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Dechert’s Moscow Office Receives Star of Excellence Award
December 8, 2011
Dechert News Release

Dechert LLP is the first law firm to receive the Star of Excellence Award from The Eurasia Center and The Eurasian Business Coalition in association with The Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the USA, the Russian Trade Representation and the Russian Cultural Centre. The award recognizes businesses that contribute significantly to U.S.-Eurasian trade and development.

Laura M. Brank, the managing partner of Dechert’s Moscow office, accepted the award at the Russian Trade Representation on December 5 in Washington, D.C. Other recipients of the 2011 Star of Excellence included Almaz Capital Group, The Boeing Company and Caterpillar Inc.

Dr. Gerard Janco, the President of the Eurasian Center, commended Brank’s contributions to improving U.S.-Russian relations and increasing knowledge of the Russian legal system before presenting Dechert’s award, which was inscribed “in special recognition of Dechert’s monumental work, through Laura Brank, to provide excellent legal services for doing business with Russia.”

“I am truly honored to receive this award from such an illustrious group of organizations. It has been a privilege to work alongside them to promote U.S.-Russian relations and help foster a better understanding of the Russian legal and business environment,” Brank said. “I also see the Award as a recognition of the hard work of all my colleagues in Dechert’s Moscow office and wider Russia practice and would like to take this opportunity to thank them too.”

Dechert’s Moscow office encompasses a highly regarded team of Russian-, U.S.-, English- and dual-qualified lawyers who work closely with the firm’s lawyers in Europe, the United States, and Asia. The Moscow team advises Russian and multinational clients on the full spectrum of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. Dechert was ranked by mergermarket as one of the leading legal advisors by deal value in Russia and CEE in 2010.