The Best Lawyers rating 2022 has recognized six members of the Kesarev team
June 10, 2021
The Best Lawyers™ rating this week announced five of Kesarev team members were named in Government Relations, Government and Regulatory practices for Russia and one for Ukraine.

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.

This year, Yury Shikhov, Senior Counsel, debuted in Government Practice ranking, while Evgeny Roshkov, Executive Partner, retains his ranking first achieved in 2014. Kesarev Partner Pavel Melnikov was recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Government Practice for 2021.

Overall, the Kesarev team has received the following nominations in the Best Lawyers™2022 edition:

  • Pavel Melnikov, Partner - Government Practice, Lawyer of the Year in Government Practice for 2021,
  • Petr Ordzhonikidze, Partner - Government Relations Practice, Regulatory Practice,
  • Yury Panasik, Partner – Government Practice,
  • Evgeny Roshkov, Partner - Government Relations, Regulatory Practice,
  • Yury Shikhov, Senior Counsel - Government Practice.


Best Lawyers™ was founded in 1981 as a legal peer review publication with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. Since then, the annual review of the best in legal profession in 75 countries became universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence being the world's major and most respected publication.

In Russia and Ukraine the research is published for the 13th and 12th time respectively. In 2021 less than 3% of all practicing lawyers in Russia were honoured by Best Lawyers Russia, while approximately 9% of all lawyers practicing in Ukraine were honoured by Best Lawyers Ukraine.

*The Best Lawyers ranking results apply to the following year. This means that the results of Best Lawyers™ 2022 are published in 2021.