Partner Alexander Kosov (since 2020) and head of the Sakhalin Office Andrey Mikulin (since 2021) feature in the Customs Law category. Alexander has also been acknowledged in Best Lawyers in Foreign Trade since 2021.
Head of the employment and migration law group Anna Berlina has been hailed in the Employment Law practice area since 2020.
Natalia Prisekina, partner and head of the Far East Office, has made her first appearance in the Energy and Natural Resources practice area. Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev has also been recommended in this practice area since 2021.
* Lawyers who have been recognised by the Best Lawyers ranking preserve their status over a year following the publication date: thus, Best Lawyers 2022 was published this year, while the results of Best Lawyers 2021 were published in 2020.