The most prestigious international legal directory Chambers & Partners has ranked Volga Legal law firm in the Band 1 as one of the leading Russian Regional law firms and a market leader in Samara and Volga region in its Chambers Europe 2021 edition.



  25 April 2015

The most prestigious international legal directory Chambers & Partners has ranked Volga Legal law firm in its Chambers Europe 2015 edition.

Starting from 2014, a special section of this directory called "Russian Regions" provides the rating information on the regional law firms of the Russian Federation, furthermore in a subsection "General Business Law" all law firms are divided into two groups, and due to the results of the study the most efficient firms are included in the first group (Band 1).

Being praised by clients owing to the professionalism of its lawyers Volga Legal law firm continued the good tradition, and was ranked in the Band 1 as one of the leading Russian Regional law firms and was recognized as a market leader in Samara and Volga region.

Highly professional work of the firm lawyers is reflected in the clients reviews:

"A very honest firm: in difficult cases the lawyers show you the difficulties and problems you can meet along the way, and always explain all of the risks."

Managing partner Andrey Sychev was specially noted as a top-ranked litigator and an adviser on corporate, banking and finance law. The firm's clients describe him as "a lawyer with a very broad view of problems and who is always trying to find different possible ways of solving them."

4 December 2014

In the annual ranking of law firms "" Volga Legal law firm strengthened its positions in the top-50 regional companies by revenue and in the top-20 regional firms by revenue for a lawyer as well as confirmed its leading position in the  arbitration process in the regional firms group.

As in previous years, the company Ernst & Young as well as the leading Russian business newspaper "Vedomosti" have become partners of the rating. Also this year the results have been verified by the company Deloitte.

To view the complete version of the rating, please, visit the portal using the links: and

3 December 2014

Andrey Sychev, managing partner of Volga Legallaw firm, became one of the speakers of the third Russian Law Week that was taking place in London from 1 to 3 December 2014. His speech was dedicated to the investment climate in Russia in relation to the present economic and legal aspects. All high profile panel discussions were chaired by well-known legal experts including judges, academics and prominent lawyers.

Russian Law Week 2014 brought together Russian and UK legal academics and lawyers to promote legal links and business between the two countries. The event effectively showed how practitioners from both jurisdictions could work together to develop an annual programme that was both practical and useful for the sector.

Partners of the event included the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association and the Anglo-Russian Law Association. The event followed the success of Russian Law Week 2012 in London and English Law Week 2013 in Moscow.

CIS Arbitration Forum was a media sponsor of the event.

28 October 2014

Managing partner, Andrey Sychev, became a member of the Organizing Committee for the 8th International IBA Law Firm Management Conference in Russia. The annual conference was organized by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee and the IBA European Forum. It is a unique platform for discussing legal business problems that brings together lawyers from all around the world.

The conference was traditionally devoted to the most significant and urgent issues of the legal business development, which were discussed in connection with the current economic and political situation both in Russia and in the world. The Conference was opened by Michael J Reynolds, the President of the IBA, Yury Pilipenko, the Vice-President of the Federal Bar of the Russian Federation and Maximo Bomchil, Co-Chair, IBA Law Firm Management Committee.

The participants actively discussed the following key issues of legal business: issues of financial management, price setting and tendering in the field of legal services, the change of leadership, the chances of local law firms for international success.

The 8th International IBA Law Firm Management Conference traditionally became a universal platform for sharing experience and for useful and interesting communicating with colleagues.

11 October 2014

On October 10, managing partner, Andrey Sychev, took part in the VI Annual Conference "Antitrust in Russia" organized by "Vedomosti" in Moscow.

This conference is an important annual event in the field of the antitrust law. The focus of the conference was on issues of the FAS Russia activities to ensure the effective functioning of the trademark law, the prevention, control and suppression of monopolistic activities and unfair competition. Among discussed matters were the main developments in antitrust and competition law occurred in 2014 that had a significant impact on competition performance.

22 September 2014

On September 20-21, managing partner, Andrey Sychev, took part in the work of the Forum Sochi Legal 2014 as one of the speakers. He made his speech at the session devoted to "Russian Regional Law Firms: Areas of Expertise and Scope for Development."

Sochi Legal is the largest legal event in Russia and the CIS this autumn held at the same time with the International Investment Forum "Sochi-2014" (on September 18-21). The Legal Forum was attended by more than 250 delegates from 26 countries (Russia, USA, Europe, Asia and the CIS countries).

The program of the Forum included sessions devoted to issues of the future of the Russian legal market, legal work under the sanctions of the Western world, focusing on Asian investments and their features, international arbitration, anti-offshore policy and many others.

13 September 2014

Andrey Sychev, managing partner, and Elena Norkina, senior advisor in civil and corporate disputes, participated in the VIII Samara Interregional Economic Forum held on 11-12 September in Samara. The main topic of the forum was "Cluster policy - the basis of innovative development for the national economy."

This Forum is an event of international level held annually since 2007. During the Forum specialists discuss and develop tools and mechanisms of a cluster policy in Russia. Traditionally, the Forum is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Economic development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

28 August 2014

Andrey Sychev, managing partner, participated in a roundtable discussion of the Samara region Bar Chamber devoted to the development of the legal services market in Russia.

30 June 2014

Managing partner, Andrey Sychev, took part in 9th CIS Local Counsel Forum that was held on 27-29 of June in Vienna.

The Forum is the main platform in the CIS economic region for the annual wide-scale gathering of leading business lawyers.

In 2014 main topics of the Forum were both: traditional (Dispute Resolution) and modern (Innovation & Sustainability). A traditional Interactive Audience Panel (jointly with the IBA Leadership) was devoted to the most urgent and important topic for the entire legal industry - "Global Business Moves On: How Do We Catch Up?"

This year delegates have enjoyed a big bonus through cooperation with the Balkan Legal Forum ended by a joint Gala Dinner on 27 June.

22 June 2014

Andrey Sychev, managing partner, took part in the IV St. Petersburg International Legal Forum held from June 18th till June 21st, 2014 in St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg International Legal Forum is a major legal event of the year in Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS region. It is a permanent communication media for politicians, lawyers, representatives of business and science of the highest international level.

This year's event was attended by 3280 delegates from 79 countries including the USA, Europe, the BRICS countries, CIS, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

The program of the Forum 2014 had 50 discussion sessions including "Standards of the legal profession", "Managing the law practice," "Litigation and Arbitration practices."

24 April 2014

The most prestigious international legal directory Chambers & Partners has ranked Volga Legal law firm in the first tier of leading Russian Regional law firms and has recognized it as a market leader in Samara.

Strengths of the firm, quotes mainly from clients:
"Highly qualified lawyers with a lot of expertise."

"The work is excellent and I very much enjoy working with the firm."

18 April 2014

Andrey Sychev, managing partner, and Elena Norkina, a senior lawyer in civil and corporate law practice, took part in the X annual Russian Legal Forum organized by Vedomosti business daily  (17 18 April, Moscow).

The Vedomosti forum is widely recognized among professional legal community as a meeting platform for business leaders, corporate lawyers, external consultants, and representatives of judiciary establishment who gather to discuss matters of legislation affecting the real sector of the Russian economy.

This year leading legal experts have discussed which practices and competencies corporations will be developing in 2014. The discussion also dwelled upon the issues of antimonopoly regulation, deoffshorization of the Russian economy and creation of nurturing environment for the business.

17 December 2013

The Volga Legal law firm is one of the leading regional law companies in the area of arbitration proceedings as ranked by Pravo.Ru-300/ Vedomosti (Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal group) in 2013. The firm is also among top 50 regional law firms in terms of revenue and revenue per lawyer.

11 December 2013

Andrey Sychev, managing partner, took part in the National Legal Congress (10 11 December, 2013, Moscow) which was organized by the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) together with RIA Novosti (Russian Information Agency Group).

The Congress was first held in 2011, and has already gained recognition among professionals in the industry, attracting more than 250 of representatives of Russian courts, law firms, officials, NGOs, business community, and renowned law specialists.

Formerly known as the International Legal Conference (ILC), hosted by RAPSI and RIA Novosti, the event has been officially renamed this year to more aptly reflect the Congress' aims and objective: cutting edge current analysis of the Russian legal market, support of legal reforms, further promotion of legal culture in Russia, as well as the promotion of transparency in Russian judiciary system.

The 2013 National Legal Congress was held with the direct support of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Commercial Court and the Federal Chamber of Lawyers.

30 November 2013

Managing partner Andrey Sychev and other lawyers of the firm took part in the IBA International Conference Law Firm Management (29 November 2013, Moscow, Russia). It was organized by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee and the IBA European Forum in cooperation with LegalStudies.RU. It is a large event at the legal services market and it is meant for professional legal community leaders and specialists in the firm managing area from different counties.

The participants were welcomed by State-secretary, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Yuri Lyubimov and IBA President Michael Reynolds.

During the conference such important topics as law firm finance and knowledge management , duties allocation among partners, risk management in international relationships and general issues of business development were discussed.

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