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Kommersant newspaper’s legal ranking once again listed S&K Vertical as one of Russia’s best litigation teams

21 March 2017

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Based on the results of the research, a number of S&K Vertical's projects were considered as key ones for the market and legal practices.

In the category of commercial disputes, the ranking mentioned Svyaznoy and MTS cases, as well as the sensational dispute (Case of the Year'2016 according to Legal Insight) regarding challenging by the beneficiary of Russian company Aspect-Finance Maxim Moskalev of the company's transactions to sell 90 per cent stake in Aspect Bank.

In the category of debt collection and bankruptcy, the dispute between Avtodor GC and VTB 24 was noted, which culminated in recovery from VTB 24 of 5.6 billion rubles of the amount of bank guarantee and the interest accrued.

In the ranking of law firms in the area of specialized litigation S&K Vertical was mentioned in categories "TMT Disputes" and "Bankruptcy (except credit organizations)", and also was recommended in the category "Internal disputes within business entities (JSC and LLC)" .

Five members of the S&K Vertical's professional team were featured in the individual rankings in five out of eight categories: Managing Partner Sergey Slagoda in "Commercial disputes", partner Mikhail Ilyin in "Investment and financial disputes", project manager Vladimir Aleshin in "Criminal cases", Chair of the Board of Partners Liubov Duyko in "Family and hereditary disputes", while partner Evgeny Zverev in "Debt collection and bankruptcy".

For information:

Experts of Kommersant have been collecting the data on case-law and major projects, which turned out to be the most important ones for overall practice for the period of 2015 to 2017, for six months and determining the leading firms and leading lawyers in each of the categories presented. The resulting ranking is the result of the most complete and detailed analysis of the legal services market in the area of dispute resolution.

The results of the analysis of the legal market were presented in three categories:

- Ranking of the projects in key areas of disputes

- Ranking of the law firms with specialization in various types of dispute resolution

- Individual ranking of lawyers in ten key areas of disputes.

Reference to the study: http://www.kommersant.ru/apps/110294


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