Continuing its rapid development in Russia, Grata International has launched a new associate office in Saint Petersburg in the form of the city's Legal Studio.
According to a statement released by Grata International, "following the firm’s expansion into such regional hubs as Novosibirsk, Samara (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 25, 2017), and Kazan (as reported on March 20, 2017), establishing a presence in the second largest city of Russia was only a question of time."
Grata International describes Legal Studio as "a relatively young fast growing law firm, which has already gained the reputation as one of the leading legal counsels in [St. Petersburg's] North-West Federal District."
Vladimir Komarov, the Managing Partner of Legal Studio, said that "we are pleased to be part of Grata International, for us it is an opportunity to expand customer service, improve the quality of service, and attract new partners. Now we are writing a new page of our joint history, which promises great prospects and many years of productive and mutually beneficial cooperation with our new partners."
Grata International Senior Partner Almat Daumov commented that: "We see our mission in the further development of Grata International's positions in the regions of Russia. The launch of an associate office in St. Petersburg is an important step in our plan implementation in Russia and countries of Northern and Eastern Europe. From the beginning of 2017 we have established productive and effective communication with Legal Studio law firm. I am confident that the team of talented lawyers headed by Vladimir Komarov will considerably reinforce our Russian practice. We will continue to respond to emerging regional and international challenges according to needs of our clients."