The 6th annual Ceremony to award nominees for the Best Russian Legal Department, as ranked legal magazine Legal Insight and Odgers Berndtson company took place on the 18th of November 2011.
The winners were chosen by an Expert Committee made up of leading corporate lawyers and partners of law firms. The Lawyer magazine was media partner of the ceremony.
The Expert Committee assessed the work of around 80 legal departments of leading Russian international companies, who competed for 19 nominations. Ernst and Young acted as the official and independent auditor, and oversaw the voting procedure, vote counting and the independence of the Expert Committee members.
The winner in the “Investment Banking” category was the VTB Capital Legal Department. Maria Shlyapina, the Head of the VTB Capital Legal Department said: “We are happy to be recognised by our fellow professionals as a leading legal department of a Russian investment bank, even though our company is relatively young. Moreover, this achievement is a tribute to the success of the whole VTB Capital team on the investment banking market.”
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