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Lidings Receives Exceptional Recognition by Chambers & Partners Europe 2015

Reputable international ranking agency Chambers & Partners Europe has published the list of leading legal advisors in Russia based on the results of its annual research. The ranking recommends Lidings for Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A, and Life Sciences advice in Russia.  

The firm is ranked among top dispute resolution practices in Russia following a number of precedent setting cases where it represented the interests of large financial institutions and industrial companies. “A new entrant in the rankings, this team advises a range of international clients on varied commercial disputes, predominantly on proceedings in the Russian courts. Particularly recommended for real estate-related cases”, states the directory. Head of dispute resolution at Lidings Andrey Zelenin received personal recognition in the ranking: “Practice head Andrey Zelenin is praised by sources for his "strategic advice." In addition to dispute resolution, his broad practice encompasses corporate advisory work and assisting with matters related to the life sciences sector”.

The ranking provides a list of the firm’s most notable clients including Hame Foods, Multivac Rus, Emerson Electric, and Meda Pharmaceuticals. Satisfied clients are quoted saying that the firm is attentive to detail, follows court practice and tries to be quite creative as most of our cases are non-standard" and "has the right approach to documents, which are done to international standards. Work highlights include representing Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in debt recovery litigation and an enforcement of a foreign court judgment in Russia and advising seafood producer Vici on a lengthy litigation related to foreclosure of property by the customs authorities, taking the case before the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community.

Lidings is also recommended for Corporate and M&A advice in Russia (band 2). “The team provides support to international investors on their activities in Russia. The team advises on transactional work, joint ventures and day-to-day corporate advisory matters. Particularly active on behalf of clients in the pharmaceuticals, automotive, aviation, energy, financial institutions, TMT and manufacturing sectors”, - states the ranking.

The firm’s client list boasts multinational giants like Hasbro Russia, Changan Automobile Group, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Yokogawa Electric, and Accor. New client wins in the past year include Billa, Rockwool, Ryanair, Zhuoda Group and Geely International. Work highlights include advising Belorusneft on the acquisition of Russian oil producer NK Yangpur and assisting Lonza with the establishment of a joint subsidiary with a large Russian partner. The firm’s clients are quoted saying the team is “Highly customer-oriented” and that “They have a very quick response time and a true understanding of the commercial aspects of our business”.

Lidings’ partner Andrey Zelenin also received individual recognition for his expertise in the field: “Andrey Zelenin divides his time between corporate and contentious matters, notably assisting clients from the financial services and energy sectors.  "He gave valuable advice on acquisition strategies," a client reports”.

Another important achievement for Lidings is the firm’s recognition among leading legal advisors to the Life Sciences sector in Russia. Chambers & Partners Europe 2015 recommends the firm stating that it “assists pharmaceutical clients with commercial and contentious issues, and is also experienced on regulatory matters. Active in the area of the protection of intellectual property rights of healthcare clients.” Andrey Zelenin is yet again individually praised by the edition: “Recognised litigator and corporate practitioner Andrey Zelenin receives complimentary feedback on his expertise in the life sciences sector.  "He is very responsive and proactive, and provides business-relevant advice," a client reports”. The firm’s work highlights include assisting Nikkiso America with the acquisition of Baxter International's legacy continuous renal replacement therapy business, acting for Merck Sharp & Dohme in relation to its IP asset protection in Russia, and advising Actelion Pharmaceuticals on protection of its existing Russian patents. Most notable pharma clients include Sanofi, MEDA Pharmaceuticals, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, IPSEN Pharma, and Boehringer Ingelheim.

“Lidings is annually recommended by all key international legal directories, but this year’s results have truly exceeded our expectations. The firm’s ranking position has significantly improved in all key practice areas, and we are tremendously proud of this achievement”, commented managing partner Sergey Aksenov.

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