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The Legal 500 EMEA 2012: Lidings ranked among the best law firms in key practice areas

A prominent international directory The Legal 500 EMEA 2012, based on the results of its annual analytic study of the Russian market, continues to distinguish Lidings for the quality of legal advice provided to foreign business and further improves its ranking position on the list of firms recommended in key areas of practice.

Along with the Russian practices of large international law firms from the UK and the USA, the directory recommends Lidings as the strongest legal advisor in real estate, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and dispute resolution.

In their study the analysts focus on Lidings’ specialization in advising foreign companies on all aspects of Russian law, noting the firm’s diversified client portfolio comprising over 200 companies from 35 countries worldwide.

Particular attention of the directory is given to the firm’s real estate practice. Following successful legal support of numerous projects of privatization and acquisition of land throughout 2011, the practice has taken a leading position in the ranking of the strongest consultants in the field.  The firm’s partner and head of real estate practice Tatiana Bicheva is highly distinguished for her work throughout the year advising large multinational corporations.

“Clients are ‘continually impressed’ with Lidings” – comments the directory, distinguishing the firm’s partner Andrey Zelenin as “a true expert in his field, extremely personable and therefore an excellent negotiator”.

For over three decades The Legal 500 conducts a study of the legal services markets in over a hundred countries worldwide. Its impeccable reputation and its recognition by professional community derive from the complexity of selection procedure which includes a comprehensive study of each candidate and a thorough analysis of the quality of their services. When putting together the ranking the agency takes into consideration not only the customer reviews, but the opinions expressed by representatives of competing firms.  It is the combination of these factors that creates the impeccable reputation of the directory of the market.