King & Spalding Recognized For Governance Matters

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 01:00

King & Spalding is among the best law firms in the United States advising on corporate governance matters according to Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey. The survey, which was conducted jointly last January by Corporate Board Member and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc., identifies the top 25 law firms for corporate governance matters as reported by corporate board directors and corporate general counsel.

King & Spalding ranked 24th according to the survey of corporate directors and 21st based on responses from general counsel.

Since the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in July 2002, King & Spalding has been deeply involved in helping its clients to evaluate and implement the new legislation and complex regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, stock exchanges and accounting profession. Through a specially created task force of partners from a wide range of practice areas, including corporate, securities, tax, compensation and benefits, employment law and litigation, King & Spalding advises public companies, directors, board committees and management on a broad array of governance issues. King & Spalding also has created, with Tapestry Networks, the Lead Director Network, which brings together a group of lead directors, presiding directors and non-executive chairmen from many of America's leading companies for private discussions about how to improve the performance of their corporations and earn the trust of their shareholders through more effective leadership.

King & Spalding has opened an office in Moscow after having received the necessary government registration from the State Registration Chamber. The office will work closely with the firm's transactional and international arbitration practices in Europe. Complementing a broad-based transactional practice, the Moscow office offers particular expertise in the energy and natural resources, real estate, life sciences, financial services, automotive and telecommunications/media/technology industries. This is King & Spalding's 17th office worldwide.

The new office will be managed by partner Sergey Komolov. Joining him are transactions partners Olga Kozyr and Alla Naglis and counsel Iliya Zotkin. Joining as a partner is Jennifer Josefson. In addition, London co-managing partner Garry Pegg and Mark E. Thompson will together lead the London-based portion of the Russia practice.

The new King & Spalding office is located at 10 Vozdvizhenka Street in Moscow's central district near the Kremlin.