Ilya Kalnish honoured at the Client Choice Awards 2018 for a second consecutive year!

February 19th, 2018

The quality of the services rendered by our professionals is continually underlined by clients around the globe, and has even earned an important award for one of our partners!

Our partner Ilya Kalnish won the Client Choice Awards 2018 for his professionalism and the excellence of his client service approach. Since 2005 this prestigious legal award has been recognizing firms and their partners for excellence in terms of their abilities and their client service.

“I’m honoured by this distinction because it is based on client nominations – it makes it even more important and valuable. It serves as a validation that we are on the right path. It is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the confidence our clients have in us,” explains Kalnish who, for close to four years, has been working at making BCF known internationally, primarily in Russia, but also in Europe, the United States and Canada.

“It’s exciting to work on different levels - across different cultures - we can really bring people together. Coming from the industry, my approach has evolved to become more client-centric over time with a major emphasis on building relationships, constant communications and maximum availability. At the end of the day, it’s really about the client. It’s the focus of what we do," says Mr. Kalnish.

His private-sector experience makes him an invaluable partner to oversee both our clients’ patenting efforts, as well as clients’ risk management and patent clearance activities. His fluency in Russian, Bulgarian and English is one of his biggest professional assets. For more information about his background, please see his profile page.

This major international competition is held under the auspices of Globe Business Media Group, an influential actor in the legal publication field, headquartered in London. All of the 2018 Client Choice honorees were officially announced on February 8th. To read some of the principal comments the organization gathered about our colleague, click here.