Eight Practice Areas of KIAP, Attorneys at Law, are recommended by International Ranking The Legal 500 EMEA 2018
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:
- Dispute Resolution (2 tier)
- Intellectual Property (2 tier)
- Competition (3 tier)
- Employment (3 tier)
- Real Estate (3 tier)
- Tax (3 tier)
- Corporate, commercial and M&A (4 tier)
- Banking and finance (4 tier)
The effective work of six leading lawyers is pointed out in the report: Andrey Korelskiy, Ilya Ischuk, Konstantin Astafiev, Anton Samokhvalov, Daria Chernysh and Sergey Popov.
According to sources, KIAP team provides ‘comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business’. Partner of Antitrust practice Ilya Ischuk is named a ‘respected antitrust lawyer’ and ‘a bright litigator with excellent negotiation skills’.
The experts call KIAP Managing partner Andrey Korelskiy ‘a well-respected legal expert’ and ‘a true master in negotiations’, and his litigation team an ‘outstanding litigation lawyers’ with an ‘extensive experience in various legal matters’. The team is also praised for their ‘ability to resolve complex cases quickly’.
The respondents praise high the work of IP practice head Daria Chernysh and her team, which ‘always responds promptly to all requests’ and ‘demonstrates a high level of knowledge and experience in the field of IP law, providing solid, business-oriented advice’.
Employment practice and its Partner Konstantin Astafiev earned the honorable mentions of the clients for being a ‘customer-oriented’ team providing ‘fast responses and great value for money’.
The rating highlights the successful work of Real estate practice and notes that the team has ‘a great understanding of its clients’ and ‘offers good value for money’. Practice head Sergey Popov has ‘excellent analytical skills’ and ‘an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market’.
This is what sources say about KIAP Corporate practice: ‘strong professionals’ at KIAP have ‘a business-oriented approach and an outstanding commercial mindset, treating all matters carefully and providing prompt solutions to tough problems’. Anton Samokhvalov, who heads the practice, is ‘a great practitioner with remarkable transaction skills’.
The ‘experienced, professional’ Banking and finance team ‘provides practical solutions to all issues’ and has ‘a good understanding of its clients’.
The Legal 500 is one of the most authoritative legal publications, founded in 1988. Evaluations and recommendations of the series are based on the independent research and questionnaires, filled by the legal firms, and surveys, conducted among their clients and partners. The mission of the ranking is to identify the leading law firms and key experts in various areas of law. The Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries.