Press Release

Morgan Lewis Lauded for Media Law Capabilities in Russia by Media Law International

May 07, 2014

MOSCOW, May 7, 2014: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that our Moscow office was ranked in the elite “Tier 1” in Media Law International’s inaugural 2014 “Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice.” The Tier 1 designation, which only includes one other firm, is dedicated to firms that have developed a strong reputation in media law, and maintained it, due to their quality of client service. Intricate knowledge and in-depth understanding of media law and a dedication to this area of the law are among the factors that Media Law International assesses in selecting firms for this top tier.

The Media Law International guide “provides comprehensive coverage of firms and practitioners with media law expertise, across 40 jurisdictions,” according to Media Law International. Analysis for the “Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice” is based on independent research carried out by a dedicated team of qualified specialist journalists. The research process includes interviewing heads of media companies and their in-house counsel.

“Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has positioned itself successfully in the Russian market since the establishment of its Moscow office in May 2012,” Media Law International’s guide notes. The guide further states that “Morgan Lewis is a popular choice among multinational clients investing in Russia” and is recognized for its “skillful handling of transactional and regulatory matters.” According to one client, the firm’s Moscow media law team demonstrates “a high level of competence and expertise in corporate and media law relevant to cable and satellite distribution of content.” 

Morgan Lewis’s Moscow team of 34 lawyers is led by partners who have practiced for decades in the region and are fluent in Russian and English, as well as a variety of other languages. Collectively they advise prominent foreign and Russian companies on some of the largest transactions in Russia and the CIS, with total values of several hundred billion dollars. The office has sophisticated transactional capabilities, experience in litigation and international arbitration, and depth in key industries such as oil and gas, mining, electric power, financial services and insurance, technology and media, manufacturing, and infrastructure and real property. The transactional capabilities focus on significant mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, and debt and equity capital markets matters, both for foreign and local clients.

For further information on the “Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice” Russia rankings, please see the following.