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Lidings is partner of Best Legal Departments in Russia - 2013 contest hosted by Corporate Lawyer magazine

Lidings acts as a sponsor of the key legal award in Russia and CIS  – international contest “Best Legal Departments in Russia - 2013” organized by national legal media sources Corporate Lawyer magazine in association with Wolters Kluwer and Lawyers’ Association in Russia.

8th Annual Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 29th at the exclusive Icon Hall in Moscow.

Traditionally the Ceremony will bring together not only heads of legal departments – award nominees, but key international legal business’ representatives: partners and counsels of leading domestic and international law firms, members of the Expert Council,  representatives of various state authorities and business media.

Members of the Expert Council - heads of previous years’ winning legal departments, representatives of top-notch law firms and the organizing committee have analyzed performance of more than 140 contestants - legal departments of largest elite companies and enterprises operating in Russia determining winners in 24 categories. Lidings partner and head of Tax and Customs practice Mr. Stepan Guzey took part in the work of the Expert Council on behalf of the Firm.

Moreover, this year Lidings supports “Automotive industry” nomination and the Firm’s partner and head of the Automotive industry practice Mr. Andrey Zelenin will give out an award to the winner in this category.

“The contest is an excellent opportunity for in-house counsels and legal departments to assert themselves raising the status and prestige of the legal profession. We are pleased to observe constantly growing interest of not only domestic professional legal and business community towards this initiative, but from colleagues from abroad ”, commented Mr. Stepan Guzey. “We have been supporting this project for quite some time now and it is exciting to notice that legal departments of the companies we advise – the Firm’s clients, are steadily present among contestants. We are always pleased to recognize and award highly professional work of our colleagues and their drive for result”, adds Mr. Andrey Zelenin.

For more information about nominees, contest’s rules and details of the ceremony, please visit the events’ official website.

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