March 18th 2021 Chambers and Partners Europe has announced the results of its annual research of the leading legal advisors. Lidings is traditionally highly recommended for Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A and Life Sciences advice in Russia. The Firm’s Intellectual Property practice has also entered the ranking this year.
The newly released rating publishes feedback of the Lidings clients on their experience of working with the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice team. Sources note the lawyers' client-centric approach and organisational skills, with one commending: "All tasks are analysed carefully and delivered in accordance with the plan." One of the clients praises the team's "comprehensive and flexible approach to solving issues."
The ranking also particularly highlights the Firm’s Corporate and M&A practice team’s focus on advising foreign business. One source says: "They have a lot of experience dealing with foreign clients," adding: "This helps us to navigate the complex Russian regulatory framework; They also go the extra mile." Another client adds: "They are very effective and efficient; they are to the point and they give realistic advice within a limited timeframe."
Lidings is also recommended for the first time among the top legal advisors in intellectual property practice. The rating states that the Firm "enters the rankings this year as a result of positive feedback and increasing visibility in the market. Handles significant contentious and non-contentious IP mandates. Regularly advises on patent and trade mark infringement cases, as well as copyright mandates. Clients hail from the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries".
The Firm’s expertise in advising companies from the Life Sciences sector in Russia is also highly recognized. A client praises the team's "really good understanding of the industry," adding that "you can call them any time for any urgent matter to get quick advice." Another client adds: "They call to explain what we need to understand; they are very fast. They are very good at answering questions."
Personal recognition is received by Ladings Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin. Heading the Firm’s Corporate and M&A practice his clients in this practice area point out that he is "ready to take on challenges and gives good commercial advice." In addition, clients from the Life Sciences sector praise Andrey as the Head of the Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare of the Firm, stating that "he's very knowledgeable, very client-oriented, and his approach to possible risks is very thorough."