Pepeliaev Group nominated for 2013 Best European Law Firm

15.10.2013 Pepeliaev Group is the only law firm from Russia nominated for 2013 Best European Law Firm - European Law Firm of the Year 2013 in the annual British Legal Awards organized by Legal Week magazine.

Legal Week’s experts have noted the excellent performance of Pepeliaev Group in the FIFA project leading up to the 2018 World Cup being held in Russia. Our firm’s lawyers were also commended for setting precedents in commercial (‘arbitration’) court practice on a number of thorny issues for business, including court costs being reimbursed to legal representatives. The jury also noted Pepeliaev Group’s role as legal adviser in the transaction that involved SCA purchasing a European subdivision of Georgia-Pacific for EUR 1.32 billion. The transaction covered a range of legal matters and several practice areas of the firm worked on it, handling M&A, corporate law, antimonopoly compliance and environmental issues. Pepeliaev Group is the leading Russian full-service law firm, operating in all regions of Russia and the CIS. The firm has more than 180 lawyers based in three offices (Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk) and provides legal support to more than 1,000 companies, over 60% of them multinational corporations implementing long-term investment projects in Russia.

“Most our current large-scale projects touch on several areas of law, so they require us to follow an integrated approach, involving specialists from different units in our firm,” explains Sergey Pepeliaev, managing partner of Pepeliaev Group. “For instance, the project in which we are providing legal support to FIFA in its preparations for the 2018 World Cup is now in its second year, and it is such a vast undertaking that lawyers from the corporate, commercial, real estate and construction, employment and migration, foreign trade regulation, intellectual property and antimonopoly practice groups are working on it at the same time”. 

Legal Week magazine’s British Legal Awards mark the achievements of law firms, legal departments and individual lawyers. The independent jury choosing the winners in each category comprises representatives of household-name companies, practitioners from and the heads of law firms. Prizes may be awarded to individuals, as well as in-house legal departments and law firms. Apart from the feedback of market players, the experts take account of projects that firms have handled successfully. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ About Pepeliaev Group 
Pepeliaev Group is a Russian law firm with a western approach. The firm is a member of several international law organizations including TerraLex, Taxand, INTA, First Law International, among others. In 2012, Pepeliaev Group won The Lawyer’s Best Law Firm: Russia and the CIS award. In 2013, the firm was nominated in 5 categories at the European Tax Awards: National Tax Law firm, National Transfer Pricing Law Firm, European Energy Tax Firm (as part of Taxand), European Indirect Tax Law Firm (as part of Taxand) and European Media and Entertainment Tax Firm: the firm was also nominated for the Chambers Europe Excellence Award. Pepeliaev Group is currently listed as a top ranked firm for Russia by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for 2013. We support our clients in all spheres of Russian law throughout Russia, the CIS and also internationally through partnership networks with leading local law firms in all major capital markets and jurisdictions. Our key services include tax advice and tax litigation; corporate; commercial/M&A; antimonopoly regulation; land, real estate and construction; dispute resolution and mediation; intellectual property and trademarks; employment and migration law; banking and finance; customs and foreign trade regulation; administrative and criminal defence for businesses; telecommunications services; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; and environmental protection. 

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