Grata International has announced that the RBL Law Office, in Samara, Russia, has joined its network.
According to a Grata International statement, the Samara region of Russia is "one of the major economic and industrial hubs of Russia, attracting a large amount of investment." The firm describes local authorities as "determined to make the area attractive for investment, by improving taxation and business climate, upgrading infrastructure and ensuring financial and political stability."
According to Dmitry Samigullin, the Managing Partner of the RBL Law Office: "I have always believed that the future of the legal service business is in business combination. Our law firm holds key positions in Samara Region; Grata International holds key positions in the CIS. At one point, it became clear that we needed to join together to enhance our competitive edge in order to consolidate our leadership and keep up with the times. Therefore, we accepted Grata's proposal for combination and cooperation under a common brand, Grata International."
Grata Senior Partner Akhmetzhan Abdullayev commented as well: "The legal market is changing very rapidly. The future belongs to professional services networks that can offer clients a really wide variety of services determined not just by content and quality but also by location. Grata International at the forefront of this trend. And I am proud of the fact, that we have joined our efforts with a team of successful, progressive and dynamically evolving professionals of the RBL (Russian Business Lawyers). I strongly believe our firms will achieve much greater success together. Our clients will be main beneficiaries of this."