Anna Grishchenkova spoke at the Young Litigators’ seminar within the framework of the IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2019 in Berlin
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 Litigators Forum of the International Bar Association, took part at the conference and was actively involved in a seminar organized by the IBA Committee of Young Lawyers. Since 2018 Anna is the Co-Chairman of the IBA Young Litigation Lawyers Forum, and during 2016-2018 she was a regional representative of Russia in the IBA Litigation Committee.
The main topic of the Young Litigators’ seminar was witness examination. The session started with the panel providing advice on ‘do’s and don’ts’ and differences between the various ways of examining witnesses in different jurisdictions, before putting into practice its recommendations. One of the team members played the witness and the participants practiced in groups and were given the opportunity to run their own examination and receive feedback.
The global theme of this year's conference was “Disruption in litigation – new types of disputes in a new world order”. During the conference were discussed issues related to collective claims and, in particular, the peculiarities of the European approach to dealing with such claims, geopolitics in court - the impact of sanctions and embargoes on business, as well as geopolitics in court through the prism of human rights. They also touched upon the issues arising in the course of litigation involving artificial intelligence, special attention was paid to the legal peculiarities of working with cryptocurrencies.
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