01 December 2015

Legal department of the Group DF is recognized the best in Eastern Europe to support antitrust investigation

The legal department of the Group DF became the winner of the international competition EuroLawyer Awards 2015 in the category “The best legal department to support antitrust investigations.”


Solemn awarding ceremony took place on 25 November 2015 in London, in the building of the Law Society of England and Wales. Awarding of the best legal departments of Europe took place in the framework of the V International Legal Forum EuroLawyer 2015. A special independent jury – more than 30 legal practitioners from Eastern Europe – selected leading legal departments of Eastern European countries in 10 categories. The best legal departments were selected in various areas of legal practice conducted in 2014-2015.


According to the organizers of the ceremony, legal departments of more than 500 companies took part in the competition.


I am grateful to the organizers of the competition for having awarded us for our work, to the jury of EuroLawyer Awards 2015 for having appreciated three-year work of our team. For us, it’s a really honorary award, it’s an appreciation of our team’s work, “- said Director for Compliance Group DF Igor Golchenko when receiving the award.


Legal Forum Euro Lawyer is a prestigious professional event that annually determines legal industry leaders. The Forum is a unique platform where leading lawyers of Eastern Europe exchange experience. The participants of the event are directors of law firms – market leaders in Eastern Europe and the EU, heads of legal services of the world’s largest corporations, well-known judges, opinion leaders, politicians, representatives of state regulators, international organizations and law schools.

This year EuroLawyer dealt with four main areas: corporate law, competition law, disputes and investigations. The last day of the Forum was held in the format of round tables in the leading UK law firms: Litteleton Chambers and White & Case.