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The global pandemic has shown that while state courts may be closed, proceedings in international arbitration still go on – all documents can be submitted electronically, arbitration hearings may be held online, arbitrators write decisions quicker than usual. Therefore, this is a reason to…


On 3 June 2020 the results of the annual international legal rating Best Lawyers 2021 were published online. According to the rating results 28 lawyers of KIAP achieved individual recognition from the eminent rating in 21 practice areas:  Andrey Korelskiy (Litigation, Arbi…


The international ranking agency Who’s Who Legal published the results of an annual research of leading experts in the field of corporate taxation WWL Thought Leaders - Corporate Tax 2020. According to the ranking, KIAP Tax practice partner Andrey Zuykov is included into the global list of the w…


Partner and Head of KIAP Tax practice Andrey Zuykov is included in the editorial board of "Panorama" Publishing House. One of key priorities of KIAP Tax practice led by partner Andrey Zuykov is its constant work on improving legislation, as well as a contribution to the development of the …


In May 2020 the results of the individual international ranking of leaders in the field of intellectual property IP Stars: Trade mark stars 2020 became known. Partner of KIAP IP Practice Elena Buranova was rated among the best specialists in Russia in the field of intellectual property according…


On 30 April 2020, KIAP, Attorneys at Law, held a webinar on the topic "Actual Issues of Intellectual Property Protection in Pharmaceuticals", which was attended by clients and partners of the law firm. During the online event the participants analyzed contentious issues related to the trade…


On April 20, 2020 the conference “Content of an event as an object of Intellectual property” organized by the TASS news agency was held in the form of an online streaming. The event became the second one in a series of issues of the online project “Conferences. Reloading ”, in which participants …


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 were announced today.  According to the results of this year, KIAP was recognized one of the best law firms in Russia and got recommendations in 10 practice areas: Dispute Reso…


At the end of March 2020, the first results of the international ranking of leaders in the field of intellectual property IP Stars 2020: Trade mark firm rankings became known. Globally, the ranking covers more than 80 jurisdictions in Africa, America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. …


During April 8-10, 2020 the IV Tax Online Marathon was held, organized on the basis of the international media project CFOCAFE and the FINTAX.TOP platform. In the form of an online live stream the best tax lawyers of Russia and international tax experts gathered to share their experience on how …


On March 24, 2020 the results of the first-ever Forbes ranking "Best Law Firms in Russia" became known. According to rating results, KIAP Digital & Smart was included into the list of the best law firms in Russia. In total, the ranking includes 20 leading law firms specializing in various fie…


On March 12, 2020 the results of the annual international ranking of Chambers Europe 2020 were published. KIAP Digital & Smart was listed among the best Russian law firms and has been recommended in three areas of law: Dispute Resolution: Domestic Mid-Market, Band 1 Corpora…


Dear Ladies,  Happy Women’s Day! May your hearts be filled with joy and love on this beautiful day, which will warm you all year long! With kind regards, KIAP Digital & Smart Team …


On February 26, 2020 the results of the rating "Leaders of the Legal Services Market - 2020" according to “Kommersant” Publishing House became known. Each year the rating covers three categories within the research process: “Best Legal Practices”, “Best Industry Practices” and “Individual Ratin…


On February 19, 2020 at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on the initiative of the Opora Russia, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Moscow Regional Department of Delovaya Russiya, Moscow City Department of Opora Russia, Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and…


KIAP Digital & Smart announces the election of Elena Buranova as a partner of Intellectual property practice. Elena Buranova is one of the most experienced and successful representatives of the professional IP community in the Russian legal market, joined the team of KIAP in September…


On February 14, 2020 the conference of Pravo.ru “Marketing of Law Firm X”, which is one of the main professional events for legal marketers, was held in Moscow. During the conference participants traditionally discuss ratings and secrets of successful completing of submission forms, marketers an…


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 lea…


In early February 2020 the results of the annual research of leading trademark professionals World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) became known. The ranking results are based on in-depth qualitative research of law firms and practitioners, in which the main criteria for evaluating are factors s…


Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, appointed as Regional Representative Russian Federation of the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time. The selection of a candidate for the position of a regional representative is car…


On February 10, 2020 Managing partner of KIAP Digital & Smart Andrey Korelskiy held a master class in the framework of the retraining program "Partner of a law firm. Head of a legal practice" at the Higher School of Law of the NRU HSE. This program is created for an fulfilled profession…



On December 12, 2019 the regular joint meeting of the Association of Antitrust еxperts and FAS Russia was held. The event was started off by the Head of FAS Russia Igor Artemiev. At the meeting, KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was presented by the Head of Antitrust and Competition practice of KIAP …


On December 11, 2019 the private seminar of the Financial Director System was held in Moscow, which was organized exclusively for the System’s subscribers. The first part of the seminar was focused on the changes in tax control. Sergey Razgulin, Deputy Head of the Tax Law Analysis Departme…


On 5 December 2019, at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Moscow, the grand ceremony of awarding of the Russian legal market leaders “Pravo.ru-300” took place. For 10 years, the “Pravo.ru-300” rating has been the major national research in the legal market, which is based on the assessment of the practical…


On December 6, 2019, at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow , Vedomosti business media held the final conference of this year's series of legal events - “Best Case Law Practice 2019”. Corporate lawyers, independent experts, as well as representatives of leading Russian and international law firms…


During December 4-6, 2019 the Radisson Blu Olimpiyskiy in Moscow hosted the annual Conference “Tax Accounting Without Risks - 2020”, organized by specialized periodicals of the “Action-MCFR” media group. The business program of this year ’s event included discussion of tax and accounting i…


On December 3, 2019 the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) held the 11th Conference on International Arbitration "Russia as a place for dispute resolution". The event was held in Moscow supported by the ICC Internati…


During November 28-29, 2019 the Xth Practical Conference "Effective Management of a Group of Companies - 2020" took place at the Radisson Collection Moscow Hotel, organized by the specialized editions of the Action-MCFR media group: “General Director”, “Financial Director” magazines and the “Fina…


On November 8, 2019 Baku hosted the Conference: Arbitration and Mediation in Azerbaijan and the Region, organized by the Hogan Lovells and BHM Law Firm, as well as the professional association RCAN. The conference was supported by ICC. The program of the event included the discussion of the …


KIAP, DS Law and Balashova Legal Consultants (BLC) have officially started the consolidation of the three companies under one single brand, KIAP Digital & Smart. The completion of the integration process will take at least six months and is expected to end by summer 2020. The new Russia…


On November 5, 2019 the “Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum – 2019” was held in London. The event was hosted by the ALM, publisher of Legal Week and The American Lawyer. The primary objective of the Forum was to discuss the most relevant topics and key issues of the commer…


Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at law, has been included into the list of arbitrators recommended by the international publication GAR on its professional portal ART. GAR ART is a unique database of arbitrators that allows u…


On 25th of October 2019, the Lotte Hotel Moscow hosted a key event in the field of antitrust regulation in Russia and the CIS - the annual conference “Antitrust Regulation in Russia”, organized by the Association of Antitrust Experts and the Vedomosti magazine with the support of the Federal Anti…


Today, the legal portal “Pravo.ru” published the results of a federal research of law firms that are actively involved in proceedings related to the corporate and civil insolvency. The research defined which law firms are leading in the total amount of isolated bankruptcy disputes and the number…


In May 2019, KIAP, Attorneys at law, became a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). Joining the RSPP allowed KIAP lawyers to accede to the implementation of projects and initiatives of the RSPP, aimed at solving current economic problems and creating an effective…


During October 7-19, 2019 the anniversary fifth international Minsk Legal Forum 2019 (MLF) was held – the most “informal” Forum for representatives of the legal profession. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, traditionally acted as a co-author of the idea and as a partner of the Forum and Andrey Korelskiy, …


In the beginning of October, new appointments in professional committees of INTA became known. Head of Intellectual Property practice of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Russian registered Trademark attorney and INTA member, Elena Buranova, was appointed to be a member of INTA Commercialization of Brands …


On October 8, 2019 at the next meeting of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration, which assembled representatives of leading Russian and international law firms, a new Deputy Chairman of the Commission was appointed - Anna Grishchenkova, Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at Law. Earlier in 2018 s…


During 3-4th of October the IV Legal Forum of the Black Earth region was held in Voronezh, for two days becoming a platform for communication and exchange of experience for dozens of lawyers and attorneys at law from all over the country. During the Forum participants discussed issues of pa…


On September 26, 2019 the results of annual international ranking World Tax 2020 (Russia), were issued by International Tax Review publication. 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 count…


During September 19-20, 2019 the 4th Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) was held in Minsk. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented at the Forum by Stepan Sultanov, Associate of International commercial arbitration practice. This year, the EEDRF was dedicated to the topi…


During September 18–20, 2019 the largest educational Intellectual Property Conference - IP Academy, was held at the Skolkovo Technopark. The organizers of the IP Academy are the Skolkovo Foundation, Skolkovo Intellectual Property Center, IPChain Association, the Intellectual Property Federa…


During September 19-21, 2019 next Legal Forum of the South of Russia was held in Sochi. The event was organized by the Advocates Bureau Yug (Krasnodar), the international law firm Dentons, and supported by Pravo.ru. The Forum of the South of Russia is the leading communicative pla…


During September 22-27, 2019 the IBA Annual Conference will be held in Seoul, South Korea. KIAP, Attorneys at law, will be represented at the Conference by Anna Grishchenkova, KIAP Partner, Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA and regional representative of Russia in t…


On 25th of October 2019, the Lotte Hotel Moscow will host a key event in the field of antitrust regulation in Russia and the CIS - the annual conference “Antitrust Regulation in Russia”, organized by the Association of Antitrust Experts and the Vedomosti magazine with the support of the Federal A…


During 5-7th of September 2019, the main legal event of the fall – legal forum ‘Legal Day: Max’ was held in Samara, the fourth of a series of Legal Day forums held by Beneficium communications agency in 2018. Over the history of the project, three forums have already been held: Legal Day: Tech -…


On August 10, the first Summer Academy "International Arbitration in Russia and CIS" organized by the Russian Arbitration Center (RAC) was concluded. The Academy was attended by 20 listeners, carefully selected by the organizers on the basis of submitted applications on the RAC’s website. Studen…


Head of division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Maxim Buzin became a member of the Association of Antitrust experts (AAE). As an expert of the Association, Maxim will participate in the activities of working groups and plans to focus on issu…


From 20 to 28 July 2019, the "Summer Law School 2019" was held for the 6th time, a project organized with the support of the Faculty of Law of the NRU HSE and the Directorate for work with talented students. Talented students of 8-10 grades from Russia, CIS countries and other countries near and …


In May 2019 KIAP, Attorneys at Law, became a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). Joining the RSPP will allow the Firm to accede to the implementation of RSPP’s projects and initiatives, aimed at solving current economic problems and creating an effective busine…


Ilya Dedkovskiy, attorney at law and one of the leading lawyers at KIAP, Attorneys at Law, has been appointed Head of the Bankruptcy practice. Ilya joined the team of KIAP litigators in the year of 2010 when the Firm was just founded as a junior associate, having made it all the way from a …


The international ranking agency Who’s Who Legal published the results of the research WWL Thought Leaders: Corporate Tax 2019. According to the ranking KIAP Tax practice partner Andrey Zuykov is included into the list of the leading lawyers in Russia in two nominations at once: Advisory Corporat…


On June 18, 2019 an online master-class devoted to “Tax issues related to VAT, STS and profits tax” based on the CFO-CAFE platform took place. The event was held with support of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA) and the Association of Chartered Certifie…


On June 6, 2019, at the Radisson Collection Hotel Moscow, the IV practical conference "Tax security of your business-2019", organized by the specialized editions of the Action-MCFR media group, was held. Andrey Zuykov, partner and head of tax practice of KIAP, Attorneys at law, was invi…


From 30 to 31 May 2019 in Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow the Annual practical conference “Financial strategy 2019: new economic reality” took place. KIAP partner and head of Tax practice Andrey Zuykov spoke during the impromptu-session “Honest answers for tax questions”, answered on the audie…


KIAP, Attorneys at law, became a member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP). Joining the RSPP will allow the Firm to actively participate in activities aimed at solving current economic problems and creating an effective business environment. Members of RSPP are …


On 24 May 2019 the results of the international legal rating 2020 were published online.  KIAP was recognized as the law firm of the year in the field of litigation. According to the rating results of the past year 22 lawyers of KIAP achieved individual recognition from…


From 19 to 23 May 2019 in St. Petersburg the IXth St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPBILF) was held – a unique international event, uniting leading specialists in legal area. In 2019 representatives of the world's largest law firms, members of arbitration, constitutional, criminal and ci…


Third year in a row the number of registered claims by the arbitration courts steadily grows and their total amount increases. Herewith the companies are ready to sue for the less sums, than the last year. Although the claims become cheaper, the consultants perfect the litigation practice and the…


During May 8-10, 2019, the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2019 was held in Berlin. The conference attended more than 400 litigation lawyers from different countries. Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at law, Co-Chair of the Young …


The annual conference of an association of independent law firms LawExchange International was held during April 12-14, 2019 in Prague, Chech Republic. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented by Partners Ilya Ischuk and Anton Samokhvalov. During the spring conference par…


From 9 to 11 April 2019 the online conference “Tax planning in a group of companies” was held on the basis of CFO-CAFE. Andrey Zuykov, Partner and Head of KIAP Tax practice, shared his experience in passing tax audits: from paperwork to employee training. At the conference leading tax lawy…


On April 11, 2019, in Minsk, at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, was held the international scientific and practical conference "Sports disputes of modernity in the Republic of Belarus and abroad". Natalia Kisliakova, attorney of the international commercial a…


KIAP, Attorneys at Law, assisted The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in obtaining permission to function as a permanent arbitral institution in Russia (PAI). The Center became the first foreign arbitral institution permitted to administer disputes in Russia. Anna Grishche…


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019 were announced today. According to the results of this year, KIAP was recognized one of the best law firms in Russia and got recommendations in 12 practice areas: Dispute resolution: Lit…


On April 9, 2019, at the Museum of Cosmonautics KIAP, Attorneys at Law, held a seminar on topical issues of e-commerce in Russia. The relevance of the topic is explained by the active development of e-commerce in Russia, and no less regular changes and the emergence of new approaches to its regul…


On April 3, 2019 as part of the Paris Arbitration Week, ICC Russia in partnership with White & Case presented the roster of Russian arbitrators and the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. The event was opened by the presentation of the survey ‘‘Russia as a Place for Arbitration’’ conducted…


On April 2-4, 2019 in the cultural center "Pokrovsky gates", Moscow, within the Xth Tax week, organized by the Chamber of Tax Advisors was held the workshop "Tax kaleidoscope". One of the speakers of the workshop was the partner and head of the tax practice of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Andrey Zuyko…


On March 25, 2019 the results of the rating "Leaders of the legal services market" according to "Kommersant" publishing house were published. Each year the rating covers three categories within the research process: best legal practices, best industry practices and individual rating of lawy…


On March 21-22, 2019 in Crowne Plaza Ufa - Congress Hotel was held the legal forum “Best Legal Practices. Ufa - 2019”, organized by the Kommersant-Bashkortostan Publishing Group and the Barrister Judicial Agency. Litigation and International commercial arbitration partner of KIAP Anna…


On March 21-22, 2019, in Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya was held the “XX Forum on intellectual property. Russia and CIS countries”, organized by Infor-Media Agency. Elena Buranova, head of the intellectual property practice of KIAP, patent attorney of the Russian Federation, took part in…


On March 14-15, 2019 the Russian national Committee of the International chamber of Commerce – world business organization (ICC Russia) with the support of VTB Bank (PJSC) held the annual conference "Documentary business and international settlements: main trends, challenges and perspectives ". …


On 13 March 2019 in the conference hall of the Chamber of Tax advisors a master class on “Tax Disputes on VAT. How to avoid accusations of unjustified tax benefits and keep deductions” was held. KIAP Partner, Head of Tax Practice Andrey Zuykov acted as a speaker of the event. …


On the 7th of March, 2019, Chambers & Partners published a new edition of its authoritative international guide, Chambers Europe 2019. KIAP is listed among the best Russian law firms and has been endorsed for its six legal practices:  Dispute Resolution: Domest…


On February 14, 2019, in Congress center of the RF CCI was held a conference-discussion "Walking together is fun". The conference was about the work of legal services of companies and consultants from the perspective of specific projects, organized by the Russian Corporate Counsel Association (R…


On 14 February 2019 Chambers and Partners published the Chambers Global 2019 guide. The ranking traditionally evaluates law firms and lawyers personally based on their international projects involving global market leaders on a worldwide scale, unlike the regional directory of Chambers Europe, us…


On February 5, 2019 in Sheraton Palace hotel in Moscow was held a seminar "Recovery of problem debts: disputes involving banks and financial organizations", organized by the Russian national Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – the world business organization (ICC Russia) with a …


According to the results of Who’s Who Legal international ranking, KIAP partner, attorney at law, Head of Customs and International Trade and Administrative practices Alexey Sizov is named as one of the best lawyers in Trade & Customs area. Alexey was marked in the ranking among 432 best law…


From 29 to 30 January 2019, the 8th annual conference “International Disputes & Asset Recovery involving Russian & CIS Parties” organized by C5, one of the largest agencies organizing business events, took place in London. Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Pa…


On December 20, 2018 in Hotel National, Moscow, a ceremonial event organized by Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and Association of antitrust experts was held. During the Ceremony were honored the best antitrust representatives which have made a special contribution into the development of …



KIAP International commercial arbitration and Litigation partner Anna Grishchenkova conducted a practical course of lectures devoted to International commercial arbitration in Kutafin Moscow State Law University from October 27 to December 7, 2018. The course was held on the basis of student Cen…


From 5 to 7 December 2018 the 2nd Tax online-marathon was held on the basis of the educational platform Fast Salt Times. Recognized experts helped participants to get through the most complex tax issues in the form of online translation. The marathon program covered wide range of the mo…


On December 5, 2018 during the grand ceremony of awarding of the Russian legal market leaders were announced the results of the ninth annual ranking of Russian law firms “Pravo.ru-300”. According to the industry ranking, KIAP, Attorneys at law, is recommended for the legal support of pr…


On November, 28-30, 2018 in Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow there took place the conference "Tax accounting without risks 2018" organized by the specialized editions of the Action-MCFR media group. Among the participants were leading specialists of Russian and foreign companies and governmental b…


The Forum of regional divisions of Association of lawyers of Russia devoted to “Mentorship in legal profession: traditions and innovations” was held in Tver on November 29, 2018. The key questions to discuss were: the meaning of mentorship in the epoch of changes, creation of digital environment …


KIAP, Attorneys at law’s conference “Tax audits 2018: how to effectively protect yourself from tax claims” was held on November 22, 2018 in Sheraton Palace hotel. The event was organized for KIAP clients with the purpose to raise the level of competence in the area of tax law. As spea…


This week the results of annual international ranking World Tax 2019 (Russia), issued by International Tax Review publication, became known. 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 countrie…


On November, 20th, 2019, Pravo.ru conference “Litigation skills” took place in Moscow. Anna Grishchenkova, KIAP Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner, acted as a speaker within the session "Psychology in court". During the session, the participants discussed the…


The scientific-practical conference “Actual issues and problems of antitrust regulation and application of law in practice of Russian courts” was held from 15 to 16 November 2018. The event was organized by the Russian State University of Justice jointly with the Supreme Court of the Russian Fede…


10th Annual IBA Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS Conference was held on November 16th in Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow, Russia. The conference was presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, supported by the Federal Chamber of Lawyers. For the tenth time, the event bro…


On November 15, 2018 Ufa State Petroleum Technological University together with Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Association of antitrust experts, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan held an international science-practi…


“Russian Law Week 2018” took place from 12 to 14 November 2018 in London. The event was organized by The Bar Council with support of the Anglo-Russian Law Association, the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates and other partners. The topic of this year’s conference w…


From October 29 to November 2, 2018 the annual SibLegalWeek business forum was held in Novosibirsk on the topic: “Security of government and business: forms and boundaries”. Corporate practice partner Anton Samokhvalov spoke at a corporate session on the balance of parties interests in a corporat…


Today the British analytical publication IFLR1000 has published the results of the World's Leading Financial Law Firms review. Based on performance in 2018 KIAP, Attorneys at Law, once again joined the list of recommended law firms in three practice areas:  Ban…


Conference “Antitrust Regulation in Russia” organized by “Vedomosti” magazine and Competition Experts Association, supported by FAS Russia, was held on October 26, 2018 in Lotte Hotel Moscow. KIAP Antitrust practice partner Ilya Ischuk took part in the disc…


Within the framework of pro bono activity KIAP IP specialists helped the SUNFLOWER Charity foundation to register their logo as a trademark in Rospatent. Now the foundation owns exclusive rights for trademark “Sunflower” (logo), and logo/trademark of the foundation is under protection of the Rus…


From 18 to 20 October, 2018 the forth international Minsk Legal Forum 2018 (MLF) was held – an informal conference for lawyers. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, traditionally acted as MLF's co-authors and as Forum partner and Andrey Korelskiy, KIAP Managing Partner, moderated the session…


From 18 to 19 October 2018 the annual practical Workshop for PAO Sberbank lawyers, engaged in judicial work, took place in Moscow. Such internal workshops are held for the Bank’s employees annually. This year the topic of the workshop was defined as “Judicial work. Creative lesson”. …


During October 7-12, 2018 the IBA Annual Conference 2018 was held in Rome, Italy. This year KIAP, Attorneys at law, was represented at the Conference by Anna Grishchenkova, KIAP Partner, Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA and 2016-2018 representative of Russia in the IBA …


The results of international ranking agency Who’s Who Legal research in the Corporate Tax area became known in October. According to 2018 ranking KIAP Tax practice partner Andrey Zuykov is included into the list of the Best lawyers in Russia in Advisory Corporate Tax and Controversy Corporate Ta…


A new division within Antitrust practice has been launched in view of an increasing demand from KIAP Principals to get the qualified assistance in government procurement area, especially in complex conflict situations. In terms of “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” divis…


On September 27, 2018 in Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, the ABA’s X Annual Moscow Conference on the Resolution of International Business Disputes, devoted to problems arising from resolution of commercial disputes involving parties from CIS countries, was held. The conference became a key event b…


On September 25, 2018 a workshop devoted to arbitration practices in Singapore and Russia was held in Moscow. The event was organized by Russian Arbitration Center (RAC) at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration together with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). …


From 13 to 15 September, 2018 the 10th anniversary Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) conference is held in Hamburg, Germany. In 2018 the main topic of the occasion became the Chinese initiative “One belt one road”. The conference is to be attended by lawyers with an interest in China, l…


From 18 to 19 September, 2018 the online conference “Tax planning in a group of companies” will be held on the basis of educational platform Fast Salt Times. During two days leading experts in the field of law will tell participants how to act in conditions of tightening of tax rules. …


On 6–7 September, 2018 the Swedish Arbitration Association hosted its international conference Swedish Arbitration Days. The biennial conference brings together some of the most renowned and prominent international arbitration practitioners, internationally reputed arbitrators, scientists and ot…


Elena Buranova, one of the most experienced and successful representatives of the professional IP community in the Russian legal market, joined the team of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, as the Head of the Intellectual Property practice. Elena has over 13 years of working experience as an IP …


As of August 31 till September 2, 2018 the Masters’ school was held on the basis of the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University. As in past years this year the School has brought together law schools’ teachers and students, consultants and in-house lawyers, masters and trainee…


From 27 to 29 August, 2018  in Novosibirsk the “XII Siberian Venture Fair 2018” was held. This is the largest discussion and presentation platform, expanding opportunities for small innovative and scientific technological companies to access sources of direct and venture capital. The Fair w…


From 20 to 28 July 2018 "HSE Summer Law School-2018" is being held. This project is organized by HSE Law Faculty with the support of Directorate for work with talented students. Talented school students from 8-10 grades from Russia, CIS and other countries of near and far abroad gathered together…


Andrey Korelskiy, KIAP Managing partner, was included into the unified recommended list of arbitrators and the corporate disputes panel of the Arbitration center at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). The leading lawyers and attorneys at law, r…


KIAP Partner and Head of Tax practice Andrey Zuykov was included into the Academic Council of the Higher School of Chief Financial Officer, which consists of the best specialists and lectors of the school. Higher School of Chief Financial Officer is a new educational project of “Action…


On 27 June 2018 the results of the international legal rating Best Lawyers 2019 were published online. According to the rating results of the past year KIAP doubled the number of personal recommendations: 13 lawyers of KIAP, Attorneys at law, were named the leading lawyers in…


On June 19, 2018 in Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) a round table devoted to “Innovations in the management of construction projects in the conditions of rising costs and reducing profits: technologies, best practices” took place. Within the round table the issues of constructi…


On June 1, 2018 in InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel the III Practical conference “Tax safety of your business 2018” took place. Among the participants were leading specialists of Russian and foreign companies and governmental bodies’ representatives. KIAP Partner and Head of Tax practice A…


On May 25, 2018 the Higher School of Economics (HSE)  hosted the annual scientific and practical conference on the protection of business interests "Modern methods of protection of business from counterfeit and other malicious actions of violators of intellectual rights", organized…


From 24 to 25 May, 2018 in Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel the Annual practical conference “Financial strategy – reload” was held, organized by core periodicals of “Action-ICFED” media group. What will the tax reform be like, what will change in the work of companies after…


From 16 to 18 May, 2018 in Chicago, USA, the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2018 took place. More than 300 litigation lawyers from different countries participated in the conference. Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at …


From 15 to 19 May 2018 in St. Petersburg the VIII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPBILF) was held – a unique intermational event, uniting leading specialists in legal area. In 2018, representatives of the world's largest law firms, members of arbitration, constitutional, criminal and c…


From 19 to 23 May 2018 in Seattle, USA, the 140th INTA Annual Meeting will be held. This year KIAP, Attorneys at law, will be represented by Head of IP Practice, Trademark and Patent attorney of the Russian Federation, Daria Chernysh. Within the framework of the business program participant…


From 18 to 19 April 2018 in Korston Hotel&Mall Kazan the Russian Venture Forum was held. This is the most meaningful event of Russian venture industry, which gathers the leaders of the best Russian technology companies and investors. The organizers are the Russian Venture Capital Association …


On April 17, 2018 in big conference-hall of Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)  the conference “Recovery of court costs: practice and trends” was held. The conference was organized by MCCI, Kutafin Moscow State Law University and VETA expert group. The main to…


On April 12, 2018 the all-Russian scientific-practical congress devoted to “Efficient strategies of management of governmental constructions and objects of sport industry”, organized by MGIMO School of business and International Proficiency supported by Ministry of the sport of the Russian Federa…


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018 were announced yesterday. According to the results of this year, KIAP was recognized one of the best Russian law firms and got recommendations in eight​ practice areas: Disp…


On April 2, 2018 a webinar devoted to the topic  “May the electronic correspondence be of any help in case of dispute with an employee”, organized by “Personnel records management” magazine owned by “Action-ICFED”, was held. Head of KIAP Employment practice, attorney at law Georgy Karaoglano…


On April 2, 2018 the IX Opened Annual Tax Week, organized by the Chamber of Tax advisors, started its work. The aim of the Tax week is to increase the quality and accessibility of tax consulting for Russian tax payers. Within the framework of Tax week conferences, workshops, trainings and practic…


On March 30, 2018 one of the most successful arbitration conferences in Russia – Russian Arbitration Day 2018 (RAD)  took place, organized with the support of the Arbitration Centre of the Institute of Modern Arbitration and the LF Academy educational project. KIAP, Attor…


From 6 to 20 March 2018 KIAP lawyers held a series of lectures on the most current topics for students of the Institute of business law of Kutafin Moscow State University. Seven partners and heads of practices shared their personal experience with future colleagues and revealed the main secrets …


On March 23, 2018 in Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow, the Forum “Tax disputes and key trends of litigation practice of 2018” was held, organized by profile magazines of Action media group: “Tax disputes”, “CEO”, “Practical tax planning” and “Accounting. Taxes. Law”. …


On March 23, 2018 the Fifth International student competition on international commercial arbitration "RFTA - 2018 - the international purchase and sale" named after  M.G. Rosenberg, organized with the support of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. …


From 13 to 15 March 2018 was held the 25th Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition MITT, organized by ITE Group, one of the leading Russian organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences. The event was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federatio…


On 15 March 2018 in conference hall of the Chamber of Tax advisors a master class devoted to “Article 54.1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation – a new reality from Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation” was held. KIAP Partner, Head of Tax Practice Andrey Zuykov acted as a speaker o…


On 4 March 2018 the second part of the global international research of the intellectual property leaders IP Stars 2018 was published, the first results of which became known in February and defined leaders in trade mark contentious work. The results of the second part of the global research IP S…


KIAP Attorney at law Georgy Karaoglanov has been promoted to the Head of Employment practice. Georgy joined KIAP in 2012, provides legal assistance to most of KIAP’s clients in the sphere of labor law and litigation. Apart from consulting services, Georgy represents the interests of co…


Today Chambers & Partners has published a new edition of its authoritative international guide, Chambers Europe 2018. KIAP is listed among the best Russian law firms and has been endorsed for its five legal practices:  Dispute Resolution: Domestic Mid-Market Corporate/ M…


From 2 to 4 March 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was held the 2nd ICC-KLRCA Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot), organized by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), previously know…


During March 1-2, 2018 in Metropol Hotel Moscow the XII Forum “Corporate tax planning”, organized by Prosperity Media group and CFO-Russia, took place. Andrey Zuykov, KIAP partner and Head of Tax practice, spoke with the topic: “Unjustified tax benefit: how to defend tax integrity”. …


KIAP, Attorneys at Law, and tax law firm ‘Architecture of Law’ announced a merger which will result in ‘Architecture of Law’ becoming part of KIAP’s professional team. The merger of the two law firms under KIAP’s brand will enable us to considerably enhance our capabilities in providing hig…


On 1 March 2018 the results of Pravo-300 “Sympathy rating”, demonstrating not clients’ feedbacks but marks of colleagues from other law firms, were announced. The results of this rating are traditionally summed up later than the announcement of the leaders of the main competition, published at t…


On 15 February, 2018 Chambers and Partners published the Chambers Global 2018 guide, which unlike the regional directory of Chambers Europe, expected in April, ranks law firms based on their international projects involving global market leaders on a worldwide scale. Ac…


On 14 February 2018 in Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow the Conference “Law firm marketing 5.0” was held. KIAP Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy acted as a speaker of session “Rankings, rankings and again rankings: a guide for action”. During this session participants have summarized t…


On February 5, 2018 the results of the international ranking of intellectual property leaders IP Stars 2018 were published. The first results of the global ranking of this year defined the best of the best law firms specializing in trade mark contentious work. KIAP IP Practice was once again mar…


In February and March of 2018 KIAP lawyers will hold a series of lectures devoted to the most actual topics for future lawyers planning to build their careers within the private sector of economy. The best specialists in their sphere will share their personal experience with future colleagues an…


Anna Grishchenkova, Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner of KIAP, became a Co-Chair of the Young Litigators Forum of the International Bar Association. Anna will occupy the new position for two years.  One of the main tasks for Anna in a new status will be…


On 26 January, 2018 in Higher School of Law of National Research University Higher School of Economics KIAP Managing Partner Andrey Korelskiy held a master class devoted to “Legal Business Management” within the framework of Master’s Programme “Legal Management”. The Master’s progra…


From 30 to 31 January, 2018, the 7th annual conference “International Disputes & Asset Recovery involving Russian & CIS Parties” organized by C5, one of the largest agencies organizing business events, will take place in London. As a rule, disputes involvi…


From 19 to 20 January 2018 in Vienna were held Vienna arbitration days – leading arbitration conference in Austria, organized by Austrian arbitration association (Arb|Aut), Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), “Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration” editorial office, ICC Austria…



On December 8, 2017 in Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat took place the IXth Annual Conference of American Bar Association (ABA), devoted to problems arising from resolution of commercial disputes involving parties from Russia and CIS countries. Experts considered innovations of Russia…


On 7 December 2017, during the grand ceremony of awarding of the Russian legal market leaders were announced the results of the eighth annual ranking of Russian law firms “Pravo.ru-300” 2017. According to the industry ranking, KIAP, Attorneys at law, is recommended for the legal support of proje…


On 1 December 2017 at Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat the XIth Annual Law Firm Management Conference of International Bar Association (IBA) took place. The IBA Conference constitutes a unique and unrivalled platform that unites law firms the world over in discussing issues faced by the legal bu…


On 28 November 2017 in Moscow the Xth anniversary International Arbitration Conference “Russia as a place for dispute resolution” was held. The conference was organized by the ICC National Committee in Russia with support of ICC International Court of Arbitration. The conferen…


On November 21, 2017 at the big conference-hall of MCCI the conference “Bankruptcy: actual problems” took place, organized by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kutafin Moscow State Law University and VETA expert group. The main topics of the conference were actual questions …


From 17 to 18 November, 2017 in Krasnodar took place the IX Annual Conference "Legal Forum of the South of Russia" organized by “Vedomosti-South”, law firm “Stepanov & Aksuk” (Rostov-on-Don), international law firm Dentons and Advocates Bureau Yug (Krasnodar). KIAP …


On 14 November 2017 at Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat was held Pravo.ru conference “Law firm economy”. KIAP Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy acted as moderator and speaker of the first session “Crossing borders in legal business: prospects and barriers”. During the speech Andre…


From 13 to 14 November 2017 in the Main International Centre located at Universiade Village Street in Kazan Public Private Partnership Forum of the Volga Federal District was held for the first time. The Forum was organized by Tatarstan Investment Development Agency and Public-Private Partnershi…


From 7 to 10 November 2017 in Novosibirsk was held Siberian Legal Week 2017 “The dialogue of the authorities and the business: obstacles and possibilities”, organized by the Government of the Novosibirsk Region with support of Mayor’s Office of Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Banking Club and Legal Ass…


According to the international ranking Leaders League, in 2017 KIAP, Attorneys at law is recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in Russia in the following areas: Commercial litigation (Excellent) International arbitration (Excellent) Patent litigation (Recommended) Trademark litigation…


On 30 October, 2017 KIAP Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner and Arbitrator of Arbitration Center Anna Grishchenkova spoke for retired judges – arbitrators of Arbitration Center at the Institute of Modern Arbitration within the framework of series of lectures on the peculi…


From 23 to 28 October, 2017 in the building of Faculty of law of Lomonosov Moscow State University was held a week of “Nachitka” – free practical workshops for students, postgraduates  and junior associates from the leading practicing lawyers, partners of Russian and Foreign legal firms. KI…


On October 26, 2017 KIAP, Attorneys at law,​held a business-breakfast devoted to “Bonuses: how to pay and not to pay?” in LOFT Ministry. Questions connected with the payment of bonuses become more and more relevant by the end of each financial year. The speaker of the event, Head of pr…


In October 2017 KIAP, Attorneys at law, became a full-fledged member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). KIAP Partners have joined profile commissions of ICC Russia, including Arbitration, Banking, IP commissions and Working group on the use of blockchain in trade finance, and gained…


On 23 October, 2017 the conference “Arbitration in spotlight: enforcement of arbitral awards and interaction with state courts after the arbitration reform” took place in Moscow. The conference was organized by the innovative education project “LF Academy” and Arbitration Center at the Insti…


The practice opening has resulted from a significant increase of the clients' requests related to consulting in this sphere during the current year. Some experts identify technologies related to blockchain as “new internet”. The majority of them admit that this technology is a…


From 19 to 21 October, 2017 the third international Minsk Legal Forum 2017 was held – an informal conference for lawyers. KIAP, Attorneys at law, traditionally acted as MLF's co-authors and as Forum partner. It is already the third time the main “Anti-forum” of legal community supports…


From 5 to 7 October, 2017, in Voronezh was held the Legal Forum of Black Earth 2017, where participants have discussed current questions of legal business. The main aim of the Forum was consolidation of fragmented legal services market,  strengthening of professional ties and exchange of exp…


During October 8-13, 2017 the IBA Annual Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia. This year KIAP, Attorneys at law, will be represented at the Conference by Partner Anna Grishchenkova. Anna Grishchenkova, partner of Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration practic…


This week new appointments in professional committees of INTA have been announced. Head of KIAP IP Practice, Trademark Attorney and INTA member, Daria Chernysh, was appointed to be a member of INTA Pro Bono Committee for the term of  2018-2019. The appointment takes effect on January 1, 201…


On September 28, 2017 KIAP, Attorneys at law, held a business-breakfast devoted to “New rules for tax audits. Preparation and successful completion” in Madman restaurant. The event speaker, Partner of KIAP, Attorneys at law,  Mikhail Uspenskiy, discussed with participants th…


On 22 September 2017 the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) was held in Minsk for the second time. This year the Forum was dedicated to the topic of evidence in international commercial arbitration and state court proceedings. More than 190 lawyers from CIS and Eastern and re…


During 21-22 September, 2017 in Lotte Hotel Moscow INTAX EXPO RUSSIA 2017 was held – one of the world’s biggest conference and exhibition for practitioners in spheres of corporate finance, residence and citizenship, private and state structuring and international tax planning. M…


The annual conference of an association of independent law firms LawExchange International was held during September 14-16, 2017 in Dublin. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented by Partners Ilya Ischuk and Anton Samokhvalov. During the autumn conference participants have d…


Personal data protection issues do not lose their relevance. And it’s not just about tougher sanctions against violations of The law on personal data, but also about the new rules of the game, which are not yet fully understood by business. Meanwhile almost any commercial or sometimes…


On August 27, 2017 Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) celebrated two meaningful events: presentation of the “Scientific practical article-by-article commentary on the arbitral tribunal legislation” book and the finals of the II RAA Competition on Arbitration Online.  The book …


This year the Masters’ school took place in Lomonosov Moscow State University from 25 to 27 August 2017. It is the tenth time for the Master’s school to bring together law schools’ teachers and students, consultants and in-house lawyers, masters and trainees. AB KIAP became a partner of this eve…


Sergey Ilin, Junior Associate of KIAP Litigation practice, became one of the HSE Summer Law School organizers this year. Furthermore, on July 24-25, 2017 the trainings on civil law and procedure were hold by Sergey: he made the talk on obligations and main contract types, named in the Part…


On June 29th, 2017, in Gdansk, Poland, the representatives of polish, chinese and Hong-Kong-incorporated companies met at the Conference “China – Hong Kong - Poland towards the initiative of the New Silk Road”. The conference was a step forward to further business cooperation between Poland, the…


On 14 June 2017 the results of the international legal rating Best Lawyers 2018 were published online. According to the rating results six partners and heads of practices of KIAP, Attorneys at law, were named the leading lawyers in six practice areas: Andrey Korelskiy&nbs…


On May 3-5, 2017 the IBA Litigation Committee hosted the Annual Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, in which more than 300 litigation lawyers from all over the world took part. Anna Grischenkova, partner of Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration practices of KIAP as we…


On April 24, 2017, Moscow, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted the conference "Recovery of litigation costs: practice and tendencies" organised by VETA expert group, Kutafin Moscow State Law University, as well as the Moscow Chamber of Commerce. The Conference was devote…


On 20 April 2017 the Marriot Grand Hotel Moscow hosted the 4th Annual RAA Conference. This event is one of the leading forums for Russia-wide discussions, in which the key changes in the Russian arbitration and internal arbitration laws have always been the primary focus. …


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 were announced today. The report recommends the team in eight​ practice areas: Dispute Resolution  Competition  Employment   Intellectual …


Today Chambers & Partners has published a new edition of its authoritative international guide, Chambers Europe 2017. KIAP is listed among the best law firms of Russia and has been endorsed for its six legal practices:  Competition/Antitrust Corporate/M&A Litig…


On March 30th, 2017, a training seminar on arbitration against Russian parties for Hong Kong lawyers was convened at HKIAC, Hong Kong.     Anna Grischenkova, partner of litigation and international arbitration practices of KIAP, HKIAC arbitrator and a Russia region…


On 23 March 2017 the rankings of the leading firms for trade mark and patent work in over 75 jurisdictions ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2017)' have been published online. This time the rating revealed leading firms in patent contentious and patent prosecution areas.&nbs…


During 16-18 March 2017 the annual conference of an association of independent law firms LawExchange International was held in Dubai. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented by Partners Konstantin Astafiev and Anton Samokhvalov. Anton Samokhvalov spoke before colleagues giving the ove…


On March 20th, 2017 in Moscow, LF Academy and Arbitration Center at ANO “ISA” hosted a conference “International Arbitration in the Spotlight: from Tokyo to New York”. Anna Grischenkova, KIAP partner, was a moderator of the session “International Arbitration in the Eyes of Russia. D…


16 March 2017 Chambers and Partners published the Chambers Global 2017 guide, which unlike the regional directory of Chambers Europe, expected in April, ranks law firms based on their international projects involving global market leaders on a worldwide scale. According to results of C…


On March 13 – 14th, 2017 a delegation from the Arbitration center at ANO “ISA” visited Singapore to strengthen cooperation between Russian and Asian parties. The delegation consisted of: Andrey Gorlenko (Executive administrator), Dmitry Stepanov (member of the Presidium, partne…


"Kommersant" and the Legal Practice project published the results of the market research of dispute resolution service providers. During six months the rating researchers have collected the data on precedent-setting cases, that turned to be the most important for the practice during 2015-2017, h…


At the end of 2016 Pravo.ru announced the results of the annual ranking Pravo.ru-300, identifying the Russian legal market leaders. In addition to impartial assessments, there is a subjective one, the result of which is “The Sympathy Rating”, demonstrating the law firms recommended by their peer…


This week the 2017 rankings of the leading firms for trade mark work in over 75 jurisdictions ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2017)' have been published online. KIAP IP practice debuted in the ranking and was listed among the best law firms of Russia in Trade mark contentious work. Founded in 19…


Alexey Sizov, head of Administrative practice and Customs & International Trade practice, has been promoted to a Partner position at KIAP, Attorneys at Law. Alexey joined KIAP in 2012 and since 2013 he has successfully leaded Customs & International Trade practice. At the …



A new type of services - “Mock trials” (moot and improvised court proceedings) has been launched in view of an increasing demand, both from the corporate clients and from the law firms, to get a “second opinion” on the case. The clients seek to reveal strong and weak points of the argumentati…


Yesterday during the awarding ceremony of the legal market leaders were announced the results of the seventh annual ranking "Pravo.ru-300" 2016. Based on the industry ranking, KIAP is the best choice for project support in eleven areas of law: Dispute resolution (1 band) …


On 7 December 2016 the International Law Institute of Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafin (MSAL) organized the roundtable discussion on intellectual property. Among the participants of the discussion there were the undergraduate and graduate students as well as professors of …


Anna Grishchenkova, partner of litigation and international commercial arbitration practice, has been granted an honorary status of arbitrator by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). According to the Queen Mary, University of London and White & Case's 20…


Anna Grishchenkova, partner of litigation and international commercial arbitration practice, has been included into the arbitration list of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). Representing one of Europe’s leading arbitral institutions, the Vienna International Arbitral Cen…


Anna Grishchenkova, partner of litigation and international commercial arbitration practice, has been granted an honorary status of arbitrator by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). KLRCA is Asia's first regional centre for arbitration, esta…


Today the British analytical publication IFLR1000 has published the results of the World's Leading Financial Law Firms review. Based on performance in 2015 KIAP, Attorneys at Law, once again joined the list of recommended law firms in two practice areas: Bankin…


On October 1, 2016, Moscow Radisson Royal Hotel hosted a business brunch and seminar “Hong Kong Arbitration Lifehacks” organized by KIAP, Attorneys at Law, in cooperation with Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Prior to Hong Kong Arbitration Week 2016, which takes pla…


On 30 September 2016 in Radisson Royal Moscow the ABA’s eighth Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-related Business Disputes was held. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented by Partner of Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration practices Anna G…


On 23 September 2016 the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) was held in Minsk. More than 140 leading experts from various jurisdictions have met to discuss the most relevant issues of arbitration proceedings and practical aspects of dispute consideration in state courts of the…


On 18-23 September 2016 the IBA Annual Conference was held in Washington, USA. This year KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented at the Conference by its Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy, partners Konstantin Astafiev and Anna Grishchenkova. Anna Grishchenkova, partner of Litigation an…


ProjectMate and LawFirmManagement.Ru announced winners of a large scale competition titled The Best Law Firm Website 2016 among the Russian language websites of law firms and legal practices. The corporate website of KIAP law firm was named The Best Law Firm Website on the legal market, as well …


Anna Grishchenkova, partner of dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration practice, became a Regional Ambassador of Russia in HK45 – the Committee at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). HK45 is a group for professionals all over the world who are und…


Anna Grishchenkova, Partner at KIAP, was granted the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). CIArb (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through an international network of br…


Segregating the commercial direction into a separate practice has resulted from increased number of the clients' requests related to consulting in the sphere of doing business in Russia, rise in the quantity of legal inspections, need to develop the system of new contractual links and b…


On 20 June 2016 business newspaper Kommersant has published the results of the international legal rating Best Lawyers 2017. According to the rating results five partners of KIAP, Attorneys at law, were named the leading lawyers in five practice areas: Andrey Korelskiy (Litigation, Arbitration an…


The second Russian Retail Week is taking place at the World Trade Center in Moscow on June 7-12, 2016.  Partners with KIAP Law Firm Ilya Ischuk and Konstantin Suvorov were among the speakers at the conference. Ilya Ischuk spoke at the expert analytical session Commerce Legislatio…


On 19 May 2016 the list of highly recommended trade mark practitioners and firm analyses for Managing IP – IP Stars (2016) have been published online. KIAP partner Konstantin Suvorov debuted in the ranking and was granted the status of IP Patent Star. Founded in 1990, Managing…


On 27-29 April 2016 the annual Litigation Forum was held in San Francisco, USA. Anna Grishchenkova, partner of dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration practices, attended the Forum. It is Anna’s first IBA conference being an officer of the IBA Litigation Co…


Today Chambers & Partners has published a new edition of its authoritative international guide, Chambers Europe 2016. KIAP is listed among the best law firms of Russia and has been endorsed for its seven legal practices: Litigation, IP, Competition/Antitrust, Tax, Corpora…


In April 2016, KIAP became a full member of The Harmonie Group. The Group’s members are independent law firms that are invitation-only, prequalified and vetted. The Harmonie Group is a not-for-profit membership organization of independent law firms dedicated to …


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 were announced today. The ranking highlights the successful work of the Firm: ‘The ‘team of trusted specialists’ at KIAP provides ‘an outstanding combination of business acumen and …


Kommersant and LegalPractice.Ru project have published the findings of their annual study of Russian law firms. In this ranking of the best performing law firms in various areas of legal practice, KIAP stands third in the TOP-5 list under Commercial Disputes category, and fifth in Banking …


17 March 2016 Chambers and Partners published the Chambers Global 2016 guide, which unlike the regional directory of Chambers Europe, expected in the second half of April, ranks law firms based on their international projects involving global market leaders on a worldwide scale. Th…


12th annual conference “New Customs Legislation: Theory and Practice” organized by the Transport and Customs Committee of the Association of European Businesses took place at Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya on March 10, 2016. Alexey Sizov, Counsel and head of the customs law and external …


Alexey Sizov, head of Administrative practice and Customs & International Trade practice, has been promoted to a Counsel position at KIAP, Attorneys at Law. Alexey joined KIAP in 2012 and since 2013 he has successfully leaded Customs & International Trade practice. Alexey advis…


Anna Grishchenkova, partner of dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration practice areas, became an officer of the IBA Litigation Committee. This Committee, being one of the largest and most influential in the International Bar Association, is a unifying forum for hundreds of lit…


KIAP announces opening a new “Insurance” practice. The direction will be headed by a new partner Dmitry Shnaydman, a lawyer with 18 years’ experience in insurance business. During the last 8 years he headed the area of business of Rosgosstrakh, major Russian insurance company, dealing with l…



The expansion into the new practice area is due to the increase in the number of projects involving clients representation in relations with the state and municipal authorities. The new division offers to the clients protection in cases on administrative offences, resolution of disputes wit…


Today the Pravo.Ru legal rating has published a joint annual ranking of Russian and international law firms, Pravo.Ru-300. Based on the industry ranking, KIAP is the best choice for project support in thirteen legal specializations: Arbitration Commercial real estate  Tax …


During November 30 – December 2 the British Embassy in Moscow hosted the English Law Week. KIAP Partner of International Commercial Arbitration practice Anna Grishchenkova moderated the session “Enforcing debts through the English Courts”. The conference was centered on key tre…


On 29-31 October 2015 the annual German-Russian Young Leaders Conference was held in Kazan. The capital of Tatarstan hosted more than 250 participants, among them members of parliaments, businessmen, scientists, journalists and artists from Russia and Germany at the age of 25 to 40 years. KIAP’s…


KIAP, Attorneys at Law, has once again been recognized by the global community as Russia’s leading legal consultant. For the first time ever, the Law Firm has been included in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) rankings based on performance in 2014 and joined the list of recommend…


Two years ago – on September 26th, 2013, the same day when UN celebrates the International Day of Sea, we have launched the Shippinglaw.Ru website, a bilingual hub for maritime and shipping lawyers worldwide. Since then the site has acquired the reputation of a sole source of shi…


Aybek Ahmedov, partner and head of shipping and transport law practice at KIAP, has been invited to join an International Working Group of the Comité Maritime International on the Reformulation of the Lex Maritima at a recent meeting of CMI General Assembly in Istanbul. …


In August 2015, KIAP became a full member of the Association of European Businesses (AEB). The Firm's partners have been coopted onto specialist committees, including the Legal Committee, Finance and Investment, Customs and Transport, Taxes, and IP Committee as well as Working Groups on Data Prot…


27 July 2015 the Izmaylovo Alfa congress hotel in Moscow hosted a workshop called “Non-compliance risks of corporate crisis management”, organized by the Institute for the Development of Modern Educational Technology (IRSOT).  Lawyer Julia Kirpikova, senior counsel at the KIAP&n…


Senior associate for dispute resolution, Attorney at law, Ilya Dedkovskiy and IP associate Anastasia Pichugina taught a course on IP Case Engineering for third-year students at Higher School of Economics.  The course took two months to complete and had two parts. The first, called &ld…


Today Chambers & Partners has published a new edition of its authoritative international guide, Chambers Europe 2015. KIAP is listed among the best law firms of Russia and has been endorsed for its four legal practices: litigation, IP, tax and corporate/M&A. Singled out for endorsement in …


23 April 2015 Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow hosted the 2nd International Conference of the Russian Arbitration Association called “The future of arbitration in Russia. Focus on Asia”.  Aybek Ahmedov, KIAP Partner, addressed a panel of the China International Economic and Trade …


Today was published the international legal rating Best Lawyers 2015. According to the rating results five partners of KIAP, Attorneys at law, were named the leading lawyers in five practice areas: Andrey Korelskiy (Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation), Konstantin Astafiev (Litigation, Labor and…


Focus on Asia: the battle cry of Russia's business world in response to the sanctions. But the business world is a world of disputes. And some of these will have to be resolved at new arbitration venues – in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Japan. But the Orient is a riddle, wrapped…


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015 were announced today. The ranking highlights the successful work of the Firm: ‘KIAP is a standout firm for litigation providing high-quality expertise at reasonable prices’.  …


On 19-20 March 2015 Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva hosted the 28th Forum on Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery, organized by C5 group. KIAP Partner Anna Grishchenkova spoke at the section “Get the Handcuffs on Quick – or Lock Down the Funds? Managing Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings …


12 March 2015 Chambers and Partners published the Chambers Global 2015 guide, which unlike the regional directory of Chambers Europe, expected in the second half of April, ranks law firms based on their international projects involving global market leaders on a worldwide scale. This year KIAP has…


News agency Cbonds has designed Legal Adviser League Table for securitisation and mortgage bond transactions on Russian domestic market in 2014. KIAP becomes one of three leading legal advisers according to the League Table. The other rated legal advisers include: Baker & McKenzie, Egorov, Pugin…


The law firm of KIAP has been nominated for a second time for one of the most prestigious international legal awards, Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2015, in the category “The Best Russian Law Firm of the Year”. The other Russian finalists are: Allen & …


On 17 February 2015 Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow hosted the 8th Annual Russia & CIS Trade & Export Finance Conference, organized by the world's leading international trade finance magazine GTR (Global Trade Review) based in the UK. Julia Osadchaya, Partner and Head of Banking and F…


Aybek Ahmedov, KIAP Partner and Head of Shipping and Transport practice, has been granted an honorary status of arbitrator by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). KLRCA is Asia's first regional centre for arbitration, established in 1978 under the auspices of the As…


KIAP Partner Konstantin Astafiev has started teaching an option course at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MSIIR) titled “Anti-corruption legislation in Russia and foreign jurisdictions. Compliance and corruption control”. The option course is offered as part of master'…


On 30 January 2015 at the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation was held the seminar “Tools for Managing Arbitral Proceedings. Innovations and Advantages of the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules”. Senior Associates of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Irina Suspitcyna and Mi…


4 February 2015 KIAP partners Andrey Korelskiy and Mikhail Uspenskiy held a masterclass titled “Modern legal advice: from trainee to partner” for law students of the Higher School of Economics. Their presentation described a success formula for novice lawyers joining a moder…


KIAP beefs up its team with a new partner: Anna Grishchenkova, one of the most prominent trial lawyers on the Russian legal scene, has joined the litigation section as a partner. Anna has been named among the best Russian lawyers in dispute resolution: “An extremely persistent lawyer who alway…



Yesterday the Pravo.Ru legal rating has published a joint annual ranking of Russian and international law firms, Pravo.Ru-300.  Based on the industry ranking, KIAP is the best choice for project support in nine legal specializations: Arbitrati…


During 5-8 November 2014 Los Angeles hosted the 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, organized by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. Senior Associate of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Julia Kirpikova attended the conference.  "Excellent organization of the confere…


On 3-4 November in Stockholm was held the conference for Russian and CIS lawyers, co-organized by the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and SCC. Senior Associate of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Irina Suspitcyna attended the conference. During th…



The 1st Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ Circle was held in Berlin on 19-20 September 2014. This year the topic of international conference organized by 16 international young arbitration groups and hosted by DIS40 was "Cultural Differences in International Arbitration". Senior …


17 September 2014 the island of Sardinia in Italy saw the Freediving World Cup kick off. KIAP is a title sponsor for the team, providing support at all stages of the championship.  Freediving is a form of underwater swimming on a single breath (apnoea) without using breathing appa…


Swedish Arbitration Days 2014 were held on 4-5 September 2014 in Stockholm. This year the topic of international conference, organized by the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), was «Experts in International Arbitration». Irina Suspitcyna, Senior Associate of KIAP, Attorneys at Law …


In the new school year, the International Institute of Management of the Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations (MSIIR IIM) introduces a course called “Practical aspects of legal engagement management. Modern law firm”. A course of lectures and seminars is offer…


Today a charity programme, Laweyrs for Kids, has gone online at Lawyersforkids.ru, a philanthropic effort by the Russian legal community, designed to bring relief to sick children.  The programme, in place since 2011, pays the legal costs awarded to trial lawyers (counsel) to charitie…


Despite the strained relations between this country and the western world, Russia still appeals strongly to foreign investors. In an attempt to help improve the investment climate, KIAP lawyers have produced a review titled “Doing Business in Russia” using infographics, which will come in handy …


Hiring foreign individuals has become a real challenge in Russia. Even companies that make every honest effort to comply with the infinite formalities will inevitably face some difficulty in the voluminous paperwork, complicated endorsements and approvals processes for foreigners to lawfully work…


KIAP, Attorneys at Law, will serve as the official legal counsel partner for all stages of the Russia — Korea 2014 international motor run to take place between 6 July and 30 August 2014. The motor run marks the 150th anniversary of voluntary migration of Koreans to Russia and the 130th anni…


Irina Suspitcyna, senior associate of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was granted the status of Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).  CIArb (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through…


On 24th of April 2014, Chambers Europe 2014, an authoritative international legal directory, launched its new ratings. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, have been listed among the best law firms in Russia and have been recommended in three practice areas: Dispute resolution, Intellectual Property and Tax. A…


Today Vedomosti has published the international legal rating Best Lawyers 2014 (following the link you may find the full list by practice areas). According to the rating results five partners of KIAP, Attorneys at law, were named the leading lawyers in seven practice areas: Andrey Korelskiy (Litig…

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The expansion into the new practice area is due to the increase in the number of projects involving client representation in international commercial arbitration in Russia and abroad. The new division is headed by Konstantin Astafiev, partner, lawyer and a founder of t…


The results of the annual international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 were announced today. In its analytical survey of the Russian legal services market, The Legal 500 EMEA highlights the successful work of KIAP and recommends its team in six practice areas - Dispute…


KIAP has sponsored students of the Russian Academy of Justice (RAJ) at the international rounds of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in the period between 9 and 19 April 2014 in Vienna. KIAP Partner Konstantin Astafiev and Senior Associate Irin…


On March 21, 2014, Sheraton Palace Hotel hosted a business lunch and seminar: “The Resolution of Disputes at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA): Practical Aspects” organized by KIAP, Attorneys at Law, in cooperation with the London Court of International Arbitration (…


KIAP, Attorneys at Law became an expert member of MARQUES, the Association of European Trade Mark Owners. Being an active legal services market participant in the field of intellectual property, KIAP considers the membership in the Association not only as a way to strengthen its p…


Partners of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, Andrey Korelskiy and Ilya Ischuk have been individually recommended by the international ranking Chambers Global 2014 in the area of litigation support for the first time ever. Sources praise Andrey Korelskiy’s flexible management style, n…


5-7 March 2014 London hosted an XBHR annual conference focused on international aspects of HR management. KIAP Partner Konstantin Astafiev took part in the discussion and fielded questions from attendees on employee email monitoring and using the findings to serve the company's intere…


KIAP, Attorneys at Law became a corporate member of the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC), the maritime business forum and a specialist centre of excellence for the advancement of shipping law and maritime business. The core of the centre’s business is to promote high-qualit…


KIAP, Attorneys at Law and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) are pleased to invite you to take part in our seminar.  DISCUSSION TOPICS: Introduction to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the LCIA Arbitration Rules. Advant…

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The English version of Shippinglaw.ru, the legal reference resource on maritime law, was launched today.  Initiated by the team members of KIAP’s Shipping and Transport Practice, the Project is expected to become a useful tool for English-speaking maritime lawyers, novices a…


On 5 February 2014 Moscow hosted an annual event, Bank Lawyer conference, organized by the Russian Business Forum. KIAP's senior lawyer Mikhail Samoylov spoke at the event on Arbitration vs. Arbitrazh (commercial) litigation as part of a debate on bank disputes and litigation risks. Mikhail descri…


Mikhail Samoylov, senior associate, was granted the status of Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).  CIArb (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity working in the public interest through an international netw…



The Pravo.Ru and the Vedomosti daily have published a joint annual ranking of Russian and international law firms, Pravo.Ru-300.  Based on the industry ranking, KIAP is the best choice for project support in eight legal specializations: Arbitration  …


Summing up the results of the year, the Sekret Firmy journal conducted a research into the Russian legal services market. The ratio of Russian and international rating participants is roughly 30 to 20. KIAP, Attorneys at Law, is No. 27 in the aggregate rating and No. 11 in the TOP-30 Russian law …


During November 18-20, 2013 the British Embassy in Moscow hosted the English Law Week. KIAP Partners Konstantin Astafiev and Julia Osadchaya represented the firm at this event. Konstantin Astafiev spoke on recent developments in the enforcement of international arbitration awards and asymmetrical …


A new development stage has commenced for KIAP, with the starting point being rebranding. First and foremost, transformations have affected the name of the Firm. From now on, the Firm will use a short name in the public domain, KIAP, Attorneys at Law, an abbreviation consisting of the last names o…


On 6th of November 2013 in London the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) with the support of TheCityUK held the first roundtable to the international legal community. At the event AB KIAP was represented by Partners Andrey Korelskiy, Konstantin Astafiev and Julia Osadchaya. During …


On 10-11 October, 2013 in the city of Prishtina KIAP’s partner of Investment practice James Friedlander conducted a Workshop as a consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  The subject of the Workshop was ‘Bilateral Investment Treaties’. During the Wor…



On 3-4 October 2013 the Moscow City Hall hosted the Medical Products 2013 International Medicine and Technology Forum. The KIAP's partners spoke on the first day of the forum in the session on taxation and customs clearance of medical products. The subject chosen by Konstantin Suvorov was parallel…


26 September, on World Maritime Day, a UN special event, KIAP unveils Shippinglaw.ru, a new legal information resource dedicated to maritime law. The website is expected to become a useful tool for maritime lawyers, novices and old hands at maritime law, insurers, exporters, importers…


On 10 September 2013 the "Golden Ring" hotel in Moscow hosted the Eighth Annual International Conference on "Derivatives in Russia 2013", focused on the current and future growth of the Russian financial market. By tradition, it was organized by the National Foreign Exchange As…


International conference «Mastering the Challenges in International Arbitration» organized by the ICAL Alumni Association in collaboration with Stockholm University, the Swedish Arbitration Association, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and UNCITRAL was hel…


Andrey Korelskiy, the Managing Partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, was granted the status of Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). CIArb (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) is a not-for-profit, UK registered cha…


From July 3rd to the 11th at the British Higher School of Art and Design under the glare of TV cameras for the TV channel Success hosted a nine day intensive project on Design Thinking: The Outer Limits. Marketing Director Irina Bulygina and partner Mikhail Uspenskiy participated in the project an…


V International Conference “Russian Bond Market 2013: Challenges of the New Reality organized by URALSIB Capital” was held on 27-28 June 2013 at the “Lotte Hotel Moscow” in Moscow. Julia Osadchaya, Partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, Head of Banking …


The opening of the new practice area was driven by a growing interest of KIAP's clients in professional project support for banking & finance law and capital markets. Julia Osadchaya, an international lawyer in banking & finance acknowledged by Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA…


IP attorneys of KIAP have studied the quantitative indices of the inventive activity in Russia for the last few years: quantity of Russian and foreign patents, quantity of patents in force and lapsed patents, ratio of lapsed patents to valid patents arranged by Russian and foreign applicants, for…


The event was organized jointly with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and took place 10 June 2013 at the Swedish Embassy in Mosfilmovskaya street. Anna Numerova, partner of antitrust practice, and Mikhail Samoilov, senior associate of litigation practice, ha…


Russian Insurance Summit 2013, the XI International Insurance Conference organized by the All-Russian Insurance Association, was opened on June 5, 2013, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow. Aybek Ahmedov, Partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, and Head of Maritime …


The International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting was held during 4-8 May 2013 in Dallas. This year KIAP was represented by the partners Konstantin Suvorov and Konstantin Astafiev at the conference. The INTA Annual Meeting is the main professional venue for the represe…


According to the Chambers Europe 2013 international rankings published on April 26, 2013, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, was recommended as a firm providing project support in four bands, namely: Litigation (band 3), Competition Law (band 4), Tax (band 4), and, for th…


Today Vedomosti has published the international legal rating Best Lawyers 2013. This year Konstantin Astafiev was named the leading lawyer in the area of litigation support. Also in its review of legal services on the Russian market Best Lawyers traditionally recommends Andrey Korelskiy i…


On April 15, 2013, the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation held a research and training conference, “Russia in WTO: Financial and Economic Risks”. Alexey Sizov, KIAP Head of Customs and International Trade Practice, presented a report on the “…


The meeting was held behind the closed doors at the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation on April 15, 2013, and was participated in by judges and employees of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court. The workshop speakers were Vitaliy Pruzhanskiy, Doctor of Economics and R…



Anna Numerova, KIAP Antitrust and Competition Partner, will continue her work in the Board of the Non-Commercial Partnership “Competition Support”. The Partnership combines more than 80 Russian and foreign lawyers and economists practicing in the sphere of anti-monopoly regulat…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law and Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) are pleased to invite you to take part in:        Business Lunch “Settlement of Disputes in Stockholm: Practical Aspects” Date: 19 APRIL…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law has been honored with recognition of an international ranking in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013. In its annual analytical survey of the Russian legal services market, The Legal 500 EMEA highlights the successful work…


The accession of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, to RUBAA is another step to develop and reinforce the recently started aviation sector headed by Anna Numerova and Lina Taltseva. As part of cooperation with RUBAA, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, is planning to…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, announces that the German version of the site www.kiaplaw.ru/de has been launched, which is totally identical to the two current versions – in Russian and in English. This project is another logical stage in the development of the …


Mikhail Uspenskiy, a rising star in Russian and international taxation, joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, as Tax Practice Partner.  Mikhail has extensive knowledge in the field of international tax planning as well as vast experience i…


Aybek Ahmedov, an acknowledged expert in shipping law joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, as a partner and head of shipping and transport practice. Aybek has vast experience in shipping and marine insurance law, international sales law, and …


While implementing the "Law for Children" charity program, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev, and Partners, Attorneys at Law, and METRO Cash & Carry remitted legal expenses refunded under a regular lawsuit to the Life Line charitable foundation. The funds remitted to the foundation's accou…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law and Elena Klonitskaya, associate at Crowell & Moring LLP are pleased to invite you to take part in:: BUSINESS BREAKFAST: Implications of Russia's Accession to WTO: New Strategies for Protecting Private Corporate Interest…


A year after joining the Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, Alexey Sizov is appointed head of Customs Law and Foreign Trade Practice. During his year with KIAP, Alexey advised and successfully represented companies such as INDITEX, METRO Group, Schindler, Pitney Bowes etc.…


KIAP has been nominated for the first time for a major international accolade, Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2013 as the Best Law Firm of the Year in Russia. The Russian shortlist also features Alrud, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners, FBK, Pepeliaev Group, and Vegas Lex. Nomina…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law offers competent legal services to aircraft manufacturers, airlines, providers of aircraft repair and maintenance, airports and ground support providers, as well as investors, professional associations and unions. The service…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law became a corporate member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (the AmCham), the largest and one of the most influential public non-profit organizations working to contribute to creating favourable business climate for business ac…



On December 10, 2012 the II International Legal Congress was held at the RIA Novosti International Multimedia Press Center. More than 250 attendees representing Russian courts, law firms, government and public organizations and businesses discussed major events of the past year affecting legal com…


Pravo.Ru and Vedomosti newspaper have published their annual rating of Russian and international law firms Pravo.Ru-300. Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law are among TOP-50 of RULFs and ILFs in the ranking, both by revenue and by the number of lawyers in the team. KIAP shar…


On 21st November 2012 in London, a forum on “Financing SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa” was held by the Business Council for Africa with support from the Africa Trade and Investment Company Foundation (AFTIC). James Friedlander, a partner in the investment practice of Korelskiy, Isc…


The partner of KIAP Intellectual Property practice Konstantin Suvorov has become an expert participant of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC). Tasks before the Committee include conducting expert evaluations of the government agencies…


As part of further expansion of the dispute resolution practice group, Lina Taltseva, the Senior Analyst Associate, has joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law. Lina has graduated, cum laude, from the Law Faculty of Altay State University (Barnaul) and the…


On November 2, 2012 the results of the scientific research paper competition on the matters of antimonopoly legislation conducted among the students of the Legal Institute of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (SAFU) have been announced. As it has become a tradition, the competition was org…


On October 26, 2012, the IVth annual conference Antimonopoly Regulations in Russia organized by non-commercial partnership For Support of Competition, Vedomosti newspaper, with further support by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) was held in Moscow, at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Anna Numerova, t…


On October 20, 2012, the ceremony of presentation of the Annual Russia’s Legal Award The In-house Lawyer 2012 was held in Moscow, at the Autoville retro-car museum. The Partners of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law Andrey Korelskiy, who this year has been included in…


On October 19, 2012, the American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow held an expert panel on regulations in foreign trade. Alexey Sizov, the senior associate of the Customs Law and Foreign Trade practice, took part in the discussion. During the meeting the partner of the law firm of Muranov, Cherny…


On October 17-19, 2012 the Fifth Annual Russian Internet Week, RIW-2012 was held in Moscow, on the territory of the Krasnaya Presnya district Exhibition Grounds of Expocentre. Konstantin Suvorov, a partner of the Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, presented his speech during…


On October 18, 2012, a round table presentation will be held at the Moscow State Law Academy named after O.E. Kutafin, on the topic of career opportunities that are available in Russia for the lawyers working in the field of antimonopoly regulations. The meeting will be organized by My Lawyer Club…


As an expansion of its intellectual property practice group, the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law now has a new participant, Patent Attorney Dmitriy Markin. Dmitry has successfully graduated from the Department of Chemical Industry at the Moscow State Textil…


On September 26-27, 2012, the C5’s Second Annual Forum on Customs Compliance in Russia & CIS was held in Moscow, at Mariott Tverskaya Hotel.  Alexey Sizov, a lawyer and an expert of the customs law and foreign trade practice at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law spok…


On September 24-25 the III Russia-U.S. conference Current Antimonopoly Laws and Court Precedents in Russia and the U.S. was held at Lotte Hotel Moscow.  It has been the third consecutive year the Partner of KIAP’s antimonopoly practice Anna Numerova was speaking at this annual event. …


The Partners of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law Ilya Ischuk and Anton Samokhvalov took part in the conference Retail Business Russia 2012 held in Moscow on September 13-14.  This year KIAP has become an official annual partner of the conference. During the event Anton…


On September 11-13, 2012 a number of events were held in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan the city of Kazan, within the scope of the annual Day of Competition in Russia.  The Partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law’s antimonopoly practice Anna Numerov…


On September 7, 2012, the first Friday of the autumn in Russia, the Fall Reception was held for lawyers at the Phylippov-Goncharovs’ Estate on Yauzskaya, organized by My Lawyer Club, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law and Lex Collegium bar association. Over 200 legal p…


On September 5, 2012 a business breakfast was held at Sheraton Palace Hotel, on the topic of setting geographic and product market boundaries in antimonopoly cases. Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law organized the event. The speakers at the event were the recognized exper…


On September 7, 2012, the first Friday of the autumn in Russia, the Fall Reception will be held for lawyers at the Phylippov-Goncharovs’ Estate on Yauzskaya, organized by My Lawyer Club, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law and Lex Collegium bar association. Over 200 leg…


Anna Numerova has joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law as the partner of the antimonopoly practice. Anna is a recognized expert in the field of antimonopoly regulations.  Prior to joining the Firm Anna worked for 5 years as a consultant in ALRUD l…


On June 26 – 28, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Presidential Library named after Boris Yeltsin, the conference for theoretical and applied research Current Stage of Judicial Reform, E-Justice is being held, organized by the Federal Commercial Arbitration Court for North West District, non-profit part…


On 6 May 2012, in Moscow, at the Hotel Ukraine, an official ceremony was held to celebrate the winners of the non-profit National Business Award The Russian Business Captains offered by the Upravleniye Personalom (Personnel Management) Magazine.  Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys a…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, has for the second time received the recognition and recommendation of the British independent legal survey publication, PLC Which Lawyer 2012 in the field of dispute resolution.  Two of the partners of KIAP, Andrey Korelskiy and Konstant…


16-19 May 2012 the Second St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, one of the most important events in the legal community in Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS, was held in St. Petersburg. Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law,  took part …


On 14th and 15th May, James Friedlander attended a Global Workshop on Investment Policy in Vienna, Austria sponsored by the Investment Climate Department,  World Bank Group.The Workshop was attended by delegations from about 30 countries.  Participants at the Workshop discussed investment, tax and t…


On 11 th May 2012, Chambers Europe 2012, an authoritative international legal directory, launched its new ratings. Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law have been listed among the best law firms in Russia for the first time and have been recommended in three practice areas – dis…


The International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting was held during 5-9 May 2012 in Washington. This year KIAP was represented by Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner, and partners Ilya Ischuk and Anton Samokhvalov at the conference.The INTA Annual Meeting is the main professional venue for …


On 25-26 April, 2012, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) hosted Europe Data Protection Intensive 2012 in London, UK. KIAP’s partner Konstantin Suvorov spoke at the session “Regional Update from Eastern Europe: Regulatory Roundup”.In his presentation, Konstantin spoke abo…


Today Vedomosti has published Best Lawyers 2012. Managing Partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law Andrey Korelskiy and partner Konstantin Astafiev were named the leading lawyers in the area of litigation support by the Best Lawyers international rating.Best Lawyers is o…


VIII annual Russian Legal Forum was held on the 17-18th of April 2012 at the Marriott Royal Aurora by the Vedomosti newspaper.Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, spoke at the plenary session of the second on "What prevents effective justi…


Today Mikhail Samoylov, senior attorney at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law met with representatives of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The meeting was attended by the judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa Azar Kachaliya, senior legal adviser to the pr…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law has been honored with recognition of an international ranking in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012. In its annual analytical survey of the Russian legal services market, The Legal 500 EMEA highlights the successful work o…


In March 2012, the legal experts at the Law Firm have successfully completed a more than two-year-long customs related dispute on Quelle vs Kaluga Customs Office (A23-1556/2010), the case closely watched by many market experts and companies involved in foreign business activities and participating i…


Working to expand its customs practice, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexey  Sizov as a senior attorney of the customs team.Alexey graduated from the Law Department of Russian Customs Academy, cum laude.  For a period of two yea…


In March 22, 2012 in Moscow, Ritz-Carlton, Vedomosti hosted the conference "Russian Energy: state regulation VS  market freedom". Alexander Borouhin, head of "Energy and utilities practice” at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, took part in the event.The conference brought t…


James Friedlander, Partner and Head of Investment Practice at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, recently acted as a consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a review of the investment climate of Ukraine and its investment legislation.He participated on a…


Alexander Borouhin, a recognized expert in the field of energy and communal services, joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, as the head of the Energy and Utilities Practice.In his new role, Alexander will devote himself to further development of this practice…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law announce the establishment of a new area – Investment Practice.The new practice area will be headed by James Friedlander, a US lawyer with more than 45 years of international experience in advising on investment projects, on the investment c…


Legal information portal Pravo.Ru, together with the newspaper "Vedomosti", presented their second annual ranking of Russian law firms on the "Pravo.Ru-300".  Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law has been ranked high among the best Russian and foreign law …


7 – 9 December 2011 IES-Holding hosted VII Annual Conference for its corporate counsels in Foresta Tropicana Hotel, Moscow region.Lawyers of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at law spoke at the third day of the event – the presentation of Oleg Bazhenov, partner and head of tax pra…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, has been appointed the International Adviser for Russia for  D Group, the leading UK business development network.   According  to Ilya Ischuk, a partner of the Law Firm, this appointment is “an important step to promote the integration of…


On December 5, 2011, the scientific and research paper contest among the students of the students of the Institute of Law and Entrepreneurship of Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) wrapped up. Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, for the second consecutive year acted…


1-2 December 2011 RIA Novosti and RAPSI/rapsinews.ru hosted the International Law Conference "Law and Modernization: Experience, Prospects, and Trends" at RIA Novosti's International Multimedia Press Center.Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at …


On 24-25 November 2011 International Bar Association (IBA) and LegalStudies.RU hosted International Conference “Law Firm Management” in Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow. The conference was supported by the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia and the Moscow Chamber of Attorneys.A key topic of the annive…


The sixth ceremony for announcing and awarding the winners of the annual professional competition “Best Legal Departments of Russia – 2011″ was held by Legal Insight magazine and Odgers Berndtson company on 18 November 2011 at the theater-restaurant “Yar” in Moscow.Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner…


This year the Annual IBA Conference took place on 30 October – 4 November 2011 in Dubai. Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law was represented by Konstantin Astafiev, partner.Approximately five thousand lawyers and attorneys from all over the world have attended this year’s IBA …


On October 31 - November 1, 2011 in Moscow, Swissotel Krasnie Kholmy, there was held VI Annual Corporate Counsel Forum. Oleg Bazhenov, partner, head of tax practice, spoke on the first day of the forum. His presentation at the session "Tax control and tax risks" was dedicated to violations of the pr…


On October 27, 2011 in Moscow, Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, there was held the III Annual Conference “Antitrust in Russia”, organized by the newspaper Vedomosti. Ilya Ischuk, partner, head of anti-monopoly practice, took part in the event.The conference brought together representatives of FAS Russia…


Anton Samokhvalov has joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law as a Partner and Head of the firm's corporate practice.Anton will develop and expand the corporate practice of the firm, will consult Russian and international companies on corporate legal matters, in…


On October 3, 2011, a competition of scientific and research papers was held among the students of the Institute of Law and Entrepreneurship of Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU). Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, for the second consecutive year acted as the organ…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law, has announced the election of Oleg Bazhenov as a Partner in the firm, with responsibility for the firm's growing tax practice.As Partner, Oleg will continue to develop the firm's tax practice, representing clients at the arbitration courts …


On September 29, 2011 at InfoSecurity Russia 2011 in Moscow – the leading data security exhibition in Russia - the Zecurion DLP Forum 2011 was held, which was dedicated to presentations on Data Loss Prevention (DLP).  Konstantin Suvorov, partner, head of the intellectual property practice, made a pr…


Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) presented its first media ratings for the 100 leading Russian law firms. Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law was rated 35th on this list.Current research conducted by RAPSI continues and complements a series of studies aimed at determ…


Annual conference “Resolution of CIS-Related business disputes” was held on the 12th of September 2011 in Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Moscow). The event was organised by Russian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Russia) jointly with the Section of International Law of American Bar…


Realizing the children charity program, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law and real,-Hypermarket (member of METRO Group) transferred the recovered judicial expenses on a major court case to the charity fund “Give Life”. Transferred means will be spent on treatment and rehabil…


On 24 June, 2011 in Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, in the frames of the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival, for the first time in Russia there was held one of the most prestigious events of the film industry – Film Finance Forum 2011.  Konstantin Suvorov – partner, head of the intellectual prope…


Managing Partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law Andrey Korelskiy was named the leading lawyer in the area of litigation support by the Best Lawyers international rating.Best Lawyers is one of the most influential publications in the global legal community. It publishes…


Mikhail Samoylov joined the team of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at law, filling the position of senior attorney in dispute resolution.Mikhail has more than 10-years experience in the legal profession. Before entering the Law Firm he worked at National Bank TRUST as a chief …


The International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting was held during 14-18 May 2011 in San-Francisco. Partners Konstantin Suvorov and Konstantin Astafiev attended the conference.The INTA Annual Meeting is the main professional venue for the representatives of the international IP community …


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law has become the sponsor of the professional contest “Best Legal Departments of Russia 2011” for the second time. This year the Law Firm will represent the “Mass retail trading” nomination.The Contest is conducted annually since 2005 and is …


The 5th All-Russian Tax Congress was held on the 16-17th of May 2011 in “Swisshotel Krasnye Holmy”, Moscow. The event was organized by the agency Infor-media Russia. Oleg Bazhenov, head of the Tax Practice in Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, made a report “Review and A…


On May 12th, 2011 a conference “IP Litigation in Russia” was hosted in W Westwood Hotel, Los-Angeles, California by Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law with the support of U.S. law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.Speakers at the conference were the partners of the…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, has for the first time in its short history received the recognition and recommendation of the British independent legal survey publication, PLC Which Lawyer 2011 in the field of dispute resolution.  The law firm is now well placed among …


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, (KIAP) and the Danes Abroad Business Group (DABGO) announce their proposed cooperation for the facilitation of Danish business in Russia.Within their proposed cooperation, each of the parties will share experiences and support to facilita…


On 12 May 2011 Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law is to host a conference dedicated to IP litigation in Russia. The event will take place in W Westwood Hotel, Los Angeles, California (930 Hilgard Avenue).   The discussion is intended for head lawyers of American and interna…


Yuri Kulakin, head of transport and shipping practice, took part at the 16th International Transport & Logistics Exhibition and Conference "TransRussia", held in Moscow on 26-29 April, 2011.Held since 1996, TransRussia is the number one event in the transport calendar in Russia, CIS and the Balt…


VII annual Russian Legal Forum was held on the 13-14th of April 2011 at the Marriott Royal Aurora by the Vedomosti newspaper.Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner of Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, participated in the discussion “Technical development of the arbitration pr…


Less than in a year after the official start-up, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law obtained the recognition of the international ranking The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2011. In its annual analytical survey of the Russian legal services market The Legal 500 …


Andrey Korelskiy, managing partner of the Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law entered the Expert Council of the contest “Best legal departments of Russia – 2011”. Mr. Korelskiy also became one of the 5 members of the Expert Council, who form the Screening Committee.The objec…


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law became a full member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).Being an active legal services market participant in the field of intellectual property, the Law Firm considers the membership in the Association not only as a way to s…


Head of transport and shipping practice Yuri Kulakin took part in the international conference "Maritime Arbitration: Current Practice. The 80th Anniversary of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation" held on February 17, 2011 in Moscow, …


Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev & Partners, Attorneys at Law, announce the opening of an office in London. The new office is situated in the historical district of Westminster, located near Hyde Park and Oxford Street, in a period building at 53 Davies Street.The opening of the office in London will…


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