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Rustam Kurmaev & Partners strengthens its positions in the top legal firm ranking issued by Kommersant publishing house

Following findings of the research Legal Market Leaders - 2022 held by Kommersant publishing house, Rustam Kurmaev & Partners has improved its standing across all areas of expertise. RKP has strengthened its Band 1 positions in Criminal Law categories and stepped up to Band 1 in both Litigation and Bankruptcy categories. Kommersant`s industry rating has also reflected RKP corporate success as the firm has been included in Band 1 across the vast majority of categories.

Based on the study results, Rustam Kurmaev & Partners is recommended in the following categories:-

Best Legal Practices:

  • Litigation: High-End Commercial Disputes (Band 1);
  • Litigation: High-End Corporate Disputes (Band 2);
  • Litigation: Mid-Market Corporate Disputes (TOP-10);
  • Criminal Law: White-Collar Crime (Band 1);
  • Criminal Law: Economic Crime (Band 1);
  • Bankruptcy: Lending Institution Bankruptcy (3rd place);
  • Bankruptcy: High-End Corporate Bankruptcy (Band 1);
  • General Jurisdiction Disputes: Property-Related Disputes (Band 1);
  • General Jurisdiction Disputes: Defamation Disputes (3rd place).

Best Industry Practices:

  • Heavy Industry: Key Industry Disputes (Band 1);
  • Heavy Industry: Consulting for Industry Leaders (Band 1);
  • Retail and Trade, FMCG: Key Industry Disputes (Band 1);
  • ТМТ: ТМТ Key Industry Disputes (Band 1);
  • Transport and Logistics: Key Industry Disputes (Band 1);
  • Finance and Banking Sector: Key Disputes in Banking, Investments and Insurance (Band 1);
  • Finance and Banking Sector: Consulting for Finance and Banking Sector Leaders (Band 1);
  • Retail and Trade, FMCG: Consulting for Industry Leaders (Band 2);
  • Construction and Real Estate: Consulting under Real Estate and Construction Project Transactions (Band 2);
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Key Oil & Gas Industry Disputes.


Individual Lawyer Rating:

  • Rustam Kurmaev: Industry Sector, Criminal Law;
  • Dmitry Kletochkin: Retail and Trading, FMCG.


The Legal Market Leaders rating by Kommersant PH is an annual research carried out to regularly assess and standardize the legal services market. Study findings reflect the area of expertise and the core strengths in legal company practices through annual project work assessments. We are grateful to ranking editors for their scrupulous studies and high ranks assigned to outcomes of our specialized practices. The full version of the rating is available at Kommersant website.

Rustam Kurmaev & Partners is a legal firm leading in major Russian and international legal rankings, such as – 300, Forbes, Forbes Club Legal Ranking, The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 etc.