Anna Grishchenkova and Natalia Kisliakova spoke at the 10th ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

28 September 2018

Anna Grishchenkova and Natalia Kisliakova spoke at the 10th ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes

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 bringing together 150 participants, including judicial and corporate lawyers, experts in arbitration, judges, and representatives of academy and business. KIAP, Attorneys at law, was represented at the conference by Anna Grishchenkova, Partner, and Natalia Kisliakova, ICA practice Associate.

During the conference the experts have discussed the possibility to use “The Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration” (“The Prague Rules”) as a viable alternative to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration, Russian business litigation updates, sanctions, counter-sanctions and related measures and other current topics. Anna Grishchenkova, KIAP Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration Partner, acted as a speaker within the first round table with the topic “Soft skills in international arbitration”. ICA practice Associate Natalia Kisliakova took part in the round table related to “Arbitration of international sports disputes:  Lessons for international commercial arbitration?” and acted as a speaker during the discussion.

The event was traditionally attended by leading Russian and foreign lawyers, specializing on dispute resolution and working with CIS countries, from France, USA, Switzerland, Great Britain, China, Swiss, and Russia.

The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 as a nationwide voluntary association of lawyers. The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to acting as a nationwide representative of legal bar, serving the society and lawyers, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law.

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International Commercial Arbitration

KIAP International Commercial Arbitration practice was formed in a separate division in 2014. The practice is recommended by Russian ranking Pravo.Ru-300 and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". The practice is headed by Anna Grishchenkova, partner, recommended by the international legal rankings Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". Anna was granted the status of Member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). During 2016-2018 was a regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee, in 2018 was appointed a Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA. Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). She is included into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (KLRCA), Hong Kong (HKIAC), Russia (RAA), the Board Member of the Arbitration Center. The practice represents clients’ interests in international commercial arbitration in Russia and abroad, as well as before Russian courts in matters involving recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards, provides consultations on arbitration agreements, its validity and enforceability, on facilitation of out-of-court settlements and on strategies for international commercial arbitration.

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