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2019
FBK Legal was top listed in Russia in the following ten practice areas in The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 annual ranking: Tax, tier 1, Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Moscow, tier 5, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, tier 3, Competition, tier 3, Energy and Natural Resources, tier 5, Intellectual Property, tier 3, PPP and Infrastructure Projects, tier 3, Restructuring and Insolvency, tier 3, Employment, tier 4 and Private client, tier 2.

The ranking personally distinguished FBK Legal’s Partners Nadezhda Orlova and Galina Akchurina as “leading individuals” and recommended the following lawyers in various practice areas: Alexander Ermolenko, Tatiana Matveicheva, Tatiana Grigorieva, Sergey Ermolenko, Alexander Grigoriev, Olga Krivitskaya, Natalya Lezhennikova, Alexandra Gerasimova, Elena Bokareva, Alexander Yalushkin and Dmitry Paramonov.

According to FBK Legal’s Partner Nadezhda Orlova, the number of recognised practice areas has been rising from year to year. This year, employment and insolvency practices were added to the previous year's list.
2017
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) and 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 Еrmolenko, 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.
2016
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 annual rating recommends FBK Legal among best law firms in Tax, tier 1, Competition, tier 4, Energy and natural resources, tier 5 and Dispute resolution, tier 4.
Corporate and M&A practice (Corporate and M&A, recommended) has been endorsed as a recommended go-to company.
Among endorsed lawyers are Sergey Ermolenko and Evgeniya Yusipova (Darenina) from the antitrust practice, and Alexander Ermolenko, a FBK Legal partner overseeing the team’s activities. The team as well as individual lawyers have received highly appreciative recommendations as outstanding experts in antitrust law with in-depth knowledge of the legal proceedings.

Alexander Ermolenko has received personal recommendation as a key expert in dispute resolution and an overseer of this field’s activities.

Other FBK legal partners personally endorsed by the rating include Nadezhda Orlova and Galina Akchurina as Russia’s top-performing tax layers.
2015
In annual rating The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 FBK Legal is included in the number of the best law firms in the areas «Tax» (Tax, tier 1) and «Dispute resolution» (Dispute resolution, tier 4).

FBK Legal Corporate practice has become one of the recommended to cooperation practices (Corporate and M&A, recommended).
2013
In annual issue «The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013» FBK Legal is included in the number of the best law firms in the areas «Tax», «Dispute resolution», «Real estate and construction», «Energy and natural resources», «Corporate and M&A practice», «Public-private partnership», «Shipping and transport» and «Labour law».
2012
In the annual publication The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012, FBK Legal was among the best legal firms in Taxation, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources, Corporate Practice and M&A.
2011
In the annual publication The Legal 500 2011: Europe, Middle East & Africa, FBK Legal was among the recommended firms in Taxation and Dispute Resolution.