Ratings
The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2022 (13th edition): 
  
Alexander Khrenov: 
arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Olga Goncharova: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Evgeny Kolpakov: 
arbitration and mediation, insolvency and restructuring
Andrey Ivanov: 
arbitration and mediation, corporate law, insolvency and restructuring
Anna Burdina: 
arbitration and mediation, litigation
Dmitry Lobachev: insolvency and restructuring
Roman Belanov: 
property law
Oxana Stupina: 
property law
Olga Romanicheva:
property law
Dmitry Shniger: 
energy and natural resources


The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2021 (12th edition): 
 
Alexander Khrenov: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Olga Goncharova: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Evgeny Kolpakov: arbitration and mediation, insolvency and restructuring
Andrey Ivanov: 
arbitration and mediation, corporate law, insolvency and restructuring
Anna Burdina: arbitration and mediation, litigation
Ekaterina Malinina: energy and natural resources
Dmitry Lobachev:
insolvency and restructuring
Roman Belanov: property law
Oxana Stupina: 
property law
Olga Romanicheva
: property law
Dmitry Shniger: energy and natural resources


The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2020 (11th edition):
 
Alexander Khrenov: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Igor Nikolaenko: arbitration and mediation, litigation
Olga Goncharova: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Evgeny Kolpakov: arbitration and mediation, insolvency and restructuring
Andrey Ivanov: corporate law
Anna Burdina: arbitration and mediation, litigation
Ekaterina Malinina: energy and natural resources
Dmitry Lobachev: insolvency and restructuring
Roman Belanov: property law
Oxana Stupina; property law

The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2019 (10th edition):

Alexander Khrenov: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Igor Nikolaenko: arbitration and mediation, litigation
Olga Goncharova: arbitration and mediation, corporate law, litigation
Andrey Ivanov: corporate law
Anna Burdina: arbitration and mediation, litigation


The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2018 (9th edition):

Alexander Khrenov: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate;
Olga Goncharova: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate;
Igor Nikolaenko: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution
Anna Burdina: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution
Andrey Ivanov: Corporate


The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2017 (8th edition):

Alexander Khrenov: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate;
Olga Goncharova: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate;
Igor Nikolaenko: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution
Anna Burdina: Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution
Andrey Ivanov: Corporate


Pravo-300 annual legal ranking of leading law firms in Russia


2021:  The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration (High Market), Group I

  • Bankruptcy (Mid Market), among recommended firms

  • Family and Inheritance Law, among recommended firms

The firm is the 21st by the number of lawyers.

Alexander Khrenov and Andrey Ivanov are included in the list of recommended lawyers in Arbitration (High Market), Group I.


2020:  The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration (High Market), Group I

  • Bankruptcy, among recommended firms

The firm is 24th in terms of revenue; 20-21st by the number of lawyers; 11th by the amount of revenue per lawyer (for companies with 30+ lawyers).


2019:  The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration (High Market), Group I

  • Bankruptcy, Group III 

The firm is 26th in terms of revenue; 19th by the number of lawyers; 14th by the amount of revenue per lawyer (or companies with 30+ lawyers).


2018 The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Bankruptcy, tier 2

  • Energy and Natural Resources, tier 3

The firm is 16th (out of 50) by revenue; 23th by the number of lawyers; 10th by the revenue per lawyer.


2017: The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Bankruptcy, tier 2

  • Energy and Natural Resources, tier 3

  • Dispute Resolution, tier 3

  • Employment Law, tier 3

  • Corporate Law, tier 4

The firm is 25th (out of 50) by revenue; 19th (out of 50) by the number of lawyers; 23th (out of 50) by the revenue per lawyer.


2016: The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Bankruptcy, tier 2

  • Energy and Natural Resources, tier 2

  • Dispute Resolution, tier 2

The firm has been ranked in the top 10 firms by revenue.


2015: The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Bankruptcy, tier 1

  • Commercial Estate and Construction, tier 2

  • Energy and Natural resources, tier 2

  • Corporate law and M&A, tier 4


2014: The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Bankruptcy, tier 1

  • Commercial Estate and Construction, tier 2

  • Energy and Natural resources, tier 2

  • Corporate law and M&A, tier 2 

The firm has been ranked in the top 10 firms by revenue.


2013: The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Bankruptcy, tier 1

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Energy and Natural resources, tier 1 

  • Commercial Estate and Construction tier 1

  • Tax, tier 2

The firm has been ranked in the top 10 firms by revenue.


2011: The firm is mentioned in the following categories:

  • Bankruptcy, tier 1

  • Arbitration, tier 1

  • Corporate law and M&A, tier 1

  • Commercial Estate and Construction, tier 1

  • Tax, tier 1

The firm has been ranked in the top 10 firms by revenue.


Chambers Europe 2020: The firm is recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 2) and Insolvency/Restructuring (tier 4).

Chambers Europe 2019: The firm is recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 2) and Insolvency/Restructuring (tier 4).

Chambers Europe 2018: The firm is recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 2) and Insolvency/Restructuring (tier 4).

  • "What the team is known for" Noteworthy litigation-focused firm principally acting for domestic clients on contractual, regulatory and debt recovery disputes. Particularly active in the energy sector where the firm acts on commercial disputes, including contentious construction cases. Handles complex cases in the Russian regions.    

  • Strengths Clients highlight the team's tailored approach: "The team always found the right approach to solving problems, effectively responded to our questions and did everything to get the best results for us," a client says.

  • Sources appreciate the team's attention to client service, with one noting: "They're very experienced, they explained very technical details to us very well."


Chambers Europe 2017:
The firm is recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 3) and noted in Restructuring and Insolvency.

  • “What the team is known for: Noteworthy litigation-focused firm principally acting for domestic clients on contractual, regulatory and debt recovery disputes. Represents creditors in bankruptcies of businesses and banks. Also has practical experience in dealing with a broad range of energy disputes as well as contentious construction cases. Handling complex regional cases in Russia is another strength.
  • Strengths: Interviewees appreciate the team's practical approach: "They perfectly understand the problems which its customers face doing their business in Russia and offer effective solutions."

  • Sources also note the team's "responsiveness to our requests and their comprehensive approach to any situation."
  • Alexander Khrenov is singled out as having a highly respected name in the Russian litigation market and is described as a “talented and strong advocate”

Chambers Europe 2016: The firm is recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 3)

  • Alexander Khrenov is noted as a 'talented and strong litigator'
  • 'It's very attentive, effective and reliable'
  • 'The lawyers were able to find creative solutions in complex cases'
  • 'It can take on any disputes case, it's like a legal-work factory and the lawyers also have strong relationships in the Russian market.'

Chambers Europe 2015: The firm recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 3)
  • ‘The firm has talented regional lawyers’
  • The firm noted in Corporate/M&A
  • Alexander Khrenov is noted for his experience as a strategic adviser on contentious matters
  • Alexander Konkov is a recognized practitioner in Corporate/M&A
  • Marianna Rybynok is a recognized practitioner in International Arbitration


Chambers Europe 2014: The firm recognized in Dispute Resolution (tier 3) 'Alexander Khrenov has excellent knowledge of Russian law and is very hands-on in making key decisions'


2021: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (tier 5)

          Restructuring and Insolvency (tier 4)

2020: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (tier 5)

          Restructuring and Insolvency (tier 4)

2019: Dispute Resolution: Litigation (tier 5)

           Restructuring and Insolvency (tier 4)

2018: Recommended in Dispute Resolution: Litigation    

2017: Recommended in Dispute Resolution: Litigation 

2016: Recommended in Dispute Resolution: Litigation 

2015: Recognized in Dispute Resolution: Litigation (tier 4)

Alexander Khrenov recognized as ‘able to find creative solutions to even the most complicated issues’

Igor Nikolaenko noted in Legal 500 as having acted for AVVA RUS in a breach of contract lawsuit against Russia’s largest pharmaceuticals distributor

Legal Ranking by Kommersant 2022

  • Best Industry Practices
Power and Energy: Resolution of Key Disputes - Band 2
Transport and Logistics: Resolution of Key Disputes - Band 2
Transport and Logistics: Consulting Industry Leaders - Band 2

Legal Ranking by Kommersant 2021

  • Best Industry Practices
Power and Energy: Resolution of Key Disputes - Band 2
Transport and Logistics: Resolution of Key Disputes - Band 2
Transport and Logistics: Consulting Industry Leaders - Band 2


Legal Ranking by Kommersant 2020

  • Best Legal Practices
Russian Arbitration: Resolution of Commercial Disputes HIGH-END - Band 2
Restructuring and Insolvency - Band 2


Legal Ranking by Kommersant 2019

  • Best Legal Practices
Top 5 in Russian Arbitration

  • Best Industry Practices
Top 5 in Resolution of Disputes in oil & gas industry

  • Individual ranking of lawyers:
Alexander Khrenov - Top 10 in Resolution of International Disputes
Alexander Khrenov - Top 10 in Resolution of Commercial Disputes
Alexander Khrenov - Top 10 in Power and Energy


Legal Ranking by Kommersant 2018

1st in "Arbitration: debt recovery"
1st in "Electric power sector: commercial disputes".

  • Individual ranking of lawyers:
Alexander Khrenov - "Commercial disputes"
Igor Nikolaenko - "Insolvency and Restructuring".
2021: Restructuring and insolvency - Tier 4

2020: Restructuring and insolvency - Tier 4



Client feedback:

“The firm duly performs the assignment and within the stipulated deadlines. The firm provides timely feedback.”

“Excellent knowledge of both legislation norms and the case law, the company's lawyers are very qualified. Special care for details and specialties of a specific case. Always ready to interact.”


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