KIAP Partner Anna Grishchenkova took part at the IBA Annual Conference 2018 in Rome

16 October 2018

KIAP Partner Anna Grishchenkova took part at the IBA Annual Conference 2018 in Rome

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 Litigation Committee.

Anna Grishchenkova said in review dedicated to the event that this conference was the eighth for her: “I always remember the first conference in Dubai in contrast, where I only managed “to survive” thanks to the help of my Russian colleagues who took me under the wing. The meeting is very useful for me, as an officer of the litigation committee, it gives me an opportunity to meet with the best practitioners from different jurisdictions and discuss both current joint projects and future ones”.

IBA Annual Conference is one of the main events of the world legal society. Every year more than 5,000 people, about 2,700 corporations and representatives of regulators from different countries participate in the conference. The Russian delegation is not far behind - this year more than fifty representatives of Russian law firms came to share their experience. The conference featured around 200 conference sessions and seminars on various branches of law, in which lawyers from around the world discussed new trends in the development of legal business, main legal changes in various countries that affect the global legal landscape. During the conference a variety of informal receptions and meetings were be held.

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. The Association has a membership of 80,000 individual lawyers from over 160 countries of the world and more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents, and has considerable experience in providing assistance to the global legal community.

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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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