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CMS Russia earns a record number of recognitions by Best Lawyers 2022

10 June 2021

Strong recognition by the ranking

32 CMS Russia experts have been selected for inclusion into the 2022 edition of the Best Lawyers ranking. In total, we have earned 74 recognitions by the ranking :

  • Anton Bankovskiy (Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Practice)
  • Artashes Oganov (Corporate, Real Estate, Construction, Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Christophe Huet (Labour and Employment, Corporate)
  • Dominique Tissot (Energy and Natural Resources, Tax)
  • Ekaterina Elekchyan (Immigration, Labour and Employment)
  • Elena Andrianova (Information Technology)
  • Elena Tchoubykina (Banking and Finance,Project Finance and Development Practice, Insolvency and Reorganization, Real Estate)
  • Hayk Safaryan (Offshore, Customs and Excise, Tax, Trade)
  • Igor Ershov (Trade)
  • Igor Sokolov (Administrative Law)
  • Irina Shurmina (Information Technology, Intellectual Property)
  • Irina Skvortsova (Immigration, Labour and Employment)
  • Georgy Daneliya (Energy and Natural Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trade)
  • Jean-Francois Marquaire (Corporate, Project Finance and Development Practice)
  • Konstantin Baranov (Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Financial Institutions, Project Finance and Development Practice, Insolvency and Reorganization)
  • Leonid Zubarev (Aviation, Competition / Antitrust, Corporate, Insurance, Information Technology, Investment, Product Liability Litigation, Trade)
  • Maria Kabanova (Tax)
  • Maxim Gubanov (Labour and Employment)
  • Maxim Boulba (Intellectual Property, Competition / Antitrust, Media Law)
  • Natalia Kozyrenko (Energy and Natural Resources)
  • Sergey Yuryev (Insolvency and Reorganization, Arbitration and Mediation)
  • Tatiana Sviridova (Information Technology, Intellectual Property)
  • Thomas Heidemann (Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Valeriy Fedoreev (Immigration, Labour and Employment)
  • Vladimir Zenin (Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate)
  • Vsevolod Tyupa (Life Sciences Practice)

Best Lawyer of the Year 2022

Ekaterina Elekchyan and Hayk Safaryan have received the Best Lawyer of the Year 2022 award for Immigration and Offshore respectively.

“Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to only one lawyer per practice area with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Best Lawyers 2022 debutants

While most of the CMS Russia experts have been consistently recognised by ranking over many years, this year’s edition includes 6 distinguished CMS Russia lawyers who have appeared in the ranking for the first time:

  • Dmitry Bogdanov (Environmental Law)
  • Mikhail Ivannikov (Criminal Defense, Litigation)
  • Vladislav Eltovskiy (Information Technology Law)
  • Darya Lukoyanova (Banking and Finance Law)
  • Elizaveta Rakova (Corporate Law)
  • Natalia Gegechkory (Real Estate Law)

CMS Russia’s Best Lawyers 2021 rankings by practice

Administrative 
Aviation Law
Arbitration and Mediation 

Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Competition / Antitrust
Construction
Corporate
Criminal Defense
Customs and Excise
Employee Benefits Law  

Energy and Natural Resources
Environmental Law
Financial Institutions
Immigration

Information Technology
Insolvency and Reorganization

Insurance Law 
Intellectual Property
Investment
Labour and Employment
Life Sciences Practice
Litigation

Media
Mergers and Acquisitions
Offshore
Oil & Gas
Product Liability Litigation
Project Finance and Development Practice

Real Estate
Regulatory Practice
Retail Law 

Tax Law
Trade Law

About the ranking

Best Lawyers is the oldest international rating of lawyers which recognition is based entirely on peer review. The ranking employs a sophisticated evaluation of the quality of legal services to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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