For the fourth year running, DLA Piper has been named International Law Firm of the Year at the Russia Venture Capital Awards 2019. The awards are organised by Preqveca, an information and analytical agency devoted to the private equity industry and venture financing in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other CIS countries.
DLA Piper is a leading legal advisor to emerging technology enterprises in Russia. In the 2019 fiscal year, the firm advised on more than 50 domestic venture capital (VC) transactions, accounting for more than one third of the overall VC deals in the Russian market. This year the firm has also claimed the top spot on the Mergermarket 2018 league table for M&A in Russia, based on deal count.
DLA Piper remains the only internationally ranked emerging companies law firm offering a full suite of services in Russia. The firm represents technology companies at every stage of their development, from startups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as VC firms and private equity funds. With 600 lawyers around the world who specifically serve entrepreneurs, technology companies and venture funds, DLA Piper’s lawyers are strategically positioned to successfully represent venture capital clients investing abroad and portfolio companies going global.
DLA Piper’s Global Co-Head of the Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice in Moscow Leo Batalov commented: “We are delighted to be recognised for the fourth year running as the best VC law firm in Russia. We have one of the leading emerging growth companies practices, representing the top startups and investors, and have established ourselves as a go to firm for technology deals. I would like to thank all the clients who make our practice possible and the team that works hard to deliver results for our clients. Being recognised as the best firm in the space is a great honour, and we will continue to build on this success to maintain our leading position for years to come.”