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 200 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).
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
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.
According to the Individual Rating of Lawyers, 12 partners and heads of practices received recommendations in 12 areas:
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:
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.
According to the results of 2017 ranking, KIAP, Attorneys at law, took:
“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 “Pravo.ru-300” rating.
According to the results of WTR 1000 Russia in 2020, the IP Practice of KIAP is noted in the field of:
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.
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 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.
In the category of "Best legal practices", KIAP received recommendations in the following 16 areas:
According to the results in the category "Best industry practices" KIAP was included into the list of best law firms in 8 industries:
"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.
Six Partners and Heads of practices were awarded with Individual recommendations: Andrey 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.
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 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.
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.