Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe 2020 recommends KIAP, Attorneys at Law, in the following three practice areas:

This year litigation - KIAP’s core practice - has been ranked in the first band again. 

Singled out for endorsement in their fields were three partners in four areas of law:

Since 1990, Chambers has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. The agency has a team of 100 highly qualified full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. Working with their editors, they identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e. those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).

Chambers Global
Chambers Global
In 2020 KIAP has been listed as a leading company in:

KIAP Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy, and Litigation and International commercial arbitration partner of KIAP Anna Grishchenkova have been individually recommended in the area of Dispute Resolution: Domestic. 
To see what the clients say about the Law Firm’s service and its key lawyers, please follow this link.

International ranking Chambers Global publishes the world’s leading guides to the legal profession in more than 190 countries across the world since 1990. Based on interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients, the ranking determines best lawyers and best law firms of the globe. The authority of the ranking is based on in-depth and objective research.
Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015 and 2013
Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015 and 2013

KIAP has been nominated for a major international accolade, Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence in 2015 and 2013 as the Best Law Firm of the Year in Russia. The Russian 2015 shortlist also features Allen & Overy, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Goltsblat BLP, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters CIS, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates and Vegas Lex.

Nominations of Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence are given every year to law firms across the world that are the year's success stories. The award is a symbol of international recognition of their professional achievements, outstanding growth rate and the highest standard of client service. The award is given based on the results of an extensive independent survey of clients and legal professionals' feedback

Legal 500 EMEA
Legal 500 EMEA
According to the results of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020, KIAP was recognized one of the best law firms in Russia and got recommendations in 10 practice areas:

The effective work of 5 leading lawyers was pointed out in the report: 

The Legal 500 is one of the most authoritative legal publications, founded in 1988. Evaluations and recommendations of the series are based on the independent research and questionnaires, filled by the legal firms, and surveys, conducted among their clients and partners. The mission of the ranking is to identify the leading law firms and key experts in various areas of law. The Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 150 countries. (Main Rating) (Main Rating)
In 2019 Russian legal directory recommends KIAP in the following sixteen areas:

According to the Individual Rating of Lawyers, 8 partners and Heads of practices received recommendations in 10 areas:

  • Andrey Korelskiy (Arbitration proceedings (mid market), 1 band; Dispute resolution, 1 band)
  • Ilya Ischuk (Competition, 3 band)
  • Konstantin Astafiev (Arbitration proceedings (mid market), 1 band; Criminal defence, 2 band; Labor and Migration law, 3 band)
  • Anna Grishchenkova (Arbitration proceedings (mid market), 1 band; International arbitration, 3 band)
  • Ilya Dedkovskiy (Dispute resolution, 1 band; Bankruptcy, 3 band)
  • Alexey Sizov (Foreign trade/Customs Law and Currency Regulation, 2 band)
  • Elena Buranova (Intellectual property, 2 band)
  • Andrey Zuykov (Tax consulting, 2 band)

The Pravo.Ru-300 rating is an annual full-scale review of the Russian legal market. Its methodology has been developed by Pravo.Ru, taking into account the experience of the best Russian and foreign rating agencies with the participation of the 150 largest law firms in the Russian Federation.
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers

According to Best Lawyers 2021 28 lawyers of KIAP received individual recognition from the eminent rating in 21 practice areas: 

And for the first time this year:

According to Best Lawyers 2021 International Rating Viacheslav Shmelev is recognized ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the area of Privacy and Data Security Law in Russia.

Best Lawyers 2020 recognized KIAP as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation.

Best Lawyers is one of the most influential publications in the global legal community. Founded in USA in 1981, the ranking publishes ratings of outstanding lawyers put together based on the expert assessment of a lawyer’s professional level by fellow lawyers. The research is performed in 70 countries around the world. The Best Lawyer’s methods, developed by a cognominal company, have been practiced for more than 30 years. The ranking has been recommending KIAP lawyers since 2009. (Sympathy Rating) (Sympathy Rating)

According to the results of 2017 ranking, KIAP, Attorneys at law, took:

  • 1st place in the “Overall Sympathy rating”. In Top-5 also are included:  Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners, Pepeliaev Group,  Goltsblat BLP and Dentons.
  • According to personal “Sympathy rating”, four KIAP partners are being recommended by colleagues from other law firms: Ilya Ischuk (Antitrust law), Andrey Korelskiy (Arbitration), Alexey Sizov (Foreign trade) and Anna Grishchenkova (International Commercial Arbitration).
  • According to industry “Sympathy rating” KIAP got recommendations in 10 areas: Atritrust law, Arbitration, Commercial Real Estate/ Construction,  Corporate law/ M&A, International Arbitration, Dispute resolution, Employment law, TMT, Finance/ Banking law, Healthcare and Pharmacology.

“Sympathy rating” of Pravo-300 is a part of an annual full-scale review of the Russian legal market, which is composed on the basis of results of lawyers’ survey, within which they are offered to name five law firms (except their own one) having the highest professional reputation on Russian legal services market in their opinion. The respondents of the survey were managing partners, partners and heads of practices of law firms included in the main “” rating.

World Trademark Review 1000
World Trademark Review 1000

According to the results of WTR 1000 Russia in 2020, the IP Practice of KIAP is noted in the field of:

  • “Prosecution and Strategy” 
Head of Practice Elena Buranova also received personal recommendation in this practice area.

The WTR 1000 remains the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in over 80 key jurisdictions globally.

Managing IP - IP stars
Managing IP - IP stars

In 2020 KIAP IP practice is marked by the ranking ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2020)' and is listed among the best law firms of Russia in IP Stars 2020: Trade mark firm rankings

Partner Elena Buranova was personally endorsed by IP Stars in 2019 and recognized "Trade Mark Star".

Founded in 1990, Managing Intellectual Property magazine is the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide. As a well-respected publisher in the IP industry, the Guide is considered to be the most authoritative and comprehensive and has been researching and ranking IP firms since 1996. 


The International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) in 2020 recommends KIAP in the following practice areas:

The British analytical publication IFLR1000 is one of the most reputable guides to the world’s leading legal counsels specializing in corporate, financial and banking law. The rankings were first published in 1990 having expanded to 120 jurisdictions all over the globe. Highly recognized by the professional community, the rankings are underpinned by a complicated nomination procedure that includes comprehensive research of each candidate’s performance and thorough analysis of the services provided.

World Tax
World Tax

International ranking World Tax 2020 (Russia) recommends KIAP, Attorneys at Law, in two areas of law

  • General Corporate Tax (Tier 3) 
  • Tax controversy (Other notable)

World Tax is a key source for tax specialists all around the world, in which the assessment of the expertise of leading tax lawyers from different countries is given. The ranking is unique among directories as it classifies professional services, law firms and other tax advice providers together, rather than looking at them separately.

"Leaders of the legal services market 2020" according to "Kommersant" publishing house
"Leaders of the legal services market 2020" according to "Kommersant" publishing house
According to results of this year's rating, KIAP, Attorneys at Law, is recognized one of the best law firms in Russia, having received a record number of recommendations in 55 nominations: 20 practices, 15 industries and 20 personal recommendations.

In the category of "Best legal practices", KIAP received recommendations in the following 20 areas:

  • International commercial arbitration, Band 1
  • Russian arbitration: Commercial disputes Mid-Market, Band 1
  • Russian arbitration: Corporate disputes Mid-Market, Band 1
  • Competition and Antitrust, Band 1
  • International trade/Customs Law and Currency Regulation, Band 1
  • Intellectual property: Intellectual Property legal advice, Band 1
  • Intellectual property: Dispute resolution in Intellectual property, Band 1
  • Commercial relations: Development of foreign business in Russia, Band 1
  • Commercial relations: Domestic Russian Commercial Contracts, Band 1
  • Compliance, Band 1
  • Corporate: M&A of Russian assets High-End, Band 1
  • Corporate: M&A of International assets Mid-Market, Band 1
  • Corporate: M&A of Russian assets Mid-Market, Band 2
  • Tax: Dispute Resolution with the Federal Tax Service, Band 1
  • Tax: Consulting on Tax law, Band 1
  • General jurisdiction: Settlement of property disputes, Band 1
  • Family law: Divorce and property division disputes, Band 1
  • Insurance, Band 1
  • Employment and migration law, Band 1
  • Criminal law: White collar crime, Band 1

According to the results in the category "Best industry practices" KIAP was included into the list of best law firms in 15 industries:

  • Healthcare: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • Healthcare: Consulting industry leaders in medical services and pharmacology, Band 1
  • Retail trade, FMGG: Resolution of key disputes in Retail and FMCG industries, Band 1
  • Retail trade, FMGG: Consulting of leaders in Retail and FMCG, Band 1
  • Real Estate and Construction: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • Real Estate and Construction: Consulting major construction projects, Band 1
  • TMT: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • TMT: Consulting industry leaders, Band 1
  • Transport and Logistics: Resolution of key disputes in the industry, Band 1
  • Transport and Logistics: Consulting industry leaders, Band 1
  • Banking and Finance: Resolution of key disputes in banking, investment and insurance services industries, Band 1
  • Banking and Finance: Consulting banking and finance industries leaders, Band 1
  • Private Equity, Band 1
  • Energy and Natural resources: Resolution of key disputes in Oil and Gas Industry, Band 1
  • Energy and Natural resources: Advising the leaders of Oil and Gas Industry, Band 1

10 key lawyers of the law firm received 20 personal recommendations in “The individual rating of lawyers" in 16 areas of law:

"Kommersant" analyzes the leading practices of law firms in all major areas of legal specialization, annually trying to improve the researching program to provide an up-to-date and structured picture of the market. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate to the market the law companies, recommended in certain areas of services.

Leaders League
Leaders League
According to the international ranking Leaders League, KIAP, Attorneys at law, is recognized one of the Best Law Firms in Russia in the following areas:

And in past years:

  • Competition/ Antitrust (Recommended, 2018)
  • Corporate tax (Recommended, 2018)
  • International arbitration (Excellent, 2017)

Six Partners and Heads of practices were awarded with Individual recommendationsAndrey Korelskiy (Commercial litigation), Anna Grishchenkova (Commercial litigation, International Arbitration), Konstantin Astafiev (International Arbitration), Ilya Ischuk (Competition/ Antitrust), Alexey Sizov (Competition/ Antitrust), Elena Buranova (Trademark litigation, Patent litigation) and Andrey Zuykov (Corporate Tax).

Leaders League is a media and rating agency for top law firms at the international level. The rankings are based on a thorough market analysis and reports provided by independent auditors.

Cbonds Legal Adviser League Table
Cbonds Legal Adviser League Table

In 2014 KIAP became one of three leading legal advisers according to the Legal Adviser League Table for securitisation and mortgage bond transactions on Russian domestic market designed by Cbonds news agency. The other rated legal advisers included: Baker & McKenzie, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Pertners, Laseta Partners, Legal capital partners and Linklaters CIS.

The Legal Adviser League Table is designed to reflect legal entities’ activity in Russian domestic securitisation and mortgage bond market in terms of number of deals arranged, where legal support was provided. The League Table includes transactions of balance and off-balance sheet securitisation in Russian domestic market. Further information on criteria and principles of The League Table designing is available in the League Table Methodology.
Best Law Firm Website – 2016
Best Law Firm Website – 2016

The corporate website of KIAP law firm was named The Best Law Firm Website on the legal market, as well as The Most Efficient Law Firm Website and The Most Useful Law Firm Website. KIAP also took third grade in the nomination of The Best Law Firm Legal Practice

For detailed expert comments underlying KIAP law firm’s positions in the contest, click this link.

The contest of the Russian-language sites of legal firms and legal practices was organized by the Facebook community of the managers and partners of law firms – LawFirmManagement.RU. The main purposes of the contest are the improvement of the quality of online content in the Russian-language segment of the Internet and the formation of guidelines for customers and developers of sites of law firms. In 2016 more than 170 websites of law firms and legal practices from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan participated in the contest. The contest was held with the support of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers, “Avicom” (ProjectMate) and Legal Insight magazine.

National Business Award The Russian Business Captains
National Business Award The Russian Business Captains

Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners was granted a non-profit National Business Award The Russian Business Captains in the Leadership and Stability nomination. The award was established in 2005 by the Upravleniye Personalom Publishing House (Personnel Management Magazine), a well-known and respected periodical in the field of human resources and personnel policies, aimed to identify best employers within various business industries.