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2021

Fifteen FBK Legal’s lawyers have been recognised in fifteen practice areas by Best Lawyers, a prestigious international ranking.

FBK Legal was assigned the best law firm of the year title in tax law. Partner Nadezhda Orlova, Director of Tax Services and Digital Solutions Alexander Grigoriev, Deputy Director Tatiana Golovaneva and Head of the Tax Consulting Practice Tatiana Matveicheva were named among the best lawyers in the same category.

Nadezhda Orlova was also recognised in construction law, real estate law, and arbitration and mediation, while Tatiana Matveicheva was recommended in customs and excise law. Alexander Grigoriev was also recommended in litigation, oil and gas law and fintech (together with Head of Practice Elena Shigidina). 

FBK Legal’s Partner Alexander Ermolenko was once again recognised in competition / antitrust law, and corporate law. Together with Partner Elena Bokareva and Heads of Practices Alexandra Gerasimova, Alena Ermolenko, Tatiana Golovaneva and Senior Lawyer Elizaveta Kapustina, he was also included in the list of the best litigators. Alexander Ermolenko and Elena Bokareva were also named one of the best in insolvency. Sergey Ermolenko and Natalya Lezhennikova were listed among the best lawyers specialised in mergers and acquisitions. In the IT law category, Sergey was recommended along with Darya Tereshchenko.

Head of Practice Valentina Polyakova was ranked in two categories: arbitration and mediation, and corporate law. Senior Lawyer Anastasia Suvorova was recognised as one of the best in family law, Elizaveta Kapustina — in land use and zoning law, while Alena Ermolenko and Alexandra Gerasimova — in real estate law.

2020

Fourteen FBK Legal’s lawyers have been recognised in twelve practice areas by Best Lawyers, a prestigious international ranking.

Galina Akchurina, a Partner and the Director of the Tax Litigation Department at FBK Legal, was named the tax lawyer of the year in Russia. Partner Nadezhda Orlova, Head of the Tax Consulting Practice Tatiana Matveicheva, Deputy Director of the Tax Litigation Department Tatiana Golovaneva, Head of the Tax Practice Alexander Grigoriev and Artem Lomize were recommended in the same category.

Nadezhda Orlova was also recognised in construction law, real estate law, and arbitration and mediation, while Tatiana Matveicheva was recommended in customs and excise law. Alexander Grigoriev was also recommended in litigation, oil and gas law and fintech (together with Head of Practice Elena Shigidina). Tatiana Golovaneva was also named one of the best litigators.  

FBK Legal’s Partner Alexander Ermolenko was once again recognised in competition / antitrust law, and corporate law. Together with Partner Elena Bokareva and Heads of Practices Alexandra Gerasimova, Alena Ermolenko, Mikhail Golovanev and Tatiana Golovaneva he was also recognised as one of the best litigators. Head of Practice Sergey Ermolenko was included in the list of the best lawyers in mergers and acquisitions law.

Partner Nina Boer was recognised in three categories: construction, insolvency and litigation. Her agency from St. Petersburg joined FBK Legal a little over a year ago.

2019

Ten FBK Legal’s lawyers have been recognised in nine practice areas by Best Lawyers, a prestigious international ranking.

Director of the Tax Litigation Department Galina Akchurina and Head of the Tax Consulting Practice Tatiana Matveicheva were traditionally ranked among the best in tax law in Russia. FBK Legal’s Partner Nadezhda Orlova, Deputy Director of the Tax Litigation Department Tatiana Golovaneva (Grigorieva) and Head of the International Taxation Practice Dmitry Paramonov were also nominated this year. Nadezhda Orlova was also recognised in construction law, and arbitration and mediation, while Tatiana Matveicheva was recommended in customs and excise law.

FBK Legal’s Partner Alexander Ermolenko was once again recognised in competition / antitrust law, and corporate law. He was also endorsed in litigation, along with Head of Practice Alexandra Gerasimova and Project Manager Alexander Grigoriev. Head of Practice Sergey Ermolenko was included in the list of the best lawyers in mergers and acquisitions law.

Nina Boer, a new partner of the firm, was recognised in construction law, and insolvency and reorganization law. Her agency from St. Petersburg joined FBK Legal this spring.
2018

FBK Legal lawyers have been recognised by Best Lawyers, a respected international ranking.

FBK Legal Partner and Head of Tax Litigation Practice Galina Akchurina and Head of Tax Consulting Practice Tatiana Matveicheva were named among the best tax law experts in Russia. Tatiana Matveicheva was also recommended in Customs and Excise Law. FBK Legal Partner Alexander Ermolenko was recognised in Competition/Antitrust Law and Corporate Law.

2017

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

Galina Akchurina, FBK Legal partner, Head of Tax 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 of Tax consulting practice, 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 in antitrust law.

International guide Best Lawyers is 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.


2016
Best Lawyers international rating endorses Galina Akchurina, Head of Tax Litigation Practice at FBK Legal, as one of Russia’s best 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 и The Legal 500 EMEA, Akchurina-led team of lawyers is one of the top-performing in Russia. 

According to Best Lawyers records, 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. 
2015
Galina Akchurina, head of FBK Legal Tax Litigation Practice is recommended as one of the best Russian tax lawyers according to the prestigious international guide Best Lawyers.
2013
By the results of 2013 FBK legal specialists have entered the number of the best lawyers according to the prestigious international guide Best Lawyers:

FBK Legal has been mentioned by the rating authors as one of the leading Russian law firms which significantly strengthened their positions at the market.