Best Lawyers – the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world – published its annual research of the Russian legal services market. This was the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Russia.



Best Lawyers 2020 list includes ALTHAUS Group Managing Partner Rostislav Shatenok and ALTHAUS Legal Partner Ilya Smirnov. Rostislav was named among the best in Tax Law, Ilya – in M&A Law practice area.


According to, only 2% of top Russian lawyers are recognized by Best Lawyers.


“Recognition by peers is a significant factor of success! Together with client review, it can give a full and objective idea of how well you work”, said Rostislav Shatenok.


“We would like to thank our peers for their support, as well as the organizers of the ranking! I suppose, recognition by Best Lawyers is valued so much due to its methodology – it is based entirely on peer review given by practicing lawyers. It is a great honour for me to be recognized in this way”, commented Ilya Smirnov.


The First Edition of Best Lawyers was published in 1983. Today Best Lawyers publishes top legal talent in more than 70 countries around the world. Unlike most other researches based on client or project reviews, Best Lawyers puts reputation first. The ranking is based on the reviews of peers from other legal firms and is an unconditional recognition of high professionalism and excpetional competence of a lawyer.


To see full ranking results click here.