Baker & McKenzie Receives Managing IP 2012 Law Firm of the Year Award in Russia


Moscow, Russia, 20 March 2012 – Baker & McKenzie has been pronounced Law Firm of the Year in Russia at the annual Managing IP Global Awards ceremony. It is the sixth time since 2006 that the Firm's Russian IP practice group has won this highly-respected award established by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

On 15 March, Moscow partners Eugene Arievich, Denis Khabarov and Margarita Divina accepted the award on behalf of the entire team at the Managing IP Global Awards Gala in London. More than 200 people attended the dinner at the Dorchester on Park Lane. Commenting on the awards, Eugene Arievich, head of Baker & McKenzie's Russian IP practice group said, “We did it again. Winning the award for the sixth time illustrates our continued ability to add value to our clients' business and demonstrates the depth of our experience in handling complex IP issues.”

With 20 plus experienced IP specialists, the Russian IP practice group of Baker & McKenzie has been ranked in the top tier for intellectual property law by Chambers, Legal 500 and PLC Which lawyer? several years in a row. The Managing IP Award is further evidence of the firm’s absolute leadership in IP on the Russian legal services market. Our Firm has also been named Law Firm of the Year in Indonesia, Thailand, and Europe (for copyright).

With an audited circulation of 10,000 readers, Managing IP is the leading source of information and analysis in the field of intellectual property. Published online and in-print since 1990 and aimed primarily at in-house IP counsel, Managing IP magazine includes features such as the well-known global IP survey and the annual list of the 50 most influential people in IP, as well as news, analysis and interviews.

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