VEGAS LEX on The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 rankings

VEGAS LEX has improved its ranking in traditionally strong categories of The Legal 500 EMEA 2019. In particular, the firm ranks first in PPP and infrastructure projects category.

Many experts of VEGAS LEX have been recommended in the ranking. The following experts have been named in the individual ranking in the PPP and infrastructure projects category:

Competition Law

VEGAS LEX focuses on anti-monopoly cases, compliance projects and regulatory advice. Alexander Sitnikov heads the practice, which handles work for key clients such as pipe producer TMK and Roche Diabetes Care Rus.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

At VEGAS LEX, managing partner Alexander Sitnikov’s extensive experience in the corporate space covers conflicts relating to investment projects, the protection and recovery of business assets, corporate governance and restructuring. Department head Victor Petrov has a strong track record in commercial, corporate, insurance and bankruptcy disputes. Evgeniy Rodin is recommended for energy disputes. The practice represents a mix of clients from the aerospace, energy, life sciences and retail sectors.

Energy & Natural Resources Law

Specializing in power generation projects, VEGAS LEX regularly represents clients such as OGK-2 and Irkutsk Electric Grid Company in contractual, commercial and tax-related disputes. Evgeniy Rodin and Alexander Sitnikov are the main practitioners.

PPP & Infrastructure Projects

According to one client, VEGAS LEX has ‘the leading practice in the Russian PPP sector’; the team is known for its strong focus on large-scale PPP projects in the energy, transportation, ports and healthcare-related areas. The ‘highly reputable’ practice is led by ‘industry expert’ Denis Shtirbu and is well known for advising federal and regional governmental agencies and state-owned companies including Russian Railways and the Ministry of Transport of the Novosibirsk region. Irina Dolgikh ‘demonstrates exceptional knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail’.

Real Estate & Construction Law

Headed by the ‘diligent and responsible’ Igor Chumachenko, the real estate department at VEGAS LEX provides ‘high-quality and cost-effective legal services’ and is recommended for its ‘deep familiarity with the Russian regulatory framework and the local implementation of EPC projects’. The team supported the Development Corporation of Kamchatka with the implementation of the modernisation project concerning the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo) airport.

TMT Law

The TMT practice at VEGAS LEX is headed by Alexandra Vasukhnova and advises on regulatory, contractual and e-commerce matters. Natalia Abtseshko is also noted. Clients include animation studio Sky and creative digital marketing agency Jami, among others.

Tax Services

VEGAS LEX has expertise across a broad range of tax matters including domestic and foreign tax structuring, tax support for major infrastructure projects and M&A transactions and customs. Yuriy Ivanov specializes in contentious tax and tax planning; he recently advised Russian Post on taxation and customs clearance matters pertaining to international mail and cargo operations. Denis Kozhevnikov assists Ivanov with contentious tax matters.

Transport Law

At VEGAS LEX, Denis Shtirbu heads the transport practice, which assists clients with major railroad infrastructure projects. The team advised the Ministry of Transport of the Novosibirsk Region during negotiations with government agencies regarding a high-value railway concession initiative. Dorogi Rossii is another notable client, among others.

If you would like to get more information about VEGAS LEX, please visit https://www.vegaslex.ru/

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MBH ranked as a Top Tier Law Firm in all Practice Areas by The Legal 500

Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy is proud to announce that The Legal 500 has released its 2019 rankings, putting us as a TOP TIER law firm in all practice areas. The 2019 edition ranks MBH as TIER 1 firm in Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Arbitration, Litigation, Energy, and Projects and Infrastructure, and TIER 2 in TMT.

“Matouk Bassiouny is ‘the leader in capital markets work and has a strong track record in all areas of banking and finance law’.”

Matouk Bassiouny ‘has quickly become one of the leaders in the finance, corporate and M&A fields’.

“Matouk Bassiouny frequently handles CRCICA, ICC and ICSID proceedings for clients such as Etisalat Misr and Egyptian Indian Polyester Co. For Union Fenosa Gas, John Matouk and practice head Amr Abbas handled a $2bn CRCICA case against a state entity concerning contractual obligations.”

“Matouk Bassiouny is ‘one of the top firms for litigation’ and head of dispute resolution John Matouk is highly respected.”

The Legal 500 has also listed Dr. Amr A. Abbas (Partner and Head of Arbitration), Mahmoud Bassiouny (Managing Partner and Head of Finance & Projects), Omar Bassiouny (Founding Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A) and John Matouk (Founding Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution) as Leading Individuals in their fields. Momen Rezk (Senior Associate in Dispute Resolution: Litigation) has been listed as a Next Generation Lawyer.

We would like express our utmost gratitude to our clients for their continued trust in Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy and to our teams for earning this great achievement.

If you would like to find out more information, please visit https://matoukbassiouny.com/

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Siskinds is the highest ranked law firm in Canada and 16th in North America

Siskinds LLP is the highest ranked Canadian law firm and 16th ranked North American law firm in the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Securities Class Action Services Top 50 Report for the year 2017. The report lists the top 50 plaintiff-side law firms ranked by the total dollar value of the final class action settlements occurring in 2017 in which the law firm served as lead or co-counsel. Siskinds has been the top ranked Canadian firm for seven out of eight years from 2010 to 2017 and was second in 2014.

The Siskinds class actions team has offices in London and Toronto, and affiliate offices in Montreal and Québec City. The team, comprised of 25 lawyers admitted to practice in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and the District of Columbia, acts exclusively for plaintiffs. Over the years, Siskinds’ class action team has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for class members in Canada and elsewhere. Siskinds Desmeules, Siskinds’ Quebec affiliate, was separately ranked at position 19 in North America and was tied as the 2nd highest ranked Canadian firm.

Michael Robb, a partner in the group, stated, “This recognition is the product of a lot of hard work and dedication by our outstanding team.” Daniel Bach, a partner in Siskinds’ Toronto office, said, “We are pleased that our clients continue to place their trust in us and that we are able to deliver results for them.”

ISS is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include: governance research and recommendations; RI data, analytics and research; end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions; securities class-action claims management; and global governance data and modeling tools. A copy of the ISS Securities Class Action Services Top 50 Report can be found at www.issgovernance.com/library/top-50-2017/.

For further information: Charles Wright, Partner, 519.660.7753, [email protected]; Michael Robb, Partner, 519.660.7872, [email protected]; Daniel Bach, Partner, 416.594.4376, [email protected]; Siskinds LLP, 680 Waterloo Street, London, ON N6A 3V8.