Breakthrough of the year: KIAP Digital & Smart received a record number of recommendations according to "Kommersant" Rating 2020

26 February 2020

Breakthrough of the year: KIAP Digital & Smart received a record number of recommendations according to "Kommersant" Rating 2020
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On February 26, 2020 the results of the rating "Leaders of the Legal Services Market - 2020" according to “Kommersant” Publishing House became known. Each year the rating covers three categories within the research process: “Best Legal Practices”, “Best Industry Practices” and “Individual Rating of Lawyers”.


According to the results of the rating of 2020, KIAP Digital & Smart is recognized one of the best law firms in Russia, having received a record number of recommendations in 55 nominations: 20 practices, 15 industries and 20 personal recommendations.

In the category of "Best legal practices", KIAP received recommendations in the following 20 areas:

  • International commercial arbitration, Band 1
  • Russian arbitration: Commercial disputes Mid-Market, Band 1
  • Russian arbitration: Corporate disputes Mid-Market, Band 1
  • Competition and Antitrust, Band 1
  • International trade/Customs Law and Currency Regulation, Band 1
  • Intellectual property: Intellectual Property legal advice, Band 1
  • Intellectual property: Dispute resolution in Intellectual property, Band 1
  • Commercial relations: Development of foreign business in Russia, Band 1
  • Commercial relations: Domestic Russian Commercial Contracts, Band 1
  • Compliance, Band 1
  • Corporate: M&A of Russian assets High-End, Band 1
  • Corporate: M&A of International assets Mid-Market, Band 1
  • Corporate: M&A of Russian assets Mid-Market, Band 2
  • Tax: Dispute Resolution with the Federal Tax Service, Band 1
  • Tax: Consulting on Tax law, Band 1
  • General jurisdiction: Settlement of property disputes, Band 1
  • Family law: Divorce and property division disputes, Band 1
  • Insurance, Band 1
  • Employment and migration law, Band 1
  • Criminal law: White collar crime, Band 1

According to the results in the category "Best industry practices" KIAP Digital & Smart was included in the list of best law firms in 15 industries:

  • Healthcare: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • Healthcare: Consulting industry leaders in medical services and pharmacology, Band 1
  • Retail trade, FMGG: Resolution of key disputes in Retail and FMCG industries, Band 1
  • Retail trade, FMGG: Consulting of leaders in Retail and FMCG, Band 1
  • Real Estate and Construction: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • Real Estate and Construction: Consulting major construction projects, Band 1
  • TMT: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • TMT: Consulting industry leaders, Band 1
  • Transport and Logistics: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • Transport and Logistics: Consulting industry leaders, Band 1
  • Banking and Finance: Resolution of key disputes in banking, investment and insurance services industries, Band 1
  • Banking and Finance: Consulting banking and finance industries leaders, Band 1
  • Private Equity, Band 1
  • Energy and Natural resources: Resolution of key disputes in Oil and Gas Industry, Band 1
  • Energy and Natural resources: Advising the leaders of Oil and Gas Industry, Band 1

10 key lawyers of the law firm received 20 personal recommendations in “The individual rating of lawyers" in 16 areas of law:

"Kommersant" analyzes the leading practices of law firms in all major areas of legal specialization, annually trying to improve the researching program to provide an up-to-date and structured picture of the market. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate to the market the law companies, recommended in certain areas of services.


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