KPMG has been included in Tier 3 of recommended companies in the category “Public-Private Partnership” of the Legal 500 rating, international independent legal guide.
The Legal 500 is the official international rating of law firms, which has been compiled on an annual basis for more than 25 years. According to the publication, its ratings of legal firms are accessed by up to 4 mln individual users a year, including 2.5 mln corporate counsel, in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa only.
The law firms included in the rating are split into tiers depending on the number and quality of engagements implemented during the reporting period. In particular, firms are assessed based on the scale, complexity and significance of the engagements for their specific sector, and also the value of the transactions and the renown of the lawyers participating in them. Among other things, KPMG was recognized by the Legal 500 thanks to our participation in the PPP project relating to the construction of the highway Western High-Speed Diameter in St. Petersburg (2011), when our colleagues supported a consortium of private investors with the preparation of the tender application.
Natalia Diatlova, Head of Legal at KPMG North-West Regional Center, comments on her team’s success: “Our inclusion in the Legal 500 rating implies that we have received a significant recommendation from the global legal community. An absolute majority of clients, when looking for high-quality professional legal services and assessing the reputation and professionalism of different firms, definitely consider as one factor whether a firm is included in the Legal 500 rating. In the case of KPMG, which is not a law firm, inclusion in the list of recommended law firms is a major achievement! We are on the same rung as such major law firms of the Magic Circle as DLA Piper and White & Case LLC, and we are the only Big 4 firm to have been recommended by Legal 500 in the PPP category. This is a great honor for us.”
You can take a look at the rating of all the companies recommended by Legal 500 in Russia in the PPP category on the website www.legal500.com.