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Morgan Lewis Practices, Lawyers Earn Top-Tier Recognition by Legal 500 EMEA 2015 Guide

April 15, 2015

LONDON, April 15, 2015: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce its top-tier rankings in the distinguished Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia) 2015 guide. The firm garners the highest form of recognition (Tier 1) across three competitive practice areas and is recommended in nine others, including two new recommendations in the UAE chapter. Three Morgan Lewis partners are singled out as “Elite Lawyers” (or “Leading Individuals”), and an additional 15 are recommended in several of the annual publication’s key practice categories.

Describing the firm as attentive and client-oriented, the guide designates Morgan Lewis as a leader in the General Market Overview (Kazakhstan) category, where its in-depth expertise is highlighted; the Corporate and M&A (Moscow) category; and the Energy and Natural Resources (Russia) category. Elite lawyers include partners Aset Shyngyssov (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan), Brian Zimbler (Corporate and M&A, Moscow and St. Petersburg) and Jonathan Hines (Energy and Natural Resources, Russia). Morgan Lewis is also recommended in the following nine practice areas:

  • New Ranking: Corporate and M&A, UAE
  • New Ranking: Investment Funds, UAE
  • Corporate and M&A: Mid-sized Domestic Deals, Germany
  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation, Russia
  • Real Estate and Construction, Russia
  • Telecommunications, Media &Technology, Russia
  • Banking and Finance, Russia
  • Capital Markets, Russia
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Russia

Select Morgan Lewis lawyers are individually recommended, including:

  • Aida Akhmetova – described by clients in the guide as an intelligent and commercially astute rising star (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan)
  • Oleg Berger (Corporate and M&A, Moscow)
  • Carter Brod – recommended by clients for his international expertise (Capital Markets, Russia)
  • Roman Dashko (Corporate and M&A, Moscow; Energy and Natural Resources, Russia)
  • Jonathan Hines – his meticulous approach, expert negotiating skills and leadership earn him praise from clients (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan; Energy and Natural Resources, Russia)
  • Bruce Johnston (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan)
  • Bakhytzhan Kadyrov (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan)
  • Ayman Khaleq – clients point to his business acumen, facilitation skills and truly global experience (Investment Funds, UAE)
  • James Knight (Corporate and M&A, UAE)
  • Dmitry Kunitsa – clients single him out for the strategic counsel he offers (Real Estate and Construction, Russia)
  • Leila Madieva (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan)
  • Alexander Marchenko (Energy and Natural Resources, Russia)
  • Grigory Marinichev (Banking and Finance, Russia)
  • Klara Nurgaziyeva (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan)
  • Nane Oganesyan (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation, Russia; Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Russia)
  • Vasilisa Strizh (Corporate and M&A, Moscow)
  • Aset Shyngyssov – clients recognize him for his many strengths, including his ability to work as part of a strategic team and his exceptional negotiation and analysis skills (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan)
  • Brian Zimbler (Legal Market Overview, Kazakhstan; Corporate and M&A, Moscow and St. Petersburg; Telecommunications, Media &Technology, Russia)