On June 23, 2023, Kesarev presented awards to the most effective Government Relations Departments in Russia within Legal Insight XVIII contest.

This year, the experts of "Best Legal Departments of Russia" evaluated a total of 99 entries in 12 categories from 56 departments. 25 companies participated in the contest for the first time.

The top three Government Relations (GR) Departments were distinguished during the ceremony:

1st place - Rostelecom
2nd place - iRieltor (CIAN group of companies)
3rd place - National PPP Center

Two years in a row Kesarev Executive Partner Evgeny Roshkov has been a member of the Expert Council of the Contest. This year Evgeny together with Natalia Klepikova, Head of the Government Relations Department of Cherkizovo Group, the award winning department in 2022, shaped the procedure and questionnaire for the nominations and assessed the work of contest participants in all twelve categories.

The Best Legal Departments of Russia Contest is a prestigious recognition run by Legal Insight Magazine since 2006. The "Most Effective Government Relations" nomination was introduced in 2017. Kesarev's sponsorship of the nomination allows to further strengthen the development of the government relations practice in Russia.