BGP Litigation has announced the addition of former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Moscow Managing Partner Kirill Parinov as Managing Partner for Strategic Growth, responsible for increasing the number and size of the firm's practices and expanding the firm’s geographic footprint.
Parinov joined Quinn Emanuel in September 2016 after spending many years as General Counsel and Deputy General Director for Corporate, Property, and Legal Affairs and a member of the Management Board in Norilsk Nickel and Interros Group, and several years before that as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in the Sidanko Oil Company.
Parinov has a degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University and a Master’s from Southern Methodist University in the United States.
According to BGP, "Parinov’s qualification is extremely widespread and includes complex judicial disputes, including cross-border and financial ones, international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, development of overall financing strategies on international markets. Kirill Parinov is a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences, he is also a well-known expert on television and in the mass media."
Parinov commented on his appointment: “I am constantly contacting the directors of legal departments in the Russian large and medium-sized businesses. For my part, I can clearly emphasize the demand for law firms that can provide services to clients, on a single window basis, at a reasonable price on a full range of issues related to resolution of Russian and international disputes as well as in criminal and legal issues. All these components have brought me to the BGP Litigation team. I think such teams can be counted on one hand. I will be glad to contribute to the firm’s further strategic development for the benefit of its clients.”
BGP Litigation Managing Partner Timur Unarokov called Parinov's decision to join "an extremely important event for our firm." According to Unarokov, "we have been successfully developing individual practices, and we have achieved prominent success and remarkable renown. Now it is time to strategically promote our firm in general. We have reached the stage to try creating some new practices simultaneously and expand our presence in Russia and abroad. In this process, Kirill, with his priceless experience ... will be able to and should play a crucial part. We set challenging tasks and the addition of such an ambitious and aspiring person is, in turn, evidence that our plans are very serious.”