Hillmont Partners Wins “Law Firm of the Year for Government Relations” at Legal Awards 2020

On 3 July 2020, the Yuridicheskaya Praktika (Legal Practice) Publishing House hosted its annual Legal Awards ceremony. Hillmont Partners won the accolade of «Law Firm of the Year for Government Relations».

The Legal Awards are one of the industry’s most reputable honours. Every year the ceremony recognises the best practitioners and strongest law firms in over 40 categories, structured by practice areas and industry sectors. The winners are selected by the nomination commission based on representative projects and achievements submitted by firms for review and evaluation.

Government Relations are a key area of the Strategic Communications practice at Hillmont Partners. The practice team provides a full range of services in the field of government relations and public affairs, as well as regulatory and risk management.

Client assignments are carried out by a well-established and experienced team, which includes James Hart, Co-Managing Partner, Oleksandr Ilkov, Partner, Alyona Shulima, Counsel and Head of the Strategic Communications practice, and Olena Stepanova, Associate.

Oleksandr Ilkov commented the following about the company’s recognition: “This is a very important and honourable achievement for our team and the whole firm. Our strategic communications services are a unique form of interaction between businesses and state authorities. We aim to find synergies and achieve the optimal balance between business interests and public policy goals. We are extremely grateful to our clients for their trust and daily cooperation on complex issues within the framework of strategic dialogues between businesses and the government”.

Alyona Shulima also had the following to add: “Working in the midst of constant socio-political changes, devotion to our clients’ interests, compliance with their policies, the highest professional and ethical standards – this is how our team works. This award is the result of all our efforts put together.”

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Our Strategic Communications practice cooperates with domestic and foreign companies on the development and implementation of comprehensive GR & PA strategies, regulatory and policy analysis and monitoring, crisis communications, association management, legislative drafting and advocacy, as well as other regulatory acts.

The practice has a portfolio of successful cases of development, advocacy and revision of legal and regulatory frameworks in various areas of government and public authority relations, as well as resolving complex political and legal issues and providing guidance to clients in times of crisis.

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