BLP opens in Moscow with hire of 70-lawyer team

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has officially opened its Moscow office today (19 January), with the addition of a 70-lawyer team from local firm Pepeliaev Goltsblat & Partners. Russian corporate partner Andrey Goltsblat has joined BLP's Moscow operation - which will be called Goltsblat BLP - bringing with him nine partners and roughly 60 associates.The opening coincides with the launch of the firm's first Middle East office in Abu Dhabi. The Moscow office will be headed by Goltsblat, who is joined by corporate partners Anton Sitnikov and Anton Rogoza; real estate partners Vitaly Mozharowski and Elena Barinova; employment partner Anna-Stefaniya Chepik; customs and foreign exchange partner Vladimir Tchikine; and intellectual property partner Ekatrina Tilling.

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