Kesarev team recognized by Best Lawyers 2021 with Pavel Melnikov Lawyer of the Year in Russia

June 4, 2020
The Best Lawyers rating 2021 includes five members of the Kesarev team.

This year Pavel Melnikov, Partner, was recognized as the Best Lawyer of the Year for Government Practice in Russia. Partners Yury Panasik & Petr Ordzhonikidze were also recognised in Russia and Oleksii Atroschenko in Ukraine. Evgeny Roshkov, Executive Partner, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Regulatory Practice for seven years since 2014.

The Kesarev team would like to congratulate all those recognised and to thank its partners and colleagues from law firms across the CIS region for their recognition in this prestigious rating.

The full list of all Best Lawyers 2021 nominations received by Kesarev:

  • Pavel Melnikov, Partner - Government Practice,
  • Petr Ordzhonikidze, Partner - Government Relations Practice and Regulatory Practice,
  • Yury Panasik, Partner – Government Practice,
  • Evgeny Roshkov, Partner - Government Relations and Regulatory Practice.


Best Lawyers is the oldest lawyer-ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has continuously recognized top legal talent through peer review, with research in Russia and Ukraine now conducted for the 12th and 11th time respectively.

*The Best Lawyers ranking results apply to the following year. This means that the results of Best Lawyers 2020 were published in 2019 and the Best Lawyers 2021 list has been published this year.