Capital Markets practice improved its ranking due to its increased prominence in the domestic market. One of the firm’s clients interviewed by Chambers Europe describes the team as “responsive and able to provide timely and high-quality legal advice.” Roman Belenkov and Michael Malinovskiy received individual rankings in Capital Markets. Sources say: “Michael is a problem solver; his bright mind is able to find the most unexpected solutions to what seems to be a deadlock. His approach is always pragmatic.” Roman Belenkov is described as a diligent practitioner with “vast experience in Russian law.”
PPP practice strengthened its positions as well — clients note the team's pragmatic approach, reporting: “They were attentive to our needs.” Head of PPP practice Yury Tuktarov joined the rankings for this year and received complimentary feedback from clients: “He doesn't tell you what the problem is. He tells you what the solution is.” Another client says: “What's most important, he's very patient. He can take the time to explain things to you as many times as necessary.”
Corporate/M&A practice once again is highly recommended. Sources describe the team as “diligent” and “attentive to the client.” Roman Belenkov is praised for his "very good practical knowledge" of transactional matters which allowed him to maintain his strong positions in the individual ranking.