Ratings

FBK Legal is an over 60-lawyer strong highly professional team made up of attorneys at law, tax advisers and legal analysts with profound hands-on experience in providing support for large-scale projects.

  • 2017

    Chambers Europe 2017

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    Leading ranking Chambers Europe-2017 endorsed FBK Legal as a go-to firm on in number of practices and lawyers.


    Alexander Ermolenko was personally recommended:
    Practice head Alexander Ermolenko provides Russian law advisory and transactional assistance. Clients appreciate his responsiveness and describe him as "easy to deal with." "He thinks strategically and he cares about his clients")


    Personal recommendations as best lawyers in Tax went to Galina Akchurina and Tatiana Matveicheva.
    Sources are particularly satisfied with the business-minded approach of the team, with clients saying "we always receive complete and prompt answers." They highlight that "options they put forward to solve a problem are always backed up."


    Chambers Global 2017

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    The clients speak highly of Alexander Ermolenko and say that "He thinks strategically and he cares about his clients."

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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    The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 annual rating recommends FBK Legal among best law firms in:
    • Tax (tier 1),
    • Competition (tier 3),
    • Energy and natural resources (tier 5),
    • Dispute resolution (tier 3),
    • Corporate and M&A, recommended (tier 1),
    • Intellectual property (tier 3).

    FBK legal partners recommended by the rating include Nadezhda Orlova and Galina Akchurina as Russia’s top-performing tax layers.

    Sergey rmolenko, Head of Antitrust practice and Alexander Ermolenko, FBK Legal partner have made it into top lawyers in antitrust law. The team as well as individual lawyers have received highly appreciative recommendations as “bright and talented” lawyers who provide strong and well-crafted legal opinions.

    The rating authors noted a group of FBK Legal lawyers in Energy and Natural Resource well-equipped with critical skills in this area, with personal recommendations going to Nadezhda Orlova, Galina Akchurina and Alexander Ermolenko.

    Nadezhda Orlova and Alexander Ermolenko were noted as key and true experts with a very diverse range of skills» in Dispute Resolution. Alexander Ermolenko, FBK Legal partner gained his nomination in Intellectual property.

    Kommersant

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    FBK Legal ranks first in “Tax consulting”, according to the Best Law Practices rating announced by the Kommersant paper, and also ranks among top five law practices in the area Land and Real property.

    FBK Legal leads the list of law firms in the Best industry practices rating, specifically, in Healthcare and pharmaceuticals, Retail and trade and Raw materials. Three lawyers have been distinguished by the leading lawyers rating, including Nadezhda Orlova in the area of Tax consulting, Sergey Ermolenko in Anti-trust regulation and Alexander Ermolenko in Land and Real property, Corporate law and Commercial disputes resolution.

    Best Lawyers

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    FBK Legal has been yet again endorsed by theprestigious global rating Best Lawyers.

    Galina Akchurina, FBK Legal partner, Head ofTax litigation practice, has been yet again endorsed as a best tax lawyer in Russia. Another lawyer endorsed by the Best Lawyers rating in the same area is Tatiana Matveicheva, Head ofTax consultingpractice, who is also endorsed in the area of customs law and excise taxes.

    Alexander Ermolenko, FBK Legal partner, ranks among Russia’s best-in-class lawyers inantitrust law.

    International guideBest Lawyersis one of the most respected ratings in the global law community. Since 2006, the publication has issued a best lawyers list drawn on the evaluation of peer reviews provided confidentially by thousands of leading lawyers.

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    According to the 7th annual global rating “Tax Controversy Leaders – 2017” announced by International Tax Review, as many as three lawyers at FBK Legal have been selected to the Russia’s best tax litigators list.


    Galina Akchurina, FBK Partner, Director at Tax litigation department, Tatiana Grigorieva, Deputy Director and Alexander Grigoriev, Project manager have been yet again endorsed by the rating authors as Russias best-in-class tax lawyers.

    2016

    Best Lawyers 2016

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    Best Lawyers international rating
    endorses Galina Akchurina, Head of Tax Litigation Practice at FBK Legal, as one of Russia’s best tax lawyers.

    The rating experts note that Galina Akchurina has been recognized among best tax lawyers for a number of years and highlight that, according to all major legal ratings, including Chambers Europe, Chambers Global The Legal 500 EMEA, Akchurina-led team of lawyers is one of the top-performing in Russia.

    According to Best Lawyers, during her leadership in tax litigation and transfer pricing in the FBK group, the amount of claims and taxes paid back to companies under successfully accomplished tax disputes has come close to USD 1,5 bln.

    Chambers Europe 2016

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    Chambers Europe 2016 international rating recommends FBK Legal as a best “go-to” firm in the following areas of expertise:
    Personal recommendation as a best tax lawyer goes to Galina Akchurina

    Our clients are satisfied with what we deliver, which is acknowledged by the clients' voices: 'FBK is one of the most recognisable tax advisory firms in Russia. It has a very good and steady reputation, and is comfortable to work with'.
    Our clients highlight our achievements. Here is what they say: 'We get answers to our problems; the firm responds very quickly'.
    Our clients note that we 'are client-oriented, proactive and comprehensive in their approach'.

    Chambers Global 2016

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    This year’s rating issued by Chambers Global 2016 endorses FBK Legal among few Russian legal firms as a best “go-to” firm.
    Our lawyers are endorsed for:

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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    The annual rating The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa recommends FBK Legal among best law firms in:
    The researchers note that the FBK Legal team ‘quickly gets to the root of the problem, helping the client understand any complex or unusual situations'.

    FBK Legal Managing Partner Nadezhda Orlova and Head of tax litigation practice Galina Akchurina have received Russia's leaders in tax’ endorsements.
    Another few lawyers of the FBK legal arm, includinglexander Ermolenko (Dispute resolution: Litigation), Sergey Ermolenko andugenia Yusipova (Competition), have received highly appreciative estimates from the Legal 500 EMEA rating researchers, Nadezhda Orlova (Energy and natural resources).

    Pravo.Ru-300

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    This year’s Russian major legal rating Pravo.ru 300 has endorsed FBK Legal in a variety of sectors and given as many as three professional ranks to the FBK legal arm.

    The firm has made it into top tier in Tax law category and received recommendations in all major practices: Arbitration, IP, Natural resources and energy, Corporate law, Antitrust law, Commercial property and construction, Employment. FBK Legal enjoys ranks in terms of revenues, revenue per lawyer and revenue by the number of lawyers.

    Pravo.Ru-300 is the most respected national ranking of legal firms which measures not only financial and reputational parameters but also the quality of accomplished projects, their impact in terms of achievements and development of law enforcement practices and from a social impact perspective.

    World Tax

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    International rating issued by World Tax 2017 put FBK Legal on the list of recommended law firms in Tax litigation. Galina Akchurina, Head of Tax litigation, and Tatiana Matveicheva, Head of Tax consulting practice, enjoy personal rating recommendations.

    The rating experts emphasized FBK Legal’s achievements in advancing the interests of major clients, including multi-national clients, in disputes with tax authorities.

    World Tax published by International Tax Review, one of the most respected publications in tax, rates tax and financial advisers globally. The rating is annually assessed on the evidence of the recommendations of experts surveyed across 56 countries of the world.

    World Transfer Pricing

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    FBK Legal team is also endorsed by World Transfer Pricing 2017. FBK Legal is recommended as a go-to firm in Transfer pricing. atiana Matveicheva is recommended as one of the top-performing Russian lawyers in this area.

    International Tax Review

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    According to International Tax Review 2015, Galina kchurina, Tatiana Grigorieva, lexander Grigoriev made it into the international rating in tax litigation.

    Kommersant

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    At 2015 the Kommersant newspaper included FBK Legal into the rating of Russia's largest law firms as a top performer in «Tax consulting and Tax litigation support».

    Our firm is endorsed for outstanding business engineering efficiency

    FBK Legal ranks on the list of Top 15 law firms rated for business engineering efficiency and on the list of Top 50 law firms in terms of revenues.
    2015

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    According to independent analysts at Pravo.Ru-300, FBK Legal ranks 10th among law firms by the revenue earned in 2014, 8th by revenue per lawyer, and 17th by the number of lawyers.

    Besides, FBK Legal ranks among the top law firms in such key areas of practice asAntitrust law, Dispute resolution, IP, Corporate law, Tax law and Natural resources / Energy.

    This year Pravo.ru continued publishing the rating of company standings where preferences could be expressed on a general basis as well as for legal practices individually. FBK was praised by the colleagues in the tax area and was also noted in the general rating of preferences.

    World Tax 2015

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    Independent international rating World Tax accomplished its survey of law firms in tax. Based on the survey findings FBK Legal has made it into the list of Russia's recommended law firms.

    The rating endorsed the tax practice led by Nadezhda Orlova and Galina kchurina as one of the best performing practice in Russia.

    The publication notes, “Over the past year, the firm has undertaken a number of high-profile projects, displaying their ability to assist clients from diverse industry backgrounds and specialisations in oil & gas, transport & aviation, pharmaceuticals, banking and financial services, and chemicals.”

    World Tax published by International Tax Review, one of the most respected publications in tax, rates tax and financial advisers globally. The rating is annually assessed on the evidence of the recommendations of experts surveyed across 56 countries of the world.

    World Transfer Pricing 2015

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    FBK named a top Russian transfer pricing practice by World Transfer Pricing 2016. The publication noted a talented team with extensive experience in managing unique and complicated transfer pricing projects in oil & gas, banking, nuclear industry and chemicals.

    Chambers Global 2015

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    This year’s rating issued by Chambers Global 2015 endorses FBK Legal among few Russian legal firms as a best “go-to” firm.
    Our lawyers are endorsed for:
    Galina kchurina was personally recommended.
    Her clients suggest that she is ‘very responsive and quick to answer our questions and solve our problems.

    Chambers Europe 2015

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    International rating Chambers Europe 2015 recommends FBK Legal in the area of:
    Galina kchurina received a personal recommendation in tax

    Our clients are satisfied with what we deliver, which is acknowledged by the clients' voices:
    'The FBK lawyers are very approachable and you always get a fast response'; 'The team has lots of experience in front of court'.
    Our clients highlight our achievements. Here is what they say: 'They understand what i want and are always ready to discuss any problems, even over holidays'.
    Our clients note that 'the team actively suggests solutions and helps us to negotiate'. Our clients also appreciate that we 'are quick to react'.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

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    The annual rating The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa recommends FBK Legal among best law firms in:
    The researchers note that the FBK Legal 'strong team of professionals can be entrusted with any task'. Managing partner Nadezhda rlova and head of Tax consulting practice Tatiana atveicheva advised Yamaha Motor CIS on structuring the tax relations between the parent company and its subsidiary and also handled a number of transfer pricing matters for large international corporations.

    Nadezhda Orlova
    and Galina kchurina received personal recommendations.
    The rating experts note that successes and expertise of the tax resolution practice at FBK Legal deserve every laurel. lexander rmolenko continues to successfully represent the Central Design Bureau Lazurit in a long-running dispute over unilateral contract termination dispute with a contractor.

    International Tax Review 2015

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    According to International Tax Review, Galina kchurina, Tatiana Grigorieva, lexander Grigoriev made it into the international rating in tax litigation.

    Kommersant 2015

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    The Kommersant newspaper included FBK Legal into the rating of Russia's largest law firms as a top performer in «Tax consulting and Tax litigation support».

    Our firm is endorsed for outstanding business engineering efficiency

    FBK Legal ranks on the list of Top 15 law firms rated for business engineering efficiency and on the list of Top 50 law firms in terms of revenues.
    2014

    Chambers Europe 2014

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    International rating Chambers Europe 2014 recommends FBK Legal in:
    Our clients' comments: ‘It's on top of developments in the market’. ‘You feel that the team is really involved and doing all it can to win the litigation’.

    Galina Akchurina received a personal recommendation (Up and Coming)
    Client voice/comments: ‘The lawyers always try to take into account the realities of business in Russia. The team is very flexible in terms of dealing with and resolving client queries’.
    Client voice/comments: ‘A highly motivated team that responds quickly’.
    FBK Legal made it into Russia's top five leading law firms which are strengthening their transaction support practices and expanding its market share.

    FBK Legal is on the list of law firms nominated for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014.

    Best Lawyers International 2014

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    The annual rating Best Lawyers recommends FBK Legal as a 'go-to' firm in:
    • Tax
    Galina Akchurina, head of Tax litigation practice, received a personal recommendation.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2014

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    The annual rating Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 recommends FBK Legal in the area of:
    FBK Legal is reported to rank among leading law firms in Tax.

    Well regarded for its tax litigation expertise, FBK Legal achieved a notable success for Gazprom in a case on the obligations of tax authorities during tax audits.

    Galina kchurina and atiana Grigorieva led in the $25m dispute. The tax team also handles a significant flow of non-contentious work, supporting the firm’s transactional activities.
    Andrew Shkadov and lexander rmolenko, according to Legal 500 EMEA, 'work well together» and form «a strong corporate team». They advised Russian Helicopters on setting up a joint venture in India, and acted for Actavis on its $28m divestment of healthcare product manufacturer Zio-Zdorovie'.
    The rating experts note that FBK Legal attracts plaudits for its successes and expertise in tax litigation, with Galina Akchurina leading the tax resolution practice. This is complemented by the wide-ranging disputes practice

    Pravo.Ru-300 2014

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    According to Pravo.Ru-300 2014, FBK Legal ranks among the top law firms in such key areas as
    FBK Legal ranks 6th among top 50 law firms in terms of revenue, 8th by revenue per lawyer.
    The company holds 12-13 rank in terms of in-house lawyers.

    Besides, FBK Legal holds 19-22 rank in overall preferences ranking assigned by Russian legal services market players as part of a peer assessment, holding 2nd rank in sector preferences ranking in Tax law.

    2013

    Chambers Europe 2013

    Chambers Europe 2013 recommends FBK Legal in:
    Client voice/comments: ‘High-quality services that create value for our company’.
    Here is what clients say: ‘The advice is practical, well grounded and always on time.’

    Andrew Shkadov received a personal recommendation (Band U). Chambers Europe distinguishes him as ‘amazing negotiator, who is able to find solutions to suit both sides’.
    Client voice/comments: ‘We assign them the most difficult cases that require special expertise’.

    FBK Legal is on the list of law firms nominated for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2013.

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2013

    The annual rating Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013 recommends FBK Legal in:
    • Tax (top-tier recommendation)
    FBK Legal is reported to be able to handle any tax issue, no matter how sophisticated the problem’.

    The rating experts comment that Galina kchurina is‘simply excellent’, and has a proven record of winning cases against the tax authorities'; Alexey Yakovlev is ‘one of the best tax lawyers in the market’; and atiana atveicheva is ‘one of the best tax methodologists’.
    The exceptional team of FBK Legal is reported to have expanded its widely known tax practice by way of providing orporate services for top-level clients.

    The Legal 500 EMEA reports that the practice leader lexander rmolenko attracts plenty of plaudits from his clients, specifically, for his 'knowledge of real estate regulations’ and for his‘ability to negotiate with Russian sellers’; Andrew Shkadov has ‘a deep understanding of corporate law’.
    Nadezhda rlova and atiana tveicheva received personal recommendations as 'go-to' lawyers in naturals resources and energy.
    The Legal 500 reports that lexander rmolenkoshows tremendous knowledge of real estate regulations.

    Pravo.Ru-300 2013

    FBK Legal ranks among best performing law firms in:
    FBK Legal ranks 7th among top 50 law firms in terms of revenue, 6th by revenue per lawyer.
    The company made it into top ten in terms of number of in-house lawyers.

    Besides, FBK Legal made it into an overall preferences ranking assigned by Russian legal services market players as part of a peer assessment, holding 2nd rank in sector preferences ranking in Tax law.

    The Firm's Secret Magazine 2013

    In December 2013, the Firm's Secret Magazine published a ranking of Russia's largest law firms for 2013. FBK Legal made it into top 50 law firms, holding 16th rank.
    2012

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2012

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 recommends FBK Legal as a 'go-to' firm in:

    Chambers Europe 2012

    Chambers Europe 2012 recommends FBK Legal as a 'go-to' firm in:

    Pravo.Ru-300 2012

    FBK Legal ranks among best performing law firms in:
    According to independent researchers, FBK Legal ranks 4th among law firms by the revenue earned in 2011.
    This year's ranking is assigned on the basis of the evaluation of the lawyer's experience and expertise. FBK Legal ranks 5th in an overall ranking. FBK Legal team is distinguished for their level of education, working experience and career successes.
    Besides, for the first time ever, an overall preferences ranking has been compiled. FBK Legal received highly appreciative peer evaluation in Tax law.

    Expert RA ranking 2012

    FBK Legal leads the pack in terms of revenues from services provided to oil & gas companies:
    2011

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2011

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2011 recommends FBK Legal as a 'go-to' firm in:

    Pravo.Ru-300 2011

    FBK Legal ranks among best law firms in:
    FBK Legal made it into top 50 law firms, holding 7th rank in terms of revenue and 12th rank in terms of the number of in-house lawyers.

    Expert RA ranking 2011

    • 1st rank in terms of revenues from legal consulting services provided to oil& gas companies and banks;
    • 1st rank in terms of revenues from tax consulting services provided to oil & gas
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