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Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Goltsblat BLP was established at the beginning of 2009 as a result of a merger between one of the biggest teams of Russian lawyers* and a major UK law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).

Goltsblat BLP is a unique offering on the Russian legal market, because of its widely recognised local law capabilities and strong English law-related capabilities, which are in increasing demand by the firm's clients.

The core of the firm is formed by a well-established Russian team with exceptional local law capabilities, extensive knowledge of the local markets and over 15-years' practical experience.

Today, with a team of over 90 Russian and English-qualified lawyers based in Moscow, Goltsblat BLP is one of the biggest international law firms in Russia/CIS.

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The new tax environment in Russia - will courts continue mistreating double tax treaties?

Double tax treaty protection can provide significant tax savings for foreign investors operating in Russia, but enforcing such tax treaty provisions can present challenges. This Goltsblat BLP briefing highlights recent examples of adverse case law interpretations of double tax conventions.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 21 November 2013 | Practice Area: Double Taxation

Russia's anti-piracy law - a new weapon in the fight against copyright infringement

Russia's new anti-piracy law, which introduced sweeping legislative changes to intellectual property rights protection, has been in effect for several weeks and is already the subject of heated debate. In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP assesses the new law from more than just a legal standpoint.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 03 October 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright

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The changing face of Russian M&A: new global realities

Goltsblat BLP provides an overview of their latest book "A Case Study Guide to M&A Transactions in Russia". The guide covers the full M&A process in Russia, from the initial negotiations and heads of terms, right the way through to completion and post-completion matters.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 11 July 2013 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Cyprus' banking crisis: the alternatives for Russian investors

Cyprus has long been a number one choice both for Russian businesses to purchase, hold, finance and sell domestic assets and for many foreign investors to invest in Russia. But the 2012-2013 Cypriot financial crisis has resulted in a temporary freezing of the bank accounts of many businesses.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 28 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Investment in Russian strategic entities by foreign states and international organisations

This article from Goltsblat BLP covers the specifics of control over foreign investment by foreign states and international organisations or their subsidiaries. The article focuses on various aspects of strategic investment control, since this is the most complicated sphere.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 26 June 2013 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Russia goes global: key investor issues in Israel and UAE

Russian companies are taking an increasing role on the international stage. However, it isn't just the booming new markets of Asia where they heading but also locations where Russians have a significant presence, such as Israel and the UAE. Goltsblat BLP discusses each region's key legal issues.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 09 April 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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Can Russian depositors get their money out of Cyprus' banking system?

Russian citizens are believed to have deposits worth more than EUR 20 bn in Cyprus. Goltsblat BLP outlines three significant injunctions reported to have been granted in Cyprus over the previous week, the Cypriot plans for tackling the crisis and the areas of law of relevance to Russian depositors.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 04 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Corporate Russia goes global as South-East Asia beckons

Russian companies moving into Asian markets are often attracted first to China for its growth and size. But increasingly they are also finding investment opportunities in South East Asia are too good to be ignored, and making the move. Goltsblat BLP reviews the region's attractions and pitfalls.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 01 February 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

Corporate disputes in emerging markets transactions... and how to resolve them

Investing in emerging markets is both challenging and rewarding in equal measure, and while most corporate deals progress smoothly, there are occasions when it is necessary to call in the litigation and dispute resolution teams. Goltsblat BLP details the 10 most common areas of dispute.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 24 January 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

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Seven ways to find out more about your Russian business partner

There are several public sources that help due diligence when entering into transactions. Chief among these are various business information agencies operating in Russia that provide a limited scope of information about business entities. Goltsblat BLP summarises those use most often.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 07 November 2012 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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