Partners of Litigation practice Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova among the leaders of Chambers Global 2020

14 February 2020

Partners of Litigation practice Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova among the leaders of Chambers Global 2020

On February 13, 2020 the results of the international ranking Chambers Global 2020 became known. The ranking traditionally evaluates law firms and lawyers personally in more than 190 countries. Chambers Global is based on the in-depth research of international projects involving global market leaders on a worldwide scale, unlike the regional directory of Chambers Europe, which focuses on the research of European law firms and lawyers and usually is followed after the Global guide.

According to the results of Chambers Global 2020 (Russia) KIAP Digital & Smart has been recommended in Dispute Resolution (Band 4) area. 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-Russia.

According to sources, Andrey Korelskiy acts for blue-chip domestic corporates involved in a variety of commercial disputes. Experts describe him as "a skilled negotiator who demonstrates a good command of instruments in a complex litigation". “He's very good in court. He has very deep knowledge of the legislation and of the regulatory issues, so that helps him in court” the sources add, also noting that “he's quite flexible in his approach: he can change his approach as and when he needs to".

According to sources, Anna Grishchenkova represents domestic clients in debt recovery cases, as well as unjust enrichment and liability disputes. She is also active in international arbitration.

Chambers Global publishes the world’s leading guides to the legal profession in more than 190 countries and covers over 200 jurisdictions since 1990, determining best lawyers and best law firms of the globe based on interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. The authority of the ranking is based on the independence and objectivity of the research.

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Litigation is KIAP's core practice. According to results of Best Lawyers 2020 KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. Litigation practice is also recommended by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, as well as by Russian Pravo.Ru 300, Kommersant ranking and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". Andrey Korelskiy and Anna Grishchenkova are ranked top of the field. Andrey Korelskiy, the practice head, in 2018 became Deputy Chairman of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and was included into the unified recommended list of arbitrators and the corporate dispute panel of the Arbitration center at the RSPP. In 2020 Anna Grishchenkova was appointed as Regional Representative Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, and during 2018-2020 she was a Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA. Has the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (KLRCA), Hong Kong (HKIAC), Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Best Lawyers 2013 named Konstantin Astafiev the Litigator of the Year in Russia. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international companies from various sectors of the economy.

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