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About Pravo.ru-300 International rating.

Pravo.ru-300 International rating is the first-ever large-scale research of former CIS and neighboring countries legal market.

The Pravo.ru-300 International rating aims to create a map of legal consulting for neighboring countries, to introduce the best legal practices of the regions to Russian and international clients, and also to assist law firms in finding reliable partners for joint project support.

The research will be carried out in the following countries:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan

Pravo.ru International rating differs from its foreign counterparts by the research depth, wider coverage of legal practices, a high level of confidentiality, and the possibility for the participants to provide information in both English and Russian.

The research is conducted in the following law practice areas:

  • General business law
  • Corporate/M&A
  • IP protection and IP disputes
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Dispute resolution
  • Dispute resolution: white collar crime
  • Taxation and tax disputes
  • PPP & infrastructure projects
  • Banking & Finance/Project finance
  • Restructuring/insolvency
  • Labor law and labor disputes
  • Customs law/International trade
  • IT/Telecommunications/ digital projects
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Customs law/International trade

Each company selects a legal practice area to participate in the ranking cording to its specialization and the largest number of projects implemented in certain practice area.

The rating methodology is based on an assessment of the law firms’ project experience, as well as on client feedback on the quality, level of service and the ratio of cost and quality of legal services.

For 11 years, the Pravo.ru research team has been conducting the Pravo.ru-300 Russian law firm rating, which enjoys a high reputation both in Russia and abroad. Leading Russian and international companies note the importance of the rating for the market and business. Pravo.ru has significant research experience and knowledge of the legal business, a unique methodology for evaluating law firm projects, the level of quality of the legal services. The project is continuously developing.


The terms of participation

Who can take part in the rating?

Any law firm registered and operating in the territories of the countries indicated above, developing on the principle of a classical law firm, can become a participant of the Pravo.ru - International rating. Firms based abroad but providing legal support for projects in this region (lawyers, based abroad) can also take part.

Law firms which would like to take part in the research should send a request to the organizers at international.top300@pravo.ru, in the subject line it should be indicated “Pravo.ru - International”. The organizers of the rating will be happy to provide information on the procedure of participation in the rating and filling in the research form.

The research structure

The research is based on the law practices and consists of an assessment of the law firm project experience and cliental reviews.

And a practice area is considered to have taken place if there is a quorum - at least 5 law firms have applied for participation.

Pravo.ru does not request from law firms any data on revenue or other financial and statistical information of a confidential nature.

Confidentiality

If the information provided by a law firm is strictly confidential, the organizers of the rating are ready to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the firm. The publication of any information about the projects and clients of law firms in the final reports or articles related to the rating is not supposed. Exceptions can be made only when the law firm mentions the project on its own when communicating with the journalist.

Terms of the Rating

The rating starts on May 2022. 

The rating will be compiled every two years. 

Deadline for providing the research forms and referees’ contacts:  information is being updated 

The referees’ survey will be carried out by e-mail in the period: information is being updated 

The publication of the rating results: information is being updated 

The procedure for submitting information to the rating:

The law firm fills out a research form and a referees contacts table for the feedback. 

The company can select a research form for providing the information in Russian or in English.

Completed research forms and a referees’ table should be sent at international.top300@pravo.ru. In the subject line please indicate “Pravo.ru-300 International”.

To participate in the rating, law firms need to submit at least 5 projects and no more than 10 cliental contacts to receive feedback on each selected practice.

The submission rules:
  • The rating is based on an assessment of the lawyers’ project work and cliental reviews.
  • Each company can provide at least 5 of the most significant projects for each practice area, according to which the results will depend on.
  • If the law firm has submitted more than 5 projects, only the first 5 projects indicated in the research form will be accepted, other projects will not be considered. If the firm has the most interesting and large projects, in addition to the 5 projects that are requested to participate in the rating, the company can additionally indicate them in the “practice information” section.
  • In court cases, only those projects are accepted for which at least one instance has been completed at the time the research form is filed..
  • For transactions and consulting projects, you can submit information on both completed and ongoing projects.
  • Each project can be submitted for one area and is only counted once in the research. If the project was complex, it can be submitted to several practices, but in this case its description and scope of legal services should be different.
  • The rating in each practice area is considered to have taken place only if 5 or more firms have applied for participation.
  • All projects are uploaded to a database for evaluation and comparative analysis; we cannot add separately projects of any company after the deadline.

The research methodology

Cliental survey:
  • Each law firm should provide at least 5, but not more than 10 cliental contacts for each practice area to conduct a survey.
  • Clients evaluate:
    • The quality of legal advice provided
    • Quality of service
    • Quality-price ratio

Survey of legal market participants
  • Pravo.ru can contact the leading law firms in the research countries to get a feedback on the legal market in the region.
  • Each law firm can provide a feedback about the legal market and its leading players in the corresponding section of the research, as well as comment on its market position regarding competitors.

What is taken into account in the rating when evaluating a project: 
  • Financial indicator - the value of the transaction, court project (including justification of the project value).
  • Publicity, resonance of the case, the project (press coverage).
  • Winning a case in court (or the parties have reached a settlement).
  • Project complexity level.
  • Importance of the project for the client’s business.
  • The international element and the presence of several jurisdictions in the project. 
  • Complexity of the project - participation of several practices in the work on the project.
  • Innovativeness of the project (new legal regulation, new practice, a new approach proposed, the first project of this kind).

In addition, the achievements of practice of a law firm will be evaluated.


The achievements of practice include: 
  • Development of new practice areas.
  • Practice specialty, unique competencies.
  • Industry coverage.
  • Expansion of practice.
  • Distinguished lawyers who have joined the team.
  • Key practice clients.
  • New, significant clients who applied during the rating period.
  • Precedent setting, large-scale projects.
  • A variety of project work.
  • Participation in legislative work.
  • Awards and nominations, etc.

The firm’s score in a rating can be reduced:
  • Assignment of a project or achievement of a project result of another company.
  • Invalid/wrong project information:
    • The value of the dispute / project is overestimated.
    • The transaction value is overestimated.
    • The result of the project is falsified.
    • The project did not take place, but is included in the research form.
  • All projects were completed for one client.
  • There is no description of specific services in the frame of the project (it is not cear what the lawyers did).
  • Project result was not specified. 
  • There is no cliental feedback.
  • We have received a negative cliental feedback.

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