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Our History

2021 

According to the results of the individual ranking of lawyers "Pravo.ru-300", Ekaterina Mikhalskaya, managing partner of Prime Advice, was recommended in the first group in the categories "Bankruptcy (including Disputes)" and "Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions".

According to the results of the study "Leaders of the legal services market-2021" published by "Kommersant" in the "Individual rating of lawyers", Ekaterina Mikhalskaya, managing partner of "Prime Advice", is recommended in 4 areas of law: "Bankruptcy", "Corporate law / Mergers and acquisitions", "Commercial dispute resolution", "Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction". Anna Volynets, project manager of "Prime Advice", recommended in the field of "Agriculture".

In the category of "Best legal practices" among federal law firms, the Bureau is recommended in the field of "Arbitration proceedings: commercial dispute resolution: mid-market". Among the regional firms, the Bureau is recommended in 4 areas: "Arbitration proceedings: resolution of commercial disputes: mid-market", "Bankruptcy of legal entities", "Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions of Russian assets", "Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction: disputes from property relations".

In the category "Best industry practices", the Bureau entered 4 industries: "Industry: Resolving key disputes in the industry", "Industry: Advising industry leaders", "Retail and Trade, FMCG: Resolving key disputes in the Retail and FMCG industries", "Agriculture: Resolving key disputes in the industry".

Prime Advice is recommended for the 8th time by the Chambers Europe 2021 international rating for cooperation in the field of "Dispute Resolution".

Prime Advice Consulting Group is again recommended by the authoritative rating of legal companies The Legal 500 for cooperation in the field of "Corporate, commercial law, mergers and acquisitions".

2020 

Prime Advice becomes a member of the "Sodruzhestvo" Association (SRO AAS).

Prime Advice is included in the List of appraisers and appraisal companies accredited in the "Rossiya" Bank (AB "Rossiya" JSC).

Prime Advice is recommended for the 7th time by the Chambers Europe 2020 international rating for cooperation in the field of "Dispute Resolution".

Prime Advice Consulting Group is again recommended by the authoritative rating of legal companies The Legal 500 for cooperation in the field of "Corporate, commercial law, mergers and acquisitions".

The Best Lawyers international legal rating has been recommending Prime Advice Law Office lawyers for 7 years in a row. According to the results of this year, 6 lawyers of the firm — Ekaterina Mikhalskaya, Anna Volynets, Oleg Ganyushin, Elena Golubeva, Vitalii Karpenko, Inna Vavilova — were awarded in 6 areas of law: "Arbitration and Mediation", "Banking and Finance Law", "Corporate law", "Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law", "Litigation", "Mergers and Acquisitions Law".

According to the RAEX rating agency (RAEX-Analytics) Prime Advice Consulting Group as part of HLB Russian Group ranked in 2019 7th in the Ranking of the largest audit groups and networks, 2nd in the list of Financial consulting, 3rd in the list of Evaluation activity, 4th in the list of Legal consulting.

Prime Advice Consulting Group is again recommended in the "Mergers and Acquisitions" and "Restructuring and Insolvency" categories according to the IFLR1000 rating.

According to the results of the Pravo.ru-300 ranking, Prime Advice Law Office is once again among the leading law firms in the following categories Bankruptcy (including disputes), Corporate law/Mergers and acquisitions, Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction. In the field of Arbitration proceedings, the practice of the bureau was included in the third group. Among federal law firms, Prime Advice is in the second group in the field of Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction and in the fourth group in the categories of Arbitration proceedings (medium and small disputes — mid market) and Bankruptcy (including disputes). Prime Advice is also one of the largest law firms, ranking 5th in terms of revenue and 2nd in terms of the number of lawyers in the Top 50 law firms.

2019 

Prime Advice opens a criminal practice. Alexey Petukhov, a new partner, takes charge of it.

Prime Advice is again recognized by the Chambers Europe 2019 international rating and recommended for cooperation in the field of "Dispute Resolution", while managing partner Inna Vavilova is noted as a lawyer recommended for cooperation in "General Business Law".

Inna Vavilova, managing partner of Prime Advice, and Ekaterina Mikhalskaya, partner, are among the best lawyers in the Best Lawyers list.

Prime Advice Consulting Group is again recommended in the category "Restructuring and Insolvency", and managing partner Inna Vavilova retains the status of a Notable Practitioner in the IFLR1000 rating.

According to the results of the Pravo.ru-300 rating, Prime Advice is again among the leaders in the group of regional law firms in the categories: "Bankruptcy", "Corporate Law/Mergers and Acquisitions", "Dispute resolution in courts of general jurisdiction". In the field of "Arbitration Proceedings", the Prime Advice's practice is included in the second group. Among federal law firms in the field of "Bankruptcy", Prime Advice is in the fourth group.

Prime Advice is in the TOP 10 ranking of the largest Russian audit organizations and groups at year-end 2018 according to the RAEX Agency.

Prime Advice is placed 14th in the rating of members of the Russian board of appraisers at year-end 2018.

According to the results of the "Legal rating — 2019" of the leading business newspaper of the North-West — "Delovoy Peterburg" — the practice of "Prime Advice Consulting Group" was recognized as the best in the category "Arbitration".

2018 

Prime Advice is again included in the first group of regional law firms in the categories "Bankruptcy" and "Arbitration Proceedings" of the Pravo.ru-300 rating. Prime Advice is again in the rating of the largest consulting groups in Russia according to the Expert RA rating agency.

Prime Advice is recommended in the category "Restructuring and Insolvency" and managing partner Inna Vavilova received the status of a Notable Practitioner in the IFLR1000 rating.

Inna Vavilova is included in the list of Best Lawyers and recommended in four areas of law: "Arbitration and Mediation", "IInsolvency and Reorganization", "Litigation", "Banking and Financial Law", she is also included in The Best Lawyers Board of Advisors. Inna Vavilova is included in the rating of the most influential women in Saint Petersburg according to the Delovoy Peterburg title. Inna Vavilova is also recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of bankruptcy in the Kommersant rating.

According to the results of a study by Delovoy Peterburg, Prime Advice is in the top three with a volume of 78.8 thousand hours for services rendered in Saint Petersburg in 2017. Prime Advice tops the practice "Bankruptcy" (46.8 thousand hours) and becomes the leader in international practice, having an office in Singapore (12.6 thousand hours).

2017 

Prime Advice is again recognized by the Chambers Europe 2016 international rating and is recommended for cooperation in the field of "Dispute Resolution" and "General Business Law". Managing partner Inna Vavilova is the best lawyer in four areas of law according to Best Lawyers: "Arbitration and Mediation", "IInsolvency and Reorganization", "Litigation", "Banking and Financial Law".

Based on the results of Pravo.ru-300 rating Prime Advice is again in the first group of regional law firms in the field of "Arbitration proceedings" and "Bankruptcy".

Managing partner Inna Vavilova is recommended by the "Kommersant" rating in the field of bankruptcy. Inna Vavilova is also included in the rating of the most influential women in Saint Petersburg according to the Delovoy Peterburg title.

Prime Advice wins the case of Regiongazifikatsiya LLC in the Supreme court of the Russian Federation.

Prime Advice defends the client's interests in the Presidium of the Supreme court of the Russian Federation in an economic dispute over the valuation of shares of Kondopoga JSC.

Lawyers of the Moscow office defend the interests of VEB group's subsidiaries in the framework of claims filed against them for debt collection under loan agreements.

The three-year bankruptcy procedure of the developer "Apartment.ru-North-West".

2016 

The practice of Prime Advice in the field of bankruptcy continues to develop actively: Pravo.ru includes Prime Advice in the top three of regional firms. Prime Advice is also included in the Russian audit rating of the Expert RA rating agency.

The Chambers & Partners rating recommends Prime Advice for cooperation in "Dispute Resolution" and "General Business Law". The company's practice in the field of audit and finance wins the prestigious professional International Accounting Bulletin Awards in the "Advisory project of the year" category. Prime Advice Law Office is again recommended by the authoritative global reference book The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa in the categories of "Dispute Resolution" and "Corporate Law". Prime Advice is recommended in the section "Restructuring and Insolvency" of the leading professional rating publication IFLR1000.

According to Delovoy Peterburg, for the third year in a row Prime Advice is among the leading companies in the bankruptcy cases market in Saint Petersburg, as well as one of the five largest law firms in St. Petersburg by the number of lawyers.

Best Lawyers international rating honors managing partner Inna Vavilova as lawyer of the year in the practice of "Bankruptcy" and "Reorganization". Inna Vavilova is also shortlisted in the business guide rating of "Kommersant".

VEB Capital and Skolkovo appear among the company's clients.

Prime Advice Law Office successfully completes a project to protect the interests of SBK ASSET LLC in bankruptcy proceedings of companies belonging to the Phaeton group.

2015 

According to Delovoy Peterburg, Prime Advice is again ranked among the leading companies in the bankruptcy market in St. Petersburg.

Managing partner Inna Vavilova is among the 100 best top managers in St. Petersburg. Prime Advice is recommended by the most authoritative international professional guide Chambers Europe in the field of General Business Law. According to Pravo.ru the practice of Prime Advice in the field of Bankruptcy is recognized as one of the best among regional firms.

After completing one of the most large-scale and long-term projects — legal support of the bankruptcy proceedings of Stroymontazh the lawyers of Prime Advice have started a new large project: representing the interests of VEB-leasing in the largest bankruptcy procedure of Transaero airlines.

2014 

According to Delovoy Peterburg, the leading business newspaper of the Northwest Russia, Prime Advice becomes the undisputed leader among St. Petersburg firms involved in bankruptcies.

Prime Advice develops cooperation with leading universities in St. Petersburg. The traditional competition for a scholarship from Prime Advice becomes interactive, turning into a full-scale gaming trial.

Managing partner Denis Khimilyayne is among three best top managers of consulting companies of St. Petersburg. Managing partner Inna Vavilova is included in the list of Best Lawyers in three legal practices, as well as in the shortlist of the best managers of St. Petersburg companies in the field of consulting and law, according to the "Kommersant".

2013 

Prime Advice Consulting Group opens office in in the capital of the Ukraine — "Prime Advice Kiev", continuing international growth of the company.

According to the annual survey of the legal services market conducted by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, Prime Advice is included in the list of companies recommended for cooperation in the categories Tax, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution.

2012 

In October, Prime Advice Consulting Group opens an office in Singapore under the name Prime Advice Consulting Group Pte. Ltd. The new office deals with establishing international holding and trust structures and personal wealth management. Experts of the office are also engaged in the structuring of international merger and acquisition transactions and debt capital raising.

2010 

Law office "Prime Advice, Semenyako and Partners" are renamed into "Prime Advice Saint Petersburg".

2006 

Law office "Prime Advice, Semenyako and Partners" is formed within the consulting group, which combined the legal practices of Prime Advice Consulting Group and the law firm "Semenyako and Partners".

Scientific expert council of Prime Advice Consulting Group is created for the purpose of integrating Russian and foreign scientific research in the fields of economics and law into working models of the consulting group. Another responsibility of the council is to participate in the work of public and expert advisory bodies related to developing and improving of the regulatory framework.

2004 

Prime Advice Consulting Group establishes official partnership with Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.

2000 

Prime Advice Consulting Group passes the quality control test and joins one of the largest international audit and consulting networks HLB International, which makes it possible to cooperate with colleagues from more than 750 offices in 150 countries.

In the same year, at a founding conference in Moscow, Prime Advice Consulting Group became one of the founders of the first professional self-regulatory association in Russia — the Institute of Professional Auditors.

1997 

The founders of Prime Advice received a license to perform appraisal activities.

1996 

The founders of Prime Advice received the first license to perform audit activities.