Rankings, News / 15.04.2021

Borenius law firm highly ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

The Legal 500 has published the results of its annual survey of the legal services market in Europe (including Russia), the Middle East and Africa. The survey ranked Borenius Russia as one of the leaders of the Russian market in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Real Estate and Construction, and Dispute Resolution: Litigation.

The Legal 500 researchers describe the law firm as follows: ‘Borenius Russia are truly exceptional in putting together a multi-disciplinary team to get the best result for their client. They have contacts in multiple jurisdictions and choose the right people to deliver the best service for their clients whilst always overseeing the strategic direction of the case.’

Our Transactions and Corporate Law Practice has maintained its strong position in Tier 2 of the Corporate and M&A category in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

Alexey Nikitin, Specialist Partner, who heads this practice group, was particularly acclaimed in the ranking and was named ‘Next generation partner’. Artyom Berlin, Senior Associate in Transactions and Corporate Law Practice, received the ‘Rising Star’ title. Also in this practice, The Legal 500 highly rated the expertise of Andrei Gusev, Artem Zhavoronkov and Irina Dudareva.

The Real Estate and Construction Practice was recognised in the ranking in Russia and was placed in Tier 4. The Legal 500 notes Arina Dovzhenko, Specialist Partner and Head of the Real Estate and Construction Practice, and Zara Russkikh, a lawyer in the practice: ‘with whose arrival at the beginning of 2020, the department expanded its offer in real estate transactions.’

This year, the ranking included the Dispute Resolution Practice (Tier 6), headed by Anna Zabrotskaya, Specialist Partner and Practice Leader. The Legal 500 says of that department’s work: ‘Experts in disputes relating to the former Soviet Union; they bring a huge amount of experience and technical skill in matters requiring foreign lawyers and multi-jurisdictional disputes. They are a pleasure to deal with.’

Andrei Gusev, Lyubov Erigo, Irina Selezneva and Artyom Berlin were also noted in the Dispute Resolution: Litigation category in Russia.


The Legal 500 is an international ranking founded in 1988 by British publisher Legalease. It conducts annual research of the legal services market in 88 jurisdictions around the world. Analysing key projects of firms and their clients’ reviews, The Legal 500 publishes an independent ranking annually to help consultants and heads of companies’ legal departments find the best consultants in various jurisdictions.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021


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