Eversheds Sutherland has merged with Russian law firm Tilling Peters, adding nine lawyers, including partners Oxana Peters and Ekaterina Tilling, to its team.
Tilling Peters, which was created by the spring 2015 merger of the Tilling and Peters & Partners law firms (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 7, 2015), specialized primarily in dispute resolution and intellectual property. Eversheds Sutherland has been in Russia since the summer of 2017 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 12, 2017).
Ekaterina Tilling, who was a partner in international law firms before starting her own firm, specializes in intellectual property. With over fifteen years of experience in this field, she advises clients and represents them in court and is certified as a Mediator of International and Community Conflicts by the Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute, Inc. She serves as an arbitrator at the Russian Arbitration Centre of the Institute of Modern Arbitration.
Oxana Peters specializes in litigation and arbitration. Peters, who like Tilling, also worked in international law firms as a partner before starting her own firm, focuses on dispute resolution in relation to commercial and tax disputes. Her practice also includes representing clients in international commercial arbitrations (LCIA, ICC, SCC, etc.), as well as supporting clients in Russian courts to obtain recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and foreign judgements. She is an arbitrator at the RAA and has also frequently served as an expert in international disputes.
In a joint statement, Ekaterina Tilling and Oxana Peters commented on the merger: “We are pleased that our professional paths will continue as a part of Eversheds Sutherland. Receiving an invitation to join such a large-scale and professional team is confirmation of the high quality of the common work we have delivered. We will continue to move in this direction and to strengthen our position on the market. We are certain that we will achieve many new victories together.”
“I am delighted to welcome Tilling Peters’ team to our family," stated Eversheds Sutherland Russia Managing Partner Victoria Goldman. "We are working to expand our practice groups and to strengthen of our position on the Russian market, and this collaboration is another step in our firm’s growth strategy. It is crucially important to provide our clients with the highest possible quality of legal support, including in relation to IP issues, which are becoming ever more relevant, and dispute resolution, which has always been relevant. I am confident that our clients will notice the superior services that will result from our new synergistic partnership.”
Ian Gray, Executive Chair, Europe at Eversheds Sutherland, added: “Our full-service practice in Russia continues to grow rapidly since we launched in September 2017, and we welcome the significant skills and experience of Oxana and Ekaterina to our team. The merger with the team at Tilling Peters fully supports our global strategy and will provide a superb resource to our clients for their intellectual property and dispute resolution matters.”